CASTING AND PARTS INFORMATION FOR OLYMPUS
(GRADES 5 - 8 LEAD AUDITION SIGN-UP TIMES AT BOTTOM OF PAGE)

I) For the Combined School Performance on Sunday November 25th:

1) EVERYONE is cast in 3 scenes:

— the opening number Olympus as a Olympian or a Titan (their pick), unless they’re cast as a lead in that song
PWS, Cedarwood, Micha-el: Olympians 1 or Titans 1
PVS, Swallowtail: Olympians 2 or Titans 2
ALL students (save Hades himself) will transition in the song Olympus to become Servants of Hades and sing those parts
— The two songs We Need A Bride and Slap On A Sash
PWS, Cedarwood, Micha-el: Olympians 1
PVS, Swallowtail: Olympians 2
— The final fight scene XIV, either as Olympians or Titans, as they played in Olympus

  • GRADES 1 - 3 are also cast as Undersea Creatures in Scene IVA, singing the song What In The World Is This?
    (grades 4 - 8 can take part in this song as an option)

2) everyone has the option to be cast in 2 scenes (one or both), if they wish:

— As strange creatures in Scene III the Graeae’s lair, and sing the Chorus parts in the song The Graeae
— As Charon’s Minions in Scene XII the River Styx, singing the Minion part in The Other Side

3) students grades 5 - 8 have the option to be considered for larger parts in the combined show via a 5-10 minute phone audition, by sign-up

Auditions will happen Saturday October 20th between 9 am and 3 pm. If the part has any solo or duet singing, students will prepare to sing a 30-45 second song of their choice prior to the audition.
Information on parts and the sign-up sheet can be found by scrolling further down this page.


For the Mini-shows at each School:

1) everyone will play an olympian in two songs (unless they are cast as leads)

— The two songs are We Need A Bride and Slap On A Sash. We will decided at each school who sings Olympian 1 and Olympian 2.

2) grades 4 and up can request to be considered for larger parts in the following scenes and songs, to be performed at each school on that school’s final club session

— Depending on the club size and interest at each school, our mini-performance will either be

  • The two songs We Need A Bride and Slap On A Sash, and the song The Graeae

  • These three songs plus a few additional scenes or songs

The parts assignments for the school-specific sessions will be discussed in class the 2nd week of the club, and students interested in being considered for larger parts will get to write their choices / preferences on paper.


Lead and Individual Parts in Olympus for the Combined Show November 25
(Grades 5 and Up)

The listings below show

  • the relative size of the spoken part for that character: small, medium, or large (S, M, L)

  • The number of songs

  • Whether the songs are solo, duet, or group.

  • A little bit about each character

  • The gender on stage of the character, or whether that is flexible. For the casting, any child can be considered to play any gender, should they wish

**Note: In Rovainen Musicals productions, students can play or audition for characters of any gender they wish—for example, a male could audition for Aphrodite and a female for Ares. However, regardless of gender one's singing range does influence the casting for lead roles (though we can bring songs down or up an octave depending on one's gender and vocal range).
 

Example for How to Read These Listings

Character          M/F/Gender Neutral (whether the character is male, female, or gender neutral onstage)          Character description
          Solo song or duet (Y/N)  — Songs character is in        

If you'd like to hear a sample of a song the character sings, click here for song samples
 

Larger Individual Parts That Have Solo Singing

*** (NOTE:  some of these parts may be split over the show's length; Aphrodite likely split into 3-4 parts)

-- Aphrodite    F    Goddess of Love who tries to work for peace, dismissed by the other gods. Finds her courage and heroism to save Olympus — The Me Inside — The Me Inside 1st Reprise — The Me Inside 2nd Reprise — School Song (II, Aphrodite)
— Olympus (short solo) Depending on the casting, we might do the song You Never Saw Me, which is not currently in the script.

-- Zeus       M    Ruler of the Gods, full of fire, anger, and arrogance. Solo Yes        — To Be A God (short) — We Need A Bride (short)
— Olympus (short solo) Depending on the casting, we might do the song You Never Saw Me, which is not currently in the script.

-- Hero    M/F/Gender Neutral   A god in training who steals Poseidon's trident, starts a war, then journeys to Hades to try to stop it
                      — Remember Me    

-- Ares    M     God of War   impulsive, strong, dismissive and rude to Aphrodite. Ends up going to the Titans as a bride in disguise
                  — Slap On A Sash

-- Athena   F    Goddess of Wisdom     speaks for justice and the wisest course
                — We Need A Bride

-- Hades  M     God of the Underworld Estranged brother of Zeus, oversees the dead. Witty, lawful, and dutiful
                — Olympus — Hades

-- Artemis  F     Goddess of Hunting   Warlike, but reasoned
                — School Song I — We Need A Bride — Slap On A Sash

Smaller Individual Parts With Solo Singing

-- Hephaestus  M     Blacksmith of the Gods    Strong, orderly, phlegmatic
                — We Need A Bride (short solo in this song)

-- Hermes  M     Messenger of the Gods     Quick and dutiful
                Solo Yes — School Song I

-- Charon  M/F/Gender Neutral     Ferryman on the River Styx to Hades
Solo Yes — The Other Side

-- The Graeae   Deino, Enyo, and Pemphredo    Three wise blind sisters who guide Hero
Solos Yes — The Graeae

Individual Parts That Do Not Have Solo Singing

-- Heracles  M    Demigod Hero of action, conquests, and fighting. Ares' companion in arms and attitude
                Solo No Sings in a few group songs

TITANS (in ~2-3 scenes with lines, without much singing other than in Olympus)

-- Menoetius  M Titan of Anger; killed by Ares; rescued from Hades; eventual ally of Aphrodite
-- Perses  M Titan of Destruction          his brother killed by Ares; vows war on Olympus
-- Pallas  M Titan of Warfare
-- Metis  F      Titan who tries to avert war and work for peace
-- Rhea  F     Ruler of the Titans; marries the Olympian bride, who is Ares in disguise
 

Individual Parts with 1-20 lines (spoken or sung)

Most of these characters are on only one scene, save Hera. Hera is in all the Olympian scenes, has only has one spoken line in the play, but sings in all the group numbers.

-- Jason and Alexander (the Doofs)  M     Two visitors in a museum, make fun of Greek statues
-- Their Mother  F     Educates Jason and Alexander about the Ancient Greeks
-- Persephone  
F     Daughter of Demeter, wrongfully betrothed to Hades four lines near end of play
-- Hera  F      God of Marriage, Wife of Zeus     Loyal, submissive; supportive of Aphrodite when she can
-- Poseidon  M    God of the Sea    Estranged brother of Zeus; keeper of the Kraken (no lines)
-- Cymone  
M/F/Gender Neutral     Demigod student, friend of Hero.
-- Mother in Ancient Greece  F     Consults Olympic gods with a dilemma
-- Students 1-4 M/F/Gender Neutral   Demigods in Training   (are also in group student part below) 
-- Page Makes a few announcements to the gods
-- Dionysus sings a solo line in We Need A Bride


AUTUMN 2018 THEATER CLUB
LEAD PHONE CONVERSATION TIMETABLE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH BY PHONE
GRADES 5 AND UP

To sign up for a lead phone conversation slot, please email directortorsti@rovainenmusicals.com with your top three (3) lead slot time preferences, in order, and the best phone number at which to call your child. We will schedule your child accordingly and send you a confirmation email with the time we will be doing. We will call you on the day and time of the audition.

This schedule will be updated periodically.

Students will come to the phone conversation ready to talk about what types of role(s) they are most interested in for the theater club and, if they are interested in any roles with any solo singing, prepared to sing a ~30-45 second excerpt from a song of their choice (does not need to be from our play). We will be making our casting decisions on Sunday October 21 and sending out notifications via email to parents that evening.

Lead conversations will happen only during the times listed below.
 

SATURDAY   MARCH 20

9:00 - 9:10   _________
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9:30 - 9:40   _Oliver Pauling__
9:40 - 9:50   _Caroline Saxton-Rowe__
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10:00 - 10:10   _Gwen Dadek__
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11:00 - 11:10  _Liel Voss-Andreae__
11:10 - 11:20   _Dora Moore__
11:20 - 11:30   _Rain Baumann__
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12:30 - 12:40   _Cody Westerman__
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