CINDERELLA - Audition & Show Information

 

AUDITION DATES FOR CINDERELLA:

Tues, Dec 5 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm - GENERAL CALL (16 YRS & OLDER)
Sat, Dec 9 - 10:00am to 6:00pm – GENERAL CALL (16 YRS & OLDER)
Sun, Dec 10 – 6:00pm-10:00pm – GENERAL CALL (16 YRS & OLDER)

If you will be 16 years of age by the beginning of rehearsals in May 2018, you may audition in the General Call.

 

CALLBACK DATES FOR CINDERELLA:

Sat, Dec 16 – 10:00am-6:00pm
Sun, Dec 17 – 6:00pm-10:00pm
Mon, Dec 18 – 6:00pm-10:00pm – if needed

 

To book your audition, please do the following:

1. Read all of the details listed below to make sure you are VERY clear about what is required at the audition, and the dates/times you must commit to for rehearsals and performances.

2. Click on the link below to book your audition time slot.

 

Note to CAEA, ACTRA, UBCP Members:

Please submit your updated headshot and resume to Nelli Hanbury, Audition Coordinator at tuts.auditions@gmail.com; only actors selected for an audition will be contacted with an appointment (you are not required to book one). (Note: this option is only available to full CAEA members; not apprentices.) The audition will be a vocal audition only; dance and scene work will be considered if called back. We do not accept video auditions except under extraordinary circumstances.

 

BOOK YOUR AUDITION FOR CINDERELLA HERE!

 

 

SHOW INFORMATION

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA

Director: Sarah Rodgers
Choreographer: Nicol Spinola
Music Director: Brent Hughes

 

SYNOPSIS

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
 

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a new Broadway adaption of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in a hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane that features some new characters and surprising twists.

 

CAST REQUIREMENTS

NAME

DESCRIPTION

ELLA (Cinderella)

A young lady with the kindest heart in the kingdom. She dreams of escaping her endless chores so she might one day see the world.

TOPHER (Prince Charming)

The Prince of the entire kingdom, but he needs a bit of inspiration to realize his full potential. NOTE: THIS ROLE HAS ALREADY BEEN CAST

MADAME (Evil Step Mother)

Ella’s stepmother, a vain and tyrannical woman only concerned with her wealth and her daughters’ happiness. Madame does not consider Ella, her stepdaughter, a true daughter.

MARIE (Fairy Godmother)

Enters the stor as a senile poor woman, but she magically transforms into her true form as Ella’s wise and compassionate Fairy Godmother

SEBASTIAN

Topher’s Lord Chancellor, who wants to protect the Prince, but does so by shielding the Prince completely from what is going on in the kingdom.

GABRIELLE

Begins the story as just another selfish stepsister but finds camaraderie with Ella when she reveals to Ella that she would give up her riches to be with Jean-Michel

CHARLOTTE

One of Ella’s stepsisters who treats Ella cruelly but, quite honestly, doesn’t know much better because she is so self-involved. Charlotte’s a bit of a clown and definitely the last in on the joke.

JEAN-MICHEL

A poor revolutionary with many ideas about how to improve society. Jean-Michel is in love with Gabrielle.

LORD PINKLETON

Sebastian’s second-in-command and the herald for all important events or information.

ENSEMBLE

Knights, Peasants, Serfs, Townspeople, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court, Servants etc

 

REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” begins rehearsals on May 2 with the following schedule:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 6:30PM to 10:30PM
Saturday 10:00AM to 6:00PM
 

On June 20th, Cinderella moves into Malkin Bowl to begin tech rehearsals with the following schedule:

(NOTE THAT DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

June 20 – 6:30PM to 10:30PM (Move in)
June 21,22,23 - 2:00PM to 11:00 PM (Mics & Q2Q)
June 27 - 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM (Tech run)
June 29 - 6:00PM to 10:00PM (Sitzprobe)
June 30 - 12:30PM-11:30PM (Tech run with orchestra)
July 2 - 3:00PM to 11:00 PM (dress rehearsal)
 

Previews are July 4 and July 9 with clean-up rehearsals in the afternoon of July 9. The show opens July 11 and plays odd-numbered nights in July and even-numbered nights in August, closing Friday, August 24. All shows begin at 8:00PM except for the four evenings of the 2018 Symphony of Fire fireworks. On those nights the shows start at 7:00PM.

 

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION

 

Audition Location: MALKIN BOWL, STANLEY PARK, VANCOUVER, BC

*Please be aware that there are no food or beverage services available on-site. There is hourly parking available; the closest parking lot is directly south of Malkin Bowl (near Vancouver Rowing Club). The Bowl is also accessible via public transit: take the #19 “Stanley Park” bus to the bus loop in Stanley Park and walk back past the Pavilion to the Bowl (about a 5 minute walk).

The Process:

TUTS auditions are open to all who sign up; book your time slot for CINDERELLA auditions here. You can select your desired date and time slot based on availability. Once you have completed your booking, you will receive a confirmation of your appointment to audition.

What to Bring:

  • One (1) copy of your resume
  • One (1) copy of your headshot
  • Pen or pencil to fill out your audition forms
  • Sheet music in your key for two contrasting musical theatre pieces (at least 16 bars each).
  • Dance shoes (if you have them): jazz shoes and character heels. (no tap shoes required for Cinderella auditions)

Upon arrival at the audition, you will fill out an audition questionnaire and be photographed. Within your time slot you will be asked to sing a musical theatre song of your choice. You may also be asked to sing a second selection. Please have two contrasting pieces prepared (both musical theatre songs). An accompanist will be provided.

After your singing audition, you may be asked to participate in a group dance audition; a dance routine will be taught on the spot.

Similarly if the directing team wishes to have you read, you will be provided with sides/scenes at that time.

Expect to stay approximately 2 hours at the first audition. You may be asked, either then or in a later communication, to attend callbacks (see dates here).

If you have not heard from us by Feb 28th, we thank you for auditioning, but unfortunately you have not been selected.

Other Opportunities:

We are looking for volunteers for Front of House, Production, Administration and Fundraising. Please see the Volunteer Application. We are also looking for candidates for our Rising Stars Program that offers an opportunity to work at a senior level with meaningful involvement alongside our directors, designers and the production team. This is a unique internship that will be customized to the successful candidates’ aspirations and career objectives. Please email cover letter, resume and references to info@tuts.ca.

 

FAQs ABOUT TUTS AUDITIONS

 

What is Theatre Under the Stars?

Theatre Under the Stars is a non-profit society whose mandate is to entertain families through popular musical theatre and to provide vibrant opportunities for developing theatre artists. TUTS values an atmosphere of inclusion and mentorship in order to build strong character and to promote positive values.

Theatre Under the Stars has presented 71 seasons of musical theatre at its outdoor venue in Stanley Park. It is a time-honored tradition for thousands of Lower Mainland families as well as attracting visitors from around the world. Average attendance each season is 35,000 patrons.

What ages of children are you looking for?

In 2018 our shows do not have any roles for actors 15 and under.

If you will turn 16 years of age before the first day of rehearsals, you can audition in the general call.

Are there scenes to prepare for auditions?

If there are scenes the directing team would like to see you perform, they will be given to you at the audition. If you are called back, you will be given a scene and a song from the show to prepare.

What if I do not attend a callback?

Callbacks are opportunities for the creative team to assess your suitability for a specific role. If you cannot attend on the scheduled date, we will try to see you on an alternate day; however, it may ultimately mean that you are not considered for a role in the show. If you have a conflict with the callback dates, please indicate that on your audition form.

Can I book a time in advance for open call auditions?

YES. Click here to choose your slot for CINDERELLA auditions.

Should I prepare a monologue?

No. You will only be required to sing and dance.

Do all parts require singing and dancing?

Generally, yes.

Will you accept video or DVD auditions?

No, except in exceptional circumstances. The reality is that it is difficult for the directors to properly judge a performer’s ability or suitability based on a video audition. It is infinitely preferable to audition in person. You must get permission to submit by video. Please email your request with details explaining your request to tuts.auditions@gmail.com. Please keep in mind that the creative teams may choose to not accept video auditions.

Do I have to bring sheet music?

Yes, in your key.

What if I am not available on the open call audition dates?

If you cannot come on any of the open call audition days listed above and you are not a member of Canadian Actors Equity Association (or UBCP or ACTRA), you will be unable to audition for the 2018 season at TUTS.

Can I bring my own pianist?

No. Everyone must audition using our exceptionally experienced audition pianist.

I don’t have character shoes - can I still audition?

Absolutely, but bring or wear shoes that you can dance in. The singing audition will usually be first, and you will have time to change into dancewear following that audition.

I don’t have a professional headshot; is that okay?

Absolutely. We will take a photo of you to remind us of who you are. A professional headshot is an excellent option but certainly not required.

What should be on my resume?

Your name, contact information, theatrical experience and any training you have (including where you trained/with whom).

What should I wear?

Wear something you feel you look good in for your singing audition, and bring something that you can move easily in for the dance audition. Please have your hair tied back so we can see your face. No oversized dancewear please.

Are there any paid positions available?

Theatre Under the Stars may hire members of Canadian Actors Equity Association under the Multidisciplinary Policy for Dance Opera Theatre (DOT).

Are all cast members in both shows?

No. Each show has its own cast.

How much time will I have to spend at the auditions?

Approximately 2 hours.

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