Auditions for Footloose, Pippin, and Hair
THE CULTURAL ARTS PLAYHOUSE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS SUMMER SEASON AUDITIONS!!!
Footloose playing June 15- July 15th, Pippin playing July 20th - Aug 19th and Hair playing August 31- September 30th.
Auditions will be held May 8 at 7:00, May 12 at 12:00, May 17th at 7:00 and May 19th at 12:00. Please prepare 32 bars of music and be ready to dance. All roles are open!! Please email culturalartsplayhouseli@gmail for more information or call 516 694 3330. The Cultural Arts Playhouse is located at 170 Michael Drive Syosset NY 11791.
Footloose performs June 15- July 15th
Pippin performs July 20th - Aug 19th
Hair performs August 31- September 30th
Ren McCormack (Male) - A teenage boy from Chicago. Fun, quick-witted and loves to dance, out-going personality. Needs to be a strong actor, singer, and dancer. (tenor)
Ariel Moore(Female) - Rebellious daughter of Reverend Moore. Needs to be a strong actor, singer, and dancer. (mezzo)
Chuck Cranston (Male) - Ariel's "bad boy" boyfriend. Needs to be a strong singer and actor. (tenor)
Willard Hewitt (Male) - A true country boy. Big tempered, loves his mama. Befriends Ren's. Needs to be a strong actor, singer, and dancer. (baritone/tenor)
Rusty (Female) - Ariel's best friend. Eventually falls for Willard. Needs to be a strong actor, singer, and dancer. (mezzo)
Urleen (Female) - Ariel's friend. Needs to be a strong actor, singer, and dancer. (mezzo)
Wendy Jo (Female) - Ariel's friend. Needs to be a strong actor, singer, and dancer.(meezo)
Jeter (Male) - Willard's friend. Small speaking role, sings back-up, some dancing. (tenor)
Bickle (Male) - Willard's friend. Small speaking role, sings back-up, some dancing. (tenor)
Garvin (Male) - Willard's friend. Small speaking role, sings back-up, some dancing. (baritone)
Lyle (Male) - Chuck's buddy. Small speaking role, sings back-up, some dancing. (tenor)
Travis (Male) - Chuck's buddy. Small speaking role, sings back-up, some dancing.(baritone)
Cowboy Bob/Bobbie (Male / Female) - A cowboy in a country western dance hall. Needs to be a strong singer and actor.
High School Students, and Country Western Couples - chorus roles.
Reverend Shaw Moore (Male) - The minister of Beaumont. Ariel's father. Needs to be a strong singer and actor. (baritone)
Vi Moore (Female) - Ariel's mother. Needs to be a strong singer and actor. (mezzo)
Ethel McCormack (Female) - Ren's mother. Needs to be a strong singer and actor. (mezzo)
Lulu Warnicker (Female) - Ren's aunt. Speaking role.
Wes Warnicker (Male) - Ren's uncle. Speaking role.
Principal Harry Clark (Male / Female) - Principal of the high school. Speaking role.
Coach Roger Dunbar (Male) - The high school gym teacher. Speaking role.
Eleanor Dunbar (Female) - Coach Dunbar's wife. Speaking role.
Betty Blast (Female) - owner of the Burger Blast. Roller skating if possible. Speaking role.
A Cop (Male) - Small speaking role.
Choir, Parishioners, and Townspeople - chorus roles.
The son of Charlemagne and heir to the throne of the Holy Roman Empire, Pippin has
returned from the university to discover that he has no idea what to do with his life. He
searches for something in his life to be completely fulfilling, while the Leading Player and
acting troupe try to guide and manipulate him. He is young, determined, and hopeful, while still a bit of an angst ridden teenager.
The smooth talking, charming, devilish head of the acting troupe, and narrator of our
story. He has a flaring temper, yet can quickly compose himself back to the cool calm of
a master manipulator. He seeks to guide Pippin and help him find something that is completely fulfilling, while convincing him that no thing will be enough. Using his demonic acting troupe to manipulate Pippin, he tries to convince him to perform one final extraordinary act—the Grand Finale!
Pippin’s estranged father and the King of the Holy Roman Empire. He is a well spoken,
uneducated King with an enormous ego. War is the most important part of being king in his eyes. He rules his empire with a slightly blurred view of fair
-mindedness, which mirrors the apathy towards his own son.
Pippin’s step mother, Charlemagne’s wife, and Lewis’s mother. Fastrada is an
ostentatious, glamorous, flashy woman who spends more than her fair share of her royal
allowance. She is a coy and seductive woman, but evil and manipulative in her own right.
She has a desperate desire to get her son Lewis to be King of the Holy Roman Empire, nomatter who she has to get rid of to do it.
The son of Charlemagne and Fastrada, Pippin’s half brother. He is a brutish man, all brawn and no brain. He is described as the perfect soldier: strong and stupid. A male chauvinist mama’s boy, with a love of battle, and no clue how close he is to being emperor.
Pippin’s grandmother, and Charlemagne’s mother. She exemplifies the term “dirty old lady.” She is a sweet old woman with great style, who has left the kingdom due to a distaste for her new daughter in law. She doesn’t sugar coat the issues, but is a lighthearted woman who doesn’t believe in worrying.
CATHERINE (Also Ensemble 1stAct)
Pippin’s love interest, a tragically widowed farmer’s wife with a young son. She is part of the leading player’s manipulation of Pippin, until she begins to fall for him herself. She is elegant and graceful, and is put on a pedestal as the perfect woman. She is kind generous, and strong willed, though a hopeless romantic.
THEO (Also Young Pippin + Ensemble 1st Act)
Catherine’s irritating, yet loveable little boy, who is the first to help break Pippin of his sour, callous attitude.
The acting troupe that builds the scenes, plays all other characters, and provides the sinister aura around the show. They are mischievous, evil, corrupt characters who facilitate the manipulation of Pippin’s entire life.
(5 female; 7 male)
Other Members of the Tribe
… who play the following characters in the course of the show:
3 Moms, 3 Dads, 3 High School Principals, 2 Policemen,
Electric Blues Quartet (Oldsters),
White Girls Trio,
Black Boys Trio,
“The Supremes” Trio,
Army Sergeant, Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, Calvin Coolidge, Clark Gable,
Scarlett O’Hara, Aretha Franklin, Colonel Custer, Shoeshine Boy,
3 Buddhist Monks, 1 Thousand-Year-Old Monk, 3 Catholic Nuns,
3 Astronauts, 3 Chinese, 3 Guerillas, 1 Native American Indian