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auditions – Disenchanted!
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em?! Welcome to the kingdom of ‘DISENCHANTED!’ princesses. These wonderfully empowered and funny women have come together in a vaudeville-variety show to tell the truth about living happily ever after. Together, with the brassy and all-powerful Snow White at the lead, this band of royal renegades storm the proverbial castle, all the while hilariously poking holes in the age-old tenets of The Princess Complex. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come to life to set the record straight.
Not for the kiddies, folks!
BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY DENNIS T. GIACINO
Direction by Michelle Knight
Music Direction by Sarah Tellier
Sunday, August 25th,
4:00 PM – 7 PM All Sunday audition times are full. You may choose to Waitlist for this date. To guarantee a time please select Monday on the audition form.
Monday, August 26th.
7:00 PM – 10 PM
Callbacks: Wednesday, August 28th
7 PM – 10 PM
November 14 – 24, 2019
Thurs-Sat: 7:30 pm, Sun: 2 pm
Jaeb Theater @ The Straz Center for the Performing Arts
All shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. Ages may range from late 20s-50s+. These women are NOT the Disney princesses! They are the women from the original fairy tales based on Grimm, Perrault, de Villeneuve, historical accounts, and legend with a healthy dose of a modern-day, strong, independent woman mixed in. No exploitative or frilly Disney costumes.
Brassy, sassy and self-assured. She is the leader of the Princess pack who likes to be in control. Equal parts serious-minded and fun-loving. With her skin as white as snow and lips cherry red, she aspires to be perfect in all that she does but soon realizes that being perfectly ‘you’ is more important.
Perky and quirky, slightly ditzy and impish. She is always enthusiastic – especially when it comes to being a real-life princess. A happy-go-lucky girl who is about to discover that
there’s more to being a princess than gowns and glass slippers. CINDERELLA is the character who grows the most throughout the musical.
The perfect comic foil to Snow White’s perfect ‘straight-man.’ Always the cut-up, she brings a flippant unpredictability to the evening’s festivities. She’s a comical bull in a china shop.
Some would prefer she fit into the stereotype of a perfect princess but she’d rather break the mold and be perfectly herself.
A smart, witty French girl from classic lit who speaks and sings with an American accent. She has been driven crazy by the misrepresentation of her image in today’s pop culture. An insane woman who finds herself speaking with inanimate objects and cleaning up after her beast of a husband.
Asian yet Americanized, gentle yet strong, shy yet out-going. She is respectful of her culture yet a walking dichotomy of masculinity and femininity seeking self-acceptance in a world that would have her choose one or the other.
THE LITTLE MERMAID
An innocent, obedient young woman turned rebellious and jaded. She has given up everything–her father, her fin, even her voice–just to net a man. She can only move forward with baby steps; one wobbly foot in front of the other.
The ultimate exploited girl who is a bizarre blend of the innocent little Powhatan tyke from history and the pin-up girl from today’s pop princess culture. Her journey takes her back to her authentic, historically significant self.
THE PRINCESS WHO KISSED THE FROG
Forgotten and left out of the kingdom for many years, this empowered African-American woman has now arrived on the scene as a feisty, fabulous storybook princess! She is the ultimate supreme diva in the land and she’s ready to take the world by storm!
A strong German v’oman with a domineering personality, a big mole on her cheek, and a bushy unibrow! American capitalism won’t turn this Mel Brooksian, Wagnerian singing monster into a frail, sheltered damsel in distress. No, she is bent on getting her fair share.
The spunky princess from the Middle Eastern-South Asian Aladdin sagas. She’s had it up to her veils with being secondary in her own tale. She is unhappy with the misogyny and oppression of women in her stories (and in today’s world) but getting even puts a little ‘swing’ in her step!
Note: All actors are unpaid volunteers. All actors must be at least 18 years old.
Auditions will take place North of downtown Tampa. The specific address and time will be shared after your audition form has been received.
WHAT TO BRING TO THE AUDITION:
1. A resume or list of theatre experiences
2. A headshot photo is preferred, but we will also take a picture of you at the audition
3. Please prepare between 16 and 32 bars of sheet music in the correct key that showcases your voice. We strongly encourage you not to use a song from the show.
4. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST PROVIDE SHEET MUSIC. An accompanist will be provided. A CD/mp3 player will not be provided. Tracks and a cappella auditions are not allowed.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE AUDITION:
1. Please arrive early for your scheduled audition time.
2. We may also test your vocal range after your singing audition.
Note: Recorded audition submissions may be permitted if the actor is not available on either audition date. However, it is highly recommended that actors audition in person. Please complete the audition form, choose a date and then note that you are requesting a video audition. We will contact send you with confirmation, specific requirements and due dates.
Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, August 28th beginning promptly at 7:00 pm. If you are called back, you will be provided scene(s) and song(s) from the show that you will need to learn.
We may extend auditions to ensure we have the right set of actors. All auditionees will be notified of casting decisions as soon as possible.
Excessive rehearsal conflicts will make it difficult to cast you. New conflicts after being cast are problematic and must be limited to legitimate emergencies.
Rehearsals will begin on Monday, September 23rd. A tentative rehearsal schedule is provided here and on the registration form. Please review in its entirety.
mad Theatre of Tampa is proud to support local instrumental musicians by hiring them to play live for our productions!
We look for proficient instrumentalists who are able to perform music at high level of difficulty with very little group rehearsal time. Each production has a little bit different orchestration, so each show’s music director assembles a new band for that production; that said, we love to work with mad Theatre veterans as well as newcomers! Our show band will gather to rehearse together only at the Sitzprobe and during tech week, but they will receive the music in advance to work it up on their own before the Sitzprobe. Auditions for instrumentalists are scheduled individually with the music director and/or members of the Board of Directors.
If you’re interested in joining the mad Theatre family as an instrumentalist, or for more information, please complete this form; we’d love to hear from you!
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