Upcoming Auditions: Cinderella and the Crystal Slipper

 

Director: Caitlin Duree
Music Director: Byron Holder
Choreographer: Karen Matheny

 

Auditions Dates:
Sunday September 29, 2019 - 7pm-9pm  
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Monday September 30, 2019 - 7pm-9pm  Click here to make an appointment
Callbacks TBD (as needed) 

 

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.*

 

Audition Instructions:
PLEASE BRING WITH YOU A HEAD SHOT AND RESUME.
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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.

 

Characters: 

  • 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