THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Hemlock Theatre Company Non Equity Auditions

Posted: March 29, 2018
Audition Location: Staten Island, NY

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Hemlock Theatre Co.'s
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell

Director & Choreographer: Brendan Stackhouse
Musical Director: Andrew Monteleone

~Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film
~Originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions

WHEN:
Saturday, May 19th
*12:00 - 4:00pm
Appointments only: Please email hemlocktheatre@gmail.com for a time slot.

Dance Call for everyone - 4:30 - 5:15pm

Callbacks: 5:15 - 8:00pm

*Video submissions will be accepted but must be submitted IN FULL by May 16th. Please email HemlockTheatre@Gmail.com to receive the video callback packet for the character you are most interested in. This callback packet is what you will submit via video for your audition.

WHERE:
Wagner College Spiro Sports Center
Aerobics Studio
One Campus Road
SI, NY 10301

PREPARE: 16 bars of a “Disney” song (film, tv or theatre); pianist will be provided.
BRING: Headshot & resume; Comfy clothing that allows movement; character heels/jazz shoes/sneakers.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. We strongly encourage performers of all abilities and ethnicities to audition!

SEEKING:
10 (5 M, 5 F) Dynamic, engaging, actors and actresses for an ensemble cast of 10 to tell this story. The actors will be doubling as the Latin Choir, so we are seeking EXCEPTIONAL vocalists with experience in choral singing a plus.

M1: CLAUDE FROLLO/ ENSEMBLE: (Male, Late 30's - Late 50's. BARITONE) Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive.

M2: PHOEBUS/ JEHAN FROLLO/ ENSEMBLE: (Male, Mid 20’s – Early 30’s. BARITENOR) Jehan: Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed. Phoebus: Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon; yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo.

M3: QUASIMODO: (Male Mid-20’s – Early 30’s. TENOR) The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be.

M4: FATHER DUPIN/ KING LOUIS XI/ ENSEMBLE: (Male, Late 30’s – Late 50’s BASS) Father Dupin: A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian. King Louis: King of France, nicknamed the Prudent.

M5: CLOPIN/ FREDERIC/ ENSEMBLE: (Male Mid 20’s – Late 40’s. TENOR) The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.

F1: ESMERALDA/ FLORIKA/ ENSEMBLE: (Female, Early 20'S - Mid 30'S. MEZZO SOPRANO) Plays Quasimodo’s mother in the opening sequence. A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus.

F2: MADAM/ENSEMBLE: (Female, Late 30’s – Mid 50’s. ALTO) Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies.

F3: GYPSY CONGREGANT/ ENSEMBLE: (Female, Early 20’s – Early 30’s. SOPRANO) Gypsy storyteller. DANCER TRACK.

F4: GYPSY CONGREGANT/ ENSEMBLE: (Female, Late 20’s – Early 40’s. SOPRANO) Gypsy storyteller. SINGER TRACK.

F5: GYPSY CONGREGANT/ ENSEMBLE (Female, Mid 20’s – Mid 30’s) Gypsy storyteller.

SHOW INFO:
Rehearsals begin in June.
Performance dates: August 10th, 11th and 12th
at Wagner College’s Stage One Theatre, SI, NY

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

If you have questions, please email hemlocktheatre@gmail.com

No pay.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

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