The Company Theatre to Hold Open Auditions for La Cage aux Folles

McGRATHPR.com – The award-winning Company Theatre announces non-equity open call auditions for their upcoming production of La Cage aux Folles on Sunday, January 7, 1 pm, at The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell.  La Cage aux Folles book is by Harvey Fierstein, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, based on the play by Jean Poiret. The show is directed by Zoe Bradford and Jordie Saucerman, with music direction by Steve Bass and choreography by Sally Forrest.  All roles are open for casting.  Further information and a rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.

With the book by the comic genius Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by the Broadway master Jerry Herman (Mame), La Cage aux Folles has become one of the biggest hits of all time! La Cage aux Folles (The Bird Cage) is a St. Tropez nightclub owned by Georges. It features drag entertainment, including the star attraction, his romantic partner Albin. The couple has raised Georges’ son Jean Michele together. When Jean Michele becomes engaged to the daughter of a conservative politician who is determined to crack down on gay nightlife, Georges and Albin agree to masquerade as “normal” to meet the future in-laws. A hilarious web of misunderstandings ensues as the couple pretends to be straight, until Albin comes up with another plan. The multi Tony Award® winning musical is a delightful spectacle with a big heart.

Audition candidates should be strong singers, arrive prepared to sing a song from the show in the show key, or a song in a similar musical theater style.  Candidates should attend both audition days, and are encouraged to dress appropriately for movement.  Actors are advised to bring a headshot or snapshot, a resume is helpful, but not required.   The score will be available, and an audition accompanist will be provided.  Details on the production rehearsal schedule will be available during auditions.

Character Descriptions:

Albin: Male 45-55 (Range: Baritone, A#2-G4) A performer of star quality; mature; great powerhouse of a Broadway voice; fine comic actor

Georges: Male, 50’s (Range: G2-F4) A star; mature and attractive; good singer; energetic, loving and caring; must move well

Jean-Michel: Male, 20 (Range: Baritone, A#2-G4) Handsome; brunette; masculine, well-mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancee, Anne; acts, sings, and moves well

Jacob: Male, Early 20’s (Range: Bb2-Ab4) Black male butler/maid; brilliant comedian who sings and moves well

Anne: Female, 18-21 (Range: Ensemble, Part Flexible) Jean-Michel’s fiancee; lovely to look at; spunky; a superb dancer who acts well

Edouard Dindon: Male, Early 50’s (Range: Bb2-Eb4) Anne’s father; right-wing radical politician; pompous; quirky; must sing, move well, and be a fine comedian

Marie Dindon: Female, Late 40’s (Range: F4-A5) Anne’s mother; 48-52, shy, retiring, sexually repressed and sex-starved; good singer and actress who moves well; must look great in a leotard for the finale

Jacqueline: Female, Middle Age (Range: B3-F5) Mature, female friend of Georges and Albin; owns a chic restaurant; attractive, charming; very theatrical; not necessarily a singer

Renaud: Male, Middle Age (Range: Ensemble, Part Flexible) Mature, male friend of Georges and Albin; owns a small cafe; understudies both of the 2 leads

Francis: Male, 40’s (Range: Ensemble, Part Flexible) Male stage manager in Georges’ club; strong actor/dancer

The Les Cagelles: (Range: Ensemble, Parts Flexible) Chantal, Monique, Dermah, Nicole, Hanna, Mercedes, Bitelle, Lo Singh, Odette, Angelique, Phaedra, Clo-Clo

Townspeople: (Range: Ensemble, Parts Flexible) Madame Renaud, Paulette, Hercule, Etienne, Babette, Colette, Tabarro, Pepe

Performances of La Cage aux Folles are held from March 16 through April 8, from Thursday through Sunday, evening and matinee performances are available. Tickets are available for $41 to $43. Family and Friends Fridays offers the limited quantity purchase of four or more tickets for Friday performances at $38 per ticket by calling or visiting the box office in person only.  For a complete performance schedule or to order tickets, please visit www.companytheatre.com.

For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email Sally at Sally@companytheatre.com. For more information about The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook.