OUL THEATRE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OPEN AUDITIONS FOR THE CLASSIC RODGERS AND HAMMERSTIEN MUSICAL “CINDERELLA”
THIS PRODUCTION IS A SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT ARRANGED WITH R & H THEATRICALS
OPEN AUDITION TIMES
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
July 20, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., Lancaster Festival Premiere
July 31, 7:00 p.m.
August 1, 7:00 p.m.,
August 2, 2:00 & August 2, 7:00 p.m.
August 3, 2:00 p.m.
Vocal, Acting, and Dance auditions will be on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30, 2014. Actors, singers and dancers can sign up for a 5 minute audition time beginning Monday, March 10, 2014. If you decide not to audition after you have committed to an audition time, it is your responsibility to release your slot for other actors to sign up.
Prepare 16-32 bars of a song from the musical; use as much range as possible. The song should be choreographed or staged. If you are auditioning for a specific role, choose a song that the character sings in the show. If you are auditioning for the chorus/dancer, you may sing any song from the show. An accompanist or a recorded track will be provided. Sing the song in the original key. No A Capella Singing! Provide the accompanist or sound technician with the measures that you plan to sing. You will also read from the script following your vocal audition.
The dance auditions will follow your vocal auditions and be done in groups. You must complete the vocal audition AND the dance auditions to be cast in the show. Dress appropriately for the dance audition: dance attire, character shoes, sweats, t-shirts, etc. You will be taught 16-32 bars of choreography.
Women should wear character shoes or a comfortable heel, and a solid colored leotard, an above the knee skirt, or dance tights. Men should wear jazz or soft dress shoes, a form-fitting white colored t-shirt or tank, sweat pants, jazz pant or tights. No shorts or bulky, oversized sweat-pants. Tennis shoes or sneakers should be avoided.
AUDITION TIMES/SIGN UP
Each Actor will have a 5 minute audition time.
Select the 5-minute time slot you want and enter your name followed by your phone number. For example: John Smith (###) ###-####. (Do not select it if someone else already has!) You must also sign up for the 20-minute dance audition at the end of the hour. For example: if you sign up for 12:25-12:30, you will also sign up for the dance audition from 12:40-1:00. Scroll all the way to the right and click Save.
Please copy and paste the link to register for an audition time.
If you have any questions or need help signing up for a time please text or call the following number, (614) 620-1034. THIS NUMBER IS ONLY FOR PROBLEMS ASSOICIATED WITH SIGNING UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME. NO QUESTIONS ABOUT AUDITIONS WILL BE ANSWERED ON THAT LINE. Reserve your audition time with your name - followed by your phone number. If you decide not to audition please remove your name to allow for other actors to take your time slot. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Audition materials will be available Monday, March 10, 2014 in the OUL Library.
*Rehearse your song in the shoes and the clothing that you will be auditioning in.
*Please have your audition music in a 3-ring binder so it is easy for the accompanist to read and turn the pages.
*Make sure your music is clearly marked with all cuts and changes. Set the tempo for the accompanist by singing the first few notes of the song.
PRELIMINARY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Principals will begin rehearsals Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Vocals TBA
Cast meeting and read through Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Rehearsals will be Saturdays, 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (Dance Rehearsals), Noon – 5 p.m. (Acting and Vocals) and Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Acting, Vocals, and Dance)
Not all cast members will be needed at all music and dance rehearsals. A detailed schedule will be provided at the first cast meeting.
July 12th – July 19th, rehearsals will be every day, late afternoon into early evening/usually 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Additional rehearsals: Saturday, July 26, Sunday July 27, noon – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday July 29, Wednesday July 30, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
We are also looking for talented local musicians. Musicians must be able to read music and be available to attend some rehearsals and ALL show dates. If you are interested contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a cast member, you are expected to participate in events that promote the show: radio interviews, parades, festival events, and many more activities. Not everyone will be needed at all events. A one-time costume rental fee of $30 for each cast member for use of production costumes. Cast members will be responsible to sell production T-shirts and sell advertising in our Playbill. Some costumes must be provided by the actor. Actors are responsible for providing their own make-up. The personal props used in the production must also be provided by the actor.
OUL has an open audition policy. We are always looking for new talents and are excited to welcome new actors, singers, dancers and crew members. Ohio University Lancaster Theatre is a teaching theatre company where the growth and interest of our students comes first!
If you are not cast, we encourage you to participate in one of our production crews. You can help out with costumes, props, set construction, ushering, box office, publicity, or many other aspects of putting on this major musical production.
All cast members must abide by the rules and regulations established by Ohio University Lancaster. Cast and crew members will be asked to sign a photo release, a confidentiality agreement, and a morality clause.
Principal Female Roles
GRACE - her stepsister
JOY - her stepsister
QUEEN CONSTANTINA – the Prince’s mother
Principal Male Roles
CHRISTOPHER - a charming young prince
LIONEL - his royal steward
KING MAXIMILLIAN - his father
Villagers, Merchants, Palace Guests
(The chorus/ensemble is a mix of males, females, and children. Everyone will do some dance).
Charles/puppeteer - a cat who will become a Coachman
4 White Mice/puppeteers - who will become horses
A Dove/puppeteer - who will become a Footman
4 Children for the ensemble roles