Auditions Announced for PIPPIN at Fairfield Summer Theatre

FST_logoWith an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), Pippin has been successfully produced on stages ranging from High School to Broadway. Sweeping the New York Awards circuit (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle) in 2013, Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

AUDITION DATES
Thursday, May 18, 2017 beginning at 7:00 PM
Friday, May 19, 2017 beginning at 7:00 PM
Callbacks will be on May 20, 2017 at TBA.
(Performance: July 27-30, 2017)

WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare one minute of an appropriate Broadway song. You may be asked to dance, so please plan accordingly. An accompanist will be provided.

WHERE
FHS Performing Arts Center
8800 Holden Blvd.
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
(registration begins at 6pm)

CASTING
All ages. All types. All actors must be strong singers. Some must be strong dancers.

Leading Player
The ultimate ‘ring leader.’ Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.
Gender: Male or Female
Age Range: Flexible
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Db3

Pippin
Our story’s young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo.
Age Range: 18 to 29
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Catherine
A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him.
Age Range: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Charles
Pippin’s demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.
Age Range: 40+
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Berthe
Pippin’s saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.
Age Range: 50+
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Fastrada
Pippin’s conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son.
Age Range: 25+
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Lewis
Pippin’s stepbrother. Egotistic war lover. Loves himself.
Age Range: 18-35

Theo
Catherine’s son, Theo is a young boy who has grown up without a father. He grows attached to his
Age Range: 8-14
Vocal Range top: G5
Vocal Range bottom: E4

Ensemble
Heavily featured throughout. Ensemble “Players” play many roles. Strong voices are required. Some roles will require strong dancers.

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