Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Director – Meredith Walker
Music Director – Clay Zambo
Choreographer – Kristin Ruggieri
This is an “adult” production – roles are cast age-appropriately.
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.
Playing in The Kweskin Theatre November 19 through December 18
(Including four Saturday matinees: 11/27, 12/4, 12/11 and 12/18)
Auditions: September 20 & 21
ALL ROLES OPEN to those age 12 and up.
Auditions will be held in The Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT.
7:00pm to approximately 10:00pm
Rehearsals begin September 27. . .generally held Monday thru Thursday evenings, 7pm to 10pm.
Some weekend rehearsals also possible.
YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED BY SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 IN ORDER TO BE CAST IN THIS PRODUCTION.
Please prepare a brief Broadway standard (think 32 bars), and bring sheet music in the proper key.
You will likely be asked to learn a brief dance combination and possibly read from the script.
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.
Marie: A friend to Ella, and the town’s resident crazy lady and beggar-woman. 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.
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 fit in.
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.
Topher: A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life.
Though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Attractive and 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.
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. Must have great comic timing. Traditional musical
theatre tenor with power.
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
Knights, Peasants, Serfs, Townspeople, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court, Giant, Griffin, Servants, etc.
Additional details and audition sides will be posted here soon.
ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE WRITE INFO@CURTAINCALLINC.COM
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Written by Agatha Christie / Adapted by
Directed by Joel Fenster
Auditions: October 18 & 19
Rehearsals begin November 1 – generally Monday thru Thursday evenings, 7pm to 10pm.
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.
YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED BY SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 IN ORDER TO BE CAST IN THIS PRODUCTION.
AUDITION SIDES WILL BE POSTED SOON.
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