Appointment Singing Auditions Monday & Tuesday, August 6 & 7, 2018

  • Audition time slots are every 30 minutes; maximum of 10 auditions per each 30 minute slot

  • BE SURE you can fully commit to your audition time - no shows CANNOT be rescheduled

  • You can reserve one spot only, do not book yourself for multiple time options

  • Actors over 18 preferred; exceptions at the discretion of our Directors

  • Audition point of contact is  Director Eric B. Ryan

 

Secure your reservation slot at  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0B4EAAAF29A0F94-singing 

  • Auditions held at First Presbyterian Church - 1114 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201

  • Prepare up to 16 bars that best shows your vocal range. We are seeking strong singers and dancers of all races, genders, shapes, and sizes

  • Download and complete audition form below PRIOR to your audition day & time. If you are unable to download and complete, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition!

Dancing & Reading Callbacks are 7pm on August 8 & 9, 2018

Appropriate shoes and dance attire required

 

 

 

 

 

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, 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.

Performance dates are weekends of October 19-28, 2018 at Campus Theatre. Friday & Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm matinee for a total of 6 performances.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Produced by ... Jen Peace & Micah Stevens

Directed by ... Eric B. Ryan

Music Direction by... John Norine Jr.

Choreography by ... Emily Leekha

Stage Management by ... Elizabeth Cantrell

Lighting Design by ... Les C. Deal

Sound Design by ... Pat Schaider

Costume Design by ... Jonathan Daniel Martin & Nathan Scott

Hair Design by ... Lona Wolfe

Scenic Design by Bill Kirkley, Paul Key, & Eric B. Ryan

Properties Design by ... Sarah Key

Poster Artwork by ... Allison Ivey

CAST CHARACTER DECRIPTIONS & VOCAL RANGES

Choir:

This show contains a costumed 32 member onstage choir as well as the rest of the cast! Love to sing? Here's your chance!  Minimal blocking, no speaking, and a TON of singing! Come bring the house down!

Ensemble (Congregants):

Lots of singing and dancing. There are opportunities for numerous solo lines of dialogue and music as the show is narrated throughout by the Ensemble. Featured dancers will be chosen from the Ensemble.

 

Male​ ​Ensemble​ :   all ethnicities,  good singers and movers. These men should be all ages and sizes.   The ensemble men will also play featured roles: townspeople, priests, gargoyles, gypsies, soldiers, etc.

 

Female​ ​Ensemble​ :   all ethnicities,  good singers and movers. These women should be all ages and sizes. The ensemble women will also play featured roles: townspeople, priests, gargoyles, gypsies, soldiers, etc.

Principals:​   Ages quoted are character ages,  not necessarily actor ages.

Claude Frollo

Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo.   Convinced of his own goodness and righteousness, he will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda.   Struggles with the conflict between the self-denial required by his religious belief and his strong sexual desire for Esmeralda.   Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive. Baritone with a rich lower register.

Gender: Male any ethnicity

Age: Plays 40 to 60

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: E2

 

Jehan​ ​Frollo (Also Ensemble member, after his death early in Act 1)

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 any ethnicity

Age: Plays 20 to 30

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Florika (Also Ensemble member)

A gypsy, and Quasimodo’s mother. 

Gender: Female any ethnicity

Age: Plays 20 to 30

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Quasimodo

Deformed and reclusive, longs to see the outer world, but staunchly loyal to his master, Frollo; possesses great vulnerability, but covers a deep well of pain and rage. This actor will be physically representing Quasimodo’s deformity, therefore actors auditioning for this role must dexterous and flexible. Strong tenor.

Gender: Male any ethnicity

Age: Plays 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. 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. Tenor.

Gender: Male any ethnicity

Age: Plays 30 to 40

Strong Mover

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. Tenor/Baritenor.

Gender: Male any ethnicity

Age: Plays 25 to 40

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Lieutenant Frederic Charlus (Also Ensemble member)

Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus.

Gender: Male any ethnicity

Age: Plays 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. Mezzo-soprano.

Gender: Female any ethnicity

Age: Plays 20-30

Strong Dancer/Mover

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

King Louis XI (Also Ensemble member)

A judicial officer.

Gender: Male any ethnicity

Age: Plays 20-50

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: G2

 

Madam (Also Ensemble member)

Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies.

Gender: Female any ethnicity

Age: Plays 35-50

 

Saint Aphrodisius (Also Ensemble member)

A stained-glass image that comes to life.

Gender: Male any ethnicity

Age: Any

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: B3

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