Based on the Disney Channel original movie, Disney’s Descendants the Musical brings the heroes and villains you know and love live to the stage! While the fairytale royalty reside happily in the Kingdom of Auradon, the iconic villains are banished to the wretched Isle of the Lost. Twenty years later, a new official decree is announced: the children of Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, Jafar, and the Evil Queen are invited to attend Auradon Prep School because the future generation should not be punished for the past. The new generation gets to determine whether someone is born evil or if they have wickedness thrust upon them.
We are committed to casting youth and adults ages 10 and up that will reflect the people of our community. Auradon and the Isle of the Lost are diverse communities with inhabitants of all races, ages, abilities, body types, and gender identities and we will cast the production as such.
Learn all about the story, our vision, and the auditions for Disney’s Descendants the Musical by attending our audition info meeting on November 2nd, 6-7PM via Zoom.
The link to sign up will be posted 2 weeks before the audition dates.
- Info session: November 2nd, 6-7PM. Sign up HERE!
- Auditions: 6-9pm on November 9th & and 10am-3pm on November 12th
- Please note: you will choose one 30-minute audition slot on either day. Please prepare to attend for the entire 30-minute time slot.
- Callbacks: 6-9pm on November 16th
- Please note: callbacks are about collecting more information than what was seen at auditions, so not everyone will be asked to attend. This does not mean that you are not cast in the show; everyone will receive notification about casting the week of November 21.
- Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00pm and a few Saturday rehearsals. Not everyone is called for every rehearsal.
- Tech rehearsals: January 23th – 26th
- Performances: January 27th – 7:30 PM, January 28th – 2:00 PM, January 29th – 2:00 PM, February 2nd*, February 3rd – 7:30 PM, February 4th – 2:00 PM, February 5th – 2:00 PM, February 9th*, February 10th – 7:30 PM, February 11th – 2:00 PM, February 12th – 2:00 PM
HOLD for possible added performances: February 4th – & 11 at 7:30pm)
*Daytime School Performances
Director: Jeff Anderson
Choreographer: Krysti Wiita
Assistant Choreographer: Nicki Kromminga
Music Director: Hillary Vermillion
Scenic Designer: Kim Lartz
Costume Designer: Jessica Mancini
Light Designer: Grant Merges
Props Master: Bonnie Bologna
Sound Designer: Steve Sanders
What to Prepare for Auditions
Auditions provide an opportunity for you to showcase your theatre interests and talents. We want to get to know you and see you succeed! The audition for Disney’s Descendants the Musical will have three parts to it: singing, dancing, and a lip sync. Please read on for more information about how to prepare. And remember to have fun!
Please indicate any special talents on your audition form including but not limited to formal dance training, gymnastic skills, or musical instrument proficiencies.
1) Please prepare a MUSIC SELECTION.
Please prepare a song from the list below that best showcases your voice and demonstrates a connection to the character that you are auditioning for. Click on the links below for the sheet music. Please be prepared to sing along with accompaniment tracks.
- Mal: “If Only” measures 4-33
- Fairy God Mother: “Good is the New Bad” measures 1-5
- Maleficent: “Evil Like Me” measures 1-23
- Any: “Did I Mention” measures 1-15
- Evie, Jay, Carlos: “Chillin’ Like a Villain” measures 2-31
- Ben: “Better Together” measures 4-13
2) Please be prepared to LIP-SYNC.
A good lip-sync is either meant to showcase the performer’s acting skills or dancing skills. While you will have the chance to sing and dance, the lip-sync portion of this audition is an opportunity for you to showcase your energy and acting skills! Have fun with this! We are looking to see how you can commit. Make it funny, make it serious, make us cry… Just make an impression!
Pick one of the song options from the MUSIC SELECTIONS portion of the audition. You may either choose to do the same song as your singing audition or select a different song. Full tracks are below, but you only need to prepare the portion of the first part of the song (same section as the MUSIC SELECTION cutting).
- “If Only” track (top of song-measure 33)
- “Good is the New Bad” track (measures 1-5)
- “Evil Like Me” track (measures 1-23)
- “Did I Mention” track (measures 1-15)
- “Chillin’ Like a Villain” track (top of song through measure 31)
- “Better Together” track (top of song through measure 13)
3) Please come ready to dance! You do not need to prepare ahead of time as our choreographers will teach at the audition. Please dress for movement, wearing clothing and shoes that allow you to comfortably and safely move (dance shoes are not needed).
Mal – The hero. She is a sneaky, smart, ruthless girl who was raised to be a leader. Though she is compassionate to her friends, she is vengeful and unforgiving to anyone who doesn’t actively help her. She is artistic and has a knack for casting spells. As the daughter of Maleficent, she wants to be like her mother: pure evil. Her “mean girl” façade is an act because she does not want to be seen as weak but deep down she is a good person. Gender: Female presenting, all ethnicities, potential physical intimacy/kiss.
Evie – She is smart, flirty, and very kind in the long run—Unlike the others. She is very charming. But don’t let her charm fool you, Evie is loyal and authoritative when she wants to be. The Evil Queen Grimhilde’s daughter. She hides her brilliance behind a superficial, image-obsessed attitude. Gender: Female presenting, all ethnicities, potential physical intimacy/kiss.
Jay — He is handsome, punkish, and mischievous. Being athletic, Jay provides the brawn in the group. He is a thief, a con man, a fetching quick-witted boy with charm to spare, whose lies are as beautiful and silvery as his eyes. Jafar’s son. Gender: Male presenting & all ethnicities.
Carlos-. He is jumpy and anxious, but with the skills of a true tech prodigy. Despite a fear of dogs and just about everything else, he has the capacity to be brave and kind. Cruella de Vil’s son. Gender: Male presenting & all ethnicities.
Maleficent – The antagonist. The infamous evil fairy. She is a profoundly selfish absentee parent with an unquenchable taste for vengeance. She unleashes the full brunt of her wrath with a smile. She is soft spoken, proper and elegant, underneath she is simply a monster who enjoys being evil. Gender: Female presenting & all ethnicities.
Grimhilde– Snow White’s wicked adversary. An aging beauty queen, she is still desperate to be the fairest of them all. She is cold, cruel, and has an extreme vanity that made her utterly intolerant of rivals. Her vanity and jealousy of Snow White’s superior beauty drove her to insanity. Gender: Female presenting & all ethnicities.
Jafar – Aladdin’s nemesis. He is a slimy, washed-up crime lord desperate for a way back to the top. He will not hesitate to destroy anyone he perceives as a threat to his own sinister designs. Gender: Male presenting & all ethnicities.
Cruella de Vil– A Dalmatian-loving dog-snatcher. She is an obsessive, eccentric, and overbearing helicopter mom. She is described as cruel, greedy, mean, and sarcastic. She has a strong hatred of dogs, in which she would even go as far as to skin them nearly alive to make a fur coat. Gender: Female presenting & all ethnicities.
Ben – He is a classically regal, optimistic kid who bears the weight of soon becoming King of Auradon. He is the popular one. He is sweet-natured teen who believes in second chances. He does seem to have low self-confidence as he sometimes isn’t sure if he is cut out to be king. Son of the Beast and Belle. Gender: Male presenting, all ethnicities, potential physical intimacy/kiss.
King Beast – Ben’s father and King of Auradon. Royal and rule-driven, he knows a bit about being marginalized. Beast is sarcastic, to the point of playfully insulting his wife. Gender: Male presenting & all ethnicities.
Queen Belle – Ben’s mother and Queen of Auradon. Warm, but cautious, she doesn’t understand her son’s generation. She is kind-hearted, loving, and beloved, she is level-headed and calm. Belle is very much in love with her husband of twenty years. She possesses a distaste for those who are self-absorbed. Gender: Female presenting & all ethnicities.
Fairy Godmother – Headmistress of Auradon Prep. Busy and bubbly, she’ll do anything to keep the school afloat. She is a wise, kind, and accepting human with a lot of patience. Gender: Female presenting & all ethnicities.
Jane – Fairy Godmother’s daughter. Meek and mousy, but hungry for attention, she’s looking for her moment to shine. Jane is initially shy, demure, and fearful. She has a lack self-confidence at the beginning but learns it is not about how a person looks as much as what they are inside. Gender: Female presenting & all ethnicities.
Chad – Cinderella and Prince Charming’s son. An arrogant and spoiled blockhead, he’s never wanted for anything. He can be considered underhanded and close-minded. He is big flirt and a heart-breaker. He can be a bit of a jerk in the land, but he is pretty harmless. Gender: Male presenting, all ethnicities & potential physical intimacy/kiss.
Audrey – Sleeping Beauty’s daughter. The malicious queen bee of Auradon Prep, she has her eye on the throne. She is an extremely vain girl who tends to over-worry and believes herself to be the most beautiful girl in school. She has a great deal of empathy but only on a surface level. Gender: Female presenting, all ethnicities & potential physical intimacy/kiss.
Doug – Dopey’s son. Nerdy and sweet, he does all the work that his fellow students don’t want to do. He is a smart, sweet, yet socially awkward young man. He has a passion for music. Gender: Male presenting & all ethnicities.
Royal Page – Auradonian messenger, enormously nervous. Gender: Any & all ethnicities.
Royal Guard – Museum employee, less than vigilant. Gender: Any & all ethnicities.
Maurice – Chemistry teacher and Belle’s father. He is kooky and stuck in his ways. Gender: Male Presenting & all ethnicities.
Coach – Tourney coach, resigned to the team’s mediocrity until meeting a surprise star player. Gender: Any & all ethnicities.
Snow White – Red carpet reporter. She is the voice of the masses. She is kind, sweet and gentle. Gender: Female presenting & all ethnicities.
Ensemble – Isle Students, Auradonians, Coronation Crowd. Gender: any & all ethnicities.