CROW announces open auditions for ‘Tarzan’

Nov. 29, 2017 — Children’s Repertory of Oregon Workshops (CROW) will hold open auditions for Disney's “Tarzan the Musical” on Jan. 8 and 9 at 6:30 p.m. with invited callbacks on Jan. 10. Participants may attend either day of the auditions.  It is not necessary to come to both days.  Callbacks are by invitation only.

Auditions will be at the CROW Center for the Performing Arts, 3120 Highway 101 in Florence.

The show’s performances will be two outreach shows on April 12 and regular shows April 13, 14 and 15.

Rehearsals begin Jan. 22 and are generally Monday to Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

However, not all kids are called to every rehearsal. Cast members receive a schedule on the first day of rehearsal, and are expected to make this show their top priority. 

Participants are asked to bring:

-Short Song (16-32 Bars Sheet Music or about 1 minute with a background track). This may be on an ipod/MP3 player. Make sure the song is short and shows off your vocal range. If you sing with a track, please make sure that there are NO vocals in the background. In addition, - i.e. - "Karaoke" track is OK, but do NOT sing with the artist.  We prefer that you do NOT sing a capella (without any music). 

-Headshot/Resume (if you have one)

-Clothes/shoes you can easily move in

-Water in a closed container with a tightly fitting lid.

Participants aged 4 to 22+ are encouraged to audition. Main cast will be for students aged 6 and up, but “telegrammers” can be 4 to 7.

There is no charge to participate in the show, and no previous experience is required to audition.  “Please don't be scared!” said CROW Artistic Director Melanie Heard. “Come give us a try!”

Short synopsis:

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe's territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.  The musical is based on the Disney cartoon by the same name. 

Characters include several lead roles and a menagerie of creatures for the cast.

CROW has a variety of audition tips on its website at

For more information, email [email protected] or text 541-999-8641.