Auditions OPEN CALL AUDITION NOTICE Hunchback of Notre Dame
Alabama’s CharACTers Theatrics, founded by Cody Carlton, is the winner of numerous international, national, and state theatre awards for its large-scale productions. In recent years, the troupe has staged musicals such as Les Miserables, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, and Beauty and the Beast. CharACTers Theatrics is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit and is an equal opportunity provider.
Open Call: August 5, 2019 - 6:00 pm August 6, 2019 - 6:00 pm
**Sign Up To Audition: Please fill out and submit our online audition form and select an appointment day and time frame for your audition. You will be asked to upload a headshot (a JPEG file) and a theatrical résumé (a PDF file) if you have one. If you don’t have either of these files you can still submit the form.** At this time, we will not be accepting self-tapes.
Location: Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center 1001 George Wallace Drive Gadsden, AL 35903
WHAT TO PREPARE: Those wishing to audition need to prepare to sing a song (32 bars - 1:15–1:30 minutes) that is a similar style to the show. Auditionees may have a CD (instrumental only) to sing along with. Singing a song a capella is also allowed but discouraged. Auditionees may also provide their own accompanist. Auditionees are encouraged to choose a song that truly shows off their vocal capabilities. It is also highly encouraged that auditionees are prepared to act out their song as they are singing it.
Director Cody Carlton is looking for an ethnically diverse and energetic triple threat cast who can sing, dance, and act.
You may also bring a hardcopy of your headshot and resume although it is not required.
**Everyone should complete the online audition form and select an appointment time and date.**
Hunchback of Notre Dame V/T: CharACTers Theatrics & Gadsden State
Compensation: All roles being filled by this audition are volunteer positions. Applicants seeking compensation may say so in the questions section of the audition form. Limited grant money is available on a role-to-role/show-to-show basis for compensating cast members. *Specific requirements must be met*
Director: Cody Carlton Choreographer: Music Director: Shana Acray Music: Alen Menken Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Peter Parnell Performances: October 4-13, 2019
SEEKING: Hunchback of Notre Dame is a show performed by teenagers and adults for audience members of all ages. All auditionees must be 14+ by the first performance date. Most major roles in the production will be cast by performers 16+. CharACTers is looking for an ethnically diverse cast.
Claude Frollo Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive. Gender: Male Age: 40 to 50 Vocal range top: Bb4 Vocal range bottom: E2 Jehan Frollo Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed. Gender: Male Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: F3 Florika A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: E4 Father Dupin A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian. Gender: Male Age: 40 to 60 Vocal range top: A3 Vocal range bottom: C3 Quasimodo The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be. Gender: Male Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: Bb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb2 Clopin Trouillefou The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: D3 Captain Phoebus de Martin Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 40 Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: A2 Lieutenant Frederic Charlus Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus. Gender: Male Age: 20 to 30 Esmeralda A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: E3 King Louis XI King of France, nicknamed the Prudent. Gender: Male Age: 40 to 50 Tribunal A judicial officer. Gender: Male Age: 20 to 50 Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: G2 Madam Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies. Gender: Female Age: 35 to 50 Saint Aphrodisius A stained-glass image that comes to life. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50 Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: B3 Congregation Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris. Gender: Any Choir Gender: Any
Synopsis: Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic.
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