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Camp Just Imagine

Camp Just Imagine is designed for students entering grades 2-6 and will incorporate many aspects of theater. Campers will have the opportunity to audition for lead roles, dance and sing with the ensemble, and create the Aristocats world designing props, sets and costumes. A finale show will be performed for campers’ friends and families.

2016 Camp Just Imagine presents:

ARISTOCATS_4C

Music and Lyrics by
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman,
Al Rinker and Floyd Huddleston, Terry Giklyson

Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music by Bryan Louiselle
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Michael Bernard
Based on the 1970 Disney film “The Aristocats”

 

REGISTER FOR CAMP JUST IMAGINE “Aristocats”!

 

Dates and Locations

      • Round Rock
        June 13 – 17
        Cedar Valley Middle Schol
        8139 Racine Trail
        Austin, TX 78717
        Hosted by Round Rock ISD
      • Clear Creek (Houston Area)
      • Full-stamp-New
        June 27 – July 1
        Clear Falls High School
        4380 Village Way
        League City, TX 77573
      • Cedar Park
      • Cedar ParkFull-stamp-New
        July 11 – July 15
        Cedar Park Middle School
        2100 Sun Chase Blvd.
        Cedar Park, TX 78613
        Hosted by Leander ISD
      • Cedar ParkFull-stamp-New
        August 1 – August 5
        Cedar Park Middle School
        2100 Sun Chase Blvd.
        Cedar Park, TX 78613
        Hosted by Leander ISD

Camp Information

Registration is $160.00 per camper, per week.
Camp Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Age Requirement: Entering second – sixth grade
Campers will receive a complimentary t-shirt and daily healthy snack, but will need to provide their own sack lunch each day.
On Friday, we invite all friends and family to join us for the show. Doors open at 4:00 pm and the show will begin at 4:30 pm.

 

Extended Camp Hours

Available for an additional $40.00 per camper, per week
Early Drop Off: 7:30 am – 8:30 am / After Care 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm – price includes both.
During extended camp hours, campers will have structured play time.

 

Plot Summary

The Alley Cats introduce Berlioz, Marie, Toulouse and their mother Duchess – the richest cats in all of Paris. When the Aristocats’ beloved owner Madame announces that she has left them all of her money, Edgar, the family butler, becomes very jealous. While the Aristocats practice singing, Edgar warms some milk. After they fall asleep, Edgar takes the Aristocats out into the country and leaves them in a ditch.

As the Aristocats wake up, lost and alone, Napoleon and his pack of Country Dogs chase Edgar away. An Alley Cat named O’Malley discovers the Aristocats, who are surprised to find him friendly. Despite the protests of the other Alley Cats, O’Malley agrees to help the Aristocats find their way home to Madame. Napoleon and the Dogs find the Cats and chase them down. When Marie falls into a river, O’Malley dives in to save her, only to be saved himself by a pair of Geese, Abigail and Amelia. The whole gang waddles back to the city.

In Paris, O’Malley and the Alley Cats show the Aristocats the benefits of their freewheeling life. Duchess invites O’Malley to come home with her, but he decides to stay in the alley. Surprised to find them home, Edgar traps the Aristocats and prepares to ship them to Timbuktu. Roquefort the Mouse runs off to get help from O’Malley. The Dogs and Geese join the Alley Cats to save the Aristocats and ship Edgar away. Madame celebrates the return of her precious Aristocats and agrees to take in all their friends as her treasured pets.

 

Character Breakdown

1 Act, G Rated
Cast Size: 65 Campers
19 Roles + Ensemble
Dance Requirements: Standard to None

 

Thomas O’malley – Lead Character
*Auditions will begin with campers entering 4th – 6th Grade.
Younger grades should speak with the Show Director if they would like to audition for this character.
Thomas O’Malley is 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. This role requires a strong actor, singer, and mover. They should also be comfortable flirting with the actress playing Duchess. The success of the show largely hinges on the energy of this leading cat.

 

Duchess – Lead Character
*Auditions will begin with campers entering 4th – 6th Grade.
Younger grades should speak with the Show Director if they would like to audition for this character.
Duchess is the elegant and nurturing mother of the Aristokittens. This leading role requires small group singing, but no solos. The person cast will need to be a strong actor and mover, but does not need to be a strong singer. We will look for a mature actor who is able to convey a maternal figure.

 

Edgar – Lead Character
*Auditions will begin with campers entering 4th – 6th Grade.
Younger grades should speak with the Show Director if they would like to audition for this character.
Edgar is the villainous butler of Madame. He’s allergic to the pampered Aristocats and secretly hates tending to them. This leading part requires a strong and mature performer with excellent acting and singing skills. We will cast an actor who can portray a believable sneeze, possesses excellent comedic timing, and is unafraid to be mean.

 

Toulouse and Berlioz  – Lead Characters
Toulouse and Berlioz are Duchess’s sons. Since these Aristokittens are in the majority of the scenes but require little solo singing, we will cast two of our stronger actors who can sing well. Toulouse yearns to be seen as tougher than he is and has a small singing solo. Berlioz a slightly smaller part than Toulouse and requires no solo singing.

 

Marie – Lead Character
Marie is the spirited and sassy daughter of Duchess. She is the youngest child and a charmer just like her mother. Since she’s in the majority of the show and has a small singing solo, we will cast a stronger actor rather than singer.

 

Roquefort – Supporting Character
Roquefort is the naïve yet ultimately brave house mouse who overcomes his fears and saves the Aristokittens from Edgar. This role requires a strong singer and character actor who can believably play innocent and frightened.

 

Madame – Supporting Character
*Auditions will begin with campers entering 4th – 6th Grade.
Younger grades should speak with the Show Director if they would like to audition for this character.
Madame is the eccentric and kind human owner of the Aristocats who loves her pets more than anything else in the world. This small character role requires a good actor who possesses the maturity to play a maternal role as well as being capable of delivering a short singing solo. Since Madame only appears at the beginning and end of the show, the actor might double as an Alley Cat for the country section of the show.

 

General Napoleon and Private Lafayette – Supporting Characters
General Napoleon and Private Lafayette are two country dogs in a comedic power struggle throughout the show. Napoleon is the power-hungry leader and Lafayette the not-so-subservient private. These roles do not require solo singing, so we will cast based on acting and the ability to move like a dog. Since this comic duo feeds off of each other, we will cast actors who can work well together.

 

Vichy and Soisse – Supporting Characters
Vichy and Soisse are two privates in the dog army who report to General Napoleon. These are smaller acting roles that require good movers and solid singing voices appropriate for small group singing.

 

Amelia and Abigail – Supporting Characters
Amelia and Abigail are the two bold geese sisters who rescue O’Malley from the river and lead the way out of the country back to Paris. These comedic characters sing a duet (but no solos), so we will cast solid singers and actors. It’s also important for Amelia and Abby to be able to move convincingly as geese.

 

Scat Cat – Lead Character
*Auditions will begin with campers entering 4th – 6th Grade.
Younger grades should speak with the Show Director if they would like to audition for this character.
Scat Cat is 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 we will cast a strong singer and smooth mover who is willing to go over-the-top on both movement and acting improvisations. The more creative and able to perform outside the box, the better.

 

Hep, Mad, Slick And Wacky  (Alley Cats)  – Supporting Characters
The Alley Cats (Hep, Mad, Slick and Wacky), although small acting parts, are the glue that holds Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS together. These storytellers set up and comment on the action as well as execute the scene changes. These roles require actors with strong speaking voices who can focus onstage for long periods of time. They should also have good memories for the more complicated blocking of scene changes and transitions.

 

Dog Army – Small Group and Ensemble
* This group would be a great role for a timid actor, someone new to the stage or a younger camper.
Actors cast in the dog army will help to sing all ensemble songs as well as have a spotlight scene while helping the Aristocats. While lead and supporting characters have a few lines throughout the show, it is the ensembles that must carry the story and make the audience believe they have been transported to France.

 

Alley Cats – Small Group and Ensemble
* This group would be a great role for a timid actor, someone new to the stage or a younger camper.
Actors cast as an Alley Cat will help to sing all ensemble songs as well as have a few spotlight scenes. While lead and supporting characters have a few lines throughout the show, it is the ensembles that must carry the story and make the audience believe they have been transported to France.

 

Cirriculum

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES
  • MUSICAL SCALES
  • JAZZ
  • HEALTH AND HABITATS
  • FRENCH CULTURE
  • MODES OF TRANSPORTATION
  • COOPERATION
  • RESPONSIBILITY

 

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