Cape Fear Regional Theatre continues it’s 2014-2015 Audition Season with auditions for THE THREE MUSKETEERS (November 16) and AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (December 9).
Please see the details below for each production’s audition times and requirements. CLICK to Email Lofton Riser to secure your audition appointment. Click here for audition sides.
Auditions for THE THREE MUSKETEERS, adapted by Ken Ludwig
AUDITIONS: Sunday, November 16th 2014
4pm-5pm: Fight Call for those called back
REHEARSES: December 30th – January 21st, Tuesdays-Sundays (January 1st off)
PERFORMANCES: January 22nd – February 15th, Wednesdays-Sundays on CFRT Mainstage
It’s all for one and one for all in Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale. Young Frenchman D’Artagnan and his plucky sister Sabine aspire to join the famed Musketeers. But they get more than they bargained for when they stumble into the center of a bitter rivalry between King Louis XIII and the evil Cardinal Richelieu. This rousing story of heroism, treachery and honor is an action packed adventure for the entire family.
AUDITION REQUIREMENT: Ages 18+. Please come prepared to read from the sides posted beneath the link to this audition notice on our webpage’s audition page: http://www.cfrt.org/auditions/. Note: everyone in this production will need to have some level of sword fighting skill. Email Lofton Riser, CFRT Company Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your phone number and availability on the audition date, to reserve your spot for the audition.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (ALL ROLES OPEN, ACTORS OF ALL ETHNICITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION):
D’ARTAGNON: The Young Cub. Idealistic, ambitious, heroic and naive. Life long dream is to be a Musketeer. Willing to plunge head first into any seemingly honorable cause usually without thinking. However he learns quickly along the journey what true honor means. Excellent swordsman but inexperienced in life and death dueling.
ATHOS: The Mountain. Courage of a lion and a bit dark and dangerous because of a secret past. Might be the best swordsman in all of France.
PORTHOS: Bacchus. Lives large and lavishly. Loves clothes and women and is as good fighting with a turkey leg as with a sword.
ARAMIS: The Saint. Handsome to a fault. Trying to atone for past sins but cannot resist earthly temptations, especially woman. Has a hot temper that flares in an instant. Superior swordsmanom, fights like a surgeon.
RICHELIEU: Ultimate evil politician. He is dark and manipulative and looks out forno one but himself. Powerful, intelligent and very dangerous.
ROCHEFORT: Henchman to Richelieu. Wears an eye patch and has a scar on his cheek, most likely from duels of the past that went bad. But still very agile with a sword. Use caution when approaching him. (Also doubles as Stanley)
SABINE: D’Artagnon’s younger sister. Precocious and very bright but a bit of a pest. Wants to embrace the world of adventure and experience all that it has to offer. A flower ripe and ready to burst into full bloom. Since she is D’Artagnon’s sister, she also happens to be very good with a sword.
MILADY: Beautiful, brilliant, precise and the most dangerous woman in all of France. Has no problem kissing a man and then killing him. Like a female preying mantis who eats her mate after making love! Surprises up her sleeve and can duel with the best of men.
CONSTANCE: Lady in Waiting to Queen Anne and fiercely loyal to her a Queen. Shewill do anything to protect her. The only thing that distracts her from her duty to the Queen, is her love at first sight with D’Artagnon. She has the truest character and purest heart in the play.
QUEEN ANNE: Anne is Queen by political marriage. Therefore seeks affections elsewhere with the Duke of Buckingham nearly causing the downfall of the King. While she does not really love the King, she wants to protect him at all costs. Her natural enemy in the court is Richelieu who is trying to reveal her affair. (Multiple roles)
TREVILLE: Captain of the Musketeers and the Kings’s Guard. An excellent leader, commanding and fair. A superb swordsman and soldier respected by all. (Multiple roles and most of them require very good sword fighting skills).
KING LOUIS: A petulant entitled King. Relatively self consumed and doesn’t want to rock the boat. He listens to Richelieu but holds his ground. Enjoys a good party. (Multiple roles)
Auditions for AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.
AUDITIONS: Tuesday, December 9th 2014 4pm-9pm
REHEARSES: February 10th – March 4th, Tuesdays-Sundays
PERFORMANCES: March 5th – 22nd, Wednesdays-Sundays on CFRT Mainstage
Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great, Thomas “Fats” Waller, who rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, Swing. Although not a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast of five struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown Harlem clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Ain’t Misbehavin’ is one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and winner of the 1978 TONY Award for Best Musical.
AUDITION REQUIREMENT: All parts will be cast with adults ages 21+ with the exception of Charlaine who will be cast with an adult who is 18+. Please come prepared with a song from the show or in a similar style to the show. (Suggested shows: “Bubbling Brown Sugar,” “Black and Blue,” “After Midnight,” “Sophisticated Ladies,” “Eubie,” etc.) Please bring the sheet music for your audition song and 2 copies of your headshot and resume. Email Lofton Riser, CFRT Company Manager, at email@example.com, with your phone number and availability on the audition date, to reserve your spot for the audition.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (ALL ROLES OPEN):
ANDRE: An unrepentant party hound. A flirt and a bit of a womanizer. African-American male, 25-45 years old. Range: G2-E6
KEN: Jovial, cheerful, and loud. Larger than life. African-American male, 25-45 years old. Range: D3-C6
ARMELIA: A voluptuous and sassy woman. Very strong-willed and not afraid to share her thoughts. African-American female, 25-45 years old. Range: G3-C6
CHARLAINE: A sweet, young lady. Very innocent. African-American female, 18-25 years old. Range: G3-G5
NELL: Confident and charming. A knowledgeable woman of the world. African-American female, 30-45 years old. Range: F3-F5
Q: What if I have little stage experience?
A: No matter. Come audition!
Q: Oh my… I can’t be there for either of the auditions! What do I do?
A: If you absolutely cannot make it video submissions will be accepted. An additional audition day may be added at a later date, so let us know when you will be in town.
Q: Can I send you my resume?
A: Yes! Please email it to Lofton or mail it to the theatre:
Cape Fear Regional Theatre
1209 Hay Street/P.O. Box 53723
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Headshots and Resumes are encouraged and appreciated. A perusal script is available in the CFRT Business Office, Monday-Friday; 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.