The show is for kids ages 7-15. We will cast everyone with some sort of a featured role: lines, a solo, dance or featured action.
Auditions will consist of a short dance combination, then the kids will be called to sing part of a song and read a short excerpt from the script
Please look at the songs below, and choose the one that you sing the best. It might not be your favorite! For your audition, you will sing with an accompaniment track that has no other singers. Please also choose an excerpt from the script to prepare. You do not need to memorize these. Let us know if you can tap dance!
YouTube has the original cartoons as well as versions of the show to watch.
If you want extra help to prepare, we will have an audition workshop on Sunday, September 8 from 2-5pm. Pre-register on the Park District website.
Audition Materials can be found on: MTI website
Song 1: “I’m Just a Bill”
Song 2: “Interplanet Janet”
Song 3: “Conjunction Junction”
Song 4: ”Unpack my Adjectives”
And if you can do an Elvis impersonation: “The Circulation”
Monologue 1: When I started out, I wasn’t even a Bill – I was just an idea. Some folks back home decided they wanted a law passed. So they called their local congressman and he said “You’re right! There ought to be a law!” Then he sat down, wrote me out, and introduced me to Congress, and I became a bill. And I’ll remain a bill until they decide to make me a law!
Monologue 2: Good morning, class. I’m your new teacher Mr Mizer. No, that’s terrible. I don’t know why I’m so nervous this morning. I mean, I have a degree. I love children. There’s no reason why I won’t be a great teacher. I’ll be fine. They’re only 8 year olds. I remember what it’s like to be 8…I think”
Monologue 3: That was one of my favorite songs! I’ve forgotten how much I learned on Saturday mornings between bowls of Cocoa Puffs. It was a Schoolhouse Rock Song that helped me pass Mr. Down’s Constitution exam. An entire classroom of people snag together.
Monologue 4: Good, Tom, Good. But don’t forget that English isn’t the first language of many of your new students. You have a lot of students from other countries nad cultures. You will be a very important part in their transition to America. That’s what’s so exciting, You have as much to learn from them as they have to learn from you. That’s one of the great things about growing up in the United States.