GRADES 1-4: aRISTOCATS
January 11-March 15
No Class on February 22nd
SHOWS: March 17 & 18
$225 for Participation
The Daly Theater @ THE SPACE, 56 Island Street, Lawrence
Our students will focus on character work, acting through singing, and scene basics while putting on the productions of "Aristocats"
There will be a balanced emphasis on music, acting, and dance. This program nurtures rehearsal and performance principles, requiring commitment, teamwork, and collaboration within diverse creative processes.
**The first class will consist of an audition portion! No previous preparation is needed, as it will all be taught in class.
Thomas O'malley-- the charming and charismatic lead alley cat. He lives as a free spirit with no attachments but secretly desires to be part of a family.
Duchess-- the elegant and nurturing mother of the Aristokittens.
Edgar-- the villainous butler of Madame. He's allergic to the pampered Aristocats and secretly hates tending to them.
Toulouse- Duchess's son who yearns to be seen as tougher than he is.
Berlioz-- Duchess's other son
Marie-- the spirited and sassy daughter of Duchess.
Roquefort-- the naïve yet ultimately brave house mouse who overcomes his fears and saves the Aristokittens from Edgar.
Madame-- the eccentric and kind human owner of the Aristocats who loves her pets more than anything else in the world.
General Napoleon and Private Lafayette -- two country dogs in a comedic power struggle throughout the show. Napoleon is the power-hungry leader and Lafayette the not-so-subservient private.
Vichy and Soisse-- two privates in the dog army who report to General Napoleon.
Amelia and Abigail -- the two bold geese sisters who rescue O'Malley from the river and lead the way out of the country back to Paris.
Scat Cat-- the jazzy leader of the Alley Cat narrators. He or she is ultra-hip and enjoys introducing the Aristocats to jazz music. Scat Cat leads the song "Ev'rybody Want to Be a Cat" so cast a strong singer and smooth mover. When auditioning, look for a child that's willing to go over-the-top on both movement and acting improvisations. The more creative and able to perform outside the box, the better. Scat Cat can be played by either a girl or a boy.
The Alley Cats (Hep, Mad, Slick and Wacky)-- a chorus of cat narrators.