7Auditions OPEN CALL AUDITION NOTICE For the role of Hero in Much Ado About Nothing.
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.
AUDITION INFO: Open Call: 2PM on February 17 6PM on February 18 **Sign Up To Audition: Please fill out and submit our online audition form and select an audition date. 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: Please visit links below to find audition material packets for the role of Hero.
Hero - The beautiful young daughter of Leonato and the cousin of Beatrice. Hero is lovely, gentle, and kind. She falls in love with Claudio when he falls for her, but when Don John slanders her and Claudio rashly takes revenge, she suffers terribly. A seemingly shy and overshadowed girl, when alone with her cousin or their companion Ursula, she is quite capable of of mischief or even conceiving the plot to bring Beatrice and Benedick together. Gender: Female, Age: 16 to 21, Non-Singing, Shakespearean Lead.
Synopsis: Young lovers, virtue, villainy, and charming naivete abound. Don John and Borachio and the unwitting Margaret supply the deception regarding Hero. Claudio, Leonato, Don Pedro, and Ursula are the saddened recipients. Only Beatrice, Hero's closest friend, refuses to accept the fabrication and enlists the help of her sometimes suitor, sometimes nemesis, Benedick. Their love battle weaves through the other passions of the play. Order is restored despite the hilarious and oddly-worded meddling of Dogberry and Verges, the inept clowns, uh, constables (these plum comic roles are females in this version). The wedding day finally arrives, under most unusual circumstances, and Friar Francis (who helped right the wrong) blesses the union of Hero and Claudio. Benedick and Beatrice are each mirthfully betrayed by letters and poems in their own hands and a second love match is made. Only Don Pedro seems left out of the joy, and is chided by the formerly sworn woman hater, Benedick -- "Prince, thou art sad. Get thee a wife!" And music and dancing and celebration bring down the curtain on Much Ado About Nothing.
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