Auditions

Because life is EXTRAordinary

Become a part of something wonderful. Make new friends and play with existing friends. Join us for an fun filled adventure as we put together a great show.


DATES:

Wednesday 29th of March
7.30 pm – 10.00 pm
Sunday 2nd of April
10.00 am – 5.00 pm

BOOKINGS:

Contact Greg Stephens
M: 0414 829 288
E: greg.stephens3@me.com

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY WELL IN ADVANCE TO YOUR AUDITION!

All cast will be required to make a commitment to the show and be available for regular rehearsals, intensive rehearsal weekend and obviously for the show dates.

REHEARSALS COMMENCE:

Rehearsals are held Monday and Wednesday nights. Times will vary as different cast will be called at different times. A rehearsal schedule will be distributed regularly. Closer to the show there will also be Sunday rehearsals.
First Rehearsal: Monday 8th of May.

INTENSIVE REHEARSAL WEEKEND:

The Weekend intensive is a great time for not only getting a lot of work done on the show in a short period, but is also a wonderful time for cast bonding.

Intensive weekend is:
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th of August.

SHOW DATES:

It goes without saying that you’ll be needed for all 6 performances.

Friday 1st and 8th of September
Saturday 2nd and 9th September
Sunday 3rd and 10th September.

Audition material:

There is a dropbox that has the THREE backing tracks and corresponding lyrics and/or sheet music that are being used in the audition, please carefully look at your prerequisite song and which part of the song you will be required to sing (no changes to these songs are allowed)

 DROPBOX LINK-  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ndpd1xjtrc0hfrw/AABZ4E54Ttw_PC61LRJKNvICa?dl=0

Role Descriptions:

A BAND OF PLAYERS: Male/Female 6+

They are the show! Ranging in age and variety, each sings, some dance, and play a variety of roles, places and objects. Heavily featured and ever present throughout Pippin’s quest, the “Band of Players” (Ensemble) represent the influences and circus of voices in Pippin’s head.

 – Audition song: Magic to Do-First Verse and Chorus., Personal song selection.

– A script excerpt reading.

 BERTHE: E3 – F#5 Alto. Female 40+

Pippin’s saucy grandmother. A brassy woman full of wisdom, grace and sass, and not to forget youth. Berthe tries to help with his grandson quest, by encouraging him to live his life to, lets’ just say to the fullest.

 – Audition song: ‘Magic to Do’- First Verse and Chorus and Personal Song that shows off character.

– A script excerpt reading.

 CATHERINE: Gb3 – Db5 Alto. Female 20-40

A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Catherine encounters Pippin at his lowest point, and through her attraction to the ‘arch of his foot’ (no seriously she is,) she eventually falls in love with him.

 – Audition songs: ‘Kind of Women’ First Verse and Chorus and Personal Song that shows off character.

 – A script excerpt reading.

 CHARLEMAGNE: Bb2 – E4 Baritenor. Male 35+

 Pippin’s demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.

 – Audition song: ‘Magic to Do’  First Verse and Chorus and Personal Song that shows off character.

– A script excerpt reading.

 FASTRADA: A3 – F# Soprano (Mezzo-Soprano.) Female 35+

Pippin’s conniving stepmother, she is both beautiful and smart. Devious, crafty, cunning, untrustworthy and a master of illusion, she is dedicated to gaining the throne for her darling son Lewis.

 – Audition song: ‘Magic to Do’  First Verse and Chorus and Personal Song that shows off character.

– A script excerpt reading.

 LEADING PLAYER: Mezzo-Soprano Db3 – Ab4. Female 20+

The ultimate ‘ring leader.’ Masterfully charming and manipulative, she guides or more to the point, directs Pippin through his own story. Obsessed with putting on a great show ‘Welcome to the show Ladies and Gentlemen.’

 – Audition song: ‘Magic to Do’ First Verse and Chorus and Personal Song that shows off character.

– A script excerpt reading.

 LEWIS: E3 – E4 Baritenor. Male 20-30

 Charlemagne and Fastrada’s son. A Strongman that is not bright, pippin’s half-brother is after his heir to the throne. Addicted to the physical, Lewis loves weight lifting, Lewis loves wrestling, but most of all, Lewis loves Lewis.

 – Audition song: ‘Magic to do’  First Verse and Chorus.

– A script excerpt reading.

 PIPPIN: G2 – Ab4 Tenor (Baritenor.) Male 20+

Our story’s young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent, eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo.

 – Audition song: ‘Morning Glow’ First Verse and Chorus and Personal Song that shows off character.

– A script excerpt reading.

 THEO: Male/Female or Male played by Female 8-16

Catherine’s son/daughter. Also significant to the finale.

 – Audition song: ‘Magic to Do’  First Verse and Chorus and Personal Song that shows off character.

– A script excerpt reading.

 THE HEAD: Male/Female 20+

He is a severed head that speaks to Pippin about his personal experience of war.

 – A script excerpt reading.

Extra Notes:

-Bring your Circus!!! If you have any skills and/or tricks big or small, bring ‘IT’.

-If you require sheet music for your characters song selection please email Greg Stephens. Email: greg.stephens3@me.com

-Should you choose or are required to sing a song of your own choosing, you will need to provide a recording. A sound system w/ 3.5mm AUX cable will be available. No accompianist will be available, unless you provide your own.

 Other minor roles that do not require a specific audition audition:

 Baron (M): A member of Charles’ nobility. Deluded that he is royal

Female Courtier (F): A female member of Charles’ Royal Court. Best described as a suck up!

Male Courtier (M): A male member of Charles’ Royal Court. And so is he!

Monks 1-3 (M): They’re employed in the chapel by Arles. 

Newscasters 1-3 (F/M): The present the news of the kingdom midway through Act 1. They provide ‘Read all about’ news that is pivotal to the story.

Noble (M): He is another member of Charles’ nobility. Because he needs another one.

Peasant 6 (F/M): Yup, pretty much what it sounds like.

Petitioner (F/M): All she/he ever does is beg for stuff! Like throughout show and audience.

Berthe’s Royal Entourage. (F/M): Yes she deserves one and they will be fabulous, trust me!

Player w/ Torch (F): Ooh, ooh, ooh! A special member of the company. She holds the torch for Pippin’s great finale!

Duck or Chicken (M/F 6-12): Don’t really need to say anymore expect, yes it is a role.