Audition Call: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

AUDITION CALL: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Audition date: Friday, September 16th from 6 PM-9 PM and Saturday, September 17th from 12:15-5pm, by appointment only. (If you cannot make in-person auditions, you may submit a Video Audition to Vanessa Weber at [email protected] due Thursday, September 15th by midnight.)

Director: Matt Giles
Music Director: Chelsea LaCourse
Choreographer: Grayson Anthony

FOR ACTORS’ SAFETY, COVID-19 VACCINATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. BOOSTER SHOTS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

Per our COVID-19 protocols page, please note below our COVID-19 Policy for Rehearsals and Performances:

  • To participate in any SCCT production, for your safety, COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged, but not required.
  • All actors will perform unmasked.
  • We reserve the right to require testing at any point during the rehearsal/performance process, given that actors will be in close contact with one another.

Performance Dates: November 18-20, November 25-27, December 1-4, December 8-11

Starting in our upcoming 22-23 Season, SCCT will be providing a stipend to all adult actors (18 and up who are out of high school). The stipend will break down as follows:

  • $150 for the rehearsal process
  • $100 for each performance weekend
  • Additional $50 lumpsum for school matinee performances

Ages: for this production, we are looking for 3rd grade through adults.

Style: All roles sing and must move well.

Callbacks: Sunday, September 18th from 6:00 PM-9:30 PM (readings from the script, singing songs from the score, and a dance call)

Preparation: Auditionees should prepare 16 measures of a memorized song from a musical. You must bring sheet music in the correct key. No one will be allowed to sing acapella. You must also bring a non-returnable photo.

Rehearsal schedule: Rehearsals will range from September 25th-November 17th. Rehearsals will typically be held Sunday-Thursday evenings, though not everyone will be called to every rehearsal. First rehearsal/orientation will be Sunday, September 25th from 5:00-8:00pm.

Questions:
Call Vanessa at 864.235.2885 ext 100.

Between 20 and 30 roles available. Character breakdown subject to change depending on casting.

ROLES AND ACTOR BREAKDOWN:

ELLA: (Soprano B3 – Eb5)–Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, beautiful and funny. Idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies of 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.

TOPHER: (Baritone C#3 – A4)–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.

JEAN-MICHEL: (Baritone C3-G4)–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. He has a crush on Gabrielle, though her courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes.

GABRIELLE: (Soprano C4-G5)–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. Quietly passionate, empathetic, and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel. Ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in.

CHARLOTTE: (Mezzo-Soprano B3-F5)–Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Brash, self-centered, materialistic, snooty, loud, sassy and bratty, she has a ridiculously high, but unfounded opinion of herself. She never passes up an opportunity to be the center of attention.

MARIE: (Soprano A3 – Ab5)–A friend to Ella and the town’s resident crazy lady and beggar woman, Marie is actually a fairy godmother in disguise. Wise, warm, otherworldly, and charming. Marie rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dreams a possibility.

MADAME: (Mezzo-Soprano C4-D5 – Character Voice)–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.

SEBASTIAN: (Baritone C3 – F4)–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.

LORD PINKLETON: (Tenor D3 – A4)–The Lord Chancellor’s right hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather to the villagers.

Ensemble: Footman, Coachman, Knights, Peasants, Serfs, Townspeople, Members of the Court, Servants, etc.

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(If you cannot make in-person auditions, you may submit a Video Audition to Vanessa Weber at [email protected] due Thursday, September 15th by midnight.)