Auditions Announced for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at The Carnegie

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The Carnegie Announces Auditions for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

Seeking adults, teens, and children for roles in THE HUNCBACK OF NOTRE DAME. Quasimodo, the misshapen bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, longs to join the city of Paris during the Feast of Fools, but is held captive by his devious caretaker, the Archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo. Quasimodo escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd for the festival, 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.

The beloved musical, based on the Victor Hugo novel of the same name, features an Academy Award-nominated score from the Disney film, including “Out There” and “God Help the Outcasts” along with new songs from famed composers Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled) and Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked.)

Directed and Choreographed by Kurt Domoney
Music Direction by Xan Jeffery

Performances:

  • Saturday, January 12, 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 13, 3pm
  • Friday, January 18, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 19, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 20, 3pm
  • Friday, January 25, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 26, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 27, 3pm

Rehearsals in the evening December 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 27-30, January 2-4, 6-11.

Auditions by Appointment on the following dates:

Saturday, August 18

  • Children/teen audition groups 11am and 12pm
  • Adult audition groups 2pm and 3pm

Sunday, August 19

  • Children/teen audition group 6:30pm
  • Adult audition group 7:30pm

Monday, August 20

  • Children/teen audition group 5pm
  • Adult audition group 6pm
  • Callbacks 8pm 

Auditioners on the 18th and 19th will be notified by email if invited to callbacks the next day. Auditioners on the 20th will be notified directly following their group audition if they will be asked to stay for the callback later that night. Teen and Youth roles will not need to attend callbacks.

Please make every attempt to attend the callback if invited.

To schedule a time slot, please send email with preferred date and time to Maggie Perrino, mperrino@thecarnegie.com.

What to Prepare:

  • Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. A cappella auditions, or those with pre-recorded accompaniment, will not be considered.
  • There will be a short movement audition so please dress appropriately
  • You may also be asked to read from the script

Also note:

  • Resume listing theatrical experience and headshot/picture are required to audition. Please bring with you to the audition, do not send in advance.
  • Cast members do not have to be the actual ages of the characters, but must look appropriate onstage.
  • Hunchback is a collaboration with The Carnegie Education Dept, featuring student actors alongside adult professionals. Roles open to ages 8 and up. Not AEA eligible.

Auditions will take place in The Carnegie Theatre
1028 Scott Blvd. Covington KY, 41011

Available Roles:

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.
Character’s Gender: Male
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.
Character’s Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Florika
A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother.
Character’s Gender: Female
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.
Character’s Gender: Male
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.
Character’s Gender: Male
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.
Character’s Gender: Male
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.
Character’s Gender: Male
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.
Character’s Gender: Male
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.
Character’s Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Adult Ensemble, 6 Teen Ensemble Roles, 6 Youth Ensemble Roles
To play various featured characters, gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. 421 West 54th Street. NY, NY 10019. www.MTIshows.com

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