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November 16, 2016

Two Planks Auditions — La Cage aux Folles

Two Planla-cage-hi-resks Theater Company is excited to announce extended auditions for its 2016-17 winter musical:

La Cage aux Folles
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the Play by Jean Poiret
Directed by Susan Halliwell
Music Direction by Dan Koch
Choreography by Judy Abbatiello

La Cage aux Folles unfolds in a St. Tropez Night Club, 1978.

After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and Albin—two men partnered for better-or-worse—get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is their family business… Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the “star” performer ‘Zaza.’ Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.

Performances

Performances are scheduled over three weekends, Feb. 24 – Mar. 12
Fridays/Saturdays – 8:00 p.m.; Sundays – 5:00 p.m.
All performances take place at Two Planks Theater Company, (United Methodist Church), 515 Cutlers Farm Road, Monroe CT

Auditions

*** All auditions are by appointment only! ***
*** Please contact us (below) to sign up for requested time slot. ***

Times:
Saturday, November 19th  and 26th– 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:0o p.m.
(Dance auditions will be held on Nov. 19 and 26th only)

Location: United Methodist Church, 515 Cutlers Farm Road, Monroe, CT

All performers must provide a current headshot/resume.

To book an appointment, call Brooke Burling at 203-246-5991 or email us at info@twoplankstheater.org

–Please prepare 16 bars from a musical in the style of this show. Selections from La Cage aux Folles are acceptable, but not preferred.
–Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No prerecorded accompaniment will be allowed.
–Please bring appropriate dance wear and shoes. Most characters must move well (see below). You may be asked to perform a short but challenging dance combination. 
–Dependent on time, the auditions may also include readings from the script.

Please Note: Most roles will require callback auditions. Dates, times, and places for callbacks will be provided to those for whom they apply.

Questions? Reach out to info@twoplankstheater.org or call 203-246-5991.

 

Cast of Characters

ALBIN: (This role has already been cast) Male 45-55 (Range: Baritone, A#2-G4)
A performer of star quality; mature; great powerhouse of a Broadway voice; fine comic actor. Must be willing to shave face and body for role.

GEORGES: (This role has already been cast) Male, 50’s (Range: G2-F4)
A star; mature and attractive; good singer; energetic, charming, loving and caring; must move well

JEAN-MICHEL: Male, early 20’s  (Range: Baritone, A#2-G4)
Handsome; masculine, well-mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancée, Anne; acts, sings, and moves well

JACOB: Early 20’s-30s (Range: Bb2-Ab4)
Male butler/maid; brilliant comedian who sings and moves well. Must be willing to shave face and body for role.

ANNE: Female, 18-21 (Range: Ensemble, Part Flexible)
Jean-Michel’s fiancee; lovely to look at; spunky; a superb dancer who acts well

EDOUARD DINDON: Male, Early 50’s (Range: Bb2-Eb4)
Anne’s father; right-wing radical politician; pompous; quirky; must sing, move well, and be a fine comedian.
Also plays RENAUD: Male, middle age, mature, male friend of Georges and Albin; owns a small café.

MARIE DINDON: Female, Late 40’s (Range: F4-A5)
Anne’s mother; 48-52, shy, retiring, sexually repressed and sex-starved; good singer and actress who moves well; must look great in a leotard for the finale

JACQUELINE: Female, 30s (Range: B3-F5)
Female friend of Georges and Albin; owns a chic restaurant; attractive, charming; very theatrical. Also plays Madame Renaud and other smaller roles.

FRANCIS: Male, 30’s
Male stage manager in Georges’ club; strong actor/dancer/singer, muscular, partial nudity, must be able to do lifts. And be comfortable doing male/male dance movements. Also part of the ensemble. Must be willing to shave face and body for role.

Ensemble Male Dancer/Singer: Male 30’s
Strong actor/dancer/singer, muscular, partial nudity, must be able to do lifts male/male dance movement. Clean shaven face and body. Part of the ensemble.

LES CAGELLES (Range: Ensemble, Parts Flexible)
Four males, two females, 18-30, who can pass for women (top model types), excellent dancer/singers. Dance tricks, gymnastics, and other talents are helpful. Must be able to dance in heels and be comfortable in women’s clothing and wig/makeup. Must be willing to shave face and body for role. Must also be comfortable with female/female dance movement. Specific Cagelles names (some roles have been combined): Chantal – must have an operatic soprano voice, Hanna – must be able to handle a bull-whip, Bitelle, Phaedra, Mercedes/Babette.

To book an audition appointment or for further information, contact Brooke Burling at info@twoplankstheater.org or call 203-246-5991

Visit us anytime at twoplankstheater.org

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