Cinderella Auditions – Save the date JUNE 2023
We are pleased to announce the following audition dates and times for November’s musical production of Cinderella.
Rehearsals will start on Tuesday 5th September and will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30/10 and dance and singing rehearsals will be on Sunday mornings from 10:30 – 12:30/1:00. However, initially you will not be required at every rehearsal.
Friday 17th November: curtain up 7:45
Saturday 18th November: matinee curtain up 2:00
Evening curtain up 7.45
Sunday 19th November: matinee curtain up 2.00
This promises to be a popular show and will require lots of people to make it happen:
cast and chorus on stage, front of house helpers and backstage crew.
We need actors, singers and dancers of all ages
as well as people who would like to unleash their creative skills in helping construct the set and paint, make props and sew costumes etc.
Dates for your calendar if you would like to take a part on stage:
Sunday 25th June. 10:00 am – 11:30. Dance workshop for those who would like to take a principal role which requires dancing or if you would like to be in the chorus.
Tuesday 27th June 7.30 – 9.30 pm. Audition evening 1 for principal characters. See the list below.
Thursday 29th June 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Audition evening 2 for principal characters.
Sunday 2nd July 10:00 am – 12:00. Singing workshop for those who would like to take a principal role which requires singing or if you would like to be in the chorus as a singer.
ALL auditions and workshops will take place at the Little Theatre (the UJS in Sesmarias)
CINDERELLA – CHARACTERS
CHARACTER female (F) Male (M) Age –
CINDERELLA: Kind hearted, sweet natured. Good singing and dancing required. (F) Youthful(ish)
BUTTONS: Page-boy at Hardship Hall – silly but savvy with a crush on Cinderella. Interacts with the audience. Singing and some simple dancing. ( F/M ) Youthful(ish)
BARON HARDUP: Cinder’s father, Horace – good natured, hen packed and slightly comical. One shared song (M ) Mature
BARONESS: Cinder’s stepmother, Rubella. Glamorous battle-axe. Some Singing, short solo and shared song. (F) Mature
GERTRUDE & GRISELD: The Ugly Sisters. Comical, interact a lot with the audience, adlib as necessary. Typical outrageous comedy dames. Comic timing essential. Good Singing and ‘dancing required. (M/F) mature
PRINCE CHARMING: Typical hero material. Must sing well and some dancing. ( M) Pref youthful(ish)
DANDINI: Prince’s Valet/sidekick. Some singing (or not) and simple dancing. (F/M ) Any
BODGET & LEGGETT: A pair of nutty builders –comedy twosome. Leggett is the more idiotic of the two. Physical comedy and one simple, comedic song. (F/M) Any
FAIRY G: The Fairy Godmother, typical fairy, speaks in rhyming verse. One song (dancing useful but not necessary.) (F) any
CHAMBERS: The Lord Chamberlain, a royal official. Small speaking part but should sing and dance as part of the chorus. (F/M) Any
Additional fairies/Fairyland Folk
Trumpeter (mines playing trumpet)
Please email me at Traceyandniels@hotmail.com if you would like to audition and for which part/parts. I will (eventually) email you with more details of what you need to do for your audition together with a couple of pages of the script and, if the part requires singing, a link to the karaoke track we will probably use. Please do not expect an immediate reply as this production requires a LOT of organization and time, as does emailing you all.
N.B. None of the parts are precast so please audition if you would like to. Having said this, please do not expect as a new member to walk straight into a leading role unless you can demonstrate you are very capable of taking the part and committing the time for 10 weeks of rehearsal. All of us ‘older Algarveans’ have worked backstage, sewn costumes, painted scenery and taken small roles before we stepped into the limelight. So don’t be disappointed if you don’t get a part on stage. We also need your talents to help build the show; it’s a great way to gain theatre experience and fun to be part of the team.
Also please let me know if you would like to be part of the set building team or can help with making props and costumes.