The Fa Family Ancestors take us back to ancient China, where Mulan’s big day to meet the village Matchmaker has arrived (“Written in Stone”). Mulan’s father, Fa Zhou, prays to the family ancestors (“Honor to Us All”) to no avail. A nervous Mulan wrecks her betrothal ceremony, dishonoring the family (“Honor to Us All – Reprise”) and making herself feel terrible (“Reflection”). Fa Zhou is unexpectedly called to the army by Chi Fu, the Emperor’s councilor, having no son to join for him. Against her feeble father’s command, Mulan steals Fa Zhou’s helmet and sword, dresses as a boy, and runs away from home to go in his place (“Written in Stone – Reprise”). The Ancestors have no choice but to send the misfit dragon, Mushu, to stop Mulan, who will be killed if she is discovered (“Honor to Us All – Reprise”).
As Shan-Yu and the Huns prepare to attack China, Mushu helps Mulan act like a soldier (“Keep ‘Em Guessing”). Mulan introduces herself as “Ping” and joins the Guys – Yao, Ling and Qian-Po – to endure Captain Shang’s grueling training (“I’ll Make a Man Out of You/Lesson No. 1”). The Chinese Soldiers march to defend a mountain village from Shan-Yu (“A Girl Worth Fighting For”), but arrive too late. While the soldiers grieve (“A Girl Worth Fighting For – Reprise”), the Huns attack. Mulan creates noise to trigger an avalanche, which covers the Huns and saves the Soldiers from destruction. Shang honors Ping, only to discover Mulan beneath the helmet. He spares Mulan’s life for saving his, but leaves her behind (“Written in Stone/Reflection – Reprise”).
Suddenly, Shan-Yu and the Huns emerge from the avalanche and race toward the Imperial City. Mulan runs ahead to warn Shang (“Written in Stone – Reprise”). At the Emperor’s Palace, the Chinese people celebrate the defeat of the Huns. While Shang ignores Mulan, Shan-Yu surprises and kidnaps the Emperor. Mulan convinces Shang and the Guys to dress as women to distract Shan-Yu while Mushu signals the army (“Keep ‘Em Guessin’ – Reprise”). The Guys save the Emperor, Mulan defeats Shan-Yu and the Huns retreat. The Emperor honors Mulan’s bravery, to everyone’s surprise and delight (“A Girl Worth Fighting For – Reprise”). Back at home, Fa Zhou welcomes his beloved – and honorable – daughter. Shang surprises Mulan with a visit as a suitor instead of a captain. The Ancestors invite Mushu into the Fa Family Temple as a full-fledged Guardian (“Honor to Us All – Finale,” “Keep ‘Em Guessin’ – Bows”).
The Ensemble provides sound effects throughout the show, but also steps into the action when needed to play Fathers, Mothers, Daughters, Sons, Dressmakers, Hairdressers, Groomers, Young Hsaio, Older Yi, Young Yi, Magyar, Subar-Tu, Chen, Liu and the Cheongsam Salesperson. The featured roles vary in size and vocal requirements, but the Ensemble will be needed to provide vocal power throughout and dance in the production numbers, so be sure to cast performers with a wide base of ability.
Auditions: Saturday, May 12 – 1pm-4:30pm at Indian Hill High School
All registration slots for Mulan JR. have been filled. Please do not sign up for an audition for the show unless you are registered. Thank you! We have started a waitlist, if you would like to be added please email Kimberly@CincinnatiAPA.org.
Auditions are not required, however if you would like to be considered for a role you must audition. All students that do not audition will still be an integral part of the camp and will be in the shows ensemble. Please prepare the audition materials below. If you would like to audition for a role but are unavailable on May 12 or you have other questions regarding auditions, please email Kimberly@CincinnatiAPA.org.
EVERYONE auditioning for the show should learn this cut of Keep ‘Em Guessing. Click on the link above for a PDF of the music and use track below to learn and practice.
Keep ‘Em Guessing Audition Cut – 00:41-1:12
Any female interested in a role should learn this cut of Reflection along with the ensemble audition song, Keep ‘Em Guessing. Click on link above for a PDF of the music and use track below to learn and practice.
Reflection Audition Cut – 00:38-01:32
Any male interested in a role should learn this cut of I’ll Make a Man along with the ensemble audition song, Keep ‘Em Guessing. Click on link above for a PDF of the music and use track below to learn and practice.
I’ll Make a Man Audition Cut – 00:10-00:38