Kudzu Playhouse's production of
Directed by Erica Peninger
March 4, 2022 - March 13, 2022
Hernando Performing Arts Center
Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM
Saturdays & Sundays at 2 PM
January 7, 2022 6:30 pm - New Discovery Church, 961 Vinson Road, Hernando, MS
January 8, 2022 9:00 am - New Discovery Church, 961 Vinson Road, Hernando, MS
WHO: Ages 8 and up. Casting all roles in DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL
WORKSHOP: An audition workshop will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022. Click here for WORKSHOP details and registration.
AUDITIONS: Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022, and consist of two parts.
- Vocal auditions are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You must sign up to audition. Each vocal appointment will last 5 minutes. Click here to RESERVE AN AUDITION SLOT.
- Dance auditions are at 4 p.m. for all participants. You do not need to sign up for dance auditions, but the dance component is part of your audition, so please plan to attend.
Callbacks will be held on Sunday, January 9, by invitation only.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR VOCAL AUDITIONS: Prepare a 32-bar cut (60-90 seconds) from a song in the show. Accompaniment tracks without vocals will be provided. You must sing from the show.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR DANCE AUDITIONS: Please come prepared to dance with appropriate clothing and footwear. No flip-flops or bare feet.
WHAT TO BRING: Please bring an 8”x10” headshot and résumé stapled together. If you do not have an 8”x10” headshot, please bring a recent color photo. Bring a completed AUDITION FORM detailing any and all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule.
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals begin the week of January 10 and will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. There may be a few Sunday afternoons, as needed.
- While you should not expect to be required at every rehearsal, you are expected to provide a list of conflicts for all days between the start of rehearsals and the last day of performances. Attendance at all rehearsals during Tech Week (the week before opening night) and at all performances is mandatory.
If cast in this production, all cast members are required to pay a $35 Participation Fee. $5 of this fee goes towards Kudzu’s microphone campaign.
Email [email protected] for more information about the show.
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. She 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 fairy. She is a profoundly selfish absentee parent with an unquenchable taste for vengeance.
Grimhilde – Snow White’s wicked adversary. An aging beauty queen, she is still desperate to be the fairest of them all.
Jafar – Aladdin’s nemesis. He is a slimy, washed-up crime lord desperate for a way back to the top.
Cruella de Vil – A Dalmatian-loving dog-snatcher. She is an obsessive, eccentric, and overbearing helicopter mom
Ben – Son of the Beast and Belle. He is 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 – Cinderella and Prince Charming’s son. An arrogant and spoiled blockhead, 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. He is kooky and stuck in his ways.
Coach – The tourney coach, resigned to the team’s mediocrity until meeting a surprise star player.
Snow White – Red carpet reporter. She is the voice of the masses.
Ensemble – Roles include: Isle Ensemble (including Smitten Kids 1 & 2), Auradonians (including Auradonians 1 & 2), Coronation Crowd (including Crowd Members 1, 2 & 3), Auradonian Choir
Rated PG and open to ages 8 and up. We welcome parents and children to participate together!
Changes are afoot in the kingdom of Auradon! Here, all of Disney’s favorite heroes and heroines are living in peace, happily ever after. Meanwhile, the evil villains and troubled sidekicks have been banished to the Isle of the Lost, where they are stripped of their magic and powers. Ben, the beloved son of King Beast and Belle, is about to be crowned as King of Auradon and he has a radical idea. He decides to invite four trouble-making offspring of the most wicked villains to take their places as students at Auradon Prep. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos–the children of Maleficent, Grimhilde, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil–come to Auradon with an evil plan of their own. They have been tasked with stealing the Fairy Godmother’s magic wand and restoring their parents to power. However, will they go through with the plan? Or do they have the potential to learn to be good?
Disney’s DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also provided by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.
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