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Pippin Auditions

Join us… for Stephen Schwartz’s captivating musical PIPPIN.  A young man searches for an extraordinary life and finds meaning and fulfillment in the most unexpected places.  All roles available for casting!

Audition Dates:  May 17 & 18, by appointment only.  To make your appointment, please fill out the form below, or click here.  Audition Location: Fellowship Hall, First Church of Marlborough – 37 High Street, Marlborough MA.

Performances:  August 5-7, 2016.

Rehearsals:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings, beginning May 31.  Occasional Sunday rehearsals, but only as needed.  All rehearsals will be at 37 High Street, Marlborough MA.

Children’s Audition:  by appointment.  Children’s auditions will be held on May 17 and 18 at 6:30 PM.  Please sign your child up for their audition by clicking here.  There is one child role in the show (Theo/Thea), but we are also looking for a double-casting or understudy for the part.  If you have any questions about the Children’s Audition, please contact us.  Audition Location: Fellowship Hall, First Church of Marlborough – 37 High Street, Marlborough MA.

Adult auditions will consist of a singing audition (16-32 bars of music from a musical theater show, with accompaniment – no a cappella), a dance and movement audition and a cold reading or improv audition.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time slot, to fill out any paperwork.  Please bring a headshot and resume with you, if available.

Once at the audition, please be prepared to stay for approximately 1 hour.  If you have any questions, please contact our Stage Manager.

Available Roles:
Leading Player – 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. Gender: Either;  Vocal range top: Ab4 – Vocal range bottom: Db3.  Excellent Dancer

Pippin – Our story’s young and confused protagonist.  Naive, innocent, and discontent. Gender: Male – Age: 18 to 21 (will consider older, if right look). Vocal range top: Ab4 – Vocal range bottom: G2.  Strong dancer.

Charles (Charlemagne) – Pippin’s demanding father. As the King, he wears his years with great pride. Gender: Male.  Age: 40 to 60.  Vocal range top: E4 – Vocal range bottom: G2.

Lewis – Pippin’s half-brother.  Athletic, not-terrible-intelligent, self-involved, attractive.  Duet.  Baritone.  Good mover.

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 45.  Vocal range top: F5 – Vocal range bottom: A3.  Strong dancer.

Berthe – Pippin’s saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. Gender: Female.  Age: 60 to 70’s.  Vocal range top: C5 – Vocal range bottom: E3.  Good mover.

Catherine – A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Gender: Female. Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range top: Db5 – Vocal range bottom: F#3.

Theo/Thea – Catherine’s child.  Gender: either.  Age:  7-10.  Basic singing, moving.  Comfortable with comedic timing and working with adults.

Ensemble – Charlemagne’s Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players.  Seeking a variety of excellent singers, dancers and actors.  Any age range, any gender.  Good comedic timing needed.  This show is a heavy ensemble piece, so the ensemble will be as competitive as any named role.


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