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Auditions (Calgary): Aladdin A Pantomime – Morpheus Theatre

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Auditions (Calgary): Aladdin A Pantomime – Morpheus Theatre

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

Morpheus TheatreThis Production is fun for all ages.

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.

Cast Auditions
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

Audition Requirements:

* 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


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.

(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

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