Stage Adventures

Stage Adventures Camps

The Sioux Empire Community Theatre is very proud to announce our Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Summer Camp Intensives for summer 2018.

The camps’ location will be at our home;  The Historic Orpheum Theatre Center.

These camps are designed to take each actor and strengthen their abilities. It is not just about putting together a production. It is about creating well rounded young actors that are able to make more nuanced choices. They will engage in all manner of exercises to polish their craft. We explore acting, musical theatre, technical theatre, make up, costuming, prop making and dance.

The Jungle Book KIDS – 1-5 grades.

Tarzan – 1-8 grades

Scholarships are available.  Scholarship Application available here.  All scholarship materials are due April 1 , 2018.

Auditions for Season 15

 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!