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The Lion The Witch  & The Wardrobe

Based on the Novel by C.S Lewis

(Nov. 23 – Dec. 9)

Auditions (Monday, September 24 at 6:30 and Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30)

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company announces auditions for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on Monday, September 24th and Tuesday, September 25th at 6:30 p.m. at HPAC which is located in the City Square Shopping Center, 260 West Main Street, Suite 204 in Hendersonville. This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. Production dates will be Friday, November 24th through Sunday, December 7th, with shows on Thursdays (with the exception of Thanksgiving), Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00. There will be pages from the script made available on our website at that you can study and we will also have some cold readings from the script at the auditions. Please come dressed in comfortable clothing for animal movement workshop during auditions. Please note that it is not necessary to come to both days of auditions. Headshots and resumes are welcome but not necessary. For any further questions, please call 615-826-6037.

The play's setting is classically English and several characters are preferred to have English accents or "stage speech." Some characters may do without it, however, notably those who belong to the armies and the various Narnian creatures. The ages noted for each character are meant to give an idea of a range but can be flexible.

ASLAN: (male, 25+) Regal and powerful but with an underlying passion, the lion stands as the rightful king of Narnia with a large presence about him. 
WHITE WITCH: (female, 25+) Cunningly sweet one moment then strikingly wrathful the next, she is the one who has usurped the throne from Aslan.

PETER: (male, 15-21) The oldest of the four children who venture to Narnia. A young man of integrity with leadership and take charge skills. 

SUSAN: (female, 14-21) The second oldest of the four children who venture to Narnia. While compassionate, she feels as if she has to "parent" her younger siblings reflecting in a slightly bossy persona.

EDMUND: (male, 11-18) The third youngest of the four children who venture to Narnia. Cranky and temperamental, he sides with the witch without his siblings.  

LUCY: (female, 10-14) The youngest of the four children who venture to Narnia. Sincere and sweet, she leads her family in the adventure by being the first to discover the wardrobe and the land that lies beyond.

MR. BEAVER: (male, 25+) A cranky pessimist, but at heart a true Narnian patriot who aids the children. 

MRS. BEAVER: (female, 25+) Wife of Mr. Beaver, she is plucky and boisterous, she also aids the children in their venture.  

UNICORN: (male or female, 15-40) Spirited and naïve, they lead the quest after the White Stag and aid the Beavers in helping the four children.

CENTAUR: (male or female, 18+): Bold and brave, they long for Aslan’s victory over the witch and their character helps move the narrative of the story along.  

TUMNUS: (male, 18+) Quirky and nervous, he's a good-hearted faun that gets mixed up in the wrong crowd.  

FENRIS ULF: (male, 18+) Grave, arrogant and militant, the wolf leads the witch’s secret police. 

FATHER CHRISTMAS: (male, 25+) He embodies the spirit of Christmas and brings gifts for the four children.

ELF: (male or female, 10-18) They aid in the arrival of Father Christmas and give gifts to the four children.

DWARF: (male, 15+) A servant to the White Witch. He is constantly at her side as her henchman.

WHITE STAG: (male or female, 15+) Gracefully and elusive, they appear through the play as an omen of good fortune. An actor with dance ability or graceful movement preferred here.

ASLAN'S FOLLOWERS, WITCH'S ARMY, WOOD NYMPHS: (males and females, any age) This ensemble will be used throughout the play for scene changes, battle sequences, etc. Many of the ensemble members will be asked to move animalistically as creatures of Narnia.