Upcoming Auditions: Cinderella and the Crystal Slipper
Director: Caitlin Duree
Music Director: Byron Holder
Choreographer: Karen Matheny
Audition Location: Runway Theatre - 215 N. Dooley St., Grapevine, TX 76051
Casting for 6 women/7 men
*All roles open to all cultural backgrounds, ethnicities and ages 18 and above. All roles are available.*
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The production runs November 29 - December 15, 2019. Please come prepared to list all conflicts starting from October 14, 2019 until December 15, 2019.
Requirements for vocal auditions: Please prepare 16 bars of an upbeat Broadway style song, bring sheet music. Accompanist may be provided, if not, please be prepared to sing acapella.
A Bit About Pantos!
Panto is a peculiarly British tradition of winter musical comedy theater. It starts with familiar fairy tales and children's stories - Cinderella, Aladdin, Dick Whittington and His Cat, Snow White - and injects a bit of music hall (British Vaudeville) style comedy, contemporary references and audience participation to create a raucous, silly entertainment that's child pleasing yet has enough sly references to entertain all the grownups too.
*The Principal Boy - a male juvenile played by a young woman in a short costume with tights. When this character was introduced in Victorian times, audiences would have been shocked to see so much of a young woman's shapely legs on display. But by playing a boy - in what came to be called a breeches role - actresses were allowed to show as much leg as they dared.
*The Panto Dame - played by a man in drag, is a comic, and camp, female character. Her costume and make-up are totally outrageous - the more exaggerated the better.
*Lots of audience participation. When you go to a panto in Britain, you can't help but be drawn in to the traditional shouting and carrying on. Villains are hissed, misfortunes are bemoaned and several key lines - "Oh yes it is!" - "Oh no it isn't!" and "He's behind you!" are shouted out by one and all at the appropriate moments.
*Contemporary references and bawdy jokes. Pantos are family shows but there is usually enough innuendo of the nudge-nudge wink-wink variety to keep the grownups happy.
*A transformation scene. Most pantos have a moment when the set designers bring out their most magical special effects - twinkly lights, disappearing characters, clouds of smoke. Every story has its traditional transformation scene.
- Cinderella: A servant girl
- Prince Charming: Handsome son of the King & Queen
- Fairy Godmother: A Fairy Godmother
- Buttons (The Principal Boy): Cheery Manservant at Hardup Castle
- Camilla Hardup (The Dame): Cinderella's Stepmother
- Baron Hardup: Cinderella's Father
- Britney: Cinderella's Ugly Stepsister
- Donatella: Cinderella's even Uglier Stepsister
- Dandini: Prince Charming's Loyal Valet
- Muggsy: Party-planner
- Puggsy: Party-planner
- The King: Prince Charming's Father
- The Queen: Prince Charming's Mother