Spring Musical 2017-18: CINDERELLA

  • AHS MUSICAL 2017-18

    CINDERELLA

    Directed by Logan Carter

    Music Direction by Kyle Jones

     

    AUDITIONS (AHS & AMS STUDENTS)

    Sign up for a 10 minute timeslot on:

     

    • AUDITION FORM: Everyone must fill out this form prior to auditioning. You need to know your schedule conflicts from Dec.-March!
    • CALLBACKS: Wednesday, 11/8, 2-5pm ALL REQUIRED
    • CASTING Announced by Thursday, 11/9, 5pm via email
    • MANDATORY Parent & Cast Meeting: Fri. Nov. 10, 6pm, Black Box

     

    • PREPARE (ALL): Please prepare a 1 minute song  (preferably musical theatre song- similar in style to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella) that best demonstrates your vocal range and talents.  You can provide sheet music or a karaoke version of your song on your own device.
    • LEADS: Please prepare a 1 minute song (see above) AS WELL as one of the sides (scenes) for the character you are auditioning for (the more familiar you are with the scene the better!).  The SCENES can be found by clicking here, (or on the Aspen High School Homepage)
    • CASTING: Cast size: Med-Large. Looking for Leads, Ensemble, Dancers. Character descriptions are below. Please familiarize yourself with the characters prior to audition.

     

    REHEARSALS

      • MANDATORY Parent & Cast Meeting: Fri. Nov. 10, 6pm, Black Box

     

    • Rehearsals start Mon. Dec. 11th (rehearsals run from Dec. 11-20, then resume on Jan. 8th-March 14th) all after school. M-F, times TBD however not everyone will be called to every rehearsal. Time commitment for Leads will be much heavier than Ensemble & Dance Team.   

     

      • All schedule conflicts (including family vacations, extra curricular activities, etc) need to be listed on audition form, as rehearsal schedule is built around prior conflicts of cast.

     

    • TECH WEEK: March 5-14th, 4-8pm, M-F, all required to attend.

     

     

    PERFORMANCES

    • Thurs. March 15-Sun. March 18th, 2018, District Theater

     

    CAST OF CHARACTERS

    Ella (Cinderella)

    Topher (Prince)

    Madame (Stepmother)

    Sebastian

    Marie (Fairy Godmother)

    Gabrielle (Stepsister)

    Charlotte (Stepsister)

    Jean-Michel

    Lord Pinkleton

    Giant

    Fox

    Raccoon

    Footman

    Coachman

     

    Ensemble:

    Knights, Peasants, Serfs, Townspeople, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court, Giant, Servants, etc.

     

    CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

    Ella: (Cinderella) Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, beautiful and funny. Idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies in his kingdom – and helps him discover who he truly is. Always her late father’s daughter, she is determined to see the good in everyone despite her hardships and suffering. We see her blossom into a confident woman. Must have strong dance skills and great comedic timing. Beautiful and expressive traditional musical theatre soprano.

    Topher: (Prince)  A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life. Though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Attractive and charming but not a stereotypical ladies man, he is thoughtful, appealing and innocent – with an unforced goofy streak. Moral, genuine and kindhearted, he is at a crossroads and must take control of his kingdom and his future. Must have great comedic timing.

    Madame: Ella’s selfish stepmother. The epitome of vanity and fashion. A ravenous social climber who values wealth, status and material possessions above all else. Unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel, Madame schemes her way up the social ladder. Must have incredible comic timing. Traditional musical theatre character voice.

    Sebastian: The kingdom’s Lord Chancellor. Though he is Topher’s trusted advisor, he is devious and selfish. Using propaganda and dishonesty, he keeps Topher isolated and in the dark about his kingdom. Sebastian rules without regard for the lower class, or anyone other than himself – and truly believes he deserves to rule the kingdom. Must have incredible comic timing. Traditional musical theatre character voice.

    Marie: A friend to Ella, and the town’s resident crazy lady and beggar-woman. Actually a fairy godmother in disguise. Wise, warm, otherworldly and charming. Marie rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dreams a possibility. Glorious and expressive traditional musical theatre soprano to G.

    Gabrielle: Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Encouraged by her mother and sister to value material wealth and social status, she unenthusiastically joins them in their abrasive behavior. Quietly passionate, empathetic and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel. Ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in. Must have great comic timing. Strong and expressive traditional musical theatre voice.

    Charlotte: Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Brash, self-centered, materialistic, snooty, loud, sassy and bratty, she has a ridiculously high – but unfounded – opinion of herself. She never passes up an opportunity to be the center of attention. Must have great comic timing. Strong and expressive traditional musical theatre character belt to F.

    Jean-Michel: A feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class. Impetuous. A firebrand, but lacks authority and isn’t taken seriously as a revolutionary. Has a crush on Gabrielle, though their courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes. Interested in all physical types – he could be scrawny, short, tall, etc. Must have great comic timing. Traditional musical theatre voice.

    Lord Pinkleton: The Lord Chancellor’s right-hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather to the villagers. Must have great comic timing.

    CONTACT Logan Carter: Lcarter@aspenk12.net with questions.

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