Auditions/Jobs

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

Directed By Justin Cerne

 

Audition Dates:

At Bennett Hall - 62 Centre Street, Nantucket, MA

  • Saturday, September 27 from 12-2pm

  • Tuesday, September 30 from 5-7pm

At Nola Studios - 250 W 54th Street, NY, NY

  • Thursday, October 2 from 10-5. Sign up begins at 9am. 

        (Seeking Cinderella and Prince Charming only at NY audition)

Rehearsals Dates:

  • October 20 - November 21

Performance Dates:

  • November 21 - December 14 - Fridays - Sundays 

CHARACTERS:

  • Cinderella

  • King

  • Queen

  • Stepmother

  • Stepsister Portia

  • Stepsister Joy

  • Prince Charming

  • Fairy Godmother

  • Town Crier

  • Captain of the Guard

  • Chef

  • Steward

  • Court Tailor

  • Townspeople

  • Children 

Singers and dancers of all ages are encouraged to attend.  If you are looking for inspiration for these characters, please look at the 1957 teleplay starring Julie Andrews, as it is the version that TWN is producing this Holiday Season.

Prepare your best 16-32 bars and provide sheet music. If you have a R & H song in your repertoire you are encouraged to use that as your audition piece.

Bring a head shot or photo and resume.

There will not be a dance call for this production, however you may be asked about your experience and you may also be asked to read from the script.  Not being asked to read, does not mean that you are not being considered for a role in this production.

**Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is a musical written for television, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based upon the fairy tale Cinderella, particularly the French version Cendrillon, ou la Petite Pantoufle de Verre, by Charles Perrault. The story concerns a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a Princess and finds her Prince.

Cinderella is the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical written for television. It was originally broadcast live on CBS on March 31, 1957 as a vehicle for Julie Andrews, who played the title role. The broadcast was viewed by more than 100 million people. It was subsequently remade for television twice, in 1965 and 1997. The 1965 version starred Lesley Ann Warren, and the 1997 one starred Brandy Norwood in the title role. Both remakes add songs from other Richard Rodgers musicals.

The musical has also been adapted for the stage in a number of versions, including a London West End pantomime adaptation, a New York City Opera production that follows the original television version closely and several touring productions. A 2013 adaptation starring Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, with a new book by Douglas Carter Beane, opened in 2013 on Broadway

**From Wikipedia

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Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

Managing Director Job Description

Founded nearly 60 years ago on Nantucket, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (TWN) today provides performances year round on the island.  An aggressive summer season, when Nantucket’s population swells to 50,000, extends through the December holidays, and programming is also provided for the year round population of 12,000 in the off season.

The Managing Director is responsible for general operations of the theater; funding and development functions including donor cultivation, grant writing and sponsorship; development and execution of marketing plan for the theater and its programming; and overall management of the financial functions including budgeting, cash management, payroll and contracts.

Managing Director’s duties include but are not limited to:

·      Hiring, supervising and evaluating all administrative staff.

·      Supervising box office, ticketing and front-of-house activities as well as theater facility operations.

·      Working with the Artistic Director to coordinate the yearly calendar of activities to maximize efficiency of operations.

·      Along with the Artistic Director, the negotiation and execution of appropriate contracts for the engagement of all production personnel including playwrights, actors, directors, musicians and designers.

·      Development of annual budget and collaboration with Artistic Director in the development of production budgets.

·      Preparation and timely submission of all required regulatory and tax filings.

·      Oversight of the day-to-day management of the theater’s administrative and production finances and the maintenance of strict financial discipline.

·      Along with the Artistic Director, the development and oversight of all marketing activities including media relations, promotional and advertising materials, website and signage.

·      The cultivation of individual donors as well as corporate, foundation and government funders including donor prospect research, writing grant proposals and sponsorship solicitation.

·      Oversight responsiblity for fundraising activities including events, annual appeals, program advertising, and appeals for other specific needs.

·      Providing updates on development activities to the Board of Directors on a regular basis.  

·      Maintaining written procedures, timelines and databases as appropriate.

·      Acting as a spokesperson for the organization and attending meetings related to theater management and on-going development functions.

·      Responsibility for the theater’s written communications, including donor acknowledgement, and on-going correspondence related to theater management and development functions.

TWN offers a competitive compensation package that is commensurate with experience.  TWN is an equal opportunity employer.

Please email resume and cover letter to TWNMDACK@gmail.com.  No calls please.