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AUDITION NOTICE
for The Premiere Playhouse’s production of
Cinderella

Auditions:

  • Sunday, February 5th | 1:00pm – 3:30pm (vocal/acting auditions), 3:30pm – 5:00pm (dance auditions)
  • Tuesday, February 7th | 6:00pm-8:30pm (vocal/acting auditions), 8:30pm-10:00pm (dance auditions)

Callbacks: By invitation on Saturday, February 11th from 1:00pm-5:00pm

Locations: Schulte Room in the Washington Pavilion | 301 S. Main Ave. (2/5)
TPP Offices & Anne Zabel Studio Theater in the Orpheum Theater Center | 315 N. Phillips Ave. (2/7)

REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

  • Company meet and greet/first read through/character development on Wednesday, February 22nd & Thursday, February 23rd
  • Rehearsals begin Sunday, February 26th and continue through Wednesday, April 19th
  • Rehearsals run Sundays from 1pm-5pm and Mondays through Thursdays from 6pm-10pm
  • Technical rehearsals are Saturday, April 15th & Sunday, April 16th (full days) and April 17th-19th (evenings)
  • Performances are April 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, & 29th @ 7pm and April 22nd, 23rd, 29th, & 30th @ 2pm (10 total)

CASTING TEAM

  • Producer & Casting Director: Oliver Mayes | Stage Director: Alex Newcomb Weiland
  • Music Director: Clay Ackerman | Choreographer: Tiffany Koppes

ABOUT CINDERELLA

Tale as old as time through a new lens. We follow the story of Ella & Topher as they find their way to each other but ultimately to themselves. This is a story about individuality, agency, equality and being true to yourself no matter your social class, ability or gender.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Ella (she/her), age range 20–30: The heroine of our story, stuck in a life she doesn’t want but constantly seeking her opportunity to change her journey. Hope-filled and motivated. Passionate, strong willed, enticing, comedic & beautiful in her own way.

Christopher (Topher) (he/him), age range 20-35: A prince, lost in his own head & trying to find meaning to his life. Brave and capable but filled with loneliness as his family has passed on at an early age. Innocent, sweet, thoughtful, kind hearted and genuinely goofy. We feel charmed by his presence.

Madame (she/her), age range 40–60: Ella’s stepmother. Her sole focus is on riches, looks, power and how she can climb her way to the top. Jealous of Ella, she is cruel and dismissive, always finding ways to knock others down to get what she wants. Tactful & manipulative.

Sebastian (he/him), age range 30-60: Lord Chancellor of the kingdom & trusted advisor to Prince Topher, when he isn’t plotting against him. Constantly playing both sides while keeping Topher in the dark to make the kingdom what he wants: one that benefits the upper class. He believes he should be king and will do whatever it takes to be so.

Marie (she/her), age range 30–80: Ragged, a bit off but genuinely sweet. She is pegged as the “mad woman” in town and often looked down on by the villagers. She is actually the fairy godmother in disguise. Funny, warm and extremely wise, she is all knowing & truly lovely, if you treat her with kindness.

Gabrielle (she/her), age range 20–30: Ella’s stepsister and daughter of madame. Constantly influenced & encouraged by her mother to obsess over social class and materialist things. She goes along with the facade but feels out of place and lost. She is empathetic, heartfelt and secretly in love with Jean-Michel, though their love can never be.

Charlotte (she/her), age range 20–30: Ella’s step sister and daughter of madame. A clone of her mother and celebrated as so. She is spoiled, attention seeking, loud, brash & snooty. Seeks to be the center of attention anytime she can be. Aloof & unapologetically so.

Jean-Michel (he/him), age range 20–40: The town revolutionary, constantly fighting for equality for the starving class. Passionate in his beliefs, he is laughed upon by the kingdom. He is a peasant who seeks justice but isn’t ever organized in his approach. In love with Gabrielle and determined to make her happy.

Lord Pinkleton (he/him) age range 20–50: The Lord Chancellor’s right hand. Does royal announcements and proclamations to the kingdom.

Ensemble (All genders, ethnicities and abilities), various ages: Footman, Coachman, Knights, Peasants, Animals, Townspeople, People of the Court, Servants, etc. All different kinds of people that make up the world of the play.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of 32 bars (1 minute) of a song from contemporary or classical musical theatre. Find a song that shows off your vocal strengths and gives us a good idea of your vocal range (how high and how low you can sing).
  • A pianist will be provided; please bring your sheet music in a binder with your audition cut properly marked. Accompaniment recordings are also allowed and audio equipment will be available. Please know where to start your recording should you choose to use one. Singers using our pianist will be seen first. A cappella (unaccompanied) auditions are not allowed.
  • Participation in the scheduled dance call. Please wear clothing you can move in. No jeans or open toed shoes, please. Character or jazz shoes are welcome but not required.

CASTING NOTES

  • We welcome those ages 10 and above to audition.
  • Please arrive at the 6:00pm start time for auditions and communicate with us via email at [email protected] if you are not able to arrive on time.
  • The pronouns provided describe the gender identity of the character in the story and may not necessarily reflect the gender identity of the actor playing them.
  • We welcome performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, abilities/exceptionalities, and body types.
  • Understudies and swings will be cast, as possible and needed.

Please complete the audition form to sign up for your audition here. Requests for video auditions, questions, and updates can be directed to the casting team at [email protected].

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