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AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
MEAN GIRLS JR.
AUDITIONS!

AUDITION AGE: 
Ages 10 – 18

TWO LIVE AUDITION OPTIONS FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE:

AUDITION OPTION 1
Mean Girls Jr, AUDITION WORKSHOP!
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, February 20, 21 and 22
4:30-6:30 pm
3-day AUDITION WORKSHOP, only $100
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Submit this Google Audition Registration Form by Monday, February 19.
Learn how to audition for this show, and audition LIVE!  You will be taught a song and a dance from the show, and you will get experience reading sides in front of the director.  The third day of auditions will include your in-person audition!  
NOTE:  Thursday’s in-person auditions are available for Workshop attendees only.  

 

AUDITION OPTION 2
IN PERSON AUDITION
Submit this Google Audition Registration Form by Friday, February 23.
In Person Auditions will be held Saturday, February 24, 9 am – 12 pm.

 
 

Please be prepared for your In-person audition with the following:  
• Headshot and Resume  
• A 16-32 bar of a Musical Number (the challenge: DO NOT submit a song from this show). Accompanist will be available or bring a karaoke style track.

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CALLBACKS (by invitation only, in person):
Sunday, February 25, 6:30 pm

 

ORIENTATION and INITIAL READ THROUGH
Monday, March 11, 2024

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Monday 5:30-8 pm
Tuesday 5:30-8 pm
Wednesday 5:30-8 pm
Thursday 5:30-8 pm
Possible Saturday rehearsals if needed
Sunday, April 14 – cue to cue
 

SHOW DATES:

Friday, April 19, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 20, 2:00pm
Saturday, April 20, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 21, 2:00pm

Friday,April 26, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 27, 2:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 28, 2:00pm

Friday, May 3, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 4, 2:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 5, 2:00pm

 

$200 PRODUCTION FEE per actor, due at Orientation.
10 TICKET SALES requirement per actor

Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by rules of Desert Stages Theatre
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Show communications will be through SLACK
Parent volunteers welcome!  Please contact stephanie@desertstages.org.

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Youth Production of

MEAN GIRLS JR.

Directed by: Lisa Figueroa
 
 
SHOW SYNOPSIS
described by MTI

The Plastics have deemed Broadway Junior worthy of their presence in Mean Girls JR! This “fetch” musical from book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and composer Jeff Richmond (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) is packed with keen wit, an undeniably catchy score, and a sincere message for everyone.

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. Cady and her friends devise a “Revenge Party” to end Regina’s reign with Cady going undercover as an aspiring Plastic. When the lines between the real Cady and her Plastic self get blurred, she must find her way back to herself and her true friends.

 

 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN – 
Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.  What role(s) are you interested in?
DAMIAN – Co-chair of the Student Activities Committee and Janis’s best friend. Damian is smart, witty, and confident and occasionally serves as the show’s narrator.
JANIS SARKISIAN – Marches to the beat of her own drum and, with Damian, narrates throughout the show. After a falling-out with Regina in middle school, she became a bit of a social outcast and still holds a grudge against Regina. Damian is her best friend and lovingly refers to her as his “art freak.”
CADY HERON – Arrives at North Shore High a clueless transfer student but is quickly wrapped up in brutal social politics. Though at her core Cady is levelheaded, self-assured, and kind, when she goes undercover with the Plastics, she becomes unrecognizable.
MS. NORBURY – Cady’s homeroom and calculus teacher, and she oversees the Mathletes. Though she is a bit jaded and more than a little sarcastic, Ms. Norbury sees the real Cady and encourages her to be true to herself.
REGINA GEORGE – The undisputed Queen Bee of North Shore High School, and she knows it. She’s confident, clever, and completely unbothered by anyone else’s opinion. While Regina purposefully manipulates everyone around her (including her own mom), at her heart, she’s trying to fit in, just like everyone else.
GRETCHEN WIENERS – Regina’s stressed-out second-in-command. As much as Regina appears not to care what people think, Gretchen cares very much, and she’s especially paranoid when it comes to Regina. She takes the Plastics very seriously and is completely controlled by Regina, until Cady comes along.
KAREN SMITH – The third member of the Plastics. While Karen’s lack of intelligence is a running joke throughout the show, she sees the other girls more clearly than most people and is the most laid back of the three.
AARON SAMUELS – A nice guy who has no idea that he’s the high school heartthrob. Although he doesn’t enjoy the drama of high school social politics, he gets used as a pawn between Cady and Regina, though he genuinely likes Cady.
MRS. AND MR. HERON – Cady’s parents.
MR. DUVALL – The school principal. Like Ms. Norbury, he’s seen it all, although he’s slightly more formal and sincere than Ms. Norbury’s sarcasm.
SHANE OMAN – A couple of spoken lines but much discussed in the show’s plot.
KEVIN G – Captain of the Mathletes! He’s confident and excited about competing with the team, and he’s proud of their accomplishments.
MARTIN – Kevin G’s second in command.
MRS. GEORGE – Desperate to be a “cool mom”.