Auditions in Toronto for paid, non-equity theater project that will travel to Chicago for performances in May and June 2016.
We are looking for hilarious NON EQUITY women of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities. These women must be strong comedic performers with strong voices. Ages may range from mid 20s – late 30’s. These women are NOT the Disney princesses!
They are the women from the original fairytales based on Grimm, Perrault, de Villeneuve, historic accounts and legend with a healthy dose of modern-day, strong, independent woman mixed in. These princesses have lived. They’ve seen things.
DISENCHANTED! CASTING BREAKDOWN
SNOW WHITE (Caucasian, Vocal Range: A3 – G5/ Strong belt”)” – Brassy and ballsy, sassy and self-assured. She is the leader of the Princess pack who likes to be in control. Serious-minded, yet sexy, and fun-loving. With her skin as white as snow and lips cherry red, she aspires to be perfect in all that she does but soon realizes that being perfectly ‘you’ is more important.
CINDERELLA (Caucasian, Vocal Range: A3 – G5/ Sweet tone ) – Perky and quirky, slightly ditzy. She is always enthusiastic – especially when it comes to being a real-life princess. She’s a happy-go-lucky girl who is about to discover that there’s more to being a princess than gowns and glass slippers.
SLEEPING BEAUTY (Caucasian, Vocal Range A3 – G5/ Character voice”) – The perfect comic foil to Snow White’s perfect ‘straight-man.’ Always the cut-up, she’s a comical bull in a china shop. Some would prefer she fit into the stereotype of a perfect princess but she’d rather be perfectly herself.
THE PRINCESS WHO KISSED THE FROG (African-Canadian, Vocal Range: Great Belter/Pop Jazz Vocalist) – Forgotten and left out of the kingdom for many years, this empowered African-American woman has now arrived on the scene as a feisty, fabulous storybook princess! She is the ultimate supreme diva in the land and she’s ready to take the world by storm.
BELLE / THE LITTLE MERMAID / RAPUNZEL (Caucasian, Vocal Range: G3 – F5/ Big, Dark sound) – BELLE is a smart, witty French girl from classic lit who’s been driven to madness after years of speaking with inanimate objects.
THE LITTLE MERMAID is an innocent, obedient young woman turned rebellious, jaded lush. She has given up everything she had just to net a man. RAPUNZEL A rough-and-tumble German v’oman with a big mole on her cheek and a bushy unibrow. American capitalism has turned this frail, sheltered girl into a Mel Brooksian, Wagnerian singing monster bent on getting her fair share.
HUA MULAN / POCAHONTAS / PRINCESS BADROULBADOUR (Asian-Canadian, South East Asian-Canadian, Pacific Islander Vocal Range: G3- F5/ Mezzo)- HUA MULAN. She’s Asian yet Americanized, strong yet gentle, shy yet out-going. She is a walking dichotomy of masculinity and femininity seeking self-acceptance in a world that would have her choose one or the other.
POCAHONTAS is the ultimate exploited girl who is a bizarre blend of the innocent little Powhatan tyke and the buxom babe from today’s pop princess culture.
PRINCESS BADROULBADOUR is the spunky princess from the Middle Eastern-South Asian Aladdin sagas. She is unhappy with the misogyny and oppression of women in her stories (and in today’s world) but getting even puts a little swing in her step.
DETAILS AND AUDITIONS INFORMATION: Audition Dates: March 15-March 17th.
Talent will be asked to prepare 1 comedic song as well as selected sides.
Rehearsals in Toronto beginning April 12th. Performances in Chicago, IL beginning May 10th and running until June 5th, 2016.
Auditions will be downtown Toronto. Exact building TBD.
Pay is $400 per week rehearsal, $550 per week shows.
Shared accommodation in Chicago, Per diem.
US visa provided.
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 11th at 5:00pm. Those chosen for audition will be contacted directly with more information