Frozen Jr. Auditions

The Grand Opera House Announces Auditions for

Disney’s Frozen Jr

Disney’s worldwide phenomenon is taking The Grand Opera House by (snow)storm! A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

PERFORMANCES: August 13 & 14 @ 7:30pm and August 14 & 15 @ 2:00pm

Director: Michelle Blanchard
Choreographer: Aubrey Vantiger
Music Director: Brion Bowman

Auditions are open by appointment to children currently in 2nd-9th grades. 

Auditions:

*Please note: all auditions will be scheduled by appointment, please contact the business office at (563) 588-4356 between 9am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday to schedule your audition or email office@thegrandoperahouse.com. If emailing please state the date you would like to audition, and provide your name, email, and if you are underage the contact information of a legal guardian. An appointment time will be assigned to you with a confirmation email.

Friday, April 23rd beginning at 6:00pm
Saturday, April 24th beginning at 2:00pm

Callbacks:

Tuesday, April 27th beginning at 6:00pm

For audition appointments please email office@thegrandoperahouse.com or call (563)588-4356 Mon-Fri between 9:00 AM-4:00PM. If emailing for an appointment for yourself or your child please specify the date on which you would prefer to audition.  Include the full name of the student and current grade level. 

Location:

Auditions will be held at the Grand’s Rehearsal space in the Arcade Building, 880 Locust St., Suites 222 and 228.  Please enter though the Locust Street entrance.  When you enter take the stairs on the right to the second floor.  The rooms are right at the top of the stairs. 

What to prepare:

  • Those auditioning will be asked to sing 1 verse of a song of their choice.  All songs will be sung A Capella (no accompanist will be provided). 
  • Please learn the dance audition from the video posted here:  https://youtu.be/l4TxttCX9MM Those auditioning should wear proper footwear to be able to dance in: sandals and flip-flops are not recommended.
  • Be prepared to do some acting exercises as part of the audition
  • Those Auditionees asked to attend Callbacks will receive a portion of the script to read from and may be asked to sing a selection from the score.  

Roles and Casting Information:

The cast size of this production will be limited to 25 performers. If there is enough interest we will have 2 casts of 25 performers each, for a total of 50 performers involved.

Young Anna the young Princess of Arendelle as a child.

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 her sister, Elsa.

Young Elsa the elder Princess of Arendelle as a child.

Elsa Next in line for the throne, Elsa has been born with magical powers that can overwhelm her when she becomes afraid and harm others if not handled with care.

King Agnarr The warm-hearted ruler of Arendelle is committed to protecting both his family and the Townspeople from his eldest daughter’s powers.

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

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

Bishop Officiates 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.

Kristoff A hardworking ice harvester. Kristoff has a sarcastic veneer and a rough-around-the-edges exterior that hides a big heart. Taken in 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.

Sven is a reindeer of few words, fiercely loyal pal to Kristoff, and loves giving the ice harvester a hard time.

Hans The ambitious Prince of the Southern Isles and overlooked thirteenth son of a king. Hans constantly strives to find a way to make good and stand out. He boasts an exceedingly charming facade that fools everyone – including Anna and, ideally, the audience! – into believing he’s Prince Charming, when really, he’s just a jerk.

Weselton A visiting duke who possesses a huge inferiority complex. A bombastic, overbearing sycophant, Weselton’s sole purpose is to hobnob with influencers and royalty.

Olaf The magical snowman created by Anna and Elsa when they were young. Olaf is endearingly delighted by everything – especially the idea of summer.

Oaken An exceedingly cheerful and convivial wandering salesperson and ardent devotee to all things cozy and comfortable.

Ensemble

Townspeople, Snow Chorus, Hidden Folk, Castle Staff, Housekeeper, Butler, Handmaiden, Cook, Steward, Guards, Summer Chorus, Oaken’s Family

Submit a video Audition

Actors unable to attend auditions may submit an audition video to director@thegrandoperahouse.com.  Video submissions should contain 1 verse of a Disney or musical theater song in the style of the show showcasing range, and the dance audition. If you have any special skills you would like to showcase, please include them in your video submission. Video submissions must be received no later than Friday, April 23rd.

Rehearsals Schedule (subject to change):                                        

Exact rehearsal schedule will vary for individuals dependent on roles.       

6:00PM-8:30PM            Monday-Thursday, July 5st-August 6th
2:00PM-5:00PM            Sundays July 4th – August 1st
1:00PM-5:00pm Sunday August 8th
6:00PM-9:30PM            Monday-Thursday, August 9th-12th                               

Performances (Call times TBD):
7:30PM Friday, August 13th
2:00PM Saturday, August 14th
7:30PM Saturday, August 14th
2:00PM Sunday, August 15th

Those auditioning should prepare a list of conflicts for the above dates.  Attendance at all scheduled rehearsals is paramount. Anyone missing more than 10 rehearsals may be removed from consideration. Absences from rehearsals may result in reconsidering casting. Rehearsals August 12th-15th and for all performances is mandatory, missing any rehearsals during tech week may result in removal from the show.

A note on safety:

All those auditioning will be required to wear a mask while in the audition rooms. Masks may be briefly removed while singing. We ask that no guests be brought into the audition rooms, those auditioning who need an adult to accompany them are asked to limit this to one person, and every attempt be made to limit the number of people in the space.

During rehearsals, cast will be required to wear masks and every effort will be made to socially distance. As this is a quickly changing situation, we are waiting to make the decision about wearing masks in performance until we are closer to the dates of performance. When making this decision we will take into consideration the availability of the vaccine, and comfort level of cast and crew.

The Grand Opera House seeks a diverse company of actors and is committed to equal opportunity and a flexible, non-traditional casting policy.

There are no fees or tuition to take part in the production and participation will be limited. Cell Phones and Game systems will not be allowed in rehearsals this year, they may be kept with personal items in the common area – but will not be allowed in the room we are rehearsing in. Videotaping of rehearsals or performances is prohibited by copyright law.  For questions or additional information please contact the Grand Business office at (563) 588-4356 or office@thegrandoperahouse.com.