South Bay Musical Theatre announces auditions for
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Sunday December 3, 2017 6pm – 10pm
Monday December 4, 2017 7pm – 10pm
Callbacks held on Saturday & Sunday Dec 9 & 10, 2017
Auditions and Callbacks to be held at Saratoga Civic Theatre
13777 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga CA
Enter from lobby, corner of Fruitvale & Allendale
South Bay Musical Theatre strives for inclusivity in our casting process. Actors of all races, ethnicities, body types, and physical abilities are encouraged to audition.
Please sign up for a 30 min time slot. Bring headshot and resume, conflict calendar, sheet music in correct key, accompanist provided, no recordings please. SIGN UP HERE
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First Rehearsal: March 4, 2018
Load-in: April 29, 2018
Opening Performance and Gala: May 19, 2018
Closing Performance & Strike: June 9, 2018
About the Show:
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
All roles open. Age ranges are suggestions.
The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be. Gender: Male. Age range: 20-30. Vocal range top: Bb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive. Gender: Male Age range: 40-60. Vocal range top: Bb4 Vocal range bottom: E2
A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus. Gender: Female Age: 20-30. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: E3
Captain Phoebus de Martin
Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo. Gender: Male Age: 20-30. Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: A2
The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd. Gender: Open. Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: D3
Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: F3
Saint Aphrodisius: A stained-glass image that comes to life. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: B3
Florika: A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother. Gender: Female. Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: E4
Father Dupin: A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: A3 Vocal range bottom: C3
Lieutenant Frederic Charlus: Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus. Gender: Male.
King Louis XI: King of France, nicknamed the Prudent. Gender: Male.
Tribunal: A judicial officer. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: G2
Madam: Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies. Gender: Female.
Ensemble: 12- 15 men & women to play gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris.
Choir: 18 - 24 strong singers to sing 8 pt harmony. Choral experience a plus.
NOTES FOR CHOIR:
**If ONLY interested in choir, please attend CHOIR auditions time 9:30-10pm on either Saturday or Sunday. If interested in CAST or CHOIR - please schedule CAST audition slot. You do not need to attend both.
**For Auditions: CHOIR only auditioners do not need to prepare a song, choral music will be taught at the audition.
**Rehearsals for choir: there will be about 10 rehearsals prior to the move to the theatre. Starting May 3, Choir will be called to all rehearsals.
Director: Dave Leon
Producers: Howard L. Miller & Jennifer H. Young
Production Manager: Sara Dean
Vocal Director: Diane Milo
Musical Director: Joseph Kelly
Choreographer: Elizabeth Cox
Costume Designer: Sharon Peng
Hair & Makeup Designer: Christine Ormseth
Lighting Designer: Michael G. Munoz
Master Carpenter: Richard Cartwright
Props Designer: Laura Carlsen & Andrea Uyeda
Rigging Head: Rocco Vecellio
Set Designer: Stephen Wathen
Sound Designer: Dan Singletary
Stage Manager: Carla McCreight
Assistant Stage Managers: Kimberly Beals, Shelby Kahn
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