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Audition Information / Announcements

Auditions: The Jungle Book

12/26/2019


Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for The Jungle Book, based on the book by Rudyard Kipling and adapted by Monica Flory. Auditions will be held on Monday, January 27, and Tuesday, January 28, with call backs on Wednesday, January 29. The production will be performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre and directed by Judy M. Dove.

Important dates

Auditions: Monday, January 27, and Tuesday, January 28, in the Sutton Theatre. 6:30 pm check-in, 7:00 pm auditions. There will be a group audition before individual monologues so please check in by 7:00 pm.

To register for an audition, please sign up on our SignupGenius page.

Callbacks: Wednesday, January 29, at 7:00 pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.

The cast list will be posted on Monday February 3. Please check the cast list even if not called back. Not everyone who is cast may be called back.

Rehearsals: The first company meeting and costume measurements tentatively set for Tuesday February 4 at 7:00pm. We will be rehearsing weeknight evenings and weekend afternoons depending on cast member conflicts.

This production is an ensemble show by nature, so it is important that you can attend as many rehearsals as possible, even the early ones. The number of conflicts will be a factor in casting. Please list ALL conflicts in your conflict calendar – we will do our best to schedule rehearsals around people’s conflicts. As a result, additional conflicts given after casting will not be accepted.

Tech rehearsals: Saturday & Sunday March 14-15

Preview: Thursday March 19

Opening: Friday March 20

Performances: March 20-22, 25-29, April 3-5 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. Please consult the conflict calendar for all important dates. There are two student matinees at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm on Wednesday March 25 for which you will need to take time off from school or work. There is a Sensory Friendly Performance at 1:00 pm on Saturday April 4.

About the show

Mowgli grows up believing he’s as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very different identities. In this action-packed adaptation of the classic adventure story, Mowgli must decide whether to remain with the pack or return to the human world from which he was born.

Note: This production is a non-musical adaptation of The Jungle Book.

About the roles

The characters in Jungle Book are animals with the exception of MESSUA and 11 year old MOWGLI. All roles are open. We are looking for actors ages 11 and up. Roles have gender flexibility unless otherwise noted.

The production team is looking for a diverse company of actors for this production; this means all diversity: age, race, gender, disability etc. Please, come audition!

KITES (3) a chorus of eagle-like birds who uphold the Laws of the Jungle. They are the embodiment of the god Vishnu (a Hindu deity whose role is to protect humans and to restore order to the world). For these roles, we are looking for dancers or excellent movers, including wheelchair mobility.

FATHER WOLF – raises Mowgli; kind and strong.

MOTHER WOLF – raises Mowgli; loving and fiercely protective.

WOLF CUB – a young wolf; Mowgli’s younger sister or brother.

WOLVES (2) – other members of the pack.

TABAQUI – the jackal who acts as Shere Khan’s servant. Two-faced, mad, and cunning.

SHERE KHAN – the tiger who will stop at nothing to get Mowgli. Power-hungry, he wants justice for missing his kill.

AKELA – Leader of the wolf pack. She is ancient and intelligent.

BALOO, the bear who teaches Mowgli the Laws of the Jungle. Emotional, slow to anger, lazy, and wise.

BAGHEERA – the black panther, friend to Mowgli and Baloo. Slick, intelligent, feared by many.

MOWGLI, the boy who has been raised by wolves. Defiant, sweet, loyal, brash, coming of age.

MONKEYS (FUNKY, CHEEKY, and TROUT) – foolish, chattering, imitative, star-struck, nervous, and excitable. Looking for excellent movers with some gymnastic ability.

KAA – a wise, saucy, old snake. Helps Baloo and Bagheera confront the monkey folk.

MESSUA – a woman of the village who tries to communicate with Mowgli. Must be able to improvise communication in gibberish.

Please indicate on your audition form if you are a skilled gymnast or dancer, or play a traditional folk instrument of India.

About the production team

Director: Judy M. Dove
Stage Manager: Chris Acevedo

About the auditions

To register for an audition, please sign up on our SignupGenius page.

For auditions, please prepare a one minute monologue, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes for movement. At 7:00 pm we will bring a group of people in for a group movement audition during which you will be asked to walk and move like different animals displaying various reactions and interactions. After the group movement audition, you will be called to perform your monologue.

Callbacks will consist of movement, puppetry, improv, and reading from the script.

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here are some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:

Questions about auditions? Contact the Director at judy_dove@nullbellsouth.net.