Description:

Based on Disney’s Oscar-nominated film, Disney's Mulan JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. With hit songs and a story packed with action, humor and heart, Disney's Mulan JR. brings ancient China to life with a modern sensibility.

The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor! Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. As the great battle with the Huns approaches, Mulan must choose between revealing her true identity as a girl or saving all of China with her clever plan.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, May 24th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 26th @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Sunday March 3, 2019 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

The Crighton Theatre:

234 N Main Street
Conroe, TX 77301


Show Notes:

Auditions for Mulan will be held March 15-16. Sign ups will begin when classes for our spring session open.

Location for auditions & rehearsals:
First Christian Church, Conroe 
MAP

Rehearsal dates:
March 22-23, 29-30
April 5-6, 12-13, 26-27
May 3-4, 10-11, 17-18

Move-In to The Crighton Theatre -  May 19
Tech Week - May 20-22
School Day Shows - May 23
Shows - May 24-26

Mandatory Parent Meetings-
March 22, 7pm
May 17, 7pm

Please contact Jeannie Bailey with any questions, jeannie@cythouston.org.


Characters:

Ancestors

The Ancestors should have strong focus as they are observing the action throughout. They also need to be strong actor/singers that can carry solo work. It is helpful for them to match what they represent in either manner or physical type. Laozi (pronounced LAU-tsi) represents Honor and is the leader of the group. Lin represents Loyalty and is the hardest on Mulan; Lin does not appreciate any challenges to the old-world belief system. ZHANG (ZANG) represents Strength, the strong silent type. Hong represents Destiny and is Laozi's right-hand man. Yun (YOON) represents Love and is Mulan's greatest advocate from the beginning - the mother figure that eventually encourages the others to support Mulan for who she is. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Fa Zhou

Fa Zhou (fa ZOO), Mulan's father, should be a confident and calm performer who has a strong presence. Without playing "older," his calm strength contrasts with Mulan's frenetic energy at the top of the show. We see that Mulan is truly her father's daughter when she grows wise through her journey. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: C4

Fa Li

Fa Li, Mulan's mother, is someone who also possesses strength but understands her place in her generation and culture. There is a definite wisdom that she passes on to Mulan. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: C4

Grandmother Fa

Grandmother Fa sees greatness in Mulan, but still wants her to achieve it through tradition. There is mischief in her eye. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Mulan

Mulan needs to have strength and courage in her performance and be convincing in her passion and determination to protect her father and family. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Mushu

Mushu (MOO shoo) - although comedy is very important for this character (a talking dragon), remember that we have to feel sympathy for Mushu's struggle to get back into the Temple. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: D4

The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker provides comic relief through the "straight man" approach. Someone with an overbearing presence who can maintain composure through a comic scene.

Chi Fu

Chi Fu (chee FU) is your typical "bad guy," the quintessential political character, manipulative and proud to a fault. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: E4

Shan-yu

Shan-Yu (shawn YU) - Is someone with tremendous presence who can convince the audience that he can lead an invasion.

Shang

Shang needs to have strength, but also the openness to learn from Mulan. He is general's son but has a brain too. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: D4

Yao

Yao, Ling and Qian-Po (cheeann-PO) should be able to work as a team and be misfits in the army, like Mulan, and able to really play around while dressing up like maidens during the show's climax. Yao considers himself to be a big tough guy; he has a bark and bite, but all in all a good person. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: E4

Ling

Yao, Ling and Qian-Po (cheeann-PO) should be able to work as a team and be misfits in the army, like Mulan, and able to really play around while dressing up like maidens during the show's climax. Ling is a bit of a scam artist, and not the brightest guy in the world. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: E4

Qian-po

Yao, Ling and Qian-Po (cheeann-PO) should be able to work as a team and be misfits in the army, like Mulan, and able to really play around while dressing up like maidens during the show's climax. Qian-Po is a real sweetheart of a monk who would rather have a good meal than a battle scene. Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: E4

Ensemble

The Ensemble provides sound effects throughout the show, but also steps into the action when needed to play Fathers, Mothers, Daughters, Sons, Dressmakers, Hairdressers, Groomers, Young Hsaio, Older Yi, Young Yi, Magyar, Subar-Tu, Chen, Liu and the Cheongsam Salesperson. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3