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Auditions: Cinderella


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 reduced class, crew, and audience sizes. RLT remains committed to prioritizing 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.

Important Dates

Auditions: Thursday, September 23, at 7:00 PM and Sunday, September 26, at 12:00 PM in RLT’s Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.
Callbacks: Friday, October 1, at 7:00 PM in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre
Cast list: Will be posted on Monday, October 4. Please check even if not called back.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin Monday, October 11
Tech rehearsals: November 27 – December 1 (please note this is the weekend after Thanksgiving)
Preview Performance: December 2
Performances: December 3 – December 19

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.

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 12+.

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.

The characters in this version of Cinderella are in line with the traditional fairy tale, but with some additional characters too! All roles are open, so please come on out. We will have a lot of fun!

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 STEPSISTERS, 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! Read a note from beloved veteran stepsister, Tim Cherry, on the Cinderella show page.

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 her 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) are 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 12+): 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, Singer/Dancer, 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

Director: Mike McGee

Choreographer: Jess Barbour

Music Director: Joanna Li

Stage Manager: Dan Eckert

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.

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

Please do the following before attending auditions:

Callbacks: will be held on October 1 and 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.

Questions about auditions? Contact Mike McGee.