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Auditions Announced for DESCENDENTS the Musical at Rise Up Performing Arts

RUPA_logoJuly 15 from 6-9pm
July 16 from 10am-3pm

Audition forms available here.

Seeking strong singer and actors ages 8 – 18 year old.

Please bring a completed audition form, resume, and a current headshot, photo does not need to be professional, and will not be returned. We will also have these forms available at auditions.

Please prepare a 1 minute musical theatre style song with an accompaniment track. There will be a speaker connection for phones and mp3 players. Please have music cued up to where your singing will begin. Some will be asked to stay for a movement audition.

Auditions are by appointment. Click here for the SignUp Genius. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.
Callbacks: Monday, July 17, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 & Sundays 3:00-6:00
Rehearsals begin: August 1st

Performance dates: Sept. 23–25.

Audition & Rehearsal Location: Rise Up Performing Arts, 228 Court St, Hamilton, OH 45011

Performance Venue: Fairfield Freshman Building, 8790 N. Gilmore Road. Fairfield, Ohio 45014

Character Breakdown

  • Mal – Our hero and Maleficent’s daughter. Under her hardened, sarcastic exterior, she has a sense of justice and a heart of gold.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Evie – The Evil Queen Grimhilde’s daughter. She hides her brilliance behind a superficial, image-obsessed attitude.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Jay
    Jafar’s son, an outwardly arrogant thief. He conceals a strategic, collaborative nature.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Eb3
  • Carlos
    Cruella de Vil’s son. Despite a fear of dogs and just about everything else, he has the capacity to be brave and kind.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Eb3
  • Maleficent
    The infamous evil fairy. She is a profoundly selfish absentee parent with an unquenchable taste for vengeance.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Grimhilde
    Snow White’s wicked adversary. An aging beauty queen, she is still desperate to be the fairest of them all.
    Gender: Female
  • Jafar
    Aladdin’s nemesis. He is a slimy, washed up crime lord desperate for a way back to the top.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: B2
  • Cruella de Vil
    A Dalmatian loving dog snatcher. She is an obsessive, eccentric, and overbearing helicopter mom
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Ben
    Son of the Beast and Belle. He is a classically regal, optimistic kid who bears the weight of soon becoming King of Auradon.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: Bb4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2
  • King Beast
    Ben’s father and King of Auradon. Royal and rule driven, he knows a bit about being marginalized.
    Gender: Male
  • Queen Belle
    Ben’s mother and Queen of Auradon. Warm, but cautious, she doesn’t understand her son’s generation.
    Gender: Female
  • Fairy Godmother
    Headmistress of Auradon Prep. Busy and bubbly, she’ll do anything to keep the school afloat.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: D4
  • Jane
    Fairy Godmother’s daughter. Meek and mousy, but hungry for attention, she’s looking for her moment to shine.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: E4
  • Chad
    Cinderella and Prince Charming’s son. An arrogant and spoiled blockhead, he’s never wanted for anything.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: D4 Vocal range bottom: B2
  • Audrey
    Sleeping Beauty’s daughter. The malicious queen bee of Auradon Prep, she has her eye on the throne.
    Gender: Female
    Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Doug
    Dopey’s son. Nerdy and sweet, he does all the work that his fellow students don’t want to do.
    Gender: Male
    Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: C4
  • Royal Page
    Auradonian messenger, enormously nervous.
  • Royal Guard
    Museum employee, less than vigilant.
  • Maurice
    Chemistry teacher and Belle’s father. He is kooky and stuck in his ways.
    Gender: Male
  • Coach
    Tourney coach, resigned to the team’s mediocrity until meeting a surprise star player.
  • Snow White
    Red carpet reporter. She is the voice of the masses.
    Gender: Female
  • Ensemble
    Roles include: Isle Ensemble (including Smitten Kids 1 & 2), Auradonians (including Auradonians 1 & 2), Coronation Crowd (including Crowd Members 1, 2 & 3), Auradonian Choir

Location: 2nd floor. 228 Court St, Hamilton, OH 45011

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101 DALMATIANS Kids Runs July 22-23

RISEUP_101 Dalmations logo101 DALMATIANS Kids
Rise Up Performing Arts
July 22-23
Fairfield Freshman Building

Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.

Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.

  • Fri, July 22 at 7pm
  • Sat, July 23 at 2pm & 5pm

Official page

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Acting Up Presents Disney’s DESCENDANTS The Musical June 10-12 

Mason High School Theater

ACTUP_Disney Descendants PromoRotten.  To.  The.  Core.

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the baddest of them all, welcome to my wicked, wicked world” as you find out just how rotten Cruella De Vil, Jafar, the Evil Queen Grimhilde, and the spectacular Maleficent’s children are in Acting Up Young Performers Community Theater’s production of Disney’s “Descendants The Musical.”

Acting Up is excited to present, through special arrangement with Music Theater International, this modern-day spin on several of Disney’s classic characters as the children from the Isle of the Lost become part of Auradon, the idyllic land of the fairy tale kingdoms.  Come find out if you are an Evil or an Auradon Prep fan as you watch Nick Blaemire’s book brought to life by Madeline Smith and Matthew Tishler’s music in four performances at the Mason High School Theater, June 10 – 12th. Acting Up’s production includes 55 local, talented young performers from across the tri-state area ranging in age from 7-18 years.

Reserved seating tickets are only $15 and are available at ActingUp.com and are also available for purchase one hour before each performance at the box office. Groups of 10 or more attending the same performance can purchase group tickets in advance for a discounted fee of $12 by emailing ActingUp@ActingUp.com and completing a group order form with a single payment.

  • Acting Up is a non-profit, all-volunteer, young performers community theater based in Mason. We are in our 17th year of producing high quality musical productions which involve hundreds of volunteers.

  •  Acting Up is a member of ACT Cincinnati and has won hundreds of Orchid awards from the Association of Community Theatre for numerous productions, including Overall Technical Quality, Overall Performance Quality, Excellence in Dance Execution, and Excellence in Chorus, Choreography and Ensemble.

  • All authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theater International.

Acting Up presents Disney’s Descendants: The Musical.

Four shows are held over one weekend:

  • Friday, June 10th at 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, June 11th at 2:00 pm (sign-language interpreter will be provided and costume parade before the performance for all costumed youth audience members)

  • Saturday, June 11th at 7:00 pm

  • Sunday, June 12th at 2:00 pm (costume parade before the performance for all costumed youth audience members)

All performances will be at the Mason High School Theater, 6100 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason OH 45040.

Tickets are available at ActingUp.com or at the door starting one hour before each performance. See our website at http://www.ActingUp.com for additional details and information!

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Auditions Announced for Summer Youth Programs at Performing Arts Inc

PAI_logoANDERSON LOCATION
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844abac2ea7fb6-pirates2

PIRATES PAST NOON KIDS
Ages 4-11
Auditions will take place in person on June 4, 2022 – must sign up for an audition slot

Rehearsals Saturdays 9:30am-10:30am starting June 11, 2022 at PAI’s Anderson Loft located at 6740 Clough Pike, Suite 203

Show (and dress rehearsal) August 21-27, 2022 – exact times TBD;
Fee $100/participant

Online registration closes 24 hours before the audition – payment must be made online via credit card by 24 hours in advance.

SHARONVILLE LOCATION
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844abac2ea7fb6-scac

FROZEN KIDS
Ages 4-11
Auditions will take place in person on June 23, 2022 – must sign up for an audition slot.

Rehearsals Thursdays 6pm-7pm starting June 30, 2022 at the Sharonville Cultural Arts Center located at 11165 Reading Rd

Show weekend of August 19, 2022
Fee $110/participant
Online registration closes 24 hours before the audition – payment must be made online via credit card by 24 hours in advance.

WEST CHESTER LOCATION
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844abac2ea7fb6-west

  • THE LITTLE MERMAID JR ages 4-11: rehearsals Saturdays 2pm-3pm
  • LEGALLY BLONDE JR ages 9-16; rehearsals Saturdays 3pm-4:30pm
  • SOUND OF MUSIC YOUTH EDITION ages 12-18; rehearsals Saturdays 4:30pm-6pm

Auditions will take place in person on July 9, 2022 – must sign up for an audition slot

Rehearsals Saturdays starting July 16, 2022 at EDGE Teen Center located at 7568 Wydandot Lane, Liberty Township, OH 45044

Show (and dress rehearsal) week of September 11-18, 2022

Participation Fee $110/participant due 24 hours prior to audition at performingartsinc.net/payments

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Auditions Announced for THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Acting Up

ACTUP-logoAuditions for Acting Up’s SpongeBob Musical

Who: Anyone 6-18 years old

When: Monday, June 20 or Tuesday, June 21, 6:20-9:00 pm.

How: You must sign up for an auditions spot on the Sign Up Genius
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4facaf29a13-spongebob

Show Info:  SpongeBob is the musical adaptation of Nickelodeon’s long-running animated sitcom you have seen on TV. This crazy, fun musical is described as “Our Town” meets “Armageddon” meets “SpongeBob.” It has music by multiple award-winning, eclectic artists from John Legend to Aerosmith, from Sara Bareilles to David Bowie and many more. This musical takes place in the undersea city of Bikini Bottom, inhabited by happy-go-lucky and ever-optimistic yellow sea sponge SpongeBob SquarePants and his equally quirky circle of friends and neighbors. SpongeBob’s pleasant existence is abruptly interrupted when it is discovered that a nearby volcano will erupt within the next 48 hours!

Though SpongeBob SquarePants is incredibly fun and family-friendly, its timeless story of identity, crisis, and community is also a witty allegory that examines and critiques the politics of the modern era, and it does so in such a way where children will appreciate and understand the plot line, while adults can read between the lines and extract even more from the musical’s message.

What to prepare and bring: Details are on the Sign Up Genius. A song, monologue, audition form and recent photo. Dress to dance.

More information on the show and roles:

Schedule: Rehearsals will begin the week of July 5, and are expected to be Monday-Thursday 6:30-9:00pm and Sundays 2:00-5:00pm. Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal.

Performances will be Sept 23-25 at the Mason High School Theater.
Who’s Directing?: Acting Up’s Fall Musical will be directed by Becca Burgess, with assistant director Brent Peebles. Music Direction by Jeanne Bilyeu and Kyle Heimbrock.

Any questions can be directed to ActingUp@ActingUp.com

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