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Mainstage Audition Results


First off, congrats to all who auditioned.  You are amazing, awesome and brave kids.  We are so lucky to get to know you and share with you in the arts.  We hope all of you will continue to take classes, camps and workshops alongside your Mainstage endeavors.  There is always more to learn!

After hours of deliberation and then more conversations after that, we have decided upon the cast & crew for Alice in Wonderland.  Additionally, you will find postings for our Crew, Front of House Team, and Showtime Pals.

Please look for your name carefully.  If you signed up for crew, front-of-house, Showtime Pal etc., it will be posted after each cast list.

We will be in touch soon regarding Teaching Apprenticeships.  These positions need to be decided amongst our entire staff here at DJT.  We will contact Teaching Apprentices individually, using contact info supplied at auditions. Students will be contacted by Wednesday, September 6.  Classes start Saturday, September 9.

Thanks again to all the students who auditioned!  We mean it here at Davenport Junior Theatre when we say you should all be very proud of your audition. You were all quite brave and we were really impressed with your talents.

Unfortunately, we were not able to cast everyone who auditioned as we have a limited number of roles.  Many students auditioned for a limited number of roles and there are many considerations that go into selecting a cast. We have to cast a variety of students and take into account all sorts of things to fulfill the vision of our director and design team.

Please note that over the course of the season we try to spread around roles and opportunities to many kids.

Whether cast or not, we have included a list of other awesome opportunities coming up here at DJT that you should all consider.  We will have many, many more Mainstage productions in the future and the best thing you can do between now and then is stay involved and keep learning!

Should you have any additional questions about the audition process, do not hesitate to e-mail our Artistic Director, Daniel Sheridan <hyperlink email>. He would be happy to link you up to the director or audition team if you were seeking feedback.


Other Opportunities

DJT Programs kick off next week with Theatre.  Then Dance classes and camps the week after that!  Check it out!

Theatre Classes <hyperlink> - We’ve expanded our class offerings to continue to challenge all our students.  In particular, we’ve added an Intermediate and Advanced Acting course structure to be sure we challenge you as actors!  For Mainstage students 11 and up, there is also a Mainstage Studio class on Saturday mornings.  Lastly, puppetry and theatrical design are great courses to checkout.

Dance Classes <hyperlink> - DJT Dance offers a wide variety of classes for kids of all ages and experience levels.  Many actors study tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and hip-hop to improve their dance abilities for musicals and other production types.  Poise and confidence learned in dance will lead you to success as an actor.   

Performing Arts Camp (Ages 6-13) <hyperlink> - Adventure throughout DJT, exploring acting, improvisation, movement, lights, sound, make-up, and specialty classes. Students will collaborate on the creation of their very own script to perform! Camps are based around a special theme that allows students to experience something new every time. Camp ends with a performance for family and friends on Friday at 4:00pm. Join the adventure!

Magic (Ages 10+) - Award winning local magician, David Casas, will lead this special 6-week magic workshop series at Davenport Junior Theatre. Students will learn basic slight of hand magic, using everyday objects such as cards, coins and rubber bands.  New tricks are taught every session! Magic teaches focus, dedication, coordination and communication.  Cost of magic tools covered by enrollment fee.  Class concludes with demonstration of skills learned. Join us as you learn the skills it takes to say “Abracadabra” and “Presto!” Learn more about our instructor at www.DavidCasasMagic.com



ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Audition Results

Listed below is the Cast for our one acts.

We will be sending out a packet to you electronically via email.  You will also get an official hard copy of this packet at the first rehearsal.  So you do not need to worry about printing your own scripts.  In this packet, there will be a detailed schedule, script, information about registration payment, registration forms and other important documents.  Please take time to look them all over as a family.

The first rehearsal will be Friday, September 8 from 5:45pm-8:00pm. All actors are called to attend. We would also like the crew to attend rehearsal if they are available.  In your packets that will arrive in the mail, you will receive a full schedule that will take you through the end of the show in October.  We pride ourselves on reliable and consistent scheduling.  Please let us know of any additional conflicts and we will try to honor them.  If there are many last minute conflicts, we may have to recast the part.  This rarely happens.

Opening Rehearsal : Friday, September 8 from 5:45pm-8:00pm.
Parents’ Meeting : Friday, September 8 from 5:45pm-6:30pm. One parent or guardian please attend.

Rehearsals:   Sept 8 – Oct 10
(Master schedule will be found in your packet.)

Tech Week:   Oct 2 - 10
(Please no conflicts during these days.  It is vital that students are there throughout tech process and for final rehearsals.  Unlike a sport, we cannot have just anyone fill in at a position.) 

Wednesday, October 11 at 3:30pm (Stepping Stones ONLY – Dav Comm Schools)
Saturday, October 14 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm 
Sunday, October 15 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm 
Wednesday, October 18 at 3:30pm (Stepping Stones ONLY – Dav Comm Schools)
Saturday, October 21 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm 
Sunday, October 22 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm (strike immediately following, all production members called)

Parents Meeting : On the first day of rehearsal, we ask parents to join us for the opening 45 minutes.  We have information for you and the kids that we’d love to share!  We’ll also have a chance to field any and all questions you may have as well.

Actor registration is $75.00.  You can pay registration fee by cash or check at the first rehearsal.  Or go ahead and register in advance online at this link: ONLINE REGISTRATION.

Cast List:

Alice – Victoria B
White Rabbit – Croix B
Caterpillar – Keegan W
Tweedledee – Lauren W
Tweedledum – Ally L
The Duchess – Inna G
The Cook – Emma B
Frog Footman – Katelyn M
Fish Footman – Ava U
Mock Turtle – Aviana H
Gryphon – Ava B
Cheshire Cat – Tori R
Mad Hatter – Cayla O
March Hare – Alana F
Dormouse – Brielle H
Queen of Hearts – Lily J
King of Hearts – Joel S
Knave of Hearts – Mark Y
Queen of Clubs – Sydney R
King of Clubs – Jonathan Y
Humpty Dumpty – Rebecca Carv
Cards (numbers TBA) – Trey G, Elizabeth Y, Lillian Y, Colton U, Sabrina B

* Remember that there is a $75.00 enrollment fee for actors.  More details will be found in your packets.  Or pay online here.

Tech Team:
Assistant Stage Manager(s) – Katie M
Crew – Nate F, Seth C, Becky U, Mathew Y
* Specific crew duties (i.e. stage hand, costume crew, light board op, etc.) will be decided at a later date.  Please join us at the rehearsal on Friday, September 8 from 5:45-8:00pm. $45.00 enrollment fee, details in packet you will receive.  Pay registration at this link.

Anna Chri, Rebecca Chri, Emma O, Lola B, Mia R
* We will be in touch soon about the Front-of-House!  It is a lot of fun.  Just like the audition, the experience begins the moment the audience walks in the door.  And you will be the ones to make the first impression!  Your work in the lobby sets the stage for the show.  We will have one special training rehearsal that will be scheduled at a later date.  Working the front of house is like performing a small part in the show!  Not required to be at opening rehearsal, but welcome to attend.

Showtime Pal:
Grace P
* Actor playing Showtime Pal will be contacted by Artistic Director Daniel Sheridan at a later date in mid-September. There will be one rehearsal scheduled prior to the show.  Scripts will be sent in advance. Showtime Pal may be the most important role in all of Junior Theatre and we are excited to have you as part of this long tradition!  Not required to be at opening rehearsal, but welcome to attend!


Auditions for the next shows will be in December 2017, as we audition for Season 66.  We will audition for Seussical Jr and The Emperor’s New Clothes at the same audition.  Dates will be announced for auditions by September 20. 

We encourage all our students to try out again and continue to take classes here at DJT or gain theatrical experience wherever they can! Be sure to check out our lineup of Fall Classes by following this link!  Our classes provide challenges for kids of all experience levels. Many of our mainstage students continue to pursue class opportunities as well.

Check out the history of Junior Theatre by exploring our Online Photo Library of adventures and shows past! Maybe you will even spot yourself in our history?