Auditions

Auditions

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Pippin

Production February 25-March 13, 2022

Auditions October 12, 13, and 16, 2021

 

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz  |   Book by Roger O. Hirson

Originally Produced on the Broadway Stage by Stuart Ostrow

Directed on the Broadway Stage by Bob Fosse

2013 Broadway Revival Directed by Diane Paulus

Orchestrations for 2013 Revival by Larry Hochman

 

Stage Director: Ryan Began

Music Director: James Haupt

Choreographer: Daisy Giunta

Production Managers: Sandy Armstrong and Susan Harrington

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Audition Monologues

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  1. All actors are required to audition with one of the monologues provided. Children auditioning for the role of Theo should prepare a short monologue of their choice.

  2. Please prepare 60-90 seconds of music in the style of the show (but not from the show) that best demonstrates your vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided, so please bring sheet music with written piano accompaniment in the key you'll be performing.

  3. Everyone auditioning will be required to undergo a dance audition. It is strongly advised you wear or bring comfortable clothing to move in.  All female identifying auditionees should wear character shoes or something with a heel.

  4. Please fill out the conflict calendar provided at auditions with ALL known conflicts from October through March. Even if there isn’t a listed rehearsal please indicate that you have a conflict as we will be starting music rehearsal in November/December and those dates will be determined based on cast availability, NOT the usual AFD rehearsal schedule. There will be rehearsal on Martin Luther King Day and Valentine’s Day. Mandatory tech weekend Saturday & Sunday Feb 19, Feb 20, 2022.

  5. Everyone who comes to audition will need to show proof of their Covid-19 vaccination.

  6. Bring a completed copy of the audition form and conflicts calendar to audition.

Roles

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LEADING PLAYER – Any gender (all ages) – Vocal range Db3-Ab4

The ultimate ringleader. Masterfully charming and manipulative to the point of deception, the Leading Player is a chameleon – and Pippin’s destructive alter ego. Obsessed with putting on a great show for “the audience” by whatever means necessary. Extremely strong performer / dancer.

PIPPIN – Male identifying (ages 18-25) – Vocal range G2-Ab4

The young and confused protagonist of the play-within-a-play. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo. Strong mover.

CHARLES/PLAYER – Male identifying (ages 40-60) – Vocal range G2-E4

Pippin's demanding father; someone to whom Pippin can never measure up. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is warlike and proud. Married to Fastrada. Strong mover / comedian.

FASTRADA/PLAYER – Female identifying (ages 35-50) – Vocal range A3-F5

Pippin's conniving stepmother, wife of Charlemagne. A sexy and smart seductress who does not shy away from using deceit, betrayal and charm to benefit her son Lewis.  Extremely strong dancer.

LEWIS/PLAYER – Male identifying (ages 25-30) – Vocal range Any

Pippin’s vain and rather dim-witted half-brother. He’s perfect in the eyes of his mother – handsome, smart, physically agile, and fairly depraved. But in our protagonist’s eyes, he’s legitimately dumb, far inferior, and undeserving of praise. A proud soldier. Strong dancer/mover.

CATHERINE/PLAYER – Female identifying (ages 30-40) – Vocal range F#3-Db5

Widow, and mother of Theo. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Catherine represents that which Pippin initially sees as boring and beneath him; she’s real. Smart, flawed, giving and strong she encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him. Excellent singer / mover / comedienne.

BERTHE/PLAYER – Female identifying (age 50+) – Vocal range E3-C5

Pippin's saucy grandmother. Larger-than-life and occasionally lewd – yet undeniable wise, she encourages her grandson to live life to its fullest. Old yet youthful, this brassy broad is full of wisdom, grace and sass. Strong singer / mover.

THEO/PLAYER – Any gender (ages 12-15) – Vocal range A3-C5

Catherine's spunky, creative, needy yet lovable son – an observer, like his mother, who mirrors Pippin’s immaturity ... but who also reflects Pippin’s dream of an enviable family.

Ensemble – All genders, Various ages and vocal ranges

We are looking for 6-10 varied and eclectic performers to round out our ensemble. They will be playing multiple roles including; Baron, Severed Head, Courtier, Nobles, Peasants etc. Must be strong singers, dancers and actors. Comedic character actors, gymnasts, circus, magic skill a plus. LOOKING FOR ANY AND ALL SPECIAL TALENTS HERE: JUGGLING, HULA HOOPS, KNIFE THROWING, UNICICYCLE, ETC. The director intends on substantially utilizing the ensemble for this production by combining the below characters into tracks for each ensemble actor

Everyone who comes to audition will need to show proof of their Covid-19 vaccination.