AUDITIONS

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OPEN AUDITIONS

MONDAY, AUG. 1 - WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2022

6PM-9PM

 

As told by a traveling troupe of actors led by the cunning and charming Leading Player, Pippin is the story of a young prince, heir to the throne, who is searching for his own “corner of the sky.” Pippin returns from university certain that he will find a fulfilling purpose in life. As encouraged by the Leading Player, Pippin dabbles in bloody battle, licentious and lusty sexual entanglements, and savvy political maneuvers, only to discover that true happiness is more complicated than he thought. With infectious tunes by Stephen Schwartz and classic choreography from Bob Fosse, Pippin is both a humorous allegory about growing up and a dark tale of the danger of false appearances and empty promises.

 

All people are required to sing a minute section of a musical theatre song if their choice. Either a cappella or with a track of their own. Callbacks will be August 6th from 10am to 2pm.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

LEADING PLAYER

The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a

chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end.

Excellent mover. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.

Gender: Male or Female // Eligible Age: 16+ // Vocal Range: Db3 - Ab4

Dance: Required. Role requires strong sense of physicality and movement. Experience not

necessarily required, but dance audition required for this role.

 

PIPPIN

Age 18-25, Vocal Range G2-Ab4. Young, discontent, and eager to find his purpose in life.

Excellent singer / dancer.

 

FASTRADA/ PLAYER

Age 35-50, Vocal Range A3-F5. Stepmother of Pippin, mother of Lewis, wife of Charlemagne. Comedic seductress who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal. Eager to place her son Lewis on the throne. Excellent singer / dancer.

 

LEWIS / PLAYER

Age 25-30, Vocal Range Any. Son of Fastrada and half brother to Pippin. A proud soldier. Strong singer / dancer.

 

CHARLEMAGNE / PLAYER

Age 40-60, Vocal Range G2-E4. King of the Holy Roman Empire. An aging warrior. Married to Fastrada. Strong singer / mover.

 

CATHERINE / PLAYER

Age 30-40, Vocal Range F#3-Db5. Widow, and mother of Theo. Falls in love with Pippin. Excellent singer / mover.

 

BERTHE / PLAYER

Age 50 +, Vocal Range E3-C5. Pippin's grandmother. Encourages him to live life to it's fullest. Strong singer / mover.

 

THEO / PLAYER (double cast)

Age 9-12, Vocal Range A3-C5, voice not yet changed. Catherine's son.

 

ENSEMBLE (10)

Ages 18 +, Vocal Range Any. To play Baron, Severed Head, Courtier, Nobles, Soldiers, Berthe's Attendants, Peasants, Players. Excellent singer / dancer / comedic character actors. Acrobatic / Circus / Tumbling / Magic skills a plus.

CAST

PIPPIN

Kike Diaz

 

LEADING PLAYER

Ayleen Perez

 

CHARLEMAGNE

Bobby Torres

 

FASTRADA

Karen Goldschmidt

 

LEWIS

Freddy Aviles

 

BERTHE

Nancy Rodriguez

 

CATHERINE

Natalia Garza

 

THEO

Helen Cano

 

ENSEMBLE

Rolando Garza (Pippin U/S)

Sara Arellano (Leading Player U/S)

Anthony Ruiz (Charlemagne U/S)

Paulina Binder (Fastrada U/S)

Alexa Salas (Catherine U/S)

Abel Capistran (Swing)

Melanie Esparza (Swing)

Arianna Sanchez

Deborah Garza

Evelyn Cantu

Julianna Nicart

Keiko Tomita

Sebastian Peña