Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Cinderella on Monday and Tuesday, September 8 & 9 with call backs on Sunday September 14. The production will be directed by Rod and Nancy Rich.
Auditions (singing and dancing):
Monday and Tuesday, September 8 and 9, on the Sutton Main Stage. You only need to attend one of these nights.
6:00 pm for kids (ages 7-12). Registration from 5:30 pm
7:30 pm for adults and teens. Registration from 7:00 pm
Callbacks: Sunday September 14 at 1:00 pm on the Sutton Main Stage
Rehearsals: Beginning October 20 on weeknight evenings and weekend afternoons (November 27 and 28 off). We realize the holidays are busy for most people, and we’ll try to make allowances when we can!
Tech rehearsals: November 29 and 30. Attendance required.
Performances: December 5-7, 11-14, and 18-21.
Questions about auditions? Contact Rod Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the show
We are excited to present RLT’s Cinderella in its 31st anniversary production. Cinderella is based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy with addtional music and lyrics by Haskell Fitz-Simons and Suanne Strickland, and additional dialogue by a generation of actors and artists!
You can see more information about the show and order tickets from our Cinderella show page.
About the roles
The characters in Cinderella are in line with the traditional fairy tale, but with some additional characters added, just for fun. Alumni from previous years are encouraged to audition. But new faces are also welcome – we always love to introduce people to how much fun this show can be! All roles are open, so come on out.
CINDERELLA (Female Actress/Singer 16-25) is a smart and interesting young woman who loves to read, loves to dance, adores art and music, and longs to see the world. Note: this part has traditionally been performed in a fairly classical soprano, but this year we’d prefer a more contemporary pop-music or broadway voice.
PRINCE CHARMING (Male Actor/Singer 18-30) is a smart and handsome young man who is lonely, and while he longs to find that “certain someone” to cherish and to share his royal life with him, he’s not terribly happy about having to find her under a deadline.
KING DARLING III (Male Actor/Singer 30-60) He may “rule his land with gentle hand”, but he’s determined that his recalcitrant son WILL marry by his 21st birthday, according to the law. Looking for actor who can perform a Latin-style musical number with comic aplomb.
STEP MAMA (Female Actress/Singer 30-50) just adores her two lovely daughters, but Cinderella? Not so much. She considers herself to be beautiful, refined, and cultured. Not so much. We are looking for an actress with comedy chops, and a lot of attitude!
THE STEP SISTERS, HENRIETTA AND GERTRUDE (Male singers, 20-??) These two scene-stealers have delighted audiences for 30 years, and we don’t expect this year to be any different! Requires two men capable of creating characters with a broad comic style, including some physical comedy. There are minor differences between the two young ladies: HENRIETTA is the oldest and “wisest”, whereas GERTRUDE is the “prettier” and more intensely clueless of the two.
FAIRY GODMOTHER (Female Actress/Singer 30+) is a clever and energetic time-traveling fairy with a sparkly magic wand, mystical incantations, and a few unexpected tricks up her sleeve. She is sympathetic to Cinderella’s situation, and helps with magic and a little bit of motherly advice, in spite of the occasional setback.
HELPERS (male or female singers, teen-35 – prefer a pair who can move well) The Fairy Godmother’s two assistants who help out by screening potential aid recipients, run various tasks around the kingdom for her, and can disguise themselves as mortals when necessary. They also have several funny bits, and a good song-and-dance routine.
PAGES (Teen roles): Two pages assist King Darling and participate in the Latin-style musical number.
MICE/HORSES/TOWN KIDS: (Children roles) Can you sing like a little mouse? Can you sing like a confused horse? Can you sing like a regular kid? Can you trot around the stage like a horse – neighing and shaking your long silky mane?
ENSEMBLE: (Female and male Singers/Dancers). The ensemble will appear in an opening number as townsfolk in the town square, singing and swaying to a rousing Christmas folk tune and having fun. In the ballroom scene, they will appear as proper Lords and Ladies in beautiful outfits, performing traditional ballroom dances that are fun and easy to learn: Polonaise, Waltz, Minuet, and the ever-popular Sneeze Polka. (Hankies provided.)
About the production team
Rod and Nancy Rich of Actors Comedy Lab will be co-directors on this production. Julie Florin will be Music Director.
About the auditions
Those auditioning are asked to wear comfortable clothing which allows for freedom of movement and shoes suitable for dancing.
Auditions: Please prepare 16 bars of an audition song that showcases your voice, and bring the sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. The dance audition will be in the form of a simple and fun warm-up before singing auditions begin. You can learn to do a Polonaise step!
Callbacks are for speaking roles only. The ensemble will be cast based on singing and dancing audition, and will not be required at callbacks. Callbacks will consist of readings from the script. You may also be asked to vocalize or sing a portion of the music from the show.
Perusal copies of the working script will be available for a 48 hour checkout from the RLT business office. The office is located in the rear of our facility and is open from 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday thru Friday. Please call the RLT office at 919-821-4579 to check on availability.
Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:
- RLT audition form (PDF and DOC) — please fill out
- Conflict calendar — please list every weeknight or weekend day that you have a conflict.