Auditions for the ERHS spring play, The Glass Slipper, are set for the first week of March. Here’s the rundown:
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.
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
|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.”|
|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.|
|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|
|LADY VINE||Another marriage prospect|
|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|