CINDERELLA National Tour - Open Call for Dancers Who Sing

RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA
Theatre
Non-Equity National Tour

Producer/General Manager: Work Light Productions, LLC
Score: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Book: Douglas Carter Beane
Director: Mark Brokaw
Tour Director: Gina Rattan
Choreographer: Josh Rhodes
Tour Choreographer: Lee Wilkins
Music Supervisor: Greg Anthony Rassen
Casting: Joy Dewing Casting

Compensation: $650/wk minimum for Principals.  $550/wk minimum for Ensemble.  Per diem, housing and transportation provided for all.

Rehearsals start on or about September 18, 2017
Opening on or about October 24, 2017
Contracted through June 2018

OPEN CALL FOR FEMALE DANCERS WHO SING:
Monday, August 7th, 2017
10:00am
Pearl Studios
500 8th Ave, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
LADIES CAN SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT HERE.

OPEN CALL FOR MALE DANCERS WHO SING:
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
10:00am
Pearl Studios
519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018
MEN CAN SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT HERE.

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT USING ONE OF THE LINKS ABOVE. The sign-up will open on Thursday, July 20th at 10:00am. NO UNOFFICIAL LIST WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your time slot to check-in.  If all slots are filled, please arrive at 9am on the day of the audition and sign-up on the alternate list. ALTERNATES WILL BE SEEN as long as time permits.

Douglas Carter Beane’s new book re-invents the classic tale of a maid-turned-princess with fresh comedy, wit and satire: with pumpkin, glass slippers, Fairy Godmother and other story elements intact, it is now Cinderella’s turn to rescue the Prince, reminding us once again that in a cruel world the act that matters most is kindness.

CASTING DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT: We are seeking all ethnicities, types, and genders for all roles. Where gender-specific pronouns are used, they are used to describe the gender identity/presentation of the characters and not the gender of the actors playing those characters. We welcome and encourage actors to audition and/or submit without regard to ethnicity, type, ability, or gender.

SEEKING:

TUMBLERS (FOX & RACCOON): To play characters 20s-30s, including the Fox footman and Raccoon carriage driver. ANY ETHNICITY. Must be fantastic dancers with strong ballet technique for extensive partnering and lifts. Must tumble well: back handsprings, back tucks, aerials, etc. Strong singers for multiple voice parts, especially seeking tenors. Potential to cover as well.

DANCERS: 20s-30s, all genders, ANY ETHNICITY. Must be elegant dancers with solid ballet technique for extensive partnering and lifts.  Strong singers who can handle multiple vocal parts.  May also understudy the following principal roles:

ELLA: (Seeking Understudy Only) 20’s. ANY ETHNICITY. Beautiful and expressive traditional musical theatre soprano mix. An elegant dancer, she must have strong dance and partnering skills and great comedic timing. Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, funny, and effortlessly beautiful. Idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies in 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.

GABRIELLE: (Seeking Understudy Only) 20’s. ANY ETHNICITY. Must have great comic timing. Strong and expressive traditional musical theatre voice. 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. She has always followed rules but her awkward exterior hides a fiery revolutionary spirit. Passionate, empathetic, and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel. Ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in with her family.

LORD PINKLETON: (Seeking Understudy Only) Plays 30’s to 40’s. ANY ETHNICITY. The Lord Chancellor’s right-hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets, and even the weather to the villagers. Must have great comic timing. Powerful operatic tenor to an A.

PREPARATION:
Please be prepared to dance in form-fitting dance attire.  Ladies, bring heels and ballet flats.  Men, bring jazz shoes or character shoes.  Prepare 16 bars of a LEGIT TRADITIONAL MUSICAL THEATRE song that shows your range in case you are asked to sing. ABSOLUTELY NO POP/ROCK OR CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL THEATRE.  Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key; an accompanist will be provided.  Bring your book and an up-to-date headshot and resume.

Please note: If you have a disability and would like to request reasonable accommodations, please let us know prior to the auditions.

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