The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Auditions

Auditions are for actors ages 16 years of age and older and will be open call, no advance registration required. Actors may be asked to read cold from the script, and if there is a part you especially want, character sides are available for you to download and prepare ahead of time.

Monday, August 22, 6:30 pm
Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 pm

Coronavirus Vaccination Requirement

Everyone in the cast and crew must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before rehearsals start.

Performance

Performance dates: Friday-Sunday, November 11-20, 2022

The Show

The Lion, the Witch, and Wardrobe, based on the book by C.S. Lewis, is a story about love, courage, and sacrifice, and will excite audiences of all ages! Four children, Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy, are sent to stay with an old professor in the English countryside during World War II to escape the London air raids . While there, they discover an old wardrobe that sets them on an adventure of a lifetime! Finding themselves in the magical land of Narnia, the children soon discover the land is held captive by the evil
White Witch, and it is up to them and the Great Lion Aslan to put an end to her reign and free Narnia.

Character Description

Aslan the Lion: He is the creator and mighty ruler of Narnia, the Great Lion. He carries himself with wisdom, nobility, and strength as a warrior and king. His greatest desire is to bring peace back to Narnia and defeat the White Witch, but he knows it will take great
sacrifice in order to do so. He is kind and welcoming to Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy when they arrive, but to the White Witch, he is nothing short of terrifying! He is described by Mr. Beaver as “Safe? Of course he isn’t safe! He’s a lion, the king of the whole wood! But, he is good.”

The White Witch: Also called the Queen, the White Witch, Jadis, has taken over control of Narnia while Aslan has been away, making it always winter and never Christmas for over a hundred years, enslaving many of the creatures of Narnia. She is not human, though she
wants you to think she is, and craves power. When she learns that humans have entered Narnia and could fulfill a prophecy that would defeat her, she is unhinged and will stop at nothing to keep Narnia under her control! She carries herself with a self-assured confidence, always calculating her next move, believing she is all powerful.

Lucy: The youngest of the four children, Lucy is the first to enter Narnia. She is very sweet and kind, open, and innocent, but also brave and fiercely loyal. She will stop at nothing to save those she loves.

Edmond: The second youngest of the four children, he is very selfish, rude, and disrespectful, but later has an experience that changes his heart for the better. He does not get along with Peter until later and is usually rude to Lucy.

Peter: The oldest of the four children, Peter does his best to protect his family members, be a leader, and show bravery no matter what. He does not get along with his brother Edmond until later. He is very protective of Lucy.

Susan: The second oldest of the four children, she is very motherly and responsible, smart and sensible. Although brave, she does not like strange situations and finds Narnia very disconcerting at first. But when asked to help save the people of Narnia, she fights
courageously.

Mr. Beaver: One of the talking animals in Narnia, Mr. Beaver helps bring the children safely to Aslan. He hates the White Witch and is loyal to Aslan. He’s very stoic and hard working, a father figure, loves his wife, Mrs. Beaver, very much, and has a good sense of
humor.

Mrs. Beaver: Mr. Beaver’s wife, she is very welcoming, nurturing, and hard working, a mother figure. She makes sure you have plenty of food in front of you and are cozy and warm. She is fussy and fastidious, always cleaning or checking on everyone or fixing her
appearance. She loves Mr. Beaver very much, hates, the White Witch, and is loyal to Aslan.

Mr. Tumnus (can be played by Male or Female): The Faun (half goat, half man) who first encounters Lucy in Narnia. Enslaved to the White Witch and forced to kidnap any humans who enter Narnia, he risks everything to save Lucy! He is very formal and welcoming to
Lucy, a bit fumbling and nervous, not the bravest but he finds his courage.

Fenris Ulf (can be played by Male or Female): A Wolf, Captain of the White Witch’s Secret Police. Fenris is mean and cunning and bullies Mr. Tumnus and anyone else who is not on the White Witch’s side. Fierce and a good fighter, everyone is afraid of him. Is a true villain and carries himself with stealth and poise, ready to strike.

The Dwarf: One of the Witch’s minions and her personal servant, the Dwarf drives her slay, swings a whip at anyone he believes isn’t showing the Witch respect, and is very mean tempered. He does not like Edmond and is terrified of Aslan.

Father Christmas: Finally able to enter Narnia after a hundred years, Father Christmas brings special gifts to the children and the Beavers to help them on their journey and the final battle against the White Witch. He is more wise and noble than jolly and funny like
Santa, wearing long robes and bringing hope to those he meets.
(*Note – Whoever plays Father Christmas will be double cast as one of the ensemble members later since he is only in one scene)

The Centaur: Half Horse, Half Man. One of Aslan’s followers, he is friends with the Beavers and delivers messages back to Aslan. Strong and powerful, he is one of Aslan’s fiercest warriors.

The Unicorn: One of Aslan’s followers, she is friends with the Beavers and delivers messages back to Aslan with the Centaur. Strong, beautiful, and powerful, she is also one of Aslan’s fiercest warriors.

Ensemble: Aslan’s followers, mythical creatures and woodland animals, the Witch’s Army, dark mythological creatures and animals. Involved in the scenes with Aslan’s camp, the Stone Table scene, the Final Battle, and helping change the set dressing in character.

Questions?

For more information, please email Leah Johnson at leahchristinejohnson13@gmail.com.