Artisan Center Theater (NON EQUITY) announces CHOIR AUDITIONS for

the Main Stage production of

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell


Directed by Natalie Burkhart

Music Direction by Richard Gwozdz

Choral Direction by Noël Clark

Choreography by Whitney Morris

Performed at Artisan Center Theater at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas

 

**SPECIAL NOTE: Auditions are for the Hunchback of Notre Dame Choir only. All other roles have been cast.

 

From the Academy Award-winning team of Menken and Schwartz comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.


AUDITION DATES:  Saturday, August 31 2019 from 10am-11am

CALL BACKS: Callbacks (if necessary) will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 11am-12pm, immediately following the vocal audition.

LOCATION:  Auditions will be at Artisan Center Theater at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053.

REHEARSAL DATES: Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and will generally be Tuesdays from 8:15-10pm and a two hour block on Saturdays  between 1pm-4pm. Beginning September 23, the choir will be joining the cast for nightly rehearsals which will generally be 7-10pm Monday-Friday and 9am-2pm on Saturdays.

PRODUCTION DATES: The production runs October 11-November 9, 2019. Performances are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30pm, with additional Saturday matinees at 3pm beginning October 19.  Most parts are double cast to accommodate scheduling.

 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS:  Vocal auditions are by appointment. Copy the following link into your browser and then make an appointment: http://www.meetme.so/ArtisanCenterTheater. Please choose 16-32 bars of a choral piece that will best display your vocal ability and come prepared to sing with your sheet music cut and marked and in the appropriate key. You may also choose to sing Amazing Grace. (Sheet music provided at http://artisanct.com/auditions.) An accompanist will be provided so accompaniment CDs or phone recordings may not be usedPlease bring your completed audition info found at http://artisanct.com/auditions.

 

 

If asked to return for a call back, please be prepared to be placed in groups to sing Amazing Grace in four part harmony. Sheet music will be provided at http://artisanct.com/auditions.

 

 

Choir Members will be given six complimentary vouchers to be used during the first four performances, a season ticket (valid for one year) to be used during the first week of Main Stage productions, a show t-shirt and access to digital production photos.

 
ABOUT THE SHOW: 

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.


ROLES AVAILABLE:

**SPECIAL NOTE: Auditions are for the Hunchback of Notre Dame Choir only. All other roles have been cast.  

 

Notre Dame Choir - This show contains an onstage choir in addition to the cast. Minimal blocking, non-speaking, non-dancing, and lots of beautiful choral singing. The rehearsal commitment for the choir is substantially smaller than for the principal roles and ensemble.  The choir will rehearse separately from the cast leading up to opening, and will join the cast at rehearsals beginning September 23.

 

 

ABOUT THE THEATER:

Artisan Center Theater produces eight full scale Broadway style musicals a year in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. Artisan also stages three additional special event plays on the new 150-seat thrust stage located on Second Stage.  Also on Second Stage, Artisan Children’s Theater produces six children's shows each year where children perform for children.  As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 and now serving more than 90,000 patrons each year, Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sunday. For more information on Artisan visit www.ArtisanCT.com.

 

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Artisan Center Theater

444 East Pipeline Road

Hurst, Texas 76053

817-284-1200

www.ArtisanCT.com