Auditions






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Specific show auditions are usually announced several months prior to the show via eblast, website, social media and local newspapers. Once we have details and character descriptions we will post a link here. Shows are listed in order. Be sure to scroll down.



2018 Audition Dates (subject to change)

Peter Pan Jr. 
Feb. 16 from 4:30-6:30pm
Feb. 17 from 10am-noon.

Auditions will take place at the DCP Actor's Lab, 20700 N. Main St., Suite 112, Cornelius.
Youth ages 8-20 are invited to audition. 

Be prepared to do a cold reading from the show, a song and short dance routine. Please note: an accompanist will be provided; acapella is not encouraged. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for dance. Auditionees should arrive at the start of the audition and plan to stay for the entire session. Actors at all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. Please bring 16 bars of a song that shows off your vocal range and ability to act through a song, as well as a recent picture, resume or list of theatre experience, as well as a list of conflicts for the February-April time frame. Rehearsals typically run Monday-Friday 4:30-6:30pm.

Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 4:30-6:30pm at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.

Character Descriptions:

Peter Pan
Peter Pan is a boy without a care in the world. This role is for an actor with a soaring can-do spirit who most certainly “won’t grow up!” This performer can do it all: act, sing, and be a physical as the part demands.

Gender: Both
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Wendy
Wendy is the eldest of the Darling children and has a certain maternal quality. Wendy is very bright, ever-practical and ready for an adventure! This actress should be a young lady with warm presence and great singing voice.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

John
John is the middle Darling child and has an amicable and open presence. A little more proper than his younger brother, look for a good actor and singer who is the perfect complement to his siblings.
Gender: Male Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Michael
Michael is the youngest Darling boy and seems to have unlimited energy. Find a good actor who can easily portray the youngest and most stubborn of the Darling children. 
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Nana
Nana is a dog, but we don’t need to find a real dog to fill the part! Nana is a young performer who is unafraid to jump in and play this iconic part of the story. This performer should have a knack for physicality and be comfortable making bold acting choices.
Gender: Both

Mrs. Darling
Mrs. Darling is the mother of Wendy, John and Michael, and she is the perfect picture of a mother. Cast a young lady who reads onstage as an older character and is experienced in acting and singing.
Gender: Female Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Mr. Darling
Mr. Darling is the father of Wendy, John and Michael, and he is a man with one concern: keeping his house in order. Cast a young man with an older presence who is a perfect complement to Mrs. Darling. Gender: Male Liza Liza is the Darling’s housekeeper who always seems to be in a bit of a frenzy as she tries to keep everyone pleased. This is a great cameo role for a young woman who can make strong character choices. Gender: Female

Tiger Lily
Tiger Lily is the fearless leader of the Brave Girls. Cast a young lady who can command the stage and is a good actor, singer and mover.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Brave Girls
The Brave Girls, including Brave Girl #1, Brave Girl #2 and Small Brave Girl, are a group of Neverland inhabitants. They are a fun bunch of girls who are as strong as they are kind. Cast a group of young ladies who are proficient movers as well as competent singers.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Lost Boys
The Lost Boys are a group of lads who live in Neverland without a care in the world! Cast advanced performers (and good singers) in the roles of Nibs, Slightly, Curley, Tootles, Twin #1 and Twin # 2. There is no need for the actors playing the Twins to be identical.
Gender: Male Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Pirates
The Pirates are a gaggle of villains who are looking to cause some trouble. Cast a group of young performers, male, female or both that can act, move well, and aren’t afraid to sing! Noodles, Cecco, and Starkey are all are great cameo roles for young performers to make strong acting choices.
Gender: Both

Captain Hook
Captain Hook, the leader of the Pirates, has a bone to pick… or rather a Peter Pan to hook! This is the perfect role for a young performer who can sing and act, but above all, has great comedic timing. Though Captain Hook is the villain of the show, he’s also a bit of a clown who just can’t seem to get what he wants. He has to be as treacherous to the Lost Boys as he is a complete wimp around the Crocodile. Cast a strong actor who can make bold choices.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Smee
Smee is Captain Hook’s sidekick who wants nothing more than to see Captain Hook succeed in his evil plotting. Cast a young performer who is a solid actor and a great complement for Captain Hook. Gender: Male Crocodile Like Nana, the Crocodile is a silent part for a young performer who can take a leap and become the wickedest beast that ever was! Cast a performer who can fill the role with life and great presence.
Gender: Both

 


MAIN STAGE AUDITIONS

DCP's next auditions are on February 18th & 19th at 7-10 p.m. at The Actor's Lab  located at 20700 N. Main St, Suite 112 in Cornelius, NC.

Auditions will be for:


1First Date, a musical by Austin Winsberg (performance dates March 22-25 and Mar 29-Apr 1 at the Armour Street Theatre)

2.  Monty Python's Spamalot (performance dates June 21-24 and June 28-July 1 at the Duke Family Performance Hall)


Roles are available for actors, singers and dancers ages 16 through adult. The casts include dancers and non-dancers. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend. Only one session is required. Callbacks will be Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. by invitation only. All auditionees should prepare 16 bars of one song that shows off their vocal range. Actors should be prepared for cold readings from the script. Audition pieces should be memorized. Please bring music in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. A capella singing is NOT recommended. A dance call will accompany the vocal audition, so dress comfortably, and be prepared to move. Auditionees should also bring a recent picture, an acting resume or list of theatrical experience and conflicts for the six weeks prior to opening nights. 

Character Descriptions:


First Date
Aaron—Late 20s-early 40s Male. Tenor. New Yorker. Jewish investment banker. He has never been on a blind date before. Out of his element, nervous, and trying way too hard. 

Casey—Late 20s-early 40s, Female. Great belt/mix voice. Daring, bold, and delightfully controversial. All as a defense mechanism.

Man#1 (Jewish Chorus/Gabe/Edgy British Guy)—25-45; Male, any ethnicity. GABE is the mega dude/womanizer. Has every answer to every question about women that has ever been asked. And probably has a catch phrase to go with that answer. Aaron's best friend since childhood. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey's past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating. Baritenor range.

Woman #1 (Grandma Ida/Lauren/Female with Megaphone #2/Aaron’s Mother)—25-40, Female, belt/mix with soprano. Casey's sister, LAUREN is happily (somewhat) married to her highly successful husband, Kevin, and wonders out loud why Casey can't break her bad habits and learn how to catch a winner. Constantly trying to fix Casey, Lauren is more concerned with listening to her own advice than actually helping her sister. GRANDMA IDA is Aaron's dead grandmother, who feels strongly that her son should marry a Jewish woman.

Man #2 (Reggie/Aaron’s Future Son/Edgy Rocker Guy)—Late 20s-30s. Male, tenor. REGGIE is Casey's fabulously fierce gay and over-imaginative best friend. Easily sent into a tailspin of jealousy, paranoia, and drama. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey's past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating. Woman #2 (Jewish Chorus/Allison/Google Girl/Female with Megaphone #1)—25-45, female. Aaron's ex-fiancé. Gorgeous, sexy, uptight, conservative, controlling, manipulative. Must have great belt and some soprano.

Man #3 (Waiter/Casey’s Christian Father/Friendly Therapist)—Any age, male, baritenor. A career waiter, who dabbles with songwriting and performing on the side. A romantic. He wants nothing more than for love to blossom in his restaurant. A closet poet as well. CASEY's CHRISTIAN FATHER is a stereotype super-Christian, praising the Easter Bunny and denouncing Judaism.


Spamalot

(Baritone, late 30s-60s) The King of England, who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Round Table and find the Holy Grail. Great humour. Good singer.

Sir Robin (Tenor/Baritone, 30s-40s)  A Knight of the Round Table. Ironically called “Sir Robin the Brave,” though he could not be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing. A good mover. (May also play Guard 1, Brother Maynard).

Sir Lancelot (Tenor/Baritone, 30s-40s)   A Knight of the Round Table. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate discovers his “softer side”.  (May also play French Taunter, Ni Knight, Tim the Enchanter). Should be good with accents.

Patsy (Tenor/Baritone, 30s-40s) King Arthur’s horse and servant. Under-appreciated but always longing for Arthur’s approval. Good, funny, physical mover. (May also play Mayor, Guard 2).

Sir Galahad (Tenor, 30s)  A Knight of the Round Table. Begins as Dennis, a lower class “mud gatherer” who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Strong bari-tenor singing required.  (May also play Herbert’s Father, Black Knight).

Sir Bedevere (Tenor/Baritone, 20s-40s) A Knight of the Round Table. An inept scholar. No solo singing required. (May also play Dennis’ Mother, Concorde).

The Lady of the Lake (Alto with large range, 20s-40s)  A Diva.  Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show. Great singing voice is essential, as she must be able to sing effortlessly in many styles and vocal registers. Sings everything from opera to pop to scatting. 

The following roles are played by the same actor: (Tenor, 20s-30s)  The Historian, Not Dead Fred, Prince Herbert, French Guard, Head Minstrel. Should be good mover, good character actor.

Male Ensemble: Strong performers able to play a variety of characters, including Knights of the Round Table, French guards, Knights of Ni, minstrels, Finland citizens and several other characters.

Female Ensemble: Strong performers able to play a variety of characters, including the “laker” girls, Camelot girls, Knights of Ni, French citizens, Finland citizens, minstrels as well as several other characters.

*PRODUCTION NOTE:In keeping with Monty Python tradition, most of the actors in Spamalot will play multiple roles. The original casting calls for many of the principal characters to double in a variety of supporting roles. The original casting requirements are listed below:

One actor plays Lancelot, the Knight of Ni, a Sentry, the French Taunter, and Tim the Enchanter. Another actor plays Robin, a Sentry, a Guard, and Brother Maynard. A third plays Galahad, the Black Knight, and the King of Swamp Castle. A fourth plays Patsy, the Mayor of Finland, and a Guard. 5) A fifth plays Bedevere, Concord, and Mrs. Galahad. And a sixth plays the Historian, Not Dead Fred, Herbert, and Robin's Lead Minstrel.

PLEASE NOTE that for our production, based on audition results and production needs, supporting roles may be doubled by principal actors OR played by members of the ensemble. This will be determined during final casting and/or early rehearsals.

Accents needed in this show: English, French, Scottish, Funny.