Director: Rozy Labriola

Assistant Director: Beth Sutter

Vocal Director: Bonnie Brewer

Choreographer: Jana Oates

NARNIA: The Musical is a 70-minute dramatization of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first and most famous of acclaimed British author C.S. Lewis’s world-renowned series, The Chronicles of NarniaIt tells of four English schoolchildren – brothers and sisters – sent away from London during World War II to stay in the manor house of their uncle – who stumble upon (and through) a wardrobe into the magical kingdom of Narnia, held in the power of the White Witch, whose evil spell has frozen the land, so that it is “always winter – and never Christmas.” They are embraced by the talking animals, the good Narnians who resist the Witch’s evil and await the return of Aslan – the Great Lion, who is their rightful ruler. Aslan, who has long been absent from his land (so that some have even doubted his existence) has – at last! – returned, to confront the Witch, and the children are soon caught up in a fierce struggle of good versus evil. In this spellbound landscape, filled with creatures of myth and fable, the children face temptation and fear, but learn deep lessons of courage, unselfishness, and wisdom that help them grow in spirit and prepare them for life in our world. Narnia wants to sing, and from the excitement of the opening number “Doors and Windows”, to the poetry of “Narnia (You Can’t Imagine),” to the stirring “To Make the World Right Again,” your spirits will soar with all those in this enchanted land

 

Rehearsal dates are subject to change, and a weekend rehearsal may be added, if needed.

All cast members must be 6 years of age and no older than 16 years of age by the first performance date.

 

All cast members are required to miss two days of school for our school performances on April 4 & 5, 2019.

 

Questions? Email the Director at: narniastaffkvta@gmail.com 

CAST LIST

It is with a joyful heart that the staff of KVTA’s Narnia The Musical thank everyone who auditioned! Each auditioner did an amazing job, and we are grateful to have such talent in our community. And now, we are proud to announce the 2019 cast of Narnia The Musical.

 

Professor/ BBC Announcer/ Father Christmas - Justus Keen

Aslan - Thomas Musgrave

White Witch - Addison Godin

Tumnus - Clayton Hannig

Peter - Grant Bahr

Susan - Hannah Hudgins

Edmund - Baylor Case

Lucy - Alitheia Barbee

Mr. Beaver - Jace Hunt

Mrs. Beaver - Isabelle Kostbade

Little Beavers - Haiden Cox, Haven Fruehling

Lead Dwarf - Dalton Sala

Dwarves - Kaitlin Jorgensen, Ethan Tapp, Andrew Meredith

Fenris - James LeRoy

Ryweth/White Witch Secret Police - Ethan Jackson

Butler/White Witch Secret Police - Chandler Cox

White Witch Secret Police - Anna Starkey, Nolan Hebert, Walter Krause, Holden Hall, Hayden Anderson, Alexis McCullough, Lucy LeRoy, Mary Worby, Meadow Sala, Kristina James, Colby Ojibovic, Ewan Lintner

Maid/ Aslan’s Army - Larrigan Saindon

Aslan’s Army - Ronneigh Turro, Hannah Mantooth, Emma O’Brien, Charlotte Case, Hailey Tapp, Margot Mau-Bridges, Annabelle Tharnish, Olivia Zwirkoski, Chloe Kearney, Halle Marshall, Clara Soper, Morgan Reddy

Lead White Stag - Tara Arseneau

White Stags - Leah Schindler, Alexis Douglas, Adelaide Young, Adele Mau-Bridges, Samantha Perzee, Kaylie Levesque

 

Please email narniastaffkvta@gmail.com by Monday January 28th at midnight to accept or decline your role.

Once you have accepted your role, please email our costumer, Danette Sparenberg, to set up your first fitting on Thursday January 31st between 6-8 PM, or Friday February 1st between 6-8 PM. 3spareboys@sbcglobal.net and cc/ narniastaffkvta@gmail.com

Read Thru and Parent Meeting will be Monday February 4th at 6PM. Parents, as space is limited, only one parent is needed, and please do not bring siblings if possible. Parents will be in the board room, and cast will be in the choir room. 

Characters required to speak with a British accent:

Peter

Susan

Edmund

Lucy

Professor/Father Christmas

Tumnus

 

Characters required to speak with a Cockney accent:

Mr. & Mrs. Beaver

 

Accent teaching videos:

Cockney: https://youtu.be/1WvIwkL8oLc

Proper British: https://youtu.be/uhzGUrRB0R8

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

ASLAN: (male) Regal and powerful but with an underlying passion, the lion stands as the rightful king of Narnia.

WITCH: (female) Cunningly sweet one moment then strikingly wrathful the next, she is the one who has usurped the throne from Aslan.

 

PETER: (male, 15-16) The oldest of the four children who venture to Narnia. While a young man of integrity, he has had to play the role of parent perhaps too young and thus reflects a somewhat bossy persona.

 

SUSAN: (female, 15-16) The second oldest of the four children who venture to Narnia. While compassionate, she also has had to play the role of parent a bit too young, and thus reflects a slight bossy persona.

 

EDMUND: (male, 11-14) The second youngest of the four children who venture to Narnia. Cranky and temperamental, he sides with the witch without his siblings.

 

LUCY: (female, 8-11) The youngest of the four children who venture to Narnia. Sincere and sweet, she leads her family in the adventure.

 

MR. BEAVER: (male) A cranky pessimist, but at heart a true Narnian patriot who aids the children.

 

MRS. BEAVER: (female) Plucky and boisterous, she also aids the children in their venture.

 

TUMNUS: (male) Quirky and nervous, the good-hearted faun gets mixed up in the wrong crowd.

 

RENWITH: (male, 15-16) Stubborn, tough, and arrogant. Challenges Peter to a sword fight.

 

FENRIS: (male) Grave, arrogant and militant, the wolf leads the witch’s secret police.

 

DWARF: (male or female) The crusty character serves as the witch’s main servant and underling.

 

FATHER CHRISTMAS: (male) A Santa-like character, lacking many of the overt stereotypes, leaves a profound sense of hope and cheer.

 

WHITE STAG: (female): The elusive Narnian creature everybody longs to catch for the good luck it brings. (There will be 1 white stag and additional does cast)

 

ASLAN’S ARMY: (males or females) Various Narnians who fight for Aslan in the final battle and stand by his side when he faces the witch.

 

CRULIES: (males or females) Various evil characters who fight for the witch in the final battle and stand by her side when she faces Aslan.

 

WEAPONRY DISCLAIMER:

Most cast members will be using a weapon at some point when they are on stage, whether it is the sword fight between Peter and Renwith or the big battle between Aslan’s Army and the White Witch’s Army. All character will be using fake, plastic or wood weapons except Peter, Renwith, and Susan. Therefore, those 3 characters will ideally be no younger than 15, but younger ages may be considered. Fight choreography will be taught by a trained professional, and wooden sword will be used during rehearsals.

  • Peter will be trained to use a metal (unsharpened) broadsword.

  • Renwith will be trained to use a metal (unsharpened) normal sword.

  • Susan will be trained to use a recurve bow (but will never actually shoot it).

SHOWTIMES

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 7, 2019 | 2:00 PM

© 2019 by Kankakee Valley Theatre Association   KVTA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation

Email: kvta@kvta.org

Phone: 815-935-8510

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