Auditions for Cinderella, A British Pantomime are June 8 & 9
Cinderella, a British Pantomime
By James Barry
Directed by Mike Pace
Sunday, June 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Monday, June 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Show Info: Pantomime is a curious entertainment – a form of ritual theatre staged around Christmas time. Originally silent, it is now anything but, with extensive vocalization from both the performers and the audience. The stories are generally well-known (drawn from popular folk-tales and similar sources), populated with stock characters, including a principal boy, generally played by a young lady with shapely legs, the heroine, also played by a young lady (which gives an added edge to the inevitable romance) and a dame, played by a man as a comic exaggeration of a middle-aged lady. Scripts generally contain four strands of humor: visual, topical, corny and, occasionally, downright rude. In the UK this is considered to be family entertainment.
Kindheart, the Fairy Godmother-Female, any age, sings solo
Buttons, the Page-Male, 19-30ish, may sing solo
Baron Hardup, Cinderella’s Father-Male, 40-60ish, sings solo
Cinderella-Female, 18-30ish, sings solo
Baroness, the Wicked Stepmother-Female, 40-60ish, sings solo
Fifi, an Ugly Stepsister-Male, any age, sings duet
Fru-Fru, an Ugly Stepsister-Male, any age, sings duet
Prince Charming-Female or Male, 18-30ish, Sings Duet
Dandini, The Prince’s Best Friend-Male, 18-30ish
Assorted Villagers, Nymphs, Mice, Woodland Creatures, Ball Guests, Ghost, Skeletons, Pages-any age. This is the Chorus (i.e. singing and dancing)
*Please note: Cinderella and the Prince are both played by female actors. They share a kiss or three. Also, ages 12 & up may audition for chorus parts if they can sing & dance.
What to prepare and bring to auditions:
A short monologue that you think is funny.
A snippet of a song (preferably one your character sings but any song is fine). If you are performing a song that is not part of this show, please bring music. A pianist will be available.
Be prepared to dance and read a few excerpts from the script.
Rehearsals will generally be Sunday-Thursday from 7-9 p.m. The first read through will be Sunday, June 15 with location and time TBA.
The following tech positions are needed:
Light/Sound Board Operators
General Backstage Help
Eleven Performances: September 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26 & 27 ~ 2014. Friday and Saturdayperformances begin at 7:30. Sunday matinees begin at 3:00.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the director Mike Pace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. “Get This Party Started” by Pink sung by Fairy Kindheart
2. “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry sung by Prince Charming
3. “Money” from Cabaret sung by the Baroness (and maybe the Baron)
4. “Somebody to Love” by Queen sung by Cinderella
5. “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus sung by Cinderella
6. “Impossible” by Rogers & Hammerstein sung by Fairy Kindheart and Cinderella
7. “It’s Raining Men” by the Weather Girls sun by the step-sisters
8. “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler sung by Cinderella and Prince Charming
9. “Chu Chi Face” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sung by the Baron and Baroness
10. “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” by Jimmy Ruffin possibly sung by Buttons. That is to say, if the actor who plays Buttons is strong enough (as he leads the whole show), he won’t be excluded if he can’t sing.
*If Prince Charming is played by a male actor, song #2 will be changed to, “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey.
Auditions for Kaleidoscope are June 8, 3-6 p.m.
Reader’s Theater-Three Weekends August 1-17
CONTACT: Carolyn McCloskey
Auditions for all three weekends are on Sunday, June 8, from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
@ Gallery Theater-210 N Ford Street, McMinnville. Note audition times & locations for each show below:
1. Weekend One-Love, Loss & What I Wore, by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron
Synopsis: The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to. “Funny, compelling…brought down the house.” –The New York Times
August 1, 2 & 3-Arena Theater
Directed by Tom Wrosch
Cast needed: Five women
Audition time: 3-4:30, Arena Theater
Performances dates: August 1 & 2 at 7:30 p.m., August 3 at 3:00 p.m., 2014
2. Weekend Two-A Killer Story, by Dan Harder
Synopsis: A noir tale about a tough private eye who outsmarts everybody, including himself, as he attempts to find a mysteriously missing neuroscientist on the verge of creating a revolutionary/evolutionary “brain chip.” Hired both by the scientist’s wife and business partner, our detective instead spins a tale that ends up trapping all of them in a “Killer Story.”
August 8, 9 & 10-Arena Theater
Directed by Teresa Van De Veere
Rick, the private detective
Laura, a very attractive artist
Jerry, a partner and neuroscientist
Male piano player to play background-has a few lines
Audition time: 3-4:30, Gallery loft
3. Weekend Three-Dearly Departed, by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones
Synopsis: When the patriarch of the Turpin family keels over dead in the first scene, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan with a group of memorable characters. “Dearly Departed is drop dead funny” –The NY Daily News
August 15, 16 & 17
Directed by Steve Cox
Cast needed: 4 men and 6 women of various ages
Audition time: 4:30-6:00, Arena theater
This is the third year of this event designed to involve people who otherwise couldn’t commit to a rigorous three-month rehearsal schedule. We are also looking for stage managers and tech help. This is a great way to learn the ropes. For further info, contact Carolyn email@example.com.