Auditions

Peter and the Starcatcher

January 30 and 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm. School Matinee Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Performance Dates: April 12 – April 22,  2018 .

PLEASE COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. WE WILL BE SEEING MANY ACTORS SO IN THE EFFORT OF TIME, WE ASK THAT YOU COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO COMING BOTH NIGHTS
We are audition actors: 13+
AUDITIONS WILL CONSIST OF:
– Reading from the script
– Director led improv exercises
– A movement audition. We will put you through you a small section of a exercises in small groups. You will then be asked to perform it in front of the production team as a group. Please remember to wear clothing that you can move in and appropriate shoes (i.e NO sandals, flip-flops, etc..)
– This is a show with music, we will have a prepepared selection for you to sing. It will be made avaiable before auditions.  Playing an instrument is a plus.

Brief Synopsis

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

Cast

 

Black Stache

A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.

  • Gender: Male
    Age: 30 to 50
    Molly Aster
    A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age. She will risk anything for the sake of what is right.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 13 to 25
    Boy/peter
    A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn’t miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams of a life of being free.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 13 to 25
    Grempkin
    The schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. Optional Doublings include: FIGHTING PRAWN; MACK; SÁNCHEZ.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 40 to 60
    Mrs. Bumbrake
    Molly’s nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two. Optional Doubling as TEACHER.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 40 to 60
    Bill Slank
    The vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself, which puts himself constantly in disaster. Greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining starstuff. Optional Doubling as HAWKING CLAM.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 35 to 55
    Smee
    Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 25 to 55
    Prentiss
    An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he’ll never be one. A bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 13 to 25
    Alf
    A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 50 to 65
    Lord Leonard Aster
    Molly’s father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, he is a faithful friend and a secret Starcatcher.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 40 to 60
    Captain Robert Falcon Scott
    Lord Aster’s old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain’s fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 35 to 45
    Ted
    An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 13 to 25
    Ensemble
    Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators
If you have any questions please send them to patrick@siouxfallstheatre.com
 
Hope to see many of you there!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

March 6 and 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

Performance Dates: May 4 – 20, 2018 School Matinee Tuesday, May 8 at 9:30 am

PLEASE COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. WE WILL BE SEEING MANY ACTORS SO IN THE EFFORT OF TIME, WE ASK THAT YOU COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO COMING BOTH NIGHTS
We are audition actors: 13+.  This is a darker version then the Disney movie.
AUDITIONS WILL CONSIST OF:
– singing 32 bars of contrasting piece one upbeat number in the style of the show and one more classical broadway ballad.  Please do not bring a song from the show. An accompanist will be provided for you.  You may bring your own accompanist or backing track (CD or MP3 device)  Please do not accompany yourself.
– Reading from the script
– Director led improv exercises
– A movement audition. We will put you through you a small section of a exercises in small groups. You will then be asked to perform it in front of the production team as a group. Please remember to wear clothing that you can move in and appropriate shoes (i.e NO sandals, flip-flops, etc..)

Brief Synopsis

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Damean instant classic

Cast

Claude Frollo

Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: E2
Jehan Frollo
Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Florika
A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: E4
Father Dupin
A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: A3
Vocal range bottom: C3
Quasimodo
The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Clopin Trouillefou

The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: D3
Captain Phoebus de Martin

Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo.

Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Lieutenant Frederic Charlus
Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Esmeralda
A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3
King Louis XI
King of France, nicknamed the Prudent.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Tribunal
A judicial officer.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Madam
Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 50
Saint Aphrodisius
A stained-glass image that comes to life.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B3
Congregation
Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris.
Gender: Both
Choir
 Gender: Both
If you have any questions please send them to patrick@siouxfallstheatre.com
 
Hope to see many of you there!