December 13 – 22, 2012
In the Victor Mitchell Theatre, at the Pumphouse Theatre
A Pantomime by Damian Trasler, David Lovesy, Steve Clark and John Dowell
Join Morpheus Theatre and the incomparable Widow Twankey for a rollicking, family-friendly trip to the Far East this December; we’ll take the flying carpet and avoid the holiday line-ups at the airport! The best of storytelling and pantomime meet in this traditional favourite: our hero Aladdin, who is really a-lass-in-a-lad’s clothing, a sinister villian, a beautiful princess, a genie and a laundress are just some of the characters you will meet in what promises to be a slosh up of laughter, song and dance, jokes and puns…but don’t worry, it will all come out in the wash. Magic rings, magic lamps and secret caves: Open Sesame!
This traditional family panto for kids and all those who refuse to grow up is a high energy comedy full of corny jokes, silly songs and audience participation.
Open auditions for all roles will take place:
Tuesday September 18th (7:00 to 9:30pm)
Thursday September 20th (7:00 to 9:30pm)
Sunday, September 23rd (1:00 to 4:00pm)
Callbacks will be Tuesday September 25th, if necessary
at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre) 3512 – 5 Avenue NW
* Prepare a popular song for the audition
* Bring your own accompaniment – either on CD, as an MP3, or an accompanist
* No monologue is necessary, but the auditioner may be asked to do a cold read.
* Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition
Please sign up for an audition time at www.morpheustheatre.ca/prod/aladdin.php
Aladdin (Female 16+): Principal Boy – The hero. A young and naïve lad. Quick-witted and sometimes naughty, his heart is in the right place.
Princess Jasmine (Female 16+): Principal Girl – Aladdin’s love interest and the over-protected daughter of the Emperor of China. Looking for an opportunity to escape the confines of palace life.
Widow Twankey (Male 30+): Dame – Poor washerwoman. Mother to the undisciplined Aladdin and Wishee Washee. Has a penchant for loud clothing.
Emperor of China (Male 30+): Well-meaning, overprotective father of Princess Jasmine.
Wishee Washee (Male 16+): Comic – Aladdin’s lazy and cheeky brother. Extroverted and most at home chatting with the audience, but shy with girls.
Genie of the Lamp (Male 30+): Immortal – All powerful, slightly contemptuous of the mere mortals he must serve.
Abanazer (Male 30+): Villain – Evil sorcerer. Highly intelligent and ruthless megalomaniac with grand dreams of world power and extreme wealth.
Slave of the Ring (Female 16+): Immortal – Forced to serve whoever has summoned her regardless of whether it is for good or evil.
So-Shi (Female 16+): Princess Jasmine’s Lady-in-Waiting, companion and confidant.
Pep-Si (Male or Female 16+): One half of Comedy Duo – Arrogant and inept member of the Imperial Police. Has the brain of an idiot.
Ko-La (Male or Female 16+): Other half of Comedy Duo – Arrogant and inept member of the Imperial Police. Does not even have the brain of an idiot.
SMALL ROLES TO BE FILLED BY CHORUS
(can be either male or female 16+)
Sand Monster: non-speaking role.
Prince 1: Dorky suitor for Princess Jasmine, small speaking role.
Prince 2: Dorky suitor for Princess Jasmine, small speaking role.
Chorus of Adults, Teens and Children: to play townsfolk, servants, courtiers, guards, cave-dwellers.
Rehearsals will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
An online version of the script can be found at http://www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/.