Audition Workshow Monday Aug. 15
Monday Aug. 22 OR Tuesday Aug. 23
3:40-4:30: Dance Audition (everyone attends and performs the combination provided)
4:30-7pm: Individual Audition times will be assigned.
Wednesday Aug 24 3:40
Additional singing and reading for the lead characters. If you are not called back you could still be cast
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YOU MUST PREPARE THE FOLLOWING FOR AUDITIONS:
1. Learn the dance
The dance combination will be taught in person on Monday August 15. After the workshop a video will be provided.
2. Sing a 30-60 second musical theatre song of your choice
For a background track, please bring a karaoke track, OR a recording of piano accompaniment. Your backing track must not have other vocals playing, just the instruments. Below are some easy songs we reccomend for beginners. You are welcome to select any a song form any musical. Please remember this is also your “acting” audition, so show facial expression and any movement or blocking you feel is appropriate.
Part #1 Dancing Audition
You will be given a number to wear for your dance. Students will be placed in small groups and each group will take turns performing the dance.
Part #2 Singing Audition
Students will be called in one at a time or in small groups. Each student will sing the song they have prepared. Please bring music to sing to we will have a speaker.
Part #3 Acting Audition
You will be asked to prepare and read a short scene with an assigned partner. NO NEED TO PREPARE IN ADVANCE FOR THIS PART OF THE AUDITION
Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella: Musical Info
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.
Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was twice remade for television, first in 1965 for Lesley Ann Warren and again in 1997, featuring Brandy and Whitney Houston. The original Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella opened in 2013 and starred Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark and Harriet Harris.
By Douglas Carter Beane
ELLA: 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 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.
TOPHER: 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: 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. Has a crush on
Gabrielle, though their courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes.
GABRIELLE: 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
CHARLOTTE: 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: 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: 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: 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: The Lord Chancellor's right-hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets and
even the weather to the villagers.
The packet below fills you in on all the details of being in a musical. Please read before your audition.
Call Back Information:
CALLBACK SONGS AND SCENES:
POSTED ON THE BACKLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY GOOGLE CLASSROOM
Class Code: gtlt2ob