Adult Auditions for Hunchback of Notre Dame

April 7, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

NEW PARADIGM THEATRE
Hunchback of Notre Dame
ADULT AEA and non AEA auditions

Co-directed by Broadway/Film’s – Scott Bryce and Jodi Stevens
Musical Direction by Grammy/Emmy winner- Paul Bogaev

Artistic Director- Kristin Huffman 

 
NPT is seeking both AEA and non equity (local) actors ages 20 years and older to play the following roles in the upcoming production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, performed at Fairfield Theatre Co. NPT embraces multi-cultural, multi-gendered, and multi-generational casting. All ethnicities and abilities are ENCOURAGED to submit.
 
TO SUBMIT: Please email info@nptheatre.org with your headshot and resume. In the subject line please write the name of the role you are submitting for followed by the word “submission.”
 
We will be holding auditions by appointment only on April 7th.
If requested, we will email you back with an appointment time. We will no longer accept submission after March 25th. You will receive a confirmation and time by April 1st and you must confirm the appt by April 4th.
 
AUDITION DATE
Sat, April 7, 2018
 
CONTRACT
One or Two Guest artist contracts for AEA will be used. The rest of the show will be cast with local non AEA (no housing provided for non AEA). We may be offering a small per diem for large non equity roles but all other non equity roles are unpaid at this time.  
 
SEEKING:
AEA and non AEA actor/singers ages 20 years and older for the roles listed below. Some of the younger roles listed may be filled with college intern or high school students who have applied and are registered for our summer production.
 
PREPARATION:
Prepare one short song in the style of the show. Also please bring your rep book. We will have sides for the various roles at the audition. Feel free to sing from the show. Bring pic/res. Accompanist provided. 
 
LOCATION:
Emmanuel Church in Weston
285 Lyons Plain Rd. Weston CT  
(The parish hall next to the church. Parking is available onsite) 
 
PERSONNEL:
Scott Bryce and Jodi Stevens – Co-directors
Paul Bogaev – Musical Director
Kristin Huffman – Artistic director
 
OTHER:
An Equity monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
 

Rehearsals and show schedule

Please do not audition if you have a conflict during tech week.
Rehearsals start: July 30 (Monday- Sunday for the first week, Tuesday-Sunday 2nd and 3rd weeks)
 
Rehearsal location: Emmanuel Church – 285 Lyons Plain Rd. Weston
 
Weekday rehearsals: 6-10 pm for adults (AEA may rehearse during the day) (Tuesday of Tech week also includes an evening rehearsal 5-10pm)
 
All weekend rehearsals: 12-7pm ENTIRE cast (but specific calls times TBD)
 
Shows: Three shows the weekend of Aug 18t/19th (Saturday matinee and evening and Sunday Matinee)
 
Location of shows: FTC Warehouse theatre 70 Sanford St. Fairfield
 
 

Character Breakdowns

(NPT embraces multi-cultural, multi-gendered and multi-generational casting)
Some of the younger roles listed may be filled with college intern or high school students who have applied and are registered for our summer production.
 
Claude Frollo (Paul Bogaev is cast in this role)
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 Adult Vocal range top: Bb4, bottom: E2
 
Jehan Frollo (seeking non equity for this role)
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 Age: 18 to 30 Vocal range top: Eb5, bottom: F3
 
Florika (seeking non equity for this role)
A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother. Gender: Female Age: 18 to 30 Vocal range top: F#5, bottom: E4
 
Father Dupin (seeking non equity for this role)
A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 60 Vocal range top: A3, bottom: C3
 
Quasimodo (seeking AEA or non equity (per diem)  for this role)
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. Must be an exceptional actor with great physical ability both in movement and story telling. We are specifically seeking actors of color for this role. Gender: Male Age: 20 -35
 
Clopin Trouillefou (seeking non equity for this role)
The clever and charismatic King (or Queen) 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, she or he is witty and playful, but boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd. Gender: Male or Female Age: TBD Vocal range top: F#5, bottom: D3
 
Captain Phoebus de Martin (seeking non equity (per diem) for this role)
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: 25 to 40 Vocal range top: Ab4, bottom: A2
 
Lieutenant Frederic Charlus (seeking non equity for this role)
Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus. Gender: Male or Female Age: 20 to 30
 
Esmeralda (seeking AEA or non equity (per diem) for this role)
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 to 30 Vocal range top: D5,bottom: E3
 
King Louis XI (seeking non equity for this role)
King of France, nicknamed the Prudent. Gender: Male Age: 40 to 50
 
Tribunal (seeking non equity for this role)
A judicial officer. Gender: Male or Female Age: 20 to 50 Vocal range top: E4, bottom: G2
 
Madam (seeking non equity for this role)
Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies. Gender: Female Age: 25 to 50
 
Saint Aphrodisius (seeking non equity for this role)
A stained-glass image that comes to life. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 50 Vocal range top: E4, bottom: B3
 
Soldiers, and citizens of Paris (seeking non equity for these roles)
Gender: Both and all ages
 
Choir (seeking non equity for these roles)