Date: Sunday, May 22nd 7pm
Rehearsals: TBD starting early June
Monday-Thursday evenings, possible Saturdays for dance
Performances: July 22-August 21
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 4:30pm
WHAT TO BRING
Resume, Headshot, Conflicts
Song: 16-32 bars of a song that demonstrates your abilities. Bring an accompaniment on a phone/CD or sheet music for the accompanist. No acapella auditions please.
Dance: Dress to move and bring dance shoes if you have them. Both a beginner and advanced dance combination will be taught.
Be prepared to demonstrate any special tricks or acrobats!
Pippin Cast of Characters
LEADING PLAYER The ultimate ‘ring leader.’ 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. Excellent mover. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.
Gender: Male or Female
Eligible Age: 16+
Vocal Range: Db3 – Ab4
Dance: Required. Role requires strong sense of physicality and movement. Experience not necessarily required, but dance audition required for this role.
PIPPIN This role has been precast.
CHARLEMAGNE Pippin’s demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.
Eligible Age: 35-65 yrs old
Vocal Range: G2 – E4
Dance: Not required
FASTRADA Pippin’s conniving stepmother, she is both beautiful and smart. Devious, crafty, cunning, untrustworthy. Dedicated to gaining the throne for her darling son, Lewis.
Eligible Age: 30-55 yrs old
Vocal Range: A3 – F5
LEWIS Charlemagne and Fastrada’s son. Strong and not bright. Pippin’s halfbrother and after Pippin, heir to the throne. Addicted to the physical, Lewis loves weight lifting, Lewis loves wrestling, but most of all, Lewis loves Lewis. Requires good physicality.
Eligible Age: 17-27 yrs old
Dance: Some dance required
BERTHE Pippin’s saucy grandmother. A brassy woman full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.
Eligible Age: 35- 70 yrs old
Vocal Range: E3 – C5
Dance: Not required (but is a plus!)
CATHERINE A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him.
Eligible Age: 18-36 yrs old
Vocal Range: F#3 – Db5
THEO Catherine’s son.
Male or Female, 7-14 yrs old.
Vocal audition required
ENSEMBLE – DANCE+VOCAL Heavily featured throughout. Ensemble “Players” play many other roles; they represent the influences and voices in Pippin’s head. For some ensemble this includes substantial and difficult choreography.
Gender: Male or Female
Eligible Age: 13+
Dance: Required. Role requires strong sense of physicality and movement. Dance audition required for this role.