The First Audition for the National Tour of Pippin was in February, 2014. But, they will definitely have more calls in the future. So, here's what they were looking for so you can be prepared. : )
Equity Dancers who sing and Dancer/Singer/Gymnasts, for the ensemble in the Short Engagement Touring Agreement production.
Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Please prepare 16 bars of a standard, musical theater pop song. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.
Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.
Please prepare a brief, standard, musical theater pop song to sing. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. There will be no dancing at this call.
1st reh: On/About 7/28/14. 1st Perf: On/About 9/8.
Closes: On/About 9/27/15 (Subject to change).
Circus Creation: Gypsy Snider of Les 7 Doigts De La Main
Casting Director: Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley of Duncan Stewart and Company
Music/Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Book: Roger O. Hirson
Director: Diane Paulus
Musical Supervisor: Nadia DiGiallonardo
Choreographer: Chet Walker
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
Male, to play early 20s-mid 20s. The son of Charlemagne and heir to the throne of the Holy Roman Empire, Pippin has returned from university to discover that he does not know what to do with his life. He searches for something in his life to be fulfilling. Tenor.
Female. Dangerous, charismatic, extremely charming and seductive, the Leading Player is the leader of the troupe and the mastermind behind Pippin's journey. The Leading Player must be an incredibly strong performer with the willingness to take risks and dig deep and dark; a powerful presence. Alto/Mezzo with a strong belt.
Male, to play late 40s-early 60s. Pippin’s father and the King of the Holy Roman Empire. War is the most important part of being king in his eyes. Excellent comedic timing. Knowledge of Juggling, unicycle, knife throwing a plus. Legit Baritone.
Female, to play early 40s-early 50s. Pippin’s step mother, Charlemagne’s wife, and Lewis’s mother. A manipulative woman with sexual appeal and a strong desire for power, Fastrada aims to get her son Lewis to be first in line to the throne. Dancer.
Male, to play early 20s-early 30s. The son of Charlemagne and Fastrada, Pippin’s half brother. He is a soldier in Charlemagne's army and he prides himself on his athleticism and physical prowess. Tenor, will cover the role of Pippin. Must move extremely well.
Female, to play early 60s-80s. Pippin’s grandmother, and Charlemagne’s mother. An incredibly spunky older woman with excellent comedic timing. Berthe now resides in the country due to a personality conflict with Fastrada. She encourages Pippin to live life to the fullest. Must be physically agile and strong, unafraid of heights, and willing to train on trapeze. Alto.
Female, to play late 20s-mid 30s. She is older than Pippin and his love interest, a tragically widowed farmer’s wife with a young son. Must have a comedic sensibility. She is kind, generous, romantic, and strong-willed. Mezzo with a strong mix.
Male, to play 9-11 years old. Catherine’s rebellious son who soon develops a loving relationship with Pippin. Singing is required.
NOTE from Les 7 Doigts de la main Circus Creator. The world of Pippin we are trying to create involves the use of multi-disciplined circus arts. For our actors, singers and dancers, we are really interested to see what physical capacities they bring to the table in terms of strength, flexibility and dexterity. We would want to integrate these creative and unique skills into the musical numbers. Skills with contortion, tissue, hand-balancing, hand to hand, pairs and duo-mixed would be of added value.