Mary and the Shadow Queen Auditions

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Mary and the Shadow Queen

Book by Matt Beutner

Music by Michael Childs

Director: Taylor Donaldson

Choreographer: Domanick Anton Hubbard

Music Director: Michael Childs

Seeking 6 to 10 performers, ages 16+, for an original production that will be performed for children.


Production Description

When Mary decides to run away from home because she is being bullied at school, she suddenly finds herself in a fantastic far off land. While being followed by a mysterious figure in black robes and a hood, she befriends several wonderful creatures who are outsiders just like her. Together they set off to fix the Magic Wand of the Shadow Queen, and return it to her.

How to Audition

Please fill out your online form at

Submission Deadline:
Friday, March 9th, 2018

Auditions will be by VIDEO ONLY. Once you have registered, please send a video to Taylor Donaldson at

Your video submission should include:

  • A 60 to 90-second monologue of you telling your favorite nursery rhyme or children’s
  • A 16 to 32 bar cut from a song of your favorite “kids song”

*Remember that this show is geared toward 4th and 5th-grade students. We are looking at how well you can catch their attention and keep them entertained for 30 to 45 min.

Sunday, March 11th starting at 7 pm at the New Granbury Theatre Academy. (located in the Granbury Square Plaza across from Linda’s Southern Kitchen)

Callbacks will include a dance call and a cold reading from the show.

Typically, rehearsals will be Sundays from 6-8pm. However, this rehearsal process will be flexible.

April 16-20. The production will tour to different school campuses during various dates and times throughout the semester.


Mary – A kind, shy, and an emotionally vulnerable young girl who doesn’t fit in at school.

Mom – Caring, wholesome, more than anything wants her daughter (Mary) to face her fears. May double as another character.

Ica – A bird who cannot fly. She is an amazing dancer and seeks a reason why she is different.

Aaron – A spider who cannot sew and cannot make webs. He can run and climb walls. He also seeks a reason why he is different.

The Shadow Queen – A mysterious yet motherly character who spends most of the show watching over the other characters. She is wise, kind, and magical.

Please note that characters may be added