PCOS welcomes you to the Broadway Version of
Rodgers + Hammerstein's
Pre-registration Night - Wednesday, June 8th, 2022
Lakeshore Catholic High School at 6:30pm
REGISTRATION: Individuals who want to get involved in this PCOS production, either onstage or behind the scenes, are asked to complete a registration form. This will be available online soon! An announcement will be posted when it's accessible. Once you have completed the online registration form and paid your membership fee, you will receive additional information that you will require for auditions. This production is open to all ages, 11 and up. Although there are no child roles in this show, we welcome young people who are 11 years or older to apply for a place in the chorus
REHEARSAL AND SHOW ATTENDANCE:
Currently we are not certain if we will be operating under Covid restrictions as of our normal start time in September for rehearsals. Please be aware that we will try to communicate the effect on PCOS of any changes to the public health rules and restrictions in a timely way. REHEARSAL SCHEDULES will be published in advance and every effort will be made to adhere to the schedule as published. Cast Members should assume that they must be available for rehearsals, with dates to be finalized when they are known.
AUDITIONS for solo roles will take place in September. Location TBA. Dance Auditions and chorus auditions will take place after the roles below have been cast.
CHORUS: Knights, Peasants, Townspeople, Ladies & Gentlemen of the Court - SATB
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: Available characters exist for all ages and genders, typically as follows, although note that the list below is subject to change and should not be considered definitive:
Ella (Soprano – B3 to 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 in 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. Her songs include: In My Own Little Corner, Impossible, Ten Minutes Ago, among others.)
AUDITION REQUIREMENT: No. 4: In My Own Little Corner, beginning to b. 61 [pg. 9-10]
CALLBACK: No. 8b Glass Slippers/It’s Possible from the pickup to b. 75 to the end (with Marie]) [pg. 39-41]
No. 20 Loneliness of Evening, from the pickup to b. 23 to the end (with Topher) [pg. 70-72]
DIALOGUE: with Marie, pg. 28 - 29
Prince Topher (Tenor – 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 kind hearted, he is at a crossroads and must take control of his kingdom and his future. His songs include: Me, Who Am I?, Ten Minutes Ago, Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful
AUDITION REQUIREMENT: No. 2 Me, Who Am I? from the beginning to b. 31 [pg. 4-5]
CALLBACK: No. 20 Loneliness of Evening, from the pickup to b. 23 to the end (with Ella) ) [pg. 70-72]
DIALOGUE: with Sebastian, pg. 59-60
Jean-Michel (Tenor – 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. Has a crush on Gabrielle, though their courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes.
AUDITION REQUIREMENT: No. 5 Now Is the Time b. 21 – 74 [pg. 14-16]
CALLBACK: No. 24 Now Is the Time (Reprise) b. 12 – 27 (with Gabrielle) [pg. 81]
DIALOGUE: with Gabrielle, pg. 64-65
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 behaviour. Quietly passionate, empathetic, and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel. She is ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in.AUDITION REQUIREMENT: No. 19 A Lovely Night (Reprise), sing both parts until b. 24, then take Gabrielle’s part to the end [pg. 69]
CALLBACK: No. 17 When You’re Driving Through the Moonlight b. 77 – 101 (with Ella, Madame & Charlotte) [pg. 63-64] No. 6 Off to the Ball (with Charlotte & Madame) [pg. 27-28]
DIALOGUE: with Jean-Michel, pg. 64-65
Charlotte (Mezzo (belt) 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 centre of attention.
AUDITION REQUIREMENT: No 15 Stepsister’s Lament pick up to b. 27-53 [pg. 52-53]
CALLBACK: No. 17 When You’re Driving Through the Moonlight b. 77 – 101 (with Ella, Madame & Gabrielle) [pg. 63-64] No. 6 Off to the Ball (with Gabrielle & Madame) [pg. 27-28]
DIALOGUE: with Topher, pg. 33
Marie (Soprano – A3 – Ab5)
A friend of 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.AUDITION REQUIREMENT: No.22 There’s Music In You - beginning to b.42 then jump to 89 – end [pg. 75-78]
CALLBACK: No. 8B Glass Slippers/It’s Possible b. 75 – end (with Ella) [pg. 39-41]
DIALOGUE: with Ella, pg. 28 - 29
Madame (Mezzo C4 - D5)
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.
AUDITION REQUIREMENT: No. 6 Off to the Ball [pg. 27-28]
CALLBACK: No. 17 When You’re Driving Through the Moonlight b. 77 – 101 (with Ella, Charlotte & Gabrielle) [pg. 63-64] No. 6 Off to the Ball (with Gabrielle & Charlotte) [pg. 27-28]
DIALOGUE: with Sebastian, pg. 23
Sebastian (Tenor – 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.
AUDITION REQUIREMENT: No. 5 The Prince Is Giving a Ball/Now Is the Time b. 1-11 [pg. 14]
CALLBACK: No. 5 The Prince Is Giving a Ball/Now Is the Time b. 1-11 [pg. 14]
DIALOGUE: with Topher, pg. 59-60
Lord Pinkleton (Tenor – D3 – A4)
The Lord Chancellor’s right-hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather to the villagers.
AUDITION REQUIREMENT: No. 5 The Prince Is Giving a Ball/Now Is the Time b. 76 – 104 [pg. 16-17]
CALLBACK: No. 26B Eight O’Clock and All Is Well b. 5-54 [pg. 85]
DIALOGUE: speech on pg. 77
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