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CASTING NOTICE

Seeking Youth Performers - *GRADES 1-9

Maraya Performing Arts is seeking versatile performers Grades 1-9, who can sing, dance and/or act for the youth production of Disney’s Descendants - The Musical. **Per our licensing agreement with Music Theatre International, performers MUST be in Grade 1 through 9 to be eligible to audition.**

 

SHOW SYNOPSIS: At its core, Descendants is a musical about empathy, tolerance, and acceptance. The hope is that this show can be a reminder that no matter where we come from, we are better together. 

 

Director & Choreographer: Anjanette Maraya-Ramey

Musical Director: Jerrica Ignacio

Co-Musical Director: Matt Ignacio  

 

AUDITION PREPARATION WORKSHOPS:

 

Wednesday, December, 15, 2021 

 

  • Grades 1 through 4 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
  • Grades 5 through 9 at 7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. 

 

$30 per person

 

Advanced Registration Required for the Workshop. Limited Spaces Available. 

GRADES 1- 4 AUDITION WORKSHOP REGISTRATION LINK. 

Grades 5-9 AUDITION WORKSHOP REGISTRATION LINK. 

 

Audition workshops will provide interested performers a unique opportunity to work directly with the creative team, while gaining valuable insight on how to best prepare for the audition process. Participants will also learn more about the creative direction and styling of the songs and choreography of the show. 

 

AUDITIONS:

 

(All workshops and auditions take place in-person. Apologies, virtual attendance or self tapes can not be accommodated at this time). *Masks or Face Shields are Required. 

COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols Strictly Enforced. 

 

*Auditions: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

ALL AGES COMBINED

$10 per person 

Advanced Registration Required to Reserve an Audition Spot. 

REGISTER TO AUDITION HERE. ALL GRADES COMBINED. 

 

*CALLBACKS: 

No Fee

Friday, January 7, 2022 

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

 

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Sunday, January 9, 2022 

 

REHEARSALS: 

 

Rehearsal period begins the week of January 10, 2022 until February 26, 2022 every Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and *Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

 

TECH WEEK: 

  • *SUPER SATURDAY: Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.*
  • Monday, March 1, 2022 - 5:30  p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2022 - 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2022 - 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

 

INVITED DRESS REHEARSAL:

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 6:30  p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

 

LOCATIONS: 

 

All Audition Workshops, Auditions, and Rehearsals will take place at:

 

 Maraya Performing Arts

861 Harold Place Drive #208 Chula Vista, CA 91914

 

Tech and Performances will be immersive and site-specific with a combination of indoor and outdoor settings and will take place at our partner organization in Southeast San Diego.

 

Tech & Performance Location at: 

KIPP ADELANTE Preparatory Academy 

426 Euclid Avenue San Diego, CA 92114 

 

PERFORMANCES:

 

8 total shows*

  1. Friday, March 4, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. 
  2. Saturday, March 5, 2022 (*2 show day) - 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
  3. Sunday, March 6, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. 
  4. Friday, March 11, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. 
  5. Saturday, March 12, 2022 - (*2 show day) - 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
  6. Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. 

 

COMMITMENT EXPECTATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: 

 

PRODUCTION FEE: 

If cast in the show, the production fee will be $325 per person. This can be paid in full, or made into 2 installments at $175 each. The production fee and ticket sales helps cover only a fraction of the production costs to put on a show. There are many expenses involved such as rent, utilities, creative and administrative staff, marketing, licensing, and more that we rely upon to make these dreams a reality. If you require payment assistance, please reach out and let us know. Contact us: info@marayaarts.com 

 

COSTUME FEE: Due to COVID and the health and safety of our participants and families, we will not be making, laundering, dry cleaning, or maintaining costumes. Our Costume Designer asks for measurements to fit each cast member, and we will purchase a brand new costume for each character. Each participant will be responsible for cleaning, laundering, dry cleaning, and maintaining their own costume. The great thing is that they can keep their costume after the show! The average costume fee can range in price anywhere from $60-$150 depending on the character(s). We will do our best to keep it affordable and wearable so it can be upcycled or worn again for everyday wear. 

 

TRAINING IN CLASSES: At Maraya, we firmly believe that consistent training keeps young artists in top performance shape at all times. As such, each cast member is required to be enrolled in at least (1) class with Maraya Performing Arts. 

 

The next session of classes begins January 10, 2022. We offer classes in Vocal Performance, Musical Theatre Dance Performance, Hip Hop, Breaking, Acro, Ballet, Contemporary and more! 

 

Trial Week and our Brand New Spring Schedule Starts will be the week of January 3-7, 2022. The new Spring schedule will be released by mid-December, 2021. If you are interested in trying a new class or dropping into a current class, please contact us at: info@marayaarts.com or 619-934-2999. Check out our website for our current class schedule. It’s not too late to start preparing to dance, sing and act now before auditions begin! 

 

PARENT/FAMILY COMMITTEES: 

You’ve heard the saying, “It Takes a Village.” Well...that is certainly true in show business! Working together as a community is one of the many benefits of theatre. The arts have the transformative power to unite individuals and communities together around a shared common goal. Family and community are core values at MARAYA, and as a brand new organization that opened during COVID, we rely on our MARAYA Family to contribute in any and all ways possible to ensure the success of their children and their peers in the show. Accordingly, we will require each cast member’s friends/family to volunteer at least 10 hours towards the production of the show. We will provide the job descriptions and training, so don’t worry about a thing!  Committees include performing tasks such as scenic building, driving/loading trucks, making minor costume alterations, ticket sales, posting fliers, social media, ushering, and more!

 

TICKET SALES: 

We rely on social media, traditional print ads, fliers, and word of mouth to sell tickets. Each participant will be asked to sell a minimum of 10 total tickets for the run of the show. The participant that sells the most tickets will win a MARAYA gift card of $50 that can be used toward tuition or merchandise. All participants MUST be actively training and enrolled in an 8-week class or semester session to perform in the show. Tickets for the show will be $10 each. 

 

Thank you for your interest in joining us for our very first immersive site specific youth theatre musical! 

 

Sincerely Yours, 

Anjanette & the Maraya Team 

 

THE CHARACTERS: 

 

ISLE OF THE LOST:

 

MAL - our hero and Maleficent’s daughter; under her hardened, sarcastic exterior, she has a sense of justice and a heart of gold. 

 

EVIE - the Evil Queen Grimhilde’s daughter; hides her brilliance behind a superficial, image-obsessed attitude. 

 

JAY - Jafar’s son’ an outwardly arrogant thief, he conceals a strategic, collaborative nature. 

 

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. 

 

MALEFICENT - the infamous evil fair; a profoundly selfish absentee parent with an unquenchable taste for vengeance. 

 

GRIMHILDE -  Snow White’s wicked adversary; an aging beauty queen, still desperate to be the fairest of them all. 

 

JAFAR - Aladdin’s nemesis, a slimy, washed-up crime lord desperate for a way back to the top. 

 

CRUELLA DE VIL - a Dalmation-loving dog-snatcher; an obsessive, eccentric, and overbearing helicopter mom. 

 

AURADON: 

 

BEN - son of the Beast and Belle, a classically regal, optimistic kid who bears the weight of soon becoming King of Auradon 

 

KING BEAST - Ben’s father and King of Auradon; royal and rule-driven, he knows a bit about being marginalized. 

 

QUEEN BELLE -  Ben’s mother and Queen of Auradon; warm, but cautious, she doesn’t understand her son’s generation. 

 

FAIRY GODMOTHER - headmistress of Auradon Prep; busy and bubbly, she’ll do anything to keep the school afloat. 

 

JANE - Fairy Godmother’s daughter; meek and mousy, but hungry for attention, she’s looking for her moment to shine. 

 

CHAD - Cinderell and Prince Charming’s son; an arrogant and spoiled blockheard, he’s never wanted for anything. 

 

AUDREY - Sleeping Beauty’s daughter; the malicious queen bee of Auradon Prep, she has her eye on the throne. 

 

DOUG - Dopey’s son; nerdy and sweet, he does all the work that his fellow students don’t want to do. 

 

ROYAL PAGE - Auradonian messenger; enormously nervous 

 

ROYAL GUARD - museum employee; less than vigilant 

 

MAURICE - chemistry teacher and Belle’s father; kooky and stuck in his ways

 

COACH - Tourney couch; resigned to the team’s mediocrity until meeting a surprise star player 

 

SNOW WHITE -  red carpet reporter; the voice of the masses 

 

ENSEMBLE: 

 

ISLE ENSEMBLE - including SMITTEN KIDS 1 & 2; inhabitants of the Isle 

 

AURADONIANS  - including AURDONIANS 1 & 2; students at Auradon Prep 

 

CORONATION CROWD - including CROWD MEMBERS 1, 2, & 3; guests at the coronation 

 

AURADONIAN CHOIR - Auradon Prep’s acapella group 

Auditions

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

$10 per person

Advanced Registration Required.

 

Call-backs

Friday, January 7, 2022

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

No Fee.

By Invitation from Directors Only.

 

Audition PREP Workshop

Wednesday, December 15, 2022

$30 per person

Advanced Registration Required.

Limited Spots Available.

Grades 1-4 at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Grades 5-9 at 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.