The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

We've Got Magic To Do!

2013 Broadway Revival 

 

Director/Choreographer - Donna O'Bryant

Music Director - Amanda Morgan

Producers - Evelynn Decker, Daryl O'Bryant 

 

Information Night, Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at:

Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH

Information Evening:

  • Thursday July 26, 2018 @ 7 pm
  • Bring your own adult beverage (21+)
  • Bring your own soft drink (18+)
  • You must be 16 by first rehearsal (August 12, 2018) to audition
  • Boys 8-12 may audition for the part of Theo 


Audition Dates:

  • Sunday August 5th from 6-9 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance)
  • Monday August 6th from 7-10 pm (doors open at 6 pm to learn audition dance )
  • Auditions for boys ages 8-12 for the part of Theo – Sunday August 5th from 5-6 pm

*If you have a conflict with audition dates please e-mail PippinNH@actorsingers.org to see if alternate arrangements are possible 


Callbacks:

  • Callbacks Wednesday August 8th starting at 7 pm
  • Callbacks will consist of reading sides from the script and singing songs from PIPPIN

 

Rehearsal days:

  • Rehearsals Start: Sunday August 12th at 6 pm
  • Rehearsal Schedule:
  • Sunday night from 6-10 pm   
  • Monday and Wednesday nights from 7-10 pm
  • Tech week November 4-8, mandatory attendance

 

Show Dates:

November 9, 10 & 11

 

Show Venue:

Keefe Center for the Arts           

17 Elm Street, Nashua, NH

 

Audition Requirements:

You must be 16 by first rehearsal (August 12, 2018)

Acting:  

You will be asked to read from the script (no need to memorize). Sides will be available one week prior to auditions on this page.  Sides will also be available at the auditions.

 

Dance:  

You will learn a short Fosse-style dance audition. This will be taught starting one hour prior to auditions (Sunday starting at 5pm and Monday starting at 6pm). Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can dance in.

 

Music:

Characterization is important for everyone on stage in this show...show us through your song!

Please prepare 1 minute of music (32 bars) of a song in the style of the character you are auditioning for. If you're going for an ensemble role, choose a song that best shows the range of your voice. 


Please bring music in a 3 ring binder, not stapled together or loose pages. Also please avoid using karaoke tracks, an accompanist will be provided. 

 

Audition form:

Audition form .doc

Audition form .pdf

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to PippinNH@actorsingers.org 

 

Character Descriptions

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 dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.

  • Gender: Either
  • Age: Flexible
  • Vocal range top: Ab4
  • Vocal range bottom: Db3
  • Tenor/Alto Belter

 

PIPPIN- Our story's young and confused protagonist. The young son of fabled Emperor Charlemagne and heir to the throne, Pippin is bright, educated and restless.  He is longing to find his purpose in life/something completely fulfilling.  Naive, innocent, and discontent.  Eventually finds love, and meaning in life.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 18 to 25
  • Vocal range top: Ab4
  • Vocal range bottom: G2
  • Tenor

 

CHARLES/CHARLEMAGNE- Pippin’s demanding and less-than-attentive 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.  He indulges his wife Fastrada’s extravagance, but isn’t too fond of their son, Lewis.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 50 to 60
  • Vocal range top: E4
  • Vocal range bottom: G2
  • Baritone/Bass

 

BERTHE- Pippin’s saucy grandmother (and Charlemagne’s mother). She is still attractive and enjoys the simple pleasures of the body and the senses.  A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. When Pippin seeks her advice, she tries to help Pippin and encourages him to enjoy his youth and live his life to the fullest.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 67 to 67
  • Vocal range top: C5
  • Vocal range bottom: E3
  • Mezzo Belter

 

FASTRADA- Pippin’s conniving stepmother (wife of Charlemagne, mother of Lewis). A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son. Very good dancer.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 35 to 45
  • Vocal range top: F5
  • Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Alto Belter

 

CATHERINE- A widow and mother with a young son and a large estate. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point, takes him in, and eventually falls in love with him.

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 25 to 30
  • Vocal range top: Db5
  • Vocal range bottom: F#3
  • Mezzo

 

LEWIS- Pippin's not-too-bright half-brother, and, after Pippin, heir to the throne, Lewis is doted upon by his mother, Fastrada, as she attempts to promote his chances of becoming principal heir. Not at all like Pippin, Lewis loves weight lifting, wrestling, showing off, and, most of all, Lewis.

  • Age:  20 to 25
  • Spoken, May sing with players

 

THEO- A small loveable boy, he is Catherine's son and becomes Pippin's friend.

  • Gender:  Male
  • Age:  8-12
  • Tenor

 

A BAND OF PLAYERS- Ensemble/Dancers/Gymnasts/Acrobats. Charlemagne’s Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players

  • Gender: Male & female
  • Age: 16 to 45
  • Vocal: Must sing well
  • Dance:  Should be strong in Fosse, jazz, and musical theatre styles of dance
  • Gymnastics experience a plus

 

*    All age ranges for characters above are for reference. Must “look” the appropriate age for the character you are auditioning for.

** Please be advised that some costumes may be more “adult” than others.

 

Pippin Synopsis

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

MTI  show synopsis

Wikipedia show synopsis

Actorsingers Pippin show page

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Monday, July 2, 2018 10:47:00 AM Categories: Auditions Main Stage