Just So Story Audition and Rehearsal Details
Auditions are open to all first through eighth grade students.
There are two audition times
*Primary Audition – Sunday, August 19th at 1:00pm (preferred)
*Alternate Audition – Saturday, August 18th at 1:00pm (if you have a conflict with the primary audition)
Please sign up for auditions at Audition Sign Up
Casting Needs – we are looking for a diverse cast of 20-25 children to fill the roles listed below. Most of the characters can be male or female and most of those cast will be doubled in more than one role.
Elsie Kipling – 11-13 years old. She is fun and creative as she guides the stories to come to life.
7 of Elsie’s friends – 9-14 years old and a combination of males and females. They are adventurous, creative and silly.
How the Camel Got His Hump
Horse, Dog and Ox – 10-14 years old – working animals that are frustrated the camel is not doing his part.
Farmer – 12-14 years old – an unsympathetic human
Camel – 10-14 years old – a lazy, arrogant animal
Djinn – 12-14 years old – a magical spirit of full of spunk
How Rhinoceros Got His Skin
Parsee – 12-14 years old – a wise man who fled persecution
Rhinoceros – 10-14 years old – a sneaky, greedy creature.
How The Kangaroo Got His Hop
Kangaroo – 10-14 years old – A dancing animal who feels plain, but wants to be different and special
NQA – 7-10 years old – the “little” Aboriginal god.
Nquing – 8-12 years old – the “middle” Aboriginal god.
Nqong – 12-14 years old – the “big” Aboriginal god.
Dingo – 10-14 years old – A very hungry, fast running wild dog.
The Beginning of the Armadillo
Hedgehog – 7-10 years old – a happy go lucky animal
Tortoise – 7-10 years old – a slow, kind animal
Jaguar – 8-12 years old – an energetic, hungry, young animal
Mother – 12-14 years old – the wise mother Jaguar
How The Elephant Got His Trunk
Elephant – 7-11 years old – a very curious child elephant.
Ostrich, Giraffe, Baboon – 10-14 years old – crabby adult animals who don’t want to be bothered by the elephant.
Kolokolo Bird – 10-12 years old – a kind, helpful animal.
Snake – 10-12 years old – a friendly creature that is the kindest to the elephant
Crocodile – 10-14 years old – an hungry predator after the elephant.
-You will be emailed an audition from to fill out the week prior to auditions. On this form you will be asked to list all conflicts.
-Bring a current photograph.
-At 1:00 all parents and children will meet in the theatre for opening words
-Parents will then be sent out of the theatre for the audition.
-Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
Scenes from the script will be emailed to all participants to review the week prior to auditions. The scenes will not need to be memorized, but having a chance to look over them will help the children be more comfortable. We will assist those that are not confident with reading due to age.
-Some children may be kept longer than other children. This is not a cut, it simply means for a variety of reasons we have seen enough of some children and need to see more from other children.
-Arrive at least 15 minutes early for your audition time to get registered.
-Dress in a neat and clean fashion. You do not need to “dress up”, but you should look put together and presentable in your own style.
-Please print clearly on the audition form. We have trouble contacting those that auditioned and spelling names accurately when we cannot read the writing on the from.
-Make sure conflicts are accurate and complete. We will allow a couple of conflicts, but only if they are listed at the audition. Additional conflicts will not be accepted.
-When signing up for auditions, use the child’s name, not the parent’s name.
-Treat the volunteers sitting at the registration table with dignity. Part of the audition process is how you treat those you are working with. If you treat them poorly, it is a sign you will treat other staff poorly during the process.
-If your child is auditioning for other fall shows and you are not yet aware of whether they are cast in that show, please be upfront and honest by noting it on the audition form. If we want to use your child we will talk to you about it and be up front and honest on our end about what is possible and what is not. We will not just not cast your child because they might get something else.
Rehearsal Schedule (not everyone will have to be at every rehearsal)
Wednesday, August 29th – parent/actor meeting – 6:30-7:30
Sunday, October 21st – 1:00-3:00
Monday, October 22nd – 6:30-8:00
Wednesday, October 24th – 6:30-8:00
Sunday, October 28th – 1:00-3:00
Monday, October 29th – 6:30-8:00
Thursday, November 1st – 6:30-8:00
Monday, November 5th – 6:30-8:00
Wednesday, November 7th – 6:30-8:00
Sunday, November 11th – 1:00-4:00
Monday, November 12th – 6:00-9:00
Wednesday, November 14th – 6:00-9:00
Thursday, November 15th – 7:00 – performance
Friday, November 16th – 7:00 – performance
Saturday, November 17th – 7:00 – performance
Sunday, November 18th – 2:00 – performance
There will be a $100 production fee for all those cast. There are need based scholarships available. We do not want anyone to not try out because they cannot afford it.