We know the shoe will fit as you audition for our summer production of Cinderella! This isn’t your mother’s Cinderella either – it’s the new Broadway adaptation of the classic tale. Of course, it has some of your favorite Rodgers & Hammerstein songs including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” but the up-to-date libretto will give you a new love for the story of the girl behind the glass slipper.
Don’t let the clock strike midnight! Auditions will be held Saturday, April 17 at 10:00 AM for ages 5 to 13. Adults and teens (age 14 and up) can audition Sunday, April 18 or Monday, April 19 at 7:30 PM.
Unless adjusted by the City of Columbia, masks are to be worn inside Town Theatre. When presenting the vocal solo, the auditionee may remove his or her mask. Masks will be worn during any other part of the audition or while sitting in the audience. Town Theatre will continue its COVID policies and protocol until such time when they may be relaxed. You may view our current COVID guidelines here and should check back frequently for any changes. Feel free to contact the theatre’s Executive Director if you have other questions.
Adults and teens ages 14 and up should prepare 16 bars of music. Please bring your sheet music and an accompanist will be provided. If you would like to sing with recorded accompaniment, please bring your own aux cord and playing device to be hooked to our speaker. No pre-recorded vocals should be on the accompaniment.
Children ages 5 to 13 will be taught a song at the auditions.
Everyone will be given stage movement and/or a dance to learn. Please dress comfortably and wear shoes that will allow you to complete this portion of the audition.
Please audition form and bring it with you completed to the auditions.
Cinderella will be directed by Jamie Harrington with musical direction by Amanda Hines and choreography by Tracy Steele. The show will run July 16 to August 1.
All roles are available and everyone is invited to audition:
ELLA: (Soprano B3 – Eb5)
Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, beautiful and funny. Idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies of his kingdom – and helps him discover who he truly is. Always her late father’s daughter, she is determined to see the good in everyone despite her hardships and suffering. We see her blossom into a confident woman.
TOPHER: (Baritone C#3 – A4)
A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life. Though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Charming but NOT a stereotypical ladies man, he is thoughtful, appealing and innocent – with an unforced goofy streak. Moral, genuine and kindhearted, he is at a crossroads and must take control of his kingdom and his future.
JEAN-MICHEL: (Baritone C3-G4)
A feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class. Impetuous. A firebrand but lacks authority and isn’t taken seriously as a revolutionary. He has a crush on Gabrielle, though her courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes.
GABRIELLE: (Soprano C4-G5)
Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Encouraged by her mother and sister to value material wealth and social status, she unenthusiastically joins them in their abrasive behavior. Quietly passionate, empathetic, and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel. Ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in.
CHARLOTTE: (Mezzo-Soprano B3-F5)
Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Brash, self-centered, materialistic, snooty, loud, sassy and bratty, she has a ridiculously high, but unfounded opinion of herself. She never passes up an opportunity to be the center of attention.
MARIE: (Soprano A3 – Ab5)
A friend to Ella and the town’s resident crazy lady and beggar woman, Marie is actually a fairy godmother in disguise. Wise, warm, otherworldly, and charming. Marie rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dreams a possibility.
MADAME: (Mezzo-Soprano C4-D5 – Character Voice)
Ella’s selfish stepmother. The epitome of vanity and fashion. A ravenous social climber who values wealth, status and material possessions above all else. Unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel, Madame schemes her way up the social ladder.
SEBASTIAN: (Baritone C3 – F4)
The kingdom’s Lord Chancellor. Though he is Topher’s trusted advisor, he is devious and selfish. Using propaganda and dishonesty, he keeps Topher isolated and in the dark about his kingdom. Sebastian rules without regard for the lower class, or anyone other than himself – and truly believes he deserves to rule the kingdom.
LORD PINKLETON: (Tenor D3 – A4)
The Lord Chancellor’s right-hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather to the villagers.
Footman, Coachman, Knights, Peasants, Serfs, Townspeople, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court, Giant, Puppets, Servants, etc.
Questions? Please email Shannon Scruggs.