ABOUT US

CALEDONIA KIDS THEATRE

 Caledonia Kids Theatre began in 2007 with a grant from the Caledonia Education Foundation. Our success has been amazing with productions of over 100 students every season. While putting on a complete musical, we help elementary students gain confidence, stage presence and grow friendships. 

CALEDONIA MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYERS

 

Caledonia Middle School Players is a combination of both middle schools. The program helps students get to know each other and grow lasting friendships from both schools. Putting on a full musical, the students learn teamwork, anticipate others needs, and grow confidence that helps them for years.

UPCOMING SHOWS

 

CKT will be performing Aladdin Jr. January 25-26, 2019

CMSP will be performing Willie Wonka Jr April 26-27, 2019

Duncan Lake Middle School Performing Arts Center

CALEDONIA KIDS THEATRE

 

To participate, students must register with the Caledonia Resource Center prior to auditioning. 

Auditions will be held October 1 and 3 , 2018 from 3:30-6 at the DLMSPAC. Your child will only need to attend one day.  Our first practice will be Thursday, October 4 due to Homecoming festivities being held Friday October 5. there will be MANDATORY parent meeting on Friday, October 12 at 5 pm.

Every Student who registers with our program is automatically a part of the show. Practices are held on Fridays after school at Duncan Lake Performing Arts Center with additional days as we get closer to our performance. This program lasts from October to late January. Students entering 1 -5 are welcome to register.  

Students will be placed in groups and will audition as groups. We will give them everything they need to audition so no prep is needed. They may leave when their audition is complete. Please be aware that depending on the number of students, audition times may run later.  

​If your child does not get a speaking role in his/her audition, he/she will still be in the chorus. Chorus members do not need to audition.  

​All students must be registered and the $50 participation fee must be paid, to audition. You may register at www.caledoniaresourcenter.org 

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CALEDONIA MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYERS

 

To participate, students must register with the Caledonia Resource Center prior to auditioning. 

Auditions will be held Tuesday, February 5,  6-8 and Thursday, February 7  3-7 at the DLMSPAC. Your child will only need to attend one day.  Our first practice will be Friday, February 8, 2019 from 3-5:30.  

There is a MANDATORY parent meeting on Friday, February 8, at 5 pm.

Every Student who registers with our program is automatically a part of the show. We do not cut our cast during auditions. Practices are held on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm and Fridays after school 3-5 at Duncan Lake Performing Arts Center with additional days as we get closer to our performance. This program lasts from February to late April. Students 6-8 are welcome to register.  

Students will be placed in groups and will audition as groups. We will give them everything they need to audition so no prep is needed. They may leave when their audition is complete. Please be aware that depending on the number of students, audition times may run later.  

​If your child does not get a speaking role in his/her audition, he/she will still be in the chorus. 

All students will be required to sign a cast contract.

​All students must be registered and the $50 participation fee must be paid, to audition. 

You may register at www.caledoniaresourcen

EVENTS

Friday, January 25, 2019

ALADDIN JR

7:00 pm

Duncan Lake Middle School PAC

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Friday, January 25, 2019

ALADDIN JR


7:00 pm

Duncan Lake Middle School PAC

Saturday, January 26, 2019

ALADDIN JR

Noon and 4 pm

Duncan Lake Middle School PAC

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

ALADDIN JR


Noon and 4 pm

Duncan Lake Middle School PAC

Friday, April 26, 2019

WILLIE WONKA JR

7:00 pm

Duncan Lake Middle School PAC

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Friday, April 26, 2019

WILLIE WONKA JR


7:00 pm

Duncan Lake Middle School PAC

Saturday, April 27, 2019

WILLIE WONKA JR

4 pm and 7 pm

Duncan Lake Middle School PAC

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

WILLIE WONKA JR


4 pm and 7 pm

Duncan Lake Middle School PAC

ALADDIN JR CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

 

Aladdin

Aladdin, a poor street urchin, longs to make his mother proud, but sometimes loses his way. He’s the thief with a heart of gold, so cast your most charismatic actor with the versatility to play both the playful prankster and romantic lead. Make sure he has the vocal chops to carry this heavy- singing role.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: G2


Babkak, Omar, and Kassim

Babkak, Omar, and Kassim are Aladdin’s three loyal and playful pals. Babkak is the Agrabahn foodie who loves to snack, kindhearted Omar has a sensitive soul, and stubborn Kassim yearns to be a leader. When auditioning, have your potential pals read together to get a sense of their chemistry – they should be a truly tight-knit trio of strong singers and actors.

Gender: Both

Vocal range top: E4


Genie

Genie is the fast-talking, fun-loving, scene- stealing wisecracker who lives in the lamp and yearns to be free. Genie doesn’t need to be your strongest singer or dancer – look for an actor with great comic timing and a flashy and fun sense of showmanship.

Gender: Both

Vocal range top: D#4

Vocal range bottom: G2


Iago

Iago is the fawning and funny sidekick to Jafar. With only one lyric to sing, focus on finding an actor who can execute this lackey’s many sarcastic asides with comedic flair.

Gender: Both

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2


Isir, Manal, and Rajah

Isir, Manal, and Rajah, Jasmine’s devoted attendants, keep the Princess grounded with their honesty and openness. Isir, whose name means “inspiration,” is optimistic; Manal, “achievement,” is assertively encouraging; and Rajah, “hope,” is the most protective. As with Aladdin’s three pals, audition potential attendants together to get a sense of their chemistry, but above all, cast strong singers who can pull off “These Palace Walls” with aplomb.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: B3


Jafar

Jafar is the power-hungry and crooked Grand Vizier. Cast a strong actor who can sing and portray both sides of Jafar’s two-faced personality – loyal advisor to the Sultan and scheming villain – as well as pull off delicious comedic moments with his lackey, Iago.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: Eb4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2


Jasmine

Jasmine, the Princess of Agrabah, longs to experience the world outside the palace walls. Curious and assertive, she knows what she wants and craves the freedom to make her own choices. Cast a strong actor and singer who can portray both the romantic lead and a young woman caught between her responsibilities to her people and to herself.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3


Sultan

Sultan, the warm-hearted ruler who dotes on his daughter, is committed to upholding the ancient laws of Agrabah. With only a single lyric to sing, focus on casting an actor who can play this father figure convincingly.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: C4

Vocal range bottom: Ab3


Agrabahns

Agrabahns are the citizens of Agrabah who help to create the bustling marketplace – merchants, shoppers, beggars, guards, etc. Included in this ensemble are the following featured roles:

The Beggars (3) are a small group with whom Aladdin briefly interacts. Feel free to cast more beggars than the three who have scripted lines.

The Apple Vendor is a merchant who reviles the beggars and from whom Jasmine unintentionally steals an apple.

The Fortune Teller unwittingly helps Aladdin escape the guards in “One Jump Ahead.”

The Shop Owner is a marketplace vendor from whom Aladdin steals bread.

Razoul, the rough and commanding head of the palace guards, answers to Jafar. Cast a performer who can portray an intimidating leader.

The Guards (2) follow Razoul’s orders. While there are only two speaking roles, feel free to include as many additional guards as you like in your production, who can help Razoul defend the palace during “High Adventure.”

Gender: Both

Prince Abdullah


Prince Abdullah is one of Princess Jasmine’s haughty and arrogant suitors.

Gender: Male


Attendants

The Attendants (2) accompany Prince Abdullah on his journey to Agrabah.

Gender: Both


Spooky Voice

The mysterious Spooky Voice, conjured by Jafar, reveals the location of the lamp. This voice can be recorded, come from offstage, or with creative staging, come from an ensemble performer onstage.

Gender: Both


Cave of Wonders

The Cave of Wonders is the ominous voice that instructs Aladdin to fetch only the lamp from the treasures within. This voice can be created in a variety of ways, much like the Spooky Voice.

Gender: Both


Ensemble

The Ensemble in “Friend Like Me” is conjured by Genie to help wow Aladdin by singing, dancing, and assisting in performing fun and fabulous magic tricks.

Gender: Both


Entourage

The Entourage, led by Aladdin’s three pals, helps to create the visually spectacular parade through the palace in “Prince Ali.”

Gender: Both

WILLIE WONKA JR CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Willy Wonka / Candy Man 

Willy  Wonka is an enigmatic character; at once mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic. There are a number of directions to take with Wonka,  ranging from Gene Wilder's version in the original film, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, to Johnny Depp's portrayal in the recent film, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory,  and everything in between. A young man (or a young woman) who is  charismatic, engaging and has a great voice (in the case of a young man,  preferably a changed voice). The actor should be able to be funny and  serious and change between the two on a dime. It is preferred that Wonka  double as the Candy Man, as it helps reinforce that Wonka has staged  the Golden Ticket competition and is somewhat controlling this contest  along the way. Cast a fantastic actor and singer in this iconic role.

Gender: both Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G3 


Charlie Bucket  

Charlie  Bucket is the emotional heart and soul of the musical. The actor  performing Charlie should have an unchanged voice and lots of pluck and  enthusiasm. Charlie is in nearly every scene, so make sure you select an  actor who can handle the demands of a sizable role. Charlie should be a  great singer, excellent actor, and hopefully reads as younger onstage.

Gender: male Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3  


Grandpa Joe  

Grandpa Joe is  the grandfather we all wish we had when we were Charlie's age. He is  caring, patient, sweet, and always reminds Charlie to look on the bright  side. Cast an actor who can be kind, funny, and makes a great duo with  Charlie. The role sings a bit, but the singing is secondary to the  actor's solid acting skills.

Gender: male Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3  


Mr. Bucket 

This  is a great role for a young person who has a nice voice, and is a  natural nurturer. Mr. Bucket performs the number "Think Positive" with  Charlie.

Gender: male Vocal range top: C#5 Vocal range bottom: D4  


Mrs. Bucket 

This  is a great role for a young person who has a nice voice, and is a  natural nurturer. Mrs. Bucket sings "Cheer Up, Charlie" with Mr. Bucket  and Grandpa Joe. 

Gender: female Vocal range top: Db5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3  


The Candy Man Kids 

Candy Man Kids sing  "The Candy Man," and their numbers may be expanded to include as many  performers as you see fit and your program will allow.  

Gender: both 


Grandpa George  

Charlie's  three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles. Cast  performers that are innately interesting, who have good comic timing and  are solid actors. 

Gender: male  


Grandma Georgina 

Charlie's  three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles. Cast  performers that are innately interesting, who have good comic timing and  are solid actors. 

Gender: female 


Grandma Josephina 

Charlie's  three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles. Cast  performers that are innately interesting, who have good comic timing and  are solid actors.

Gender: female  


Phineous Trout 

Phineous  is the reporter who announces the winners of the Golden Ticket contest  throughout the show. The role requires some singing, so cast a boy or a  girl with a great announcer's voice and good stage presence.

Gender: male Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: B3  


Oompa-Loompa Chorus 

The  Oompa-Loompa Chorus, including Oompa-Loompas 1-5, can be as small as a  handful of performers or as large as your stage and theater can  accommodate. Consider casting your youngest performers as Oompa-Loompas  (like the sixth grade chorus) and augment them with a handful of older  students who can take the lead and serve as Oompa-Loompa wranglers.

Gender: both Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: A3  


Mrs. Gloop 

Mrs.  Gloop is Augustus' mother who has overindulged her son with food. She  accompanies Augustus on the tour of the factory, and sings "I Eat More!"  which is one of the more difficult songs in the score for young people.  The role requires a character actress who isn't afraid to take positive  risks both in her acting and her singing.

Gender: female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: B3  


Mrs. Beauregarde  

Mrs.  Beauregard is a teacher of geography and has invested a great deal of  hard-earned money on therapy for her gum-chewing daughter, with less  than stellar results. The role is virtually non-singing. Her accent  should match Violet's and the two should make a good pair onstage.

Gender: female Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C4  


Mr. Salt 

Mr.  Salt's solution to most problems is to buy his way out. He is upper  class, and usually portrayed with a high British accent. (But this  accent is not necessary-just make sure Veruca and Mr. Salt sound like  they hail from the same place.) He sings very little. A female actress  playing male may also play the role.

Gender: male Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C4  


Violet Beauregarde  

Gum  chewer extraordinaire, Violet hails from Snellville, Georgia, so it's  nice if she has a Southern American accent, but not necessary. Violet  should stand in stark contrast to 


Veruca Salt. 

Veruca is a wealthy  refined brat; Violet is more of a bluecollar, middle class brat. She  sings "Chew It" along with Willy Wonka. The song is a tour-de-force for  the right voice, so cast a young lady with strong voice.

Gender: female Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3 


Mike Teavee 

For  this adaptation Mike is not just a TV junky. He is also addicted to  video games, the Internet and any other mindnumbing technological  device. Mike is bratty, loud and obnoxious. He does not understand the  word "no." Mike and Ms. Teavee sing "I See It All On TV" so he should be  a reasonable singer, but does not need to be phenomenal. Mike could  also be portrayed by a girl playing a boy, but generally works best with  a male actor.

Gender: male Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3  


James 

James  is Charlie's friend from school. He has a few lines and sings the  introduction of "The Candy Man" along with Matilda and Charlie. This is a  great role for a performer who is newer to the stage. 

Gender: male Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: A3  


Chorus Of Cooks  

Please  note this is an optional chorus. The Cooks appear during "I Eat More!"  presenting Augustus with a smorgasbord of food choices. 

Gender: both  


Augustus Gloop  

Augustus  is the overachieving eater. Be extremely sensitive in casting this role  as it is tempting to cast an overweight young person and that can be  scarring-especially if the child struggles with this issue. Consider  casting a thin child and creating the illusion of size via the costume.  Either a boy or a girl acting like a boy can play Augustus. Augustus  sings "I Eat More!" along with his mother and Phineous Trout. The song  is on the difficult side, but does not need to be sung with a polished  pretty voice, in fact, the more character the better.

Gender: male Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: B3  


Ms. Teavee  

Ms. Teavee is a take on all television moms of the distant past. Think June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver) or Marion Cunningham (Happy Days) or even Carol Brady (The Brady Bunch). She's perfectly put together and a bit vacant. She sings "I See It All On TV" but does not require a polished voice.

Gender: female Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: B3  


Veruca Salt 

Veruca  is  wealthy, class-conscious, and completely spoiled. She is often  portrayed with a high British accent that is by no means required (brats  come in all nationalities). Veruca's solo number "I Want It Now" is  deceptively tricky and comes late in the show, so select a young lady  with a strong voice. Veruca should contrast sharply with Violet  Beauregarde in terms of look and physical type. Cast a great singer and  actor in this role who can make bold choices onstage.

Gender: female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3  


Matilda  

Matilda  is also a schoolmate of Charlie's, but she's a bit of bully. Matilda  has a few lines and sings the introduction of "The Candy Man" along with  James and Charlie.

Gender: female Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: C#4  


Squirrels 

The  squirrels are non-speaking, non-singing roles and you can cast as many  as necessary. This is a great part for beginning actors.

Gender: both  


Mrs. Beauregarde  

Mrs.  Beauregard is a teacher of geography and has invested a great deal of  hard-earned money on therapy for her gum-chewing daughter, with less  than stellar results. The role is virtually non-singing. Her accent  should match Violet's and the two should make a good pair onstage.

Gender: female Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C4   

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