Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. While a departure from the popular Disney movie, this version shares many favorite features of the story, including the famous glass slipper, the opulent ball, and all the romance and charm. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside a hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane as well as some new characters, and surprising twists.
We are committed to casting this show without any limits of traditional casting. We firmly believe that a fair outcome can only be achieved by removing all of the superficial filters from the audition process and using the needs of the story as our only filter. Together we can create an ensemble that is inclusive while also being perfectly suited to bring this timeless story to life. We’re doing our part but the truth is that this ensemble can only be as representative as the audition turnout. We need all of you to come to the audition and put your full range of talents on display. Can’t wait to see you there!
Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Rehearsal Hall)
Monday, May 2, 2022, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Stage)
No appointment needed. Actors only need to attend one day of initial auditions. Non-equity only. Some pay for all actors.
CALLBACKS on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Stage) and Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Stage)
You will be notified by email if you will be needed for callbacks.
For the vocal audition, please prepare two 16-32 bar contrasting CONTEMPORARY musical theater selections, showing range and character. Please bring sheet music in the correct key with cuts clearly marked; an accompanist will be provided. Auditionees may be asked to only sing one selection based on time constraints.
Dance audition will take place on the day of callbacks. A combination will be taught.
Headshot, resume and list of all conflicts for the rehearsal period (May 9 - June 30).
All conflicts MUST be submitted prior to callbacks.
If additional conflicts arise after casting, it may result in an actor being replaced.
Please also bring proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
All participants in Cinderella must be fully vaccinated.
Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Street parking available. Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available all day on weekends, and on weekdays after 6 p.m. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.
July 1 through July 24, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances.
Rehearsals begin Monday, May 9 and are held M - F evenings from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Actors are not called for all rehearsals - only rehearsals when they are being used for a scene.
This is a non-union community theatre production. There is a performer stipend of $100 for the run.
ELLA “Cinderella” (Female, 20s, Soprano, Any Ethnicity)
Kind hearted beauty with an infectious generosity of spirit. Though she has been flying under the radar she comes fully into herself as an articulate dynamic woman with a great deal to say. Traditional musical theatre soprano.
TOPHER (Male Identifying, 20s – early 30s, Baritone, Any Ethnicity)
The prince of the kingdom leads with heroic bravado but deeply naïve and not always quick on the draw. In search of his purpose. His kindhearted nature spills into an endearing goofiness at times. Light comedic touch essential. Soaring, rich musical theatre baritone to G.
MADAME (Female, Late 40s – 50s, Mezzo-Soprano, Any Ethnicity)
Ella’s selfish stepmother. A vain and tyrannical climber. Deeply concerned with status and image and entirely dismissive of her stepdaughter. Comic timing essential. Traditional musical theatre character voice.
GABRIELLE (Female, 20s – 30s, Mezzo-Soprano, Any Ethnicity)
Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Begins aligned with her materialistic mother and sister but her kindness and thoughtful nature emerge as she is affected by Ella and love interest John-Michel. Perhaps a bit quirky and cut from a different mold than the social climbers around her. Comic timing is essential. Strong and expressive traditional musical theatre voice.
CHARLOTTE (Female, Late 20s – 30s, Mezzo-Soprano, Any Ethnicity)
Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Deeply self-involved, attention seeker. Loud, brash and delights in being cocky. Lacks self-awareness and often the last one in on the joke. Excellent comic timing required. Traditional musical theatre character belt to F.
MARIE (Female, 40s – 60s, Soprano, Any Ethnicity)
First presents as a bag lady but is revealed as Ella’s fairy godmother in disguise. Warm with a spark of wackiness she lifts the magic in the show and highlights what is possible! Soaring traditional musical theatre soprano to G.
JEAN MICHEL (Male, 20s – 30s, Any Ethnicity)
An enthusiastic revolutionary determined to make a difference. Energized and on his way to becoming a leader. Great comic timing. Traditional musical theatre voice.
SEBASTIAN (Male, 40s – 60s, Any Ethnicity)
Topher’s Lord Chancellor. He actively shields the Prince from what is occurring in his kingdom and revels in maintaining his own power. Disregarding villagers in need he is primarily concerned with preserving the wealthy and the reach of his power. Fantastic comic timing essential. Traditional musical theatre character voice.
LORD PINKELTON (Male, 30s – 50s, Tenor, Any Ethnicity)
Sebastian’s second-in- command and the herald for all balls and events. Announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather. Excellent comic timing is essential. Traditional musical theatre tenor.
ENSEMBLE ROLES: Various Puppets, Footman, Coachman, Townspeople, Ladies and Gentleman of the court, etc.