AUDITIONS

Be a Part of the Show

Release your inner thespian and be a part of the Joe Jefferson Players family again or for the very first time! Auditions for upcoming performances are held approximately two and a half months prior to show dates. We welcome actors of all talents and ages as we cast for lead and supporting roles. With each audition, the director will provide expectations and requirements in advance, usually via our Facebook Events page, at least 3 weeks in advance of auditions.

Next Audition Opportunity: PIPPIN

Monday, JUNE 4th & Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at JJP 

with callbacks (if needed) on Wedensday, June 6th at 6:30 p.m.

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The Joe Jefferson Players are holding open auditions for the musical, Pippin. We are friendly folks and we want everyone to do well. So whether you’re an old pro, or a first time auditioner, know that you are welcome!

We are looking for a diverse group of individuals with experience in voice, dance, gymnastics, and other various skills to perform as players and principal characters in Pippin. Actors in principal roles will also play members of the ensemble throughout the show. Do you juggle? Have experience with aerial silks? Play an instrument? Ride a unicycle? Perform magic tricks or circus stunts? Are you a bodybuilder, gymnast, or contortionist? The sky is the limit. We plan to mold our production around the unique talents that you bring to this audition.
Audition Expectations:
In-person auditions will be closed with the director, musical director/pianist, choreographer and stage manager. After the singing audition, a group dance audition will conducted. All auditionees must complete a dance and vocal audition in order to be considered for the production.

Singing:

Please have a 16 to 32 bar cutting (30 to 90 seconds) of a Broadway/musical theatre song prepared to sing. Sheet music preferred with clearly marked start and stop points. We will have our music director/accompanist available to play your audition selection.

 Dancing:

Please wear dance appropriate attire for your audition. If you have jazz or character shoes, go ahead and bring them. Clothing should be flexible and easy to move in, but not too baggy. All body types are welcome, just be prepared to move, bend, and balance. We will also ask you to demonstrate your talent (if possible) during the vocal or dance audition.

Director – Eric C. Browne
Choreographer – Rebekah Howard
Music Director – Shawn Wright
A breakdown of characters is below. Age limits and minimums are flexible, so please do not let that deter you from auditioning.
Please have a list of conflicts ready upon arrival at auditions and check performance dates carefully before auditioning. There will possibly be a performance for visiting schools (pending approval) on Thursday, August 23rd at 9 am.
Please be aware that many actors wait to attend the last audition date, which can sometimes extend the audition duration for everyone. Be prepared just in case it runs late, or be brave and attend on the first night! Can’t wait to see you at auditions!

Tech Week/Dress Rehearsal: August 4-9, 2018

Show Dates: August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. & August 12, 19, 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Feel free to download our Audition Form and come to the audition prepared!

Audition Form

AVAILABLE ROLES & CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: 

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: Both
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 17 to 25
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: G2
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Lewis
Pippin’s Step-Brother. Strong. Dim. A hunk of a warrior, but a “mama’s boy” at heart. Some dance required, especially for lifts.
Gender: Male
Age: 16-25
Vocal Range: Baritone (flexible)
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.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
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.
Gender: Female
Age: 55 to 70
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3
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.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Ensemble:
Charlemagnes Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players