AUDITIONS: CINDERELLA

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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.  


Director’s Note:  
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! 

AUDITIONS

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. 

PREPARE

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.  

BRING

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. 

LOCATION

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.  

PERFORMANCE DATES

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

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. 

PAY/UNION STATUS

This is a non-union community theatre production. There is a performer stipend of $100 for  the run.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

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.