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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Auditions

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until May 12, 2019

FOOTLITE MUSICALS announces open auditions for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, the Young Adults Production for the 2019-2020 season. The staff is seeking an ethnically diverse cast and choir of young adults between the ages of 18 to 25. You must be at least a 2019 Spring graduating high school senior to audition.

 

Open auditions for this production are Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th. On May 11th, choral auditions will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and cast auditions will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. On May 12th, cast auditions will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Callbacks will be Tuesday, May 14th at 7 p.m. All auditions will take place at Hedback Community Theater, home of Footlite Musicals, at 1847 North Alabama Street. Please plan to arrive by the audition start time. If you have a conflict with the audition times, please contact the producer or director ASAP to arrange an audition.

 

In addition to principal roles, we have two featured ensemble groups: The Congregation and The Choir. For the Choir we would like 16 to 32 male and female vocalists. Love to sing? Here’s your chance! These are non-acting, non-dancing roles for singers. The rehearsal commitment for The Choir is substantially smaller than for the principal roles.  The Congregation is an on-stage presence, musically supporting the action of the play.  They are a group of musical theatre performers who function as narrators and play multiple featured roles.  They will play 40+ roles including: Jehan Frollo, Florika, Father Dupin, King Louis XI, Tribunal, Madam, St. Aphrodisius, gypsies, soldiers, and citizens of Paris. All Ensemble members are expected to be comfortable with some movement, with some ensemble members as skilled dancers. Any acrobatic skills are a plus and you are asked to note those on your audition form.

Please come to the audition dressed to impress and be prepared with a verse and a chorus from a Broadway musical other than THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. If you would like to only be in The Chorus, you may opt to sing a more classical song. An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the correct key. Be prepared to read from the script and bring clothes/shoes to dance. A free dance audition workshop will be offered Monday, May 6th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the theater.

 

Rehearsals will begin in mid-May and will be in the evening during the week, with some rehearsals on Saturdays and Sundays. No rehearsals on Fridays. Production dates are June 28, 29 and 30, and July 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14. There is no participation fee to be involved.

 

To learn more about Footlite, visit us at www.footlite.org. To learn more about this show, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Footlite. Footlite is an all-volunteer, non-Equity community theatre.

 

Questions? Contact director Kathleen Clarke Horrigan at kathleenhorrigan@aol.com or producer Amy Douglas at amyjodouglas@gmail.com.

 

 

About THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

A beautiful score and powerful story make THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.

Character Breakdown

 

  • Claude Frollo

Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive.

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: E2

 

  • Jehan Frollo

Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed.

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

  • Florika

A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother.

Gender: Female

Stage Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: E4

 

  • Father Dupin

A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian.

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 40 to 60

Vocal range top: A3

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

  • Quasimodo

The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be.

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: Bb5

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

 

  • Clopin Trouillefou

The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

  • Captain Phoebus de Martin

Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo.

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

  • Lieutenant Frederic Charlus

Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus.

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 20 to 30

 

  • Esmeralda

A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus.

Gender: Female

Stage Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

  • King Louis XI

King of France, nicknamed the Prudent.

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 40 to 50

 

  • Tribunal

A judicial officer.

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 20 to 50

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: G2

 

  • Madam

Owner of a brothel and safe-haven for gypsies.

Gender: Female

Stage Age: 35 to 50

 

  • Saint Aphrodisius

A stained-glass image that comes to life.

Gender: Male

Stage Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

  • The Gargoyles (3 performers)

Quasimodo’s friends, advisers, and confidants; they are not the comic relief characters of the animated film but a much more ominous troupe on the whole. They are also, in the strictest technical sense, statues. Significant solo and small ensemble singing, no dancing.

Stage Age: Various

 

  • Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris.

 

  • Congregation

 

  • Choir

Details

Date:
May 11
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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