The Arvada Center Announces Auditions for Its Children’s Theatre Production of Ella Enchanted

Arvada CO - The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for Ella Enchanted on Monday, November 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada 80003. Callbacks will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Ella Enchanted will be directed by Rod A. Lansberry, with musical direction by Keith Ewer and choreography by Piper Arpan. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer of Musical Theatre is Rod A. Lansberry.

Auditions are by appointment only. Visit http://arvadacenter.org/on-stage/auditions to schedule an online appointment time. Actors who cannot access the website should call 720-898-7200 to schedule an audition time. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.

Requirements:

Needed are experienced actors with strong character, vocal, and dance skills. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Roles are non-equity, paid positions.  Actors should prepare a 1 minute monologue from a fairy tale and 16 – 32 bars of an up-tempo musical theatre piece not from the show. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key, as an accompanist is provided. Use of CD or a cappella singing is not acceptable. A current résumé and headshot are required.

Production Details:

Rehearsals for Ella Enchanted will begin on Monday, January 14, 2019, rehearsing weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The production opens on Friday, February 1, running through May 22, 2019. Performances are Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and noon, and various Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. For a complete schedule go to https://arvadacenter.org/on-stage/

Ella Enchanted - Character Breakdown

9 Actors Needed - able to play multiple characters and be able to understudy. Must Move well.  Vocal Ranges;  Men  G2 to A5,  Women G3 to G5. Some individuals require less range

Characters

Ella                  Female. To play a young child through late early 20’s.  Clever and smart but insecure due to her “gift”.  Wishes to be like everyone else.  Very normal in all other aspects and independent. Best friend to

Prince Charmont.       

Mother             30s Female. Perfect Mother.  Minor Royalty and friend to the King and Queen.  Will also play Dame Olga the typical mean Step Mother and second wife of Sir Peter.  Also plays the Giant Bride (friendly Giants). 

Lucinda           30-50s  Female. A Fairy Godmother who is not aware of the damage she creates with her “good Wishes”.  Also plays “Bird “puppet, a very intelligent bird capable of speaking multiple fairy tale languages. Will also play Mistress Manners, A strict spinsterish Head master of the Finishing School.

Sir Peter          30-40s.  Male.  Ella’s neglectful Father.  More concerned with business than his family.  Remarries Dame Olga.  Also plays Ogre 1 (mean Ogres) Giant Groom (friendly Giants)

Hattie               20s.  Female.  Slightly older than Ella.  Mean and cruel Step Sister who takes advantage of Ella’s curse.  Also play Ogre 2 (mean Ogres) and Giant guest (friendly Giants)

Olive                20s.   Female. Hattie’s younger Sister and Step Sister to Ella    Cruel but not very smart.  Follows after Hattie.  Also play Ogre 3 (mean Ogres) and Giant Guest (friendly Giants)

Prince Charmont         20s.  Male.  Prince of Frell.  Young with boyish charm but ready and willing to become a good and kind King.  Best friend of Ella who falls in love with her.

Servant 1         Male. 20s.    Ensemble, Servant.  Giant Guest, Covers Sir Peter track and Prince Charmont track

Servant 2         Female. 20s. Ensemble, Servant. Giant Guest, Covers Ella, Mother, Lucinda, Hattie, Olive tracks

 

 

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