Auditions for “Hunchback” at Antrim Playhouse Next Week

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NOTE: This is NOT an Elmwood Production

Auditions for the original musical, Hunchback, which will perform at Antrim Playhouse in March and April, will be held in Nyack next week on November 5th, 6th, and 7th. Please see the detailed information below:

HUNCHBACK
An Original Musical based on Victor Hugo’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
Music by Michael J. Shapiro; Book and Lyrics by PJ Mouquin

 

AUDITION DATES

Tuesday, November 5th at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6th at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 7th at 7:30 p.m.

Please prepare 32 bars/measures of either an up-tempo or ballad in the style of legit musical theater or operetta style. An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. NO ACCOMPANIMENT CDs or A CAPELLA. You may be asked to read scenes from the show and to do a movement audition, as well.

****Please take note that the role of Quasimodo is already cast.****

Audition Location: Helen Hayes Studios, 142 Main Street (outside rear entrance), Nyack, NY 10960
Located on the corner of Main and Franklin Streets behind the Franklin Antique Center. Look for driveway on the left of the Chinese restaurant. Walk to the back of that driveway. Our glass door is at the back of the building. Please DO NOT park in the parking lot adjacent to the studios. That is private parking. There is plenty of metered parking on Main and Franklin Streets

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals to begin in early December with a break over the holidays (2-3 rehearsals a week). Rehearsals will be mainly in Nyack for the first two months, but will move to Antrim Playhouse, 15 Spook Rock Rd., Wesley Hills, NY 10901 (1/2 mile off Route 202) starting in February and through opening night.

PERFORMANCE DATES

Friday, March 20, 2020 through Sunday, April 5, 2020 (performances to be held on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons with a possibility of additional performances to be scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons). Performances at The Antrim Playhouse, 15 Spook Rock Rd., Wesley Hills, NY 10901 (1/2 mile off Route 202)

THE MUSICAL

Set in Paris in 1492 and based on Victor Hugo’s novel (darker than the Disney version), this show tells the story of Esmeralda, the beautiful gypsy girl who is desired by the imposing and lust-filled Archdeacon, Claude Frollo, and loved by the almost-deaf hunchback, Quasimodo. Meanwhile, Esmeralda falls in love with Phoebus, who really loves only himself. The stories of a king of vagabonds, a disappointed playwright, Phoebus’s well-born fiancée, Claude Frollo’s drunken brother, and the strange recluse, Gudule, who lost her child many years ago are interwoven in this rich plot.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Clopin Trouillefou (Male, 40+) – Comic, overbearing leader of vagabonds – a mix of Fagin in “Oliver” and Thernardier in “Les Mis” (Bass)

Jehan Frollo (Male, 22-35) – Dissolute and conniving. A womanizer. (Baritone/Tenor)

Pierre Gringoire (Male, 22-40) – Cynical playwright who believes himself to be a misunderstood genius. Tart and witty. (Tenor)

La Esmeralda (Female, 18-30) – Young, beautiful Gypsy dancer with a mix of naïveté and fiery passion to help anyone in trouble. (Soprano)

Gudule (Female, 40-55) – Brassy and strident recluse who has never gotten over the abduction of her daughter years ago (Soprano/Mezzo)

Claude Frollo (Male, 35-60) – A powerful Archdeacon with an imposing presence who is unnaturally obsessed with Esmeralda – a good man who has been twisted into evil. (Baritone/Tenor)

Phoebus (Male, 25-40) – The gorgeous captain of the guard. A womanizer. He’s catnip and he knows it. A complete narcissist. (Tenor)

Fleur De Lys (Female, 18-30) – Well-born but prudish. She dreams of marriage but cannot abide the thought of sex. (Soprano)

Ensemble: Men and women (16-70+) to play beggars, vagabonds, thieves, wenches, soldiers, students, street urchins, and church officials.

****The role of Quasimodo is already cast.****

If you would like a copy of the script or have any questions,
please call or email the director, Derek Tarson
Email: [email protected] Phone: (845) 666-4163 (Work); (845) 405-1309 (Evening)

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