Wednesday, August 8, 7PM-9PM and Saturday-August 11th 11AM-1PM
These are the only audition dates for this production. There will be no individual appointments or alternate audition dates.
Auditions and Callbacks (If needed) will be held at the Post Theater, Bldg T4.
Performance Dates: Nov. 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th Dec. 1st and 2nd
*All cast members must be available for every performance.
Director: John Gilleece
Musical Director: Richard Louis-Pierre
Choreographer: Gabrielle Mangano
Stage Manager: Dante Rei
Synopsis: As told by a traveling troupe of circus performers led by the cunning and charming Leading Player (Ringmaster) Pippin is the story of a young prince, heir to the throne, who is searching for his own “corner of the sky.”
Rehearsals begin early September, 2018
Note: We are using the 2013 revival version of Pippin. We plan to create a circus/big top atmosphere. We are seeking experienced jazz dancers as will as acrobats, gymnasts, jugglers, magicians and other classic circus types.
Sides will be provided at the audition.
Character Descriptions and Preparation:
LEADING PLAYER: Adult Tenor The ultimate 'ring leader.' Acts as Narrator. Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. Must be excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience. Gender: both Vocal Technique- Belting Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: Db3 Vocal Prep- Simple Joys
PIPPIN: Young Adult-Tenor Our story's young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, confused, innocent and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo. Gender: male Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: G2 Vocal Prep- Corner of the Sky
CHARLES: Mature adult-Baritone 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. Gender: male Vocal Technique- Legit show Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: G2 Vocal Prep- War is a Science
LEWIS: Pippin's long suffering half-brother. Gender: Male
ESTRADA: Mature Adult- Mezzo Soprano Pippin's conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. She is skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit herself and her son. Gender: female Vocal Technique- Belting Show Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Vocal Prep- Spread a Little Sunshine
BERTHE: Mature adult. Alto Pippin's saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest. Gender: female Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: E3 Vocal Prep- No Time at All
CATHERINE: Young adult. Mezzo Soprano A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him. Gender: female Vocal range top: Db5 Vocal range bottom: F#3 Vocal Prep-Kind of Woman
THEO: Young Boy. Tenor Catherine's son. He lives on a farm and has a pet duck Vocal Range top: G5 Vocal Range bottom: E4 Vocal Prep- Corner of the Sky (Chorus only)
Ensemble Characters: Charlemagne’s Army, Monks, Nobility and Peasants All ensemble roles are played by The Players (Circus Performers) Vocal Prep- Magic to Do
Please Note: NO SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS OR CONSIDERATIONS WILL BE MADE FOR ANY REASON. YOU MUST APPEAR AT THE THEATER ON ONE OF THESE TWO DATES AND TIME PERIODS OR YOU WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CASTING IN THIS PRODUCTION. CALLBACKS, IF REQUIRED, WILL BE BY INVITATION.
Please do not attempt to contact the director or any member of the production staff regarding the audition process.
Preparations Singers are expected to prepare the song(s) listed under character descriptions Dancers: Come dressed to dance. No flip flops or sneakers. Sides will be provided for all speaking roles. Please bring headshots and resumes.(Do not email)
This is an unpaid gig. No monetary compensation or stipends are available.
Callbacks are TBD