Lake Country Playhouse announces auditions for the following upcoming productions:
Lake Country Playhouse and UW-Waukesha Lunt-Fontanne Ensemble collaboratively present:
PIPPIN at UW-Waukesha, August 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm; August 26 at 2pm
There will be 2 dates/places for auditions. You need only attend one of the following of your choice:
Wednesday, May 30 will be at Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E Capitol Drive, Hartland, WI 53029
Thursday, May 31 will be at UW-Waukesha Theatre Department: 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188
SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME:
Callbacks: Acting/Dance audition: June 4 at 6:30
Prepare approx 32 bars of musical theatre song. An accompianist will be provided. No acapella or recorded tracks.
Community and Students both welcomed to audition, ages 17+ and there is one child role, scroll down for more info.
Thurs, June 7; Thurs, June 14, then on June 18th regular rehearsal schedule begins, mostly Sun-Thursdays. No rehearsals the week of July 4th - whoo hoo!
Directed by Steve Decker and Sandra Baker Renick
Choreography by Ryan Cappleman
Music Direction by Cathy Pfeiler
Costumes by Jazmin Aurora Medina
Sound Design by Breanne Brennan
Pippin features a troupe of performers, led by the charismatic Leading Player. The ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin kills Charles and takes over the throne. Realizing his mistake, Pippin begs the Leading Player to bring his father back to life, and she obliges. The prince falls in love with Catherine, a widow with a young son, and (much to the Leading Player’s chagrin), Pippin struggles to decide whether he should settle down and pursue a peaceful life or continue to make magic with the dazzling troupe of performers.
Character Breakdown, ages are flexible
Leading Player: Gender: Either;
Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: Db3
The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.
Pippin: Gender: Male; Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: G2
Our story's young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo.
Charles: Gender: Male; Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: E4; Vocal range bottom: G2
Pippin's demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.
Lewis - Pippin's half-brother.
Fastrada: Gender: Female; Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: A3
Pippin's conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son.
Berthe: Gender: Female; Age: 67 to 67
Vocal range top: C5; Vocal range bottom: E3
Pippin's saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.
Catherine: Gender: Female; Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Db5; Vocal range bottom: F#3
A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him.
Theo: Catherine's son. Gender: Male
Age: 6 to 10
Large Ensemble - Charlemagnes Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players