The kids do not have to prepare anything for the auditions. For the ensemble auditions, the kids will be auditioning in small groups. For the lead auditions, kids will audition alone in front of Kristen, Miriam, and me.
I have already posted the list of characters in the play and starred the ones that are main parts, but I failed to mention the approximate ages we are looking at for each character. The Muses/ Teachers will most likely be older girls (11-13) who can sing, dance, and act. All the family members must be able to sing, dance, and act as well. Alec can be anywhere from 8 to 13 as long as he looks a little younger than his parents. Alec must be able, at least, to sing and act. All the kids in the family can be anywhere from 6 to 13 as long as they look younger than their parents and are able to take direction from Kristen, Miriam, and me. Aesop, Altair, Abraxus (the father), and Aspasia (the mother) will be older kids (11-13).
Chances are that we probably won't give main parts to very young kids because younger kids are usually a little on the hyper side and we would rather have older, calmer kids in the main roles. Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors. :)