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AUDITIONS

THEATRE JACKSONVILLE

*OPEN CALL AUDITION NOTICE*

Pippin

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Book by Roger O. Hirson

 

Directed by Ron Shreve

Musical Director:  Erin Barnes

Choreographer:  Curtis Williams

Performance dates: June 9 – 25, 2023

All performances are at 7:30pm, except matinees* at 2:00pm

AUDITION DATE:  Saturday February 25, 2023

TIME:                       10:30 am

PLACE:                     2032 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207

Auditions will be cold readings from the script, as well as vocal and movement auditions. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre number. 1970’s pop/rock style encouraged. Sheet music only.  An accompanist will be provided.  No recorded accompaniment permitted. Wear or bring comfortable clothing to move in. Dance audition will consist of a short combination from the show. Please be prepared for highly stylized movement.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: A recorded video monologue, of your choosing, may be submitting via email (info@theatrejax.com) but must be received prior to audition date for consideration.

About the Show:

Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. 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.

 

In reference to our audition notices:

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns, and you will see that in the descriptions we provide. However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible, and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. It is the policy of Theatre Jacksonville that all auditions are open to the public. All interested people, newcomers and stage veterans alike, are welcome. We are also in need of volunteers to assist in other areas of production, including set construction, set artwork, lighting, and backstage technical activities and invite all members of the public to participate in these activities as well.

Principal Roles:

 

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.

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: plays 18 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.

Age: plays 50 to 60

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: G2

 

Lewis

Pippin’s step-brother and beloved son of Fastrada. Lewis loves fighting, loves scheming, loves his mother, but mostly, Lewis loves Lewis

Age: Plays 25-35

 

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: Plays 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.

Age: plays 60 to timeless

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.

Age: Plays 25 to 35

Vocal range top: Db5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

 

Theo

Catherine's son. 

 

Ensemble

Charlemagne’s Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, the Players

 

*This is an ensemble show with no intermission. Players will be playing multiple parts. Dancing, singing and set changes will be required by all performers.

In reference to our audition notices:

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns, and you will see that in the descriptions we provide. However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible, and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. It is the policy of Theatre Jacksonville that all auditions are open to the public. All interested people, newcomers and stage veterans alike, are welcome. We are also in need of volunteers to assist in other areas of production, including set construction, set artwork, lighting, and backstage technical activities and invite all members of the public to participate in these activities as well.

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If you are unable to attend or there are no current auditions scheduled, you can always submit a headshot and resume to Info@TheatreJax.com anytime.

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