Upcoming Auditions - Cinderella

Auditions: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

NEWTOWN ARTS COMPANY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR OUR DECEMBER PRODUCTION OF RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA!

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

New Book by Douglas Carter Beane, Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

 

Production Team:

Director: Amelia Ball

Music Director: Susan den Outer

Assistant Director: John Hediger

Choreographer: Joy Woffindin

Produced by Lisa Reiser

AUDITIONS:

Auditions will be held on Monday, August 15th and Wednesday, August 17th at The Newtown Crossing Manor House (206 Hidden Valley Ln, Newtown, PA 18940- Turn right at the stop sign at the end of Hidden Valley Rd). Callbacks will be by invitation only on Saturday, August 20th.

 

Appointments preferred, however walk-ups are welcome and will be seen as possible. If you are unable to make initial in-person auditions, video submissions can be sent to newtownartsmedia@gmail.com . Please include your name, email address and phone number in the email. You will need to be available for in-person callbacks.

 

Please prepare to sing 16-32 bars from Cinderella or a similar-style Broadway song that best displays your vocal ability. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. No CDs accepted, and a cappella singing is discouraged. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN, ALL ETHNICITIES AND GENDER IDENTITIES ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION! All auditioners should be 16 years and older. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR AUDITION FORM

 

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. 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 an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.

 

AVAILABLE ROLES:

 

ELLA (20s – 30s, Soprano) 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.

 

TOPHER (20s – 30s, Baritone) The prince of the kingdom leads with heroic bravado but is 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.

 

MADAME (Late 40s – 60s, Mezzo-Soprano) Ella’s selfish stepmother. A vain and tyrannical climber. Deeply concerned with status and image and entirely dismissive of her stepdaughter. Comic timing essential.

 

GABRIELLE (20s – 30s, Mezzo-Soprano) 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 effected by Ella and love interest John-Michel. A bit quirky and cut from a different mold than the social climbers around her. Comic timing is essential.

 

CHARLOTTE (Late 20s – 30s, Mezzo-Soprano) 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.

 

MARIE (30s – 60s, Soprano) 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!

 

JEAN MICHEL (20s – 30s, Baritone) An enthusiastic revolutionary determined to make a difference. Energized and on his way to becoming a leader. Great comic timing.

 

SEBASTIAN (Late 40s – 70s) 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.

 

LORD PINKELTON (30s – 50s, Tenor) 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.

 

ENSEMBLE (16-70s)

Knights, Peasants, Serfs, Townspeople, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court, Giant, Griffin, Servants, etc.

 

Rehearsals will begin in early September. Performances are December 2-11 at Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State St. Newtown, PA. This production will include a sensory friendly matinee on Saturday, December 3.

We also welcome those who may be interested in joining our production team. If you or someone you know has skills or interests in stage crew, sound, lights, costumes, set building etc., let us know. We will train!

For questions, please contact us at: tickets@NewtownArtsCompany.com or 215-860-7058

 

This is an unpaid, nonunion production. At this time, company policy requires actors, crew, staff, and volunteers MUST be vaccinated. We will be checking vaccine proof and IDs at auditions.  Policy is subject to change.

 

Location: 206 Hidden Valley Ln, Newtown, PA 18940

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