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Garden Theatre Announces Auditions for

La Cage Aux Folles & Miracle on 34th Street

 

Auditions for All Roles Held June 11 – 18, 2015 at Garden Theatre

 

The Garden Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for La Cage aux Folles and Miracle on 34th Street. Audition times and locations are as listed below. All auditions held at Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street in Winter Garden).

 

Thursday, June 11, 2015
6 - 10pm – Open Dance Call only

All dancers arrive promptly at 6pm, warmed up and ready to go.

Bring sheet music/headshot/résumé. Please wear garments that show your body shape.

You may be asked to sing. Please show strong upper range/falsetto voice.

(No a cappella or tracks)

 

Friday, June 12, 2015

6 - 10pm – Open Dance Call only

All dancers arrive promptly at 6pm, warmed up and ready to go.

Bring sheet music/headshot/résumé. Please wear garments that show your body shape.

You may be asked to sing. Please show strong upper range/falsetto voice.

(No a cappella or tracks)

 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

11am – 2pm – Miracle on 34th Street Call for Child Actors

3 – 8pm – Miracle on 34th Street Call for Adult Actors

Prepare 1 minute monologue. Bring headshot/résumé.

To set up an appointment, email auditions@gardentheatre.org

 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

1 – 7pm – La Cage aux Folles Principal Call

Bring sheet music/headshot/résumé. (No a cappella or tracks)

To set up an appointment, email auditions@gardentheatre.org

 

Monday, June 15, 2015

6 – 10pm – La Cage aux Folles Dance Callbacks (by invitation only)

All dancers arrive at 6pm, warmed up and ready to go.

Please wear garments that show your body shape.

You will be taught music to sing.

You may be given sides to read.

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

6 – 10pm – Miracle on 34th Street Callbacks (by invitation only)

You will be given sides to read.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

6 – 10pm – La Cage aux Folles Principal Callbacks (by invitation only)

You will be taught music to sing.

You will be given sides to read.

 

Audition Requirements

 

La Cage aux Folles

Principal Roles

• Each Principal performer should be ready to perform 32 bars (approximately 30 seconds - 1 minute) of both a ballad and an up-tempo Broadway song. Please show range and diversity. Be prepared to sing the entire song if asked and please provide sheet music for accompanist. No mp3 players, CDs, or a cappella allowed.

• Sides will be provided at callbacks and performers should be prepared to read sides if requested.

• Each performer should bring two headshots/résumés. 

• Each performer should know their schedule availability for the rehearsal and performance period, from approx. August 5, 2015 through October 25, 2015.

• All roles are paid.

 

Dancer Roles (Cagelles)

• Male AND female dancers will be seen.

• Looking for dancers with strong technique and personality. Come to auditions warmed up and ready to dance. Great flexibility and athleticism needed. Skills desired but not necessarily required:  Jump splits, spotting walkovers, spotting cartwheels.

• MUST be able to sing – strong upper range/falsetto. Be ready to perform 32 bars (approximately 30 seconds - 1 minute) of one song if asked. Please provide sheet music for accompanist. No mp3 players, CDs, or a cappella allowed.

• It is NOT necessary to bring heels to auditions. If you already own a pair, that is fine. Please DO NOT purchase heels for this call.

Strong acting skills required. Sides will be provided at callbacks and performers should be prepared to read sides and sing again if requested.

• Each performer should bring two headshots/résumés. Please wear garments that show your body shape.
• Each performer should know their schedule availability for the rehearsal and performance period, from approx. August 5, 2015 through October 25, 2015.

• All roles are paid.

 

Miracle on 34th Street

 

• Each performer should be ready to perform one (1) one-minute monologue.

• Sides will be provided at callbacks and performers should be prepared to read sides if requested.

• Each performer should bring two headshots/résumés. 
• Each performer should know their schedule availability for the rehearsal and performance period, from approx. October 26, 2015 through December 20, 2015.

• All adult and child lead roles are paid.

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For more information or to sign up for our audition e-newsletter, visit gardentheatre.org/auditions

 

La Cage aux Folles

About La Cage aux Folles

Drag!...Romance!...Comedy!...Jerry Herman's fabulous score! Much revived, La Cage aux Folles remains one of musical theater's all time biggest hits! After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the 'family business': Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub (featuring the multi-talented Cagelles) in St. Tropez, France, where Albin is the "star" performer 'Zaza'. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as "normal" when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.

Cast Breakdown

Diversity welcomed and encouraged for all roles. All roles are paid.

 

Albin: Male 40-55 (Range: Baritone, A#2-G4)
A performer of star quality; mature; great powerhouse of a Broadway voice; fine comic actor

Georges: Male, 40s-50s (Range: G2-F4)
A star; mature and attractive; good singer; energetic, loving and caring; must move well

Jean-Michel: Male, 20 (Range: Baritone, A#2-G4)
Handsome; brunette; masculine, well-mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancée, Anne; acts, sings,
and moves well

Jacob: Male, Early 20s (Range: Bb2-Ab4)
Diverse male butler/maid; brilliant comedian who sings and moves well

Anne: Female, 18-21 (Range: Ensemble, Part Flexible)
Jean-Michel's fiancée; lovely to look at; spunky; a superb dancer who acts well

Edouard Dindon/Mssr. Renaud: Male 40s - 50s (Range: Bb2-Eb4)
Anne's father; right-wing radical politician; pompous; quirky; must sing, move well, and be a fine comedian. Doubles as Mssr. Renaud –owner of the café.

Marie Dindon/Mme. Renaud: Female, Late 40s (Range: F4-A5)
Anne's mother; shy, retiring, sexually repressed and sex-starved; good singer and actress who moves well; must look great in a leotard for the finale. Doubles as Mme. Renaud – owner of café.

Jacqueline: Female, Middle-Aged (Range: B3-F5)
Mature, female friend of Georges and Albin; owns a chic restaurant; attractive, charming; very theatrical; singer who moves well.

 

Francis: Male, Late 20s - 40s (Range: Ensemble, Part Flexible)
Male stage manager in Georges' club; strong actor/dancer

The Les Cagelles (Range: Ensemble, Parts Flexible)
5 Men /1 Woman, 20s-30s Athletic ensemble of drag performers who can sing and dance incredibly well; High physical comedy roles; Special/quirky physical skills (tumbling, roller skating, etc.) and tap are a plus! Roles are: Chantal, Hanna, Mercedes, Bitelle/Waiter, Angelique, Phaedra/Tabarro

Female Ensemble (Range: Ensemble, Parts Flexible)
Babette/Etienne, Colette

Miracle on 34th Street

About Miracle on 34th Street

By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.

 

Cast Breakdown

Diversity welcomed and encouraged for all roles. All adult and child lead roles are paid.

 

Kris Kringle: Male (50s – 60s)
He is Santa Claus. Likeable, firm, caring. Loves children. Ability to grow a beard is a plus!


Fred Gayley: Male (Late 20s – 40s)
Friend/Neighbor to Doris and Susan; Lawyer; Kringle’s defense attorney; all around good guy


Doris Walker: Female (Late 20s – 40s)
Personnel Manager at Macy’s; Susan’s mother; all work, no play.


Susan Walker: Female Child (Looks 7 - 9, can be older)
Doris’ daughter. Precocious. She doesn’t believe.


Mr. Macy: Male (40s – 50s)
Owner and manager of Macy’s Department Store.


Sawyer: Male or Female (30s – 40s)
Macy’s vocational guidance counselor; ridiculous, over-reactive; almost a caricature.


Dr. Pierce: Male or Female (30s -- 50s)
Physician at Maplewood Home; warm, caring.


Shellhammer/Duncan: Male or Female (20s – 40s)
Assistant to Doris. Friendly, efficient.  Doubles as the zookeeper.


Judge Harper/Drunk Santa: Male (40s – 50s)
Presides over Kringle’s hearing; Judicial; likeable; a bit political. Doubles as the drunken Santa.


Mara/Bag Lady/Sharon’s Mom: Female (Late 20s – 40s)
Prosecuting attorney; somewhat jaded; sticks to the letter of the law. Doubles in other roles.


Halloran/Rich Person/Johnny’s Dad (Mom): Male or Female (30s – 40s)
Judge Harper’s political campaign manager. Doubles in other roles.


Bloomingdale/Macy’s Balloon Attendant/2ND Pedestrian/Al: Male (40s – 50s)
Owner and manager of Bloomingdale’s Department Store. Doubles in other roles.


Finley/Foster Mother: Female (Late 20s – 30s)
Bailiff in Judge Harper’s court. Doubles as the foster mother.


(4) Elves: Male or Female (20s – 30s)
The Elves are in every scene. They will guide the show, filling scene breaks, changing scenery, singing carols, etc. There is also a special “Elf Theatre” presentation at Macy’s (might be a short sketch, a musical production, dance, etc.), which will spotlight The Elves and their talents. Singing ability a plus!

 

(2) Adult Ensemble: Male or Female (Late 20s – 30s)

Will play various roles throughout

 

(4) Children: 3 Female, 1 male (8-11 yrs.)

Girls are the children in Macy’s store in first act (no second act appearance). Boy will be in both first and second acts.

 

About the Garden Theatre

Located in the heart of historic downtown Winter Garden on Plant Street, the Garden Theatre is a not-for-profit organization committed to enriching, engaging and entertaining through creative experiences. The 299-seat theatre, which re-opened in 2008, is an historic, atmospheric, professional performing arts venue in a Mediterranean Revival style. The Garden Theatre hosts live plays, concerts, movies and more to the residents of and visitors to the city of Winter Garden. It is home to the international StarLite Film Festival as well as the Bluegrass Concert Series each summer. For tickets or additional information, contact the Garden Theatre Box Office at 407-877-GRDN (4736) or visit gardentheatre.org.