The Renaissance Performing Arts Association has announced the first show in the 2020-21 Richland Bank Broadway Series: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella August 1-2 and 8-9, 2020 on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre. Artistic Director Michael Thomas will direct the show and Kelly Knowlton will be the Music Director for the production.


Auditions will be by VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY! Auditions are open to performers ages 15 and above. Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song from the "golden age" of musicals. (Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, etc.) Paid roles available. You may be asked to submit a video callback and read from the script.

Send us your video via an UNLISTED YOUTUBE LINK to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading "Cinderella Audition Submission". Also include your current headshot and resume with accurate contact information, as pdf attachments. Please do not include a video file as an attachment. It MUST be an unlisted link from YouTube. Video submissions will be accepted May 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Please email your audition video to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include the following information: 

Full Name:

Link to Your Video:

Phone number:

Email address:

Age:

Height:

Weight:

Vocal range:

Preferred role:

Will you accept any role:

Conflicts: (see rehearsal schedule below)

Comments/Questions:


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Note: This is the NEW Broadway version of Cinderella, not the version seen on television in the 1950s and 1960s. Nominated for five Tony Awards, it features a new book by Douglas Carter Beane, and a completely different storyline and characters than the original Rodgers and Hammerstein production of 60 years ago. Please review the characters below to acquaint yourself with this new version.


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

ELLA

Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, beautiful and funny. Idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies in his kingdom – and helps him discover who he truly is. Always he late father’s daughter, she is determined to see the good in everyone despite her hardships and suffering. We see her blossom into a confident woman.

TOPHER

A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life. Though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Charming but NOT a stereotypical ladies man, he is thoughtful, appealing and innocent – with an unforced goofy streak. Moral, genuine and kindhearted, he is a a crossroads and must take control of his kingdom and his future.

JEAN-MICHAEL

A feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class. Impetuous. A firebrand but lacks authority and isn’t taken seriously as a revolutionary. Has a crush on Gabriella, though their courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes.

GABRIELLA

Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Encouraged by her mother and sister to value material wealth and social status, she unenthusiastically joins them in their abrasive behavior. Quietly passionate, empathetic and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel. Ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in.

CHARLOTTE

Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Brash, self-centered, materialistic, snotty, loud, sassy and bratty, she has a ridiculously high, but unfounded opinion of herself. She never passes up the opportunity to be the center of attention.

CRAZY MARIE

Friend to Ella and the town’s resident crazy lady and beggar woman. Marie is actually a fairy godmother in disguise. Wise, warm, otherworldly and charming. Marie rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dreams a possibility.

MADAME

Ella’s selfish stepmother. The epitome of vanity and fashion. A ravenous social climber who values wealth, status and material possessions above all else. Unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel. Madame schemes her way up the social ladder.

SEBASTIAN

The kingdom’s Lord Chancellor. Though he is Topher’s trusted advisor, he is devious and selfish. Using propaganda and dishonesty, he keeps Topher isolated and in the dark about his kingdom. Sebastian rules without regard to the lower class, or anyone other than himself – and truly believes he deserves to rule the kingdom.

LORD PINKERTON

The Lord Chancellor’s right’hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather to the villagers.

OTHER ROLES

Giant (walks on stilts), Fox & Raccoon, (acrobatic skills – footman and coachman), Fox & Raccoon puppeteers, Knights, Peasants, Serfs, Townspeople, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court, Servants, Pageboys/girls.

VOCAL RANGES

Ella: B3-Eflat5
Topher: C#3-A4
Pinkerton: D3-A4
Sebastian: C3-F4
Marie: A3-Aflat5
Jean-Michel: C3-G4
Madame: C4-D5
Gabrielle: C4-G5
Charlotte: B3-F5

Ensemble

Soprano: C4-Bflat5
Alto: Bflat3-F5
Tenor: D3-Bflat4
Bass: D3-F4

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: Our rehearsal schedule is very short and therefore you may not miss more than two rehearsals during the rehearsal period. You must list all conflicts on your audition form. Please check the rehearsal schedule before committing to the audition. Thank you!

Tuesday 6/30  6-10PM
Wednesday, 7/01  6pm-10pm
Thursday, 7/02  6pm-10pm

Sunday, 07/05  12pm-4pm
Monday, 07/06  6pm-10pm
Tuesday, 07/-7  6pm-10pm
Wednesday, 07/08 6pm-10pm
Thursday, 07/09 6pm-10pm
Friday, 07/10 6pm-10pm
Saturday, 07/11 10am-3pm

Tuesday, 07/14 6pm-10pm
Wednesday, 07/15 6pm-10pm
Thursday, 07/16 6pm-10pm
Saturday, 07/18 10am-3pm

Monday, 07/20 6pm-10pm
Tuesday 07/21 6pm-10pm
Wednesday 07/22 6pm-10pm
Thursday 07/23 6pm-10pm

Sunday, 07/26 12pm-4pm
Monday, 07/27 6pm-10pm
Tuesday, 07/28 6-10pm
Wednesday, 07/29 6-10pm
Thursday, 07/30 6pm-10pm
Friday, 07/31 6pm-10pm

Friday, 08/07 6pm-10pm (Brushup rehearsal)

Performances: August 1st and 8th at 8:00 PM, August 2nd and 9th at 2:30 PM

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2019-2020 Subscriptions On Sale:

May 31, 2019 for Annual Members 
June 18, 2019 for Non-Members 

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June 25, 2019 for Annual Members 
July 9, 2019 for Non-Members


 

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