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Audition Information / Announcements

Auditions: Cinderella 2022

09/07/2022


Raleigh Little Theatre is seeking performers for its upcoming production of Cinderella. This show will be presented in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre.

For the safety of volunteers, staff, and students, all performers and crew members for the production of Cinderella must show proof of vaccination in order to participate. Other safety measures include: a mask requirement inside the building, a fully vaccinated staff, and an ongoing commitment to the health and safety of everyone who is working inside our facility and our community. You will be required to show proof of vaccination at the auditions. Special exemptions can be made for anyone with a medical condition that prevents them from receiving the vaccine.

For this production, audiences will have the option to wear masks but will not be required to unless Wake County enters into a “high risk” category.

About the Show

We are excited to present RLT’s annual holiday production of Cinderella! Cinderella is based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy with additional music and lyrics by Haskell Fitz-Simons, Suanne Strickland, Joanna Li, and additional dialogue by a generation of actors and artists.

Important Dates

Optional virtual audition workshop: Monday, September 12 at 5:30pm on Zoom – Watch a recording of the workshop here! (Enter password E2XA%n1g)

Auditions (singing and dancing): Monday, September 19, and Tuesday, September 20 @ 7:00pm in the Sutton Theatre (Performers only need to attend one audition date)

Callbacks: Wednesday, September 21 @ 7:00pm in the Sutton Theatre

Cast List: Posted on Monday, September 26. Please check even if not called back. 

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin on Monday, October 10

Tech rehearsals: November 19 – 22 and November 27 – December 1

Performances: December 2 – 18

Questions about auditions? Contact Patrick Torres: Patrick@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org

About the Roles

Raleigh Little Theatre encourages actors of any ethnicity, identity, ability, etc. to audition for any role. If the script requires strict adherence to any characteristic(s), those will be listed in the character description. For this production, performers must be 8+.

If you need any specific accommodations to audition, please contact Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, to make your request. Examples of accommodations made in the past are: wheelchair accessible audition space, large print materials, prompters in the audition room, volunteers to help fill out forms, and auditions by appointment. All choreography for the audition and the production will be designed to include actors of all abilities.

CINDERELLA (Female Presenting, Actor/Singer, Teen/Adult) is a smart and idealistic young woman who loves to read, is fond of dancing, adores art and music, and longs to see the world, but like all of us from time to time, she’s stuck in a bad situation and needs help.

PRINCE CHARMING (Male Presenting, Actor/Singer, Teen/Adult) is a smart young man who is lonely, and while he longs to find that “certain someone” to cherish and to share his royal life with him, he’s not terribly happy about having to find her under a deadline.

KING DARLING III (Male Presenting, Actor/Singer, Adult)   He may “rule his land with gentle hand,” but he’s determined that his recalcitrant son WILL marry by his 21st birthday, according to the law. Looking for a character actor who can perform his musical number with comic aplomb.

STEP MAMA (Female Presenting, Actor/Singer, Adult) just adores her two lovely daughters, but Cinderella? Not so much. She considers herself to be beautiful, refined, and cultured. Not so much. We are looking for an actress with comedy chops, and a lot of attitude!

THE STEP SISTERS, HENRIETTA AND GERTRUDE (Female Presenting, Actors, Adult) – Requires two actors capable of creating characters with a broad comic style, including some physical comedy. We will be looking to work together to bring these newly imagined characters to the stage!

FAIRY GODMOTHER/GODFATHER (Any gender, Actor/Singer, Adult, Vocal Range G4 to G6) is a clever and energetic fairy with a sparkly magic wand, mystical incantations, and a few unexpected tricks up their sleeve. FG is sympathetic to Cinderella’s situation, and helps with magic and a little bit of loving advice, in spite of the occasional setback.

HELPERS (Any gender, requires strong physicalization, Actor/Singer, Teen/Adult) – The FG’s two annually-renamed assistants who help out by screening potential aid recipients, running various tasks around the kingdom for her, and disguising themselves as mortals when necessary. They also have several funny bits, and a good song-and-dance routine.  

PAGES (Any gender, Actor/Singer, Teen) – Two pages patiently assist King Darling.

MICE/HORSES/TOWN KIDS (Any gender, Actor/Singer, Ages 8+) – Can you sing like a little mouse? Can you sing like a confused horse? Can you sing like a regular kid? Can you trot around the stage like a horse – neighing and shaking your long silky mane? 

ENSEMBLE (Any gender, Singers/Dancers, Teen/Adult) – The ensemble will appear as townsfolk in the town square, singing and swaying to a rousing Christmas folk tune and having fun. In the ballroom scene, they will appear as proper Lords and Ladies in beautiful outfits, performing traditional ballroom dances that are fun and easy to learn: Polonaise, Waltz, Minuet, and the ever-popular Sneeze Polka. (Hankies provided)

About the Production Team

This production will be directed and choreographed by Laura Bess Jernigan and Lormarev Jones. The Music Director for the show will be Katherine Anderson.

About the Auditions

Those auditioning are asked to wear comfortable clothing which allows for freedom of movement and shoes suitable for dancing.

Auditions: Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre audition song that showcases your voice, and bring the sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. We would prefer no tracks or acapella. Accompanist will not transpose.

The dance audition will consist of learning a short combination in small groups. Please wear appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes.

Callbacks: are for speaking roles only. The ensemble will be cast based on singing/dancing auditions, and will not be required at callbacks. Callbacks will consist of readings from the script and dance. You may also be asked to vocalize a portion of the music from the show.

Click here to register for an audition time slot!

Please fill out the conflict calendar and audition form below and bring them with you to your audition. If you are unable to print them, we will have copies available to you at the auditions:

Don’t forget to bring your proof of vaccination with you to the audition! This can be your original vaccination card, a picture of it on your phone, or you can show proof through a vaccine passport app.

Audition Workshop – September 12

If you’d like to learn more about the audition process at Raleigh Little Theatre, we will be holding a virtual audition workshop on Monday, September 12 from 5:30-6:30pm via Zoom.

Watch a recording of the workshop here! (Enter password E2XA%n1g)

 

For any questions regarding the auditions, please contact Artistic Director, Patrick Torres at Patrick@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org.