Auditions taking place for Lake Erie College’s upcoming fall production of “The Jungle Book”

Fine Arts,

Acting auditions will take place for the Lake Erie College Department of Theatre’s upcoming fall play “The Jungle Book” on Tuesday, Sept. 26 and Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m.

All LEC students, faculty, staff and community actors are welcome to audition. In addition, all roles will be cast without regard to race, gender or age. Anyone planning to audition should be aware that this play is not the popular Disney musical version.

Adapted from the classic novel by Rudyard Kipling, this coming-of-age adaptation written by Tracey Power tells the story of Mowgli, an abandoned boy who must learn his place in the jungles of India.

Roles being cast include Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves; Father Wolf, leader of the wolf pack; Baloo, a bear who is Mowgli's teacher; Bagheera, a panther who is one of Mowgli's friends; and Shere Khan, a tiger who is hunting Mowgli. Other roles include Tabaqui, a jackal who is Shere Khan's lackey; Raksha, the mother wolf who raises Mowgli; Monkey King, who lives for fun and anarchy, and various monkeys, wolves, and extras.

Auditions consisting of cold readings and improvisations will begin in the gallery of Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts at Lake Erie College. Those auditioning need only attend one of the two sessions. If necessary, callbacks will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28.

“Come dressed to move!” said Director Dr. Jerry Jaffe, associate professor of theatre at Lake Erie College.

Performances of “The Jungle Book” will take place on campus over the course of two long weekends, Nov. 9-12 and Nov. 16-19. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, performances will begin at 2 p.m., and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m.

If you would like to learn more about auditions or performances of “The Jungle Book,” please contact Dr. Jaffe at jjaffe@lec.edu.

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