The CHORUS OF LOYAL SUBJECTS
appears at the beginning and the end of Sleeping Beauty KIDS. Strong singers and dancers are the best casting choices for this chorus. Encourage your Loyal Subjects to create unique characters who represent all kinds of people in the kingdom (merchants, servants, farmers, artists, etc.). To increase role size, actors who play Loyal Subjects can also double as Animals in the woods.
The GUARDS (4) are fantastic roles for non-singers who may be new to theatre. Because there is not much need for character work with these roles, the director can teach the Guards about projection, entrances and cues with ease. These roles have all of their stage time in the beginning and the end of the show.
KING STEFAN and QUEEN STEFANIE are best served by strong actors who can convey parents' anguish at sending their baby girl away to be raised in the woods. Solo vocal ability is not necessary, they only sing in group numbers. Since these characters appear only at the beginning and the end of the play, the actors could also be part of the Animal Chorus.
KING HUBERT is loyal friend of King Stefan and should be played by a