The Glass Slipper–Audition Information

Jan 31st

2014

Author By Cindy

Auditions for the ERHS spring play, The Glass Slipper, are set for the first week of March.  Here’s the rundown:

THE SHOW

The Glass Slipper, by Vera Morris

Directed by Marcie Berglund

IMPORTANT NOTES FROM THE DIRECTOR

On Schedules:  I will be looking very closely at conflicts when casting, so bring your calendars and your conflicts to auditions.

On Audition Preparation Tips:  Students will be reading from the script.  We will be performing this play in the “Commedia Del’Arte” style, which demands BROAD characters, BROAD movement, and BROAD reactions.  In other words:  EVERYTHING MUST BE BIG, BIGGER AND BIGGEST!  Bottom line:  DON’T HOLD BACK.  Be willing to put yourself on the line and make a risky choice when reading for these characters.

IMPORTANT DATES

Auditions:   Monday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 4—from 3:15 to 5:30

Callbacks:  Wednesday, March 5—from 3:15 to 5:30

First Cast Meeting:  Thursday, March 6—from 3:15 – 5:00

Rehearsals:  Begin the week of March 17.   We will rehearse Monday thru Fridays from 3:15 to 6:00.

Mandatory Dates:  From Monday April 21 to Friday April 25, full attendance is STRONGLY preferred.  From April 26—tech Saturday—through the show’s run, attendance is mandatory!

Performances:  Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 1,2, and 3, with the possibility of day performances for elementary schools.

CAST AND CREW NEEDS

CREW:  Stage Manager

COSTUME:  Creativity, as the costumes are going to be as large and fun as the characters

MAKEUP:  Extreme, with lots of “extras”

LIGHTING:  Magical effects

SOUND:  Lots of creative sound effects

PROPS:  As befitting our colorful take on this classic tale

CHARACTERS

ATTILA Timid Cat
BRUNHILDA Cinderella’s very loud unpleasant stepsister.   Very unattractive.
CLEOPATRA Cinderella’s very silly unpleasant stepsister.  Very unattractive.
STEPMOTHER Cinderella’s very mean unpleasant stepmother.  Knows her daughters’ “flaws.”
MOUSE Loves cheese
CINDERELLA Beautiful, sweet and gentle girl with a soft heart
APPRENTICE Fairy godmother intern
FAIRY GODMOTHER Cinderella’s magical friend.  Loveable grandmother type.
MISTRESS HAUGHTY Neighbor.  Self explanatory.
MAJORDOMO Palace announcer
THE PRINCE Handsome and will be King one day
PUMPKIN HEAD Talking Gourd
LADY URSULA-URSULA Lady in Waiting to Queen
LADY BLOSSOM Marriage prospect
CAPTAIN Soldier
LADY VINE Another marriage prospect
LIEUTENANT Another Soldier
QUEEN Rules the Kingdom, loves her son, but wants him married.
CITIZEN #1 Young Girl
CITIZEN #2 Another young girl
ADDITIONAL PARTY GUESTS At least 4 dancing couples for the ballroom scene