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28/10/2022 Frozen JR audition details – Who wants to build a show?



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Frozen JR. audition details released

Zelda Rolfe – Owner and Musical Director, is delighted to have secured the licencing rights to stage Disney’s Frozen JR. at the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich, May 31st – June 3rd, 2023.

Working once again with Anna Lawrence – Director, details of the audition process have now been released. Read on to find out more and to register for the pre-audition workshop and auditions.

Frozen JR Pre-audition workshop

The pre-audition workshop at LIMELIGHT STUDIOS is on Sunday 13th November from 1pm – 4pm. This is for anyone interested in auditioning for this production. This will be a chance to find out more about the show and to experience some of the script/lyrics and required movement.

Auditions

Auditions will be held on Sunday 27th November and with call backs (if necessary) on Monday 28th November. These will take place at Limelight Studios.

Audition results will be posted on Wednesday 29th November.
Be creative, be prepared and best of luck to you all

Audition applications

To register for the auditions and receive all the necessary script and vocal scores for the auditions, please complete our Google form here.

For those of you who have already registered their interest and who have received the audition information in full, please confirm your attendance at the pre-audition workshop and/or audition day via the link here.

Frozen JR Characters

With the stage version of Frozen JR. we need several “lead” characters covering different age groups. Please read on to find out what Anna Lawrence will be looking for in your auditions.

Young Anna
Filled with a tremendous amount of light, energy and love, Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert at all ages, but as she grows older, she longs for connection with others, especially Elsa, her sister. Each version of this warm and determined princess requires a strong singer with great comic timing.
Featured songs

  1. Let the Sun Shine On
  2. A Little Bit of You
  3. Do You Want to Build a Snowman

Middle Anna
As Anna grows older she longs for connection with others, especially Elsa, her sister.
Featured songs

  1. Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
    Extra Production details
    Middle Anna features in an emotional scene where she is lonely, kept away from her sister for her own safety, and then learns that their parents have been lost at sea. Once Middle Anna has transferred in age to Anna the actor will then join the ensemble for the remainder of the Show. We will be choosing someone over the age of 9 years, OR of an appropriate height to play this early to mid teenager.

Anna
Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert at all ages, but as she grows older, she longs for connection with others, especially Elsa, her sister. Each version of this warm and determined princess requires a strong singer with great comic timing.
Featured songs

  1. For the First Time in Forever
  2. Love is an Open Door
  3. For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)
  4. Finale (Part 2)
    Extra Production details
    The young Princess of Arendelle, Anna features in the main dramatic final two thirds of the musical. This is aimed at an older teenager OR a mid teen performer of appropriate height and maturity who can deliver the demands of the role.

Young Elsa
Elsa is the elder Princess of Arendelle and next in line for the throne. She has been born with magical powers that can overwhelm her when she becomes afraid and harm others if not handled with care.
Featured songs

  1. Let the Sun Shine On
  2. A Little Bit of You
    Extra Production details
    Young Anna features in the first section of the musical, the actor will then join the ensemble for the remainder of the Show. We will be choosing someone under the age of 9 years, OR of an appropriate height to play this very young child.

Middle Elsa
The elder Princess of Arendelle and next in line for the throne. Fearful of hurting anyone with her magical powers, especially her beloved sister, Anna, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn as she grows older.
Featured songs

  1. Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
    Extra Production details
    Middle Elsa features in an emotional scene where she is lonely, keeping away from her sister in order to keep her safe, but frightened that her powers are getting stronger and she can’t control them. Middle Elsa then learns that their parents have been lost at sea. Once Middle Elsa has transferred in age to Anna the actor will then join the ensemble for the remainder of the Show. We will be choosing someone over the age of 9 years, OR of an appropriate height to play this early to mid teenager

Elsa
Fearful of hurting anyone, especially her beloved sister, Anna, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn as she grows older. before eventually learning to take control of, and become confident in, her powers which she masterfully used to manipulate the Snow Chorus.
Featured songs

  1. For the First Time in Forever
  2. Dangerous to Dream
  3. Let It Go
  4. For the First Time in Forever (reprise)
  5. Colder by the Minute
  6. Finale (Part 2)
    Extra Production details
    This is aimed at an older teenager OR a mid teen performer of appropriate height and maturity who can deliver the demands of the role.

Hans
The ambitious Prince of the Southern Isles, Hans is the overlooked thirteenth son of a king, and so constantly strives to find a way to make good and stand out. He boasts an exceedingly charming facade that fools everyone – including Anna.
Featured songs

  1. Love is an Open Door

Kristoff
A hardworking ice harvester, Kristoff has a sarcastic veneer and a rough-around-the-edges exterior that hides a big heart. Taken by the Hidden Folk when he was young, he loves Pabbie and Bulda dearly, but is a bit of a loner with a reindeer for a best friend – until he meets Anna.
Featured songs

  1. Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People
  2. Hygge
    Extra Production details
    Short singing solos, need to be able to balance a cynical sense of humour with charming banter.

Olaf
A magical snowman created by Anna and Elsa when they were young, Olaf is endearingly delighted by everything – especially the idea of summer. Goofy and sweet.
Featured songs
In Summer

Sven
A reindeer of few words and a fiercely loyal pal to Kristoff, Sven loves giving the ice harvester a hard time.
Featured songs
Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People
In Summer
Extra Production details
Needs good comic timing and the ability to devise a strong movement vocaularly to bring this furry character to life

King Agnarr
The warm-hearted ruler of Arendelle, who is committed to protecting his family and the townspeople from his eldest daughter’s powers.
Featured songs
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Extra Production details
One singing solo, needs to play father figure convincingly, please be prepared to sing a bit of ‘Let it Go’ in the audition

Queen Iduna
Queen Iduna possesses a sense of rightness and kindness that guides her in her protection of her two young girls. A daughter of the Northern Nomads, the Queen has the ability to communicate with the Hidden Folk of the mountains and so understands Elsa’s powers deeply.
Featured songs

  1. Let the Sun Shine On
  2. First Joik

Pabbie
Pabbie and Bulda are the mystical leaders of the Hidden Folk, who have a soft spot for ‘strays’. Ever benevolent, these parental figures want what’s best for Kristoff, even if they are a bit misguided in their efforts.The elder Princess of Arendelle and next in line for the throne.
Featured songs
Fixer Upper

Bulda
Bulda and Pabbii are the mystical leaders of the HIdden Folk, who have a soft spot for ‘strays’. Ever benevolent, these parental figures want what’s best for Kristoff, even if they are a bit misguided in their efforts.
Featured songs
Fixer Upper

The Bishop
Officiating the coronation and passing of the crown to Elsa, this spiritual supervisor must communicate to the Townspeople of Arendelle in a serious and formal manner

Weselton
A visiting Duke, possessing a huge inferiority complex. A bombastic, overbearing sycophant, Weslteon’s sole purpose is to hobnob with influencers and royalty.

Oaken
Oaken is an exceedingly cheerful and convivial wandering salesperson and ardent devotee to all things cozy and comfortable. Oaken’s ‘Hygge’ is a showstopper.
Featured songs
Hygge
Extra Production details
A great, comedy role, Oaken delivers a show stopping comedy song and dance routine, please feel free to apply these notes to your audition

The snow chorus

This dancing personifies Elsa’s magical, frosty powers and creates the Queen’s ice palace. Strong dancers are required, in the style of ballet/contemporary/modern/acro and express the feelings of the words and sentiment of Elsa’s struggle/journey through the story

Ensemble

Here is a list of ensemble part and roles that will be allocated from the ensemble audition and throughout the rehearsal process: Townspeople, Snow Chorus, Hidden Folk, Castle staff (including Housekeeper, Butler, Handmaidens, Cook, Steward, Guards) & Oaken’s family

Rehearsal outline

All rehearsals prior to the production week will take place at LIMELIGHT STUDIOS 113 Aylsham Road, NR3 2HY. Rehearsals will begin in January 2023 and generally be on SUNDAYS 10 – 4pm and with some SATURDAY afternoons 3.00 – 5.00pm. Rehearsal times and days will be specific to characters and groupings, so not everyone will be called all of the time. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be made available once the Show is cast.
We will also be using some days in both the FEBRUARY HALF TERM and the EASTER HOLIDAYS/BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY, so please indicate on your form any days that you have already committed to with regard to any family holidays etc

Show fees

All rehearsals will be charged, monthly in arrears, at £5.00 per rehearsal. All rehearsal fees MUST be settled in full, prior to the opening night of this production. A membership fee of £25.00, will be invoiced once you have successfully auditioned, unless you are already a member of the Limelight Theatre Company. Your annual membership will cover this.

Frozen JR Copyright

As part of our licence agreement with MTI Europe, we MUST follow all licence restrictions. With this Disney production, there are very strict rules over copyright that we must abide with. All information within this audition news post, audition materials, logos etc. is covered via copyright. Under no circumstances, should any of this be copied, shared or distributed.

Music & Lyrics by
Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Book by
Jennifer Lee
Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee
and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
This amateur production is presented by
Music Theatre International
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI
www.mtishows.co.uk

The original Broadway production of Frozen
was directed by Michael Grandage and produced by
Disney Theatrical Productions

Original Broadway Orchestrations by
Dave Metzger
Original Broadway Music Supervision and Arrangements by
Stephen Oremus
Additional Broadway Dance Arrangements by
David Chase

Frozen JR. Music Adapted and Arranged by
Madeline Smith
Frozen JR. Script Adapted by
Sara Wordsworth

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I took my 4.5 year old Elsa obsessed daughter to see Limelight’s production of Frozen JR. at the Maddermarket and she was absolutely enthralled from start to finish. My heart leapt watching her face light up seeing her favourite film come to life in such a wonderful, exciting way. We both had an incredible time and she loved the fact that the cast were all children, making it that much more magical and relatable to her. Thank you so much for bringing her such joy and for making one of her first trips to the theatre so special.

Magical review from an Elsa obsessed audience member