Music Theatre of Denton

MUSIC THEATRE OF DENTON ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR 

HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

 

 

https://www.musictheatreofdenton.com/hunchback-auditions

Above is the link to details, appointment registration, and audition form for
download.


Singing Audition Times:


Monday & Tuesday, August 6 & 7, 2018


• Audition time slots are every 30 minutes; maximum of 10 auditions per each 30 minute slot
• BE SURE you can fully commit to your audition time - no shows CANNOT be rescheduled
• You can reserve one spot only, do not book yourself for multiple time options

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0B4EAAAF29A0F94-singing 

• Auditions held at First Presbyterian Church - 1114 W University Dr, Denton, TX 76201

• Prepare up to 16 bars that best shows your vocal range. We are seeking strong
singers and dancers of all races, genders, shapes, and  sizes


Dancing & Reading Callback Times:

7pm on August 8 & 9, 2018


Appropriate shoes and dance attire required
 
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, the musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris.  Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be
"Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus
and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the
gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

Performance dates are weekends of

October 19-28, 2018 at Campus Theatre.
Friday & Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm matinee for a total
of 6 performances.

PRODUCTION TEAM
Producer ... Jen Peace
Director ... Eric B. Ryan
Music Director ... John Norine Jr.
Choreographer ... Emily Leekha
Stage Manager ... Elizabeth Cantrell
Lighting Designer ... Les C. Deal
Sound Designer ... Pat Schaider
Costume Designers ...
Jonathan Daniel Martin & Nathan Scott
Properties Designer ... Sarah Key
Set Construction ... Paul Key

CAST CHARACTER DECRIPTIONS & VOCAL RANGES
Choir:
This show contains a costumed 32 member onstage choir as well as
the rest of the cast! Love to sing? Here's your chance!  Minimal blocking, no speaking, and a TON
of singing! Come bring the house down!

Ensemble (Congregants):
Lots of singing and dancing. There are opportunities for numerous solo lines of
dialogue and music as the show is narrated throughout by the Ensemble. Featured dancers will be
chosen from the Ensemble.
 
Male​ ​Ensemble​ :
  all ethnicities,  good singers and movers.
These men should be all ages and sizes.   The ensemble men will also play featured roles:
townspeople, priests, gargoyles, gypsies, soldiers,etc.
 
Female​ ​Ensemble​ : 
 all ethnicities,  good singers and movers. These women should be all ages and sizes. The ensemble women
will also play featured roles:  townspeople, priests, gargoyles, gypsies, soldiers,etc.

Principals:​   Ages quoted are character ages,  not necessarily actor ages.

Claude Frollo
Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is
the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo.   Convinced of his own goodness and righteousness, he will do
whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Struggles with the conflict between the self-denial required by his religious belief and his strong sexual desire for Esmeralda.   Calculating,manipulative, and obsessive. Baritone with a rich
lower register.
Gender: Male any ethnicity
Age: Plays 40 to 60
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: E2
 
Jehan​ ​Frollo (Also Ensemble member, after his death early in Act 1)
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 any ethnicity
Age: Plays 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
Florika (Also Ensemble member)
A gypsy, and Quasimodo’s mother. 
Gender: Female any ethnicity
Age: Plays 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: C3
 
Quasimodo
Deformed and reclusive, longs to see the outer world, but staunchly loyal to his master, Frollo; possesses great vulnerability, but
covers a deep well of pain and rage. This actor will be physically representing Quasimodo’s
deformity, therefore actors auditioning for this role must be dexterous and flexible.

Strong tenor.
Gender: Male any ethnicity
Age: Plays 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
 
Clopin​ ​Trouillefou
The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful,  but he boasts a darker,  serious nature when not performing for the crowd.

Tenor.
Gender: Male any ethnicity
Age: Plays 30 to 40
Strong Mover
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: D3
 
Captain​ ​Phoebus​ ​de​ ​Martin
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 corrupt Frollo. 

Tenor/Baritenor.
Gender: Male any ethnicity
Age: Plays 25 to 40
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: A2
 
Lieutenant Frederic Charlus (Also Ensemble member)
Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus.
Gender: Male any ethnicity
Age: Plays 20 to 30
 
 Esmeralda
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.

Mezzo-soprano.
Gender: Female any ethnicity
Age: Plays 20-30
Strong Dancer/Mover
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3
 
King Louis XI (Also Ensemble member)
A judicial officer.
Gender: Male any ethnicity
Age: Plays 20-50
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2
 
Madam (Also Ensemble member)
Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies.
Gender: Female any ethnicity
Age: Plays 35-50
 
Saint Aphrodisius (Also Ensemble member)
A stained-glass image that comes to life.
Gender: Male any ethnicity
Age: Any
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom:B3