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Auditions for Disney's DESCENDANTS

Auditions for Disney's DESCENDANTS
The Oakland Center and Kids First are one of the first theatre organizations that got the rights to perform this new series of Disney's movies for kids and youths of all ages.  Kids First kids are SO excited about hearing the news and we have a large interest in the production.
We are seeking the best area theaters, schools, and community centers actors, singers, and dancers!
We need a very large ensemble and bring the spirit of Disney and the Descendants to the Youngstown area.
Over 20 roles with speaking parts!  This is the production we want you to participate in!  We expect big crowds for this show.
notes for those auditioning for a musical or show!Make sure you have these items ready to do on stage for your audition:

1. Be prompt!
2. Wear comfortable clothing. You will be asked to dance or movements.
3. Bring recorded music on a cellphone, or a CD that you would like to audition with. Your choice of song.

.Any questions, please call 330-406-0606

Descendants is a 2015 American musical fantasy comedy film directed by Kenny Ortega and were released by Walt Disney Pictures on July 31, 2015, to positive reviews and 6.6 million viewers. On the Watch Disney app, 2.3 million people watched the movie before it officially aired.


In a present-day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney's iconic "Beauty and the Beast") is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella, Maleficent, the Evil Queen, and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters. These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evie, and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes, including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a dilemma. Should they follow in their nefarious parents' footsteps and help all the villains regain power, or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?

King Beast and Queen Belle marry and unite all the kingdoms into the United States of Auradon, where they are elected rulers of the new idyllic kingdom. All of the villains, sidekicks, and their accomplices are forced after their defeat to live imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, a forbidden island surrounded by a magical barrier that inhibits magic and escape.

In present-day Auradon, Prince Ben, the teenage son of King Beast and Queen Belle, is about to ascend the throne. His first official proclamation offers a chance for four selected trouble-making teenage children of villains from the Isle of the Lost to live among them in Auradon and attend Auradon Prep. He chose: Carlos, son of Cruella De Vil; Jay, son of Jafar; Evie, daughter of The Evil Queen; and Mal, daughter of Maleficent. King Beast is at first unwilling to agree to it because their parents committed unspeakable crimes. These villainous descendants are given news of this by Maleficent, that they are invited into Auradon to attend a prep school alongside the teenage children of iconic heroes. However, the evil teens are under pressure by their parents to help all the villains regain power by stealing the Fairy Godmother's Magic Wand. Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos arrive at Auradon Prep and set out to steal the wand using Evie's magic mirror to locate the wand at a nearby museum. There, after seeing statues of Maleficent, Jafar, the Evil Queen, and Cruella de Vil, Mal begins questioning about being good and evil. Ultimately, the villainous children fail to retrieve the wand after Jay accidentally sets off the alarm and they escape.

On their first day, Jay is recruited for the school's tourney sports team. Carlos realizes dogs are not dangerous and befriends the school's mutt. Evie becomes infatuated with Chad Charming, son of Cinderella and Prince Charming, who takes advantage of her by making her do his homework. Mal talks to Jane, daughter of the Fairy Godmother. Mal exploits Jane's insecurity in her own appearance to her personal advantage by pretending to befriend Jane and even using some magic to change Jane's hair making her look more beautiful. After hearing about Jane's hair change, Mulan's daughter, Lonnie, and other girls ask Mal to change their hair too. Evie learns the Fairy Godmother will use the wand at Prince Ben's coronation ceremony and the entire school, including the villain kids, are invited. Ben visits and Mal asks him if she could be seated closer to the wand during the ceremony. Ben replies that only he, his family and girlfriend, Audrey, daughter of Aurora and Prince Phillip, will be allowed to be seated upfront. Mal hatches a plan to become Ben's girlfriend in order to get the wand. While making a love spell in the form of a cookie, the group realizes the spell needs a human tear of true sadness for the love spell to be successful. Lonnie interrupts the group and reminiscences about the love she felt when her mother made cookies to make her feel better. She sheds a tear out of sadness when she learns that the villain kids have never known love — even from their own parents. Mal quickly snatches the tear and adds it to the cookie dough. Mal gives Ben the cookie and the love spell begins to take effect. Jay, Carlos, and Ben work together to win the tourney game and Jay is named MVP. Ben declares his love for Mal in a song and asks her to the coronation, angering Audrey and causing her to go with Chad, which in turn upsets Evie.

Chad has Evie's magic mirror taken away and Evie is forced to take a test without its aid. Evie gets a 'B+' on the test proving she is intelligent without needing the help of her mirror and she tells Doug, son of Dopey, who believed in her. Ben asks Mal on a date and Evie helps her get ready. While on the date, Mal and Ben get to know each other. Ben decides to go for a swim but Mal declines to join him. Mal begins to question whether she really does have feelings for Ben. When Mal doesn't see Ben's surface from the lake, she jumps into the lake to find him, but she can't swim and when she starts thrashing around in the water, Ben helps her get out. Ben asks Mal if she reciprocates his feelings of love and she replies by saying that she doesn't know what love feels like. Ben says that he can teach her.

The villain kids' video chats with their parents for Auradon Prep's Family Day because the villains are not allowed to leave the island. They begin to form an escape plan for the coronation. At Family Day, Ben introduces Mal to his parents as his new girlfriend, much to their reluctance and shock. There, Audrey's grandmother blames Mal about Maleficent's actions and Chad also adds to the scorn. Evie sprays Chad with a sleeping potion Mal had given her and he collapses. The villain kids leave the lunch and King Beast blames Ben for the turn of events. After the lunch, the other students, now including Jane, mock the villain kids much to Mal's anger, which leads Mal to her undoing Jane's hair and threatening to do the same to the other girls. The group reluctantly continues preparing to steal the wand.

The day of the coronation arrives and Mal gives Ben a cupcake with the anti-love spell. He reveals he knew all along because the spell was broken during their first date when he swam in the Enchanted Lake, which washed away the spell. In the panic, Mal asks if he had been faking his feelings for her since then, but he tells her that his feelings are genuine as he entrusts her with his signet ring. Ben believes Mal gave him the love spell because she had a crush on him and didn't trust it could happen on its own. During the coronation ceremony, Mal contemplates whether she should get the wand for her mother, or be the better person Ben expects her to be. Suddenly, the wand is snatched up by Jane who wants to use it to give herself the magical makeover her mother won't allow. Unable to control the magic, Jane accidentally breaks the barrier around the Isle of the Lost. Sensing the barrier now gone, Maleficent takes her staff and magically flies away in dark smoke. Mal manages to pry the wand from Jane to fulfill her mother's wishes, but Ben convinces Mal she is good and that she and her friends should follow their hearts, not their parents' evil ways. Returning the wand to Fairy Godmother, Mal admits that she and her friends are happier in Auradon and wishes to stay at the school to be with Ben because it makes her happy. Maleficent arrives, renders everyone at the coronation frozen except for her and the villain kids, angrily saying that Mal failed them, and takes the wand from the frozen Fairy Godmother. Mal tries to convince her mom to stop by using a spell to take the wand from Maleficent's grasp, but Maleficent turns into an enormous dragon and attacks them. Mal uses her magic to stop Maleficent by shrinking her down to a small lizard, equivalent to the amount of love in her heart. Everyone unfreezes and the villain kids resolve to be good. In the end, the whole cast sing and dance at the coronation after-party. But Mal gives the audience a sly smile and flashes her green eyes, hinting that it is not the end of the story.

The Descendants

    Mal - (Dove Cameron) daughter of Maleficent and Hades.
    Jay - (Booboo Stewart) the son of Jafar.
    Evie - (Sofia Carson) daughter of the Evil Queen.
    Carlos De Vil - (Cameron Boyce), the son of Cruella De Vil.
    Ben - (Mitchell Hope), son of Belle and the Beast.
    Audrey - (Sarah Jeffery), daughter of Aurora and Prince Phillip.
    Chad Charming - (Jedidiah Goodacre), son of Cinderella and Prince Charming.
    Lonnie - (Dianne Doan) daughter of Fa Mulan and Li Shang.
    Jane - (Brenna D'Amico), daughter of the Fairy Godmother.
    Doug - (Zachary Gibson), son of Dopey.


    Maleficent - (Kristin Chenoweth) from Sleeping Beauty, Mal's mother, the leader of the villains and the main antagonist.
    Jafar - (Maz Jobrani) from Aladdin, Jay's father, who owns a junk shop on the Isle of the Lost.
    Evil Queen - (Kathy Najimy) from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Evie's mother.
    Cruella De Vil - (Wendy Raquel Robinson) from One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Carlos' mother.


    Queen Belle - (Keegan Connor Tracy) from Beauty and the Beast.
    King Beast - (Dan Payne) from Beauty and the Beast.
    Queen Leah - (Judith Maxie) from Sleeping Beauty, the mother of Princess Aurora and the grandmother of Princess Audrey.
    Fairy Godmother - (Melanie Paxson) from Cinderella, the headmistress of Auradon Prep.
    Snow White - (Stephanie Bennett) from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a local news anchor who reports on the activities at Auradon.

Other Characters

    Coach Jenkins - (Reese Alexander) the gym teacher at Auradon Prep who is the coach of its tourney team.
    Mr. Deley - (Jonathan Holmes) a science teacher at Auradon Prep.

Event Properties

Event Date Wed-Mar-25-2020 6:30 pm
Event End Date Wed-Mar-25-2020 9:30 pm
Individual Price Free to the public
Location Oakland Center at Trinity Fellowship Church

Venue Information - Oakland Center at Trinity Fellowship Church

 We lease space from Trinity Church for the Oakland Center to use for all of our rehearsals, auditions, shows, and performances within it. We have wonderful spaces to use for different aspects of the theater.  The facility has:

  • nice large stage
  • plenty of good seating
  • handicapped parking
  • easy access to the interior
  • handicapped bathrooms
  • comfortable seating with you in mind
  • secured lighted parking
  • refreshments available
  • great shows with talented actors
  • full-color programs
  • raffles and basket auctions to benefit our non-profit.

With the space we have, we continue to add to our programming and grow our reach into the Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana Counties to all citizens to participate in our Theater programs.


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