Joy Dewing Casting
New York, NY 10019
Cinderella Open Call for Male and Female Singers
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA
Non-Equity National Tour
Producer/General Manager: Work Light Productions, LLC
Score: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Book: Douglas Carter Beane
Director: Mark Brokaw
Choreographer: Josh Rhodes
Music Supervisor: Greg Anthony Rassen
Tour Director: Gina Rattan
Tour Choreographer: Lee Wilkins
Casting: Joy Dewing Casting
Compensation: $650/wk minimum for Principals. $550/wk minimum for Ensemble. Per diem, housing and transportation provided for all.
Rehearsals start on or about September 25, 2017
Opening on or about October 24, 2017
Closing June 2018
OPEN CALL FOR MALE AND FEMALE SINGERS
Monday, January 30, 2017
and Tuesday, January 31, 2017
500 8th Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Douglas Carter Beane’s new book re-invents the classic tale of a maid-turned-princess with fresh comedy, wit and satire: with pumpkin, glass slippers, Fairy Godmother and other story elements intact, it is now Cinderella’s turn to rescue the Prince, reminding us once again that in a cruel world the act that matters most is kindness.
We are seeking all ethnicities and types for all roles.
ELLA: Female, 20’s. ANY ETHNICITY. Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, funny, and effortlessly beautiful. Idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies in his kingdom – and helps him discover who he truly is. Always her late father’s daughter, she is determined to see the good in everyone despite her hardships and suffering. We see her blossom into a confident woman. An elegant dancer, she must have strong dance and partnering skills and great comedic timing. Beautiful and expressive traditional musical theatre soprano.
TOPHER: Male, 20’s. ANY ETHNICITY. A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life. Though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Charming but NOT a stereotypical ladies man, he is thoughtful, appealing, and innocent – with an unforced goofy streak. Moral, genuine, and kindhearted, he is at a crossroads and must take control of his kingdom and his future. Must have strong dance and partnering skills and great comedic timing. Soaring, rich musical theatre baritone to a G.
MADAME: Female, to play 40’s to 60’s. ANY ETHNICITY. Ella’s selfish stepmother. The epitome of vanity and fashion. A ravenous social climber who values wealth, status, and material possessions above all else. Unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel, Madame schemes her way up the social ladder. Must have incredible comic timing. Traditional musical theatre character voice.
SEBASTIAN: Male, to play 40’s to 60’s. ANY ETHNICITY. The kingdom’s Lord Chancellor. Though he is Topher’s trusted advisor, he is devious and selfish. Using propaganda and dishonesty, he keeps Topher isolated and in the dark about his kingdom. Sebastian rules without regard for the lower class, or anyone other than himself – and truly believes he deserves to rule the kingdom. Must have incredible comic timing. Traditional musical theatre character voice.
MARIE: Female, to play 40’s to 60’s. ANY ETHNICITY. A friend to Ella, and the town’s resident crazy lady and beggar woman, Marie is actually a fairy godmother in disguise. She is wise, warm, otherworldly and charming. Marie rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dreams a possibility. Glorious and expressive traditional musical theatre soprano to a G.
GABRIELLE: Female, 20’s. ANY ETHNICITY. Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Encouraged by her mother and sister to value material wealth and social status, she unenthusiastically joins them in their abrasive behavior. She has always followed rules but her awkward exterior hides a fiery revolutionary spirit. Passionate, empathetic, and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel. Ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in with her family. Must have great comic timing. Strong and expressive traditional musical theatre voice.
JEAN-MICHEL/ENSEMBLE: Male, 20’s. ANY ETHNICITY. A feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class. Impetuous. A firebrand, but lacks authority and isn’t taken seriously as a revolutionary. Has a crush on Gabrielle, though their courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes. Interesting physical type – he could be scrawny, short, tall, chubby, etc. Must have great comic timing and understand musical phrasing. Traditional musical theatre voice with an attractive, compelling sound. Also doubles in the ensemble. Must move well.
CHARLOTTE: Female, 20’s. ANY ETHNICITY. Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Brash, self-centered, materialistic, snooty, loud, sassy, and bratty but in a funny and loveable way. She has a ridiculously high, but unfounded opinion of herself and has no concept of how ridiculous she looks. She never passes up an opportunity to be the center of attention. Ideally an extreme physical type. Must have great comic timing. Strong and expressive traditional musical theatre character belt to an F.
LORD PINKLETON: Male, to play 30’s to 40’s. ANY ETHNICITY. The Lord Chancellor’s right-hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets, and even the weather to the villagers. Must have great comic timing. Powerful operatic tenor to an A. Understudies the role of SEBASTIAN.
MALE AND FEMALE SINGERS WHO DANCE: 20s-30s, ANY ETHNICITY. Strong singers who can handle multiple vocal parts to appear in the ensemble and cover principal roles. Must be elegant dancers with solid ballet technique for extensive partnering and lifts.
Please note: If you have a disability and would like to request reasonable accommodations, please let us know prior to the auditions.
For more information please visit www.joydewingcasting.com
September 25, 2017 – June 30, 2018
2017-01-30 10:00 :
Pearl Studios (500 8th Avenue, 12th Floor)
WHAT TO PREPARE
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT HERE, http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48aba72ea6f85-cinderella2. NO UNOFFICIAL LIST WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your time slot to check-in. If all slots are filled, please arrive at 9am on the day of the audition and sign up on the alternate list. ALTERNATES WILL BE SEEN as long as time permits.
PREPARATION: Please prepare 16 bars of a LEGIT TRADITIONAL MUSICAL THEATRE SONG. Absolutely no contemporary musical theatre or pop/rock. Bring sheet music in the correct key with cuts clearly marked. Accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot & resume, stapled together.
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