Cinderella Auditions

The CM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is holding auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway Version) on Saturday, August 14th at 12noon.  Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song from or in the style of the show.  Callbacks will follow by appointment.  Please be prepared to dance.  Rehearsals will begin immediately.  Performance dates are below.  Please bring possible rehearsal and/or performance conflicts to the audition.  Performers 16+ of all ethnicities and identities are encouraged to audition.  We are also accepting video submissions for this production.  Video auditions should be sent to matt@cmpac.com with a resume by Saturday August 14th at 12noon.  ALL ROLES ARE OPEN!

* Health & Safety Protocol: For the safety of all performers, staff, and our CM community, all performers and staff must be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or present proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test or COVID-19 molecular PCR test on a weekly basis. Unvaccinated performers and staff must wear masks or approved face coverings at all rehearsals and performances. Individuals will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of the Pfizer/BioTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or 14 days after their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.*

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Director – MATTHEW W. SURICO
Choreographer – DANA MCDONALD

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

ELLA (Cinderella) (Female, 20s, 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 Traditional musical theatre soprano.

TOPHER (Male, 20s – early 30s, Baritone) The prince of the kingdom leads with heroic bravado but 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.  Soaring, rich musical theatre baritone to G.

MADAME (Female, Late 40s – 50s, 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. Traditional musical theatre character voice.

GABRIELLE (Female, 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. Perhaps a bit quirky and cut from a different mold than the social climbers around her. Comic timing is essential. Strong and expressive traditional musical theatre voice.

CHARLOTTE (Female, 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. Traditional musical theatre character belt to F.

MARIE (Female, 40s – 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! Soaring traditional musical theatre soprano to G.

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

SEBASTIAN (Male, 40s – 60s) 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. Traditional musical theatre character voice.  Minimal singing.

LORD PINKELTON (Male, 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. Traditional musical theatre tenor.

FOOTMAN & COACHMAN (Male, 20s-30s) Transformed from a Raccoon and a Fox into a handsome Footman and Coachman.  Seeking two performers with excellent tumbling and gymnastic abilities.  Non-singing roles.

ENSEMBLE of strong singers and dancers to play Knights, Villagers, Ball Guests, Animals and more.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, September 10  8:00PM
Saturday, September 11  8:00PM
Sunday, September 12  2:00PM
Wednesday, September 15  2:00PM
Friday, September 17  8:00PM
Saturday, September 18  8:00PM
Sunday, September 19  2:00PM
Wednesday, September 22  7:30PM
Friday, September 24  8:00PM
Saturday, September 25  8:00PM
Sunday, September 26  2:00PM

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