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Auditions: Fancy Nancy: The Musical


Raleigh Little Theatre is seeking performers for its upcoming production of Fancy Nancy: The Musical, Book & Lyrics by Susan DiLallo, Music & Lyrics by Danny Abosch. 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 Fancy Nancy: The Musical must show proof of vaccination in order to participate. 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.

For this production, audiences will have the option to wear masks, but will not be required.

About the Show

Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted?

Important Dates

Audition Workshop: January 10, 7-9pm on Zoom – watch a recording of the workshop! (password: 3f2@fcMK)
Auditions: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 and Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 7pm in the Sutton Theatre (Actors only need to attend one of the nights to audition.)
Callbacks: Thursday, January 19, 2023 @ 7pm in the Sutton Theatre
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin January 23, 2023
Tech rehearsals: March 11-16, 2023
Performances: March 17 – April 2, 2023

School day performances: Wednesday, March 22 at 10:00am and 12:30pm
Actors must be at the theatre at 9:00am. Actors must be able to take off from work/school. Actors should be free by 2:00pm. It is extremely important for students to check this date to verify that it does not conflict with school commitments.

Two show days: March 18-19, 25-26 (possible April 1-2). Shows at 2:00 and 5:30pm.
Actors are required to stay at the theatre. We will provide snacks and drinks for your break in between performances.

Questions about auditions? Contact Heather Strickland: Heather@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 15+.

If you need any specific accommodations to audition, please email Cari@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org 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.

The cast will be made up of 8 actors.

Nancy: a little girl with a huge imagination who enjoys fancy things
Gender: Female identifying
Age: 15+
Vocal Range: Strong mezzo-soprano, Range: G3 to G5

Bree: Nancy’s best friend who loves all the same things Nancy does
Gender: Female identifying
Age: 15+
Vocal Range: Sweet mezzo-soprano, Range: G3 to E5, must be able to sing harmonies

Rhonda: Nancy’s friend, twin of Wanda
Gender: Female identifying
Age: 15+
Vocal Range: Belter mezzo-soprano, Range: G3 to F5, must be able to sing harmonies

Wanda: Nancy’s friend, twin of Rhonda
Gender: Female identifying
Age: 15+
Vocal Range: Belter mezzo-soprano, Range: G3 to G5

Lionel: Nancy’s friend and a bit of a comedian
Gender: Male identifying
Age: 15+
Vocal Range: Tenor, Range: C3 to F#4 (optional to A4), must be able to sing harmonies and rap in rhythm

Mother: Nancy’s mom who enjoys her daughter’s enthusiasm and has a lot of patience
Gender: Female identifying
Age: 25+
Vocal Range: Strong mezzo-soprano, Range: G3 to E5 (optional to A5), must be able to sing harmonies

Ensemble 1
Gender: Male identifying
Age: 15+
Vocal Range: C3 to F#4, must be able to sing harmonies

Ensemble 2
Gender: Female identifying
Age: 15+
Vocal Range: G3 to F5, must be able to sing harmonies

About the Production Team

Director: Kathleen Rudolph
Musical Director: Darylene Hecht
Choreographer: Sue Hill
Scenic and Lighting Designer: Thomas Mauney
Costume Designer: Ketti Shum
Stage Manager: David Watts

About the Auditions

Actors ages 15 and older are eligible to audition. The ability to tap into your inner child is a plus! All those auditioning should bring sheet music and be ready to sing 16 bars of an upbeat comedic song. In addition, please come prepared to move – this means no skirts, sandals, flip flops or restrictive clothing. Please wear sneakers or jazz shoes and comfortable clothes. All roles involve singing and movement, so we are looking for unique physical talents that you may have (ex: gymnastics, dance, juggling). Auditions may also involve improvisation and ensemble-building exercises. Cold readings from the script will be done during the callback process. Pictures and resumes are welcome, but neither is required.

The callback list will be posted on the RLT website by 2pm on Thursday, January 19. Callbacks will be held Thursday, January 19 at 7pm and will involve readings from the script.

Perusal copies of the scripts will be available for a 48 hour check out before the audition date from the RLT business office, which is located in the rear of the building and open from 9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri. Please call the business office to check on availability: 919-821-4579

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.

Volunteer Access Fund

If you face financial barriers related to transportation to the theatre, please check out our Volunteer Access Fund pilot program!