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Auditions for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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FOOTLITE MUSICALS and director Paula Phelan are delighted to announce auditions for

 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

PRODUCTION DATES: MAY 3-5, 9-12, 16-19, 2024

AUDITION DATES:

SUNDAY – FEBRUARY  25, 2024 – 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.

MONDAY – FEBRUARY 26 – 2024 – 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.

AUDITIONS AND CALLBACKS WILL BE HELD AT 

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH – 701 N. DELAWARE ST. INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204

CALL BACKS – FEBRUARY 27, 2024 – 6:30 P.M.   CCC – 701 N. DELAWARE ST. INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204

LOOKING FOR ALL AGES, GENDERS, SHAPES AND ETHNICITIES 

10 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

REHEARSALS WILL BEGIN ON SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2024

PLEASE BE PREPARED TO:

*SING – 16 ACCOMPANIED MEASURES OF A SONG FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADWAY MUSICALS (50s-80s) THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY! PLEASE BRING YOUR SHEET MUSIC IN THE CORRECT KEY TO AUDITIONS. 

AN ACCOMPANIST WILL BE PROVIDED

*MOVE – EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MOVEMENT AUDITION, HOWEVER, THERE IS A STRONG NEED FOR TRAINED DANCERS

*READ – FROM THE SCRIPT

ALL DANCE REHEARSALS WILL BE HELD AT DANCE MAGIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER – 10400 PLEASANT ST. NOBLESVILLE, IN 46060) 

PLEASE BRING A LIST OF YOUR CONFLICTS 

NO CONFLICTS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER APRIL 15, 2024 

EXPECTATIONS

Thank you so much for considering auditioning for Fiddler on the Roof and we hope that you enjoy your experience!

If you are cast and accept your role we expect you, barring some unforeseen event, to honor your commitment and focus your energy on Fiddler on the Roof at Footlite Musicals. 

If you are considering auditioning for another show, please let us know at auditions. We hope you will embrace this opportunity and not use it as a holding place and audition for another show during this time period hoping to get a better part.

VIDEO AUDITIONS

If you are unable to attend the live auditions, video auditions for the ensemble only, will be accepted until February 26, 2024. If you are auditioning for a speaking role, you must audition in person. The strength of the show depends upon the interaction of the characters, and it is very difficult to get a feel for that if the creative team cannot see people audition together.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

All ages listed are stage age. Because of the complexity and demands of these characters, most of them will probably be played by actors that are older than the listed age.  The script gives very specific indications of age.  

It also goes without saying that everyone involved in this show must sing.

However, do not let the age suggestion deter you from expressing your desire for or auditioning for a specific part.

It is very important that you bring a sense of yourself to these characters.  We are not trying to replicate, in any way, physically, vocally, or otherwise, what has come before us.  

TEVYE – one of the most iconic roles in the theater pantheon.  Strong moral character.  Compelling. Commands the stage but not to the detriment of those he shares it with.  Be yourself. Not an imitation of anyone who has done this role before.  An actor who can sing and feels very comfortable with his body.

Age – middle to late middle age

GOLDE – Tevye’s wife.  Strong character.  Runs the home and her family with a sharp tongue and a loving heart.  An actress who can sing

Age – early middle age   

Their Daughters

Tzeitel – the eldest daughter who loves Motel, her childhood friend, with all her heart.  Does not want to marry anyone but him.  AGE – not yet 20

Hodel – has her eye on a match with the Rabbi’s son, but falls in love with Perchik, an itinerant teacher and chooses to leave Anatevka to be with him.  AGE – 18ish

Chava – the third of Tevye and Golde’s daughters.  Studious, shy. Falls in love with Fyedka, who is not Jewish.  Renounces her faith to marry him in the Orthodox Church.   AGE – 17ish

Shprintze – overwhelmed by her older sisters but manages to hold her own.  

AGE – 13ish

Bielke – the youngest of 5 daughters.  AGE – 10ish

The Suitors 

Motel – The Tailor.  Sensitive and nervous.  Sincere and very much in love with Tzeitel.   AGE – 18-22

Perchik – The Student – Outspoken. Brash, Rabble Rouser.  AGE – 18-22

Fyedka – The Gentile – studious, thoughtful, is willing to go against tradition for the woman he loves.   AGE – 18-22

The Village

The Fiddler -almost mythical figure who is the heart and soul of Anatevka.  They will be on stage almost constantly. A plus would be training as a dancer. AGELESSCOULD BE MALE OR FEMALE

Yente – the matchmaker – every town has someone like her. She knows everything about everyone and, in a loving manner, tries to manipulate things to fall the way that she thinks is best. She is NOT A CARICATURE of what we think older women become.    AGELESS

Lazar Wolf – the butcher – The town’s richest man who is looking for someone to bring him comfort in his old age.  He has decided on Tzeitel.  AGE – late middle age and up

The Constable   – (non-singing role) He is torn by his like of Tevye and what he feels is his duty to his country.  His relationship with Tevye is crucial to the story.  AGE – mature

Mordcha – the innkeeper – master of ceremonies, the entertainer, one of the towns leaders –AGE – mature

The Rabbi – the religious backbone of the community.  Performs the wedding ceremony and has a blessing for everything – even the Tsar – AGE – Mature

Mendel – the Rabbi’s son.  Would like to start to develop his own personality but is stuck in the shadow of his father.  AGE – early 20s

Avram – the bookseller – the disseminator of all information and knowledge related to the outside world.   A little bit full of himself – AGE – mature

Nachum – the beggar – town fixture.  AGELESS – COULD BE MALE OF FEMALE

Shandel – Motel’s mother – very proud of her son and his journey to become an independent shopkeeper.  AGE – middle aged

The Dream

Grandma Tzeitel – will be heavily made up.  Will most likely be a part of the ensemble, too.  Should feel comfortable coming out of the trap door

Fruma Sarah – Lazar Wolf’s first wife – heavily made-up – must not be afraid of heights will most likely be a part of the ensemble.

The Ensemble – We are looking for various ages, sizes and ethnicities. It’s a very active village filled with different types of people. In search of talented DANCERS to help fill our ensemble!  

Details

Date:
February 26
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Series:
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Venue

Central Christian Church
701 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 United States
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Organizer

Footlite Musicals
Phone
3179266630
Email
board@footlite.org
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