Audition Information

Roles in this production include speaking and non-speaking parts.  There are no singing roles since The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is not a musical.  To audition, please follow these steps:

1.  Familiarize yourself with the show by clicking on the "Script" tab.  You will be able to read or download the complete script.

2.  Click on the "Characters" tab for a complete list of characters and the suggested age range. Though not required, identifying specific character(s) you’d like to audition for prior to auditions will help you be prepared, as some of the audition dialogue will be noted next to each character by page number. Several actors will have more than one role.

3.  Click on the "Rehearsal Schedule" tab to view the rehearsal and performance schedule. Rehearsals begin in the summer and continue until production time in December.  Rehearsals will be on Sunday afternoons, as well as Monday/Tuesday evenings, and one Saturday.  Not all actors will be called each day.  PLEASE NOTE:  We are hoping to do a Friday morning matinee for the local elementary schools on Friday, December 13, so you must be able to get off work or free your schedule of other obligations that Friday morning.  An Availability Questionnaire will be sent to you after signing up for auditions.  This must be completed prior to auditions.  It is possible we can work around many scheduling conflicts. A detailed schedule indicating exactly which rehearsals each cast member will be expected to attend will be created after reviewing cast members’ availability and will be handed out at our first rehearsal.

4.  Set up an audition time with Tracy Thomas.  You can call him at the church office (559-8070) or email him (tthomas@fairmountchristian.org). Auditions will be held on Sunday, June 2nd.  

  • CHILDRENS’ auditions will be held from 2:00-4:00.  
  • ADULT auditions for non-speaking roles will be held from 4:00-4:30.  
  • ADULT auditions for speaking roles will be held from 4:30-5:30.  
  • Callbacks will be held on Monday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m.   (You will notified if you are needed to come for a Callback.)

5.  Click on the "Audition Form" tab.  Print and fill out the form completely & bring it with you to your audition.

6.  Click on the "Commitment Pledge" tab.  After reading this pledge carefully and thoroughly, print, sign and bring it with you to your audition.  Producing a show with a volunteer cast and production crew is a huge undertaking.  It takes great dedication, time, energy and sacrifice to successfully and cohesively bring a show of this magnitude together.  Your commitment is key to the team’s success and receiving your pledge is an acknowledgement of that commitment.  Thank you for your commitment!

PLEASE NOTE:  To ensure everyone ‘s safety and because most characters in this show will learn and use combat skills, including swords and other weapons, a safety waiver will be required for participation (to be provided and completed after the show is cast).

Day of Auditions - June 2nd

Bring the following completed forms:  Audition Form and Commitment Pledge(*The Availability Questionnaire needs to be completed prior to June 2.)

For this show, auditions will be held in an open format.  Those auditioning will be called at the same time, and if auditioning for a speaking role, will be asked to read from the script in front of the group as a whole. (This a good opportunity to learn from your peers.)

CHILDRENS’ AUDITIONS (2:00-4:00)

There are four major children’s roles.  All Pevensie Children will be required to learn stage combat/sword fighting.  The majority of other children cast will not have speaking roles. The Witch’s right hand “man,” Ginarrbrick, will likely be cast as a child.  You will read selections from the script, either noted in the character list or “cold” (from the script but not noted).

ADULT AUDITIONS FOR NON-SPEAKING ROLES (4:00-4:30)

We will go through a series of movement and improv exercises to assess reflexes and agility. Those cast as Narnian’s will be required to learn stage combat/sword fighting.

ADULT AUDITIONS FOR SPEAKING ROLES (4:30-5:30)

You will read selections from the script, either noted in the character list or “cold” (from the script but not noted). Those cast as Narnian’s will be required to learn stage combat/sword fighting.

CALLBACKS: JUNE 3RD AT 6:30 p.m.

Callbacks will be held for a select group of both Children and Adult actors.  During your callback, you may be asked to read from the script, or be asked to perform movement and improv exercises.  Being called back does not mean that you will be cast, it just means we need additional opportunity to evaluate your skills.  In the same light, not being called back does not mean you will not be cast, but simply that we feel we saw all we needed to see at your first audition.  If you are called back, you will receive an e-mail/phone call from the production staff detailing what you should prepare.

By the end of the week of June 9th, everyone who auditions will receive a complete cast list by email.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions!

Tracy Thomas, Producer

Kenny Holley, Director

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