Please note that information included in this posting is subject to change without advance notice. All auditions are held at Workshop Players Theatre-in-the-Round, 44820 Middle Ridge Road, Amherst, OH 44001
What to expect during a typical audition
All auditions are conducted at the theater and consist of some very simple steps:
- You will be asked to fill out a form including:
- Your contact information
- Any rehearsal conflicts you may have
- Previous theatrical experience
- You will be required to read a portion of the script alone and/or with others.
- You will be required to show up for the entire scheduled audition time. This allows the possibility of teaming up different actors together throughout the process.
If the production is a musical: In addition to the above criteria you will need to come prepared to sing a song of your choice. You are required to bring the piano music for accompaniment (no a cappella). You may be asked to learn and perform a few dance steps.
Director Dave MacKeigan is holding auditions for Pippin, (by Stephen Schwartz, with book by Roger O. Hirson) on Monday, January 20 and Tuesday, January 21 at 7 p.m. at the theater, located at 44820 Middle Ridge Road, Amherst, OH 44001.
Auditioners should prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical theater song (1970’s and on, preferably not from this show). Accompanist will be provided. NO A CAPELLA! Bring sheet music for the accompanist.
Director is seeking actors age 18 and up, except for Theo, who must play 6-9 years old.
(This role is precast) The Leading Player master OR mistress of ceremonies – GREAT dancer.
Gender: Any Age: as long as you can still dance. Vocal Range: Db3 – Ab4
Pippin Our story’s young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontented.
Gender: Male Age: 18 to 29 Vocal range: G2 – Ab4
King Charlemagne Pippin’s demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.
Gender: Male Age: 50 to 60 Vocal range: G2 – E4
Lewis Pippin’s body-building, pretty boy brother. Not the brightest.
Gender: Male Age: 23-33 Vocal Range: doesn’t matter
Fastrada Pippin’s conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart.
Gender: Female Age: 35 to 50 Vocal range: A3 – F5
(This role is precast) Berthe Pippin’s saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.
Gender: Female Age: late 50s – 70’s Vocal range: E3 – C5
Catherine A young widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Falls in love with Pippin.
Gender: Female Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range: F#3 – Db5
Theo Catherine’s son. Age: 7-10
Ensemble: Charlemagne’s Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players – dance and/or circus ability is a plus for this production.
For more information, please contact the director, Dave MacKeigan at Dave@davenjudy.net.