Sunday, February 11, 2018

audition notice - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Zao Theatre - April 16



Zao Theatre is holding auditions for the musical play, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

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 Hunchback of Notre Dame will be directed by Mickey Bryce, music directed by CJ O'Hara, choreographed by Laura Christian, with set design by J Michael Sanders.

Auditions are by appointment and will be held on Monday night, APRIL 16th, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

Auditions will consist of singing a 16 bar excerpt from a Broadway show tune (ballad or up-tempo) as well as cold readings from the script.  An accompanist will be provided.  Please bring sheet music.  No trax recordings please.

Call-backs are scheduled for Tuesday, April 17th, at 6:30 PM.

Sign up for any open audition time.

Auditions will be held at the Zao Theatre at Centerstage Church, 550 S. Ironwood Dr., Apache Junction, AZ 85120.  (Broadway and Ironwood)

www.zaotheatre.com  

The production dates are Friday, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2018 - Saturday, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2018.  Shows run on Friday nights at 7:30 PM, and Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, September 4 th, at 6:30 PM, and will be held on Monday -Thursday nights, 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM plus Saturday mornings from 10:00 AM until 12:00 noon.  Tech week begins Monday, October 29th.

Conflicts will be an important consideration in casting.

The cast will include a large ensemble of singer/actors.

CAST INFORMATION

Character Breakdown

Claude Frollo

Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: E2

Jehan Frollo

Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Florika

A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: E4

Father Dupin

A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 60

Vocal range top: A3

Vocal range bottom: C3

Quasimodo

The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: Bb5

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Clopin Trouillefou

The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: D3

Captain Phoebus de Martin

Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Lieutenant Frederic Charlus

Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Esmeralda

A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: E3

King Louis XI

King of France, nicknamed the Prudent.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50

Tribunal

A judicial officer.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 50

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Madam

Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 50

Saint Aphrodisius

A stained-glass image that comes to life.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: B3

Congregation
Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris.

Gender: Both

Choir

Gender: Both

CLICK HERE for more information and to sign up for an audition slot

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