Auditions

 

Ella Enchanted  children's theatre auditions - November 5

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ELLA ENCHANTED CHILDREN'S THEATRE AUDITIONS

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. Follow the link below 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
 
 

 

Arvada Center General Audition Guidelines:

  • Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment
  • A current headshot and résumé are required
  • Audio and video submissions will not be considered
  • Equity members must have a current equity ID card
  • Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition for all roles
  • We are moving to an online audition sign-up this season! Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an audition. 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: NEW MUSICALS FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION - ONGOING

Anyone interested in submitting a proposal should send a summary of their work to Artistic Associate, Lisa Hoffman at lhoffman@arvadacenter.org for further submission information. Do not send a full packet until contacted.

Due to Production commitments and staffing, our response time is approximately 6 months to review submissions.

We would like writers to be hands-on throughout the process, from casting through Opening. Writers are welcome to be at rehearsals (starting approx. 24 days before Opening) and at all related events regarding readings, workshops, and rehearsals. Travel and housing stipend may be available.

Writers must be comfortable working closely with the Arvada Center’s Director and Producer. Those selected may be eligible to receive a Standard Production contract for a fully staged production of the piece. The contract will be at the discretion of the Artistic Producing Director of Musicals and Chief Operating Officer. 

The Arvada Center invites theatre artists to submit proposals for a musical, devised work, or adaptation to be considered for inclusion in upcoming musical theatre seasons. Submissions should be complete and ready for readings, workshops or productions, and available for performance sometime after the 2017/2018 season. Members of the Arvada Center Selection Committee may choose several projects for further discussion and workshopping, with the goal of including at least one in a future season. 

The Arvada Center is committed to working with local actors, directors, and designers. All production talent and staff will be local whenever possible. This should be considered in project proposals. The Arvada Center hopes to use this process to broaden its options to new areas and options about what theatre can be. 

Guidelines for submission (updated 2-07-17):
•    Submitters must have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script
•    The musical cannot already be licensed through another licensing house, or have been produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway or Regional Productions (shows that have had readings and workshop productions are still eligible)
•    Requested Submissions will be required to provide:
•    Title page
•    Brief synopsis, including information on writers, agents, production/development history
•    Character breakdown
•    Demo CD with track listings in order as they appear in the show.   No Dropbox or Electronic submission of music will be accepted. 
•     Demo track numbers must be included in the script where each track is to be played when reading
•    The complete script (all scenes, songs, and lyrics on the page)
•    Numbered pages
•    If you would like your materials returned, please include a SASE