Queens Shakespeare and What Dreams May Co present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queens Shakespeare and What Dreams May Co present

Pippin

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz 

Book by Roger O. Hirson

Directed By: Christina Sheehan

Music Direction by: Jonathan Matthews

 

IN THE INTEREST OF HEALTH AND SAFETY, ALL AUDITIONS WILL BE BY VIDEO SUBMISSION


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please send your resume (in PDF format) and headshot to WDMCPippin@gmail.com.

“Rivers belong where they can ramble. Eagles belong where they can fly.”

 

After another critically acclaimed season with productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the smash hit BARE Queens Shakespeare and What Dreams May Co. are back to treading the boards in 2020 with a new production of Pippin (Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwarts, Book by Roger O. Hirson). 

 

Director Christina Sheehan’s helms the staging of Stephen Schwartz’s 1972 musical masterpiece about one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. She utilizes the enduring mythos of the traveling theatre/circus troupe and immersive ensemble storytelling to shine the looking glass on the story’s sociopolitical allegories, in all of their musical theater magnificence. Join us for another season of epic stories as we explore the all too human search for meaning, the hunt for glory both on the battlefield and in the intrigues of tyrannical political power, and everyone’s personal quest to find their own “Corner of the Sky.”   

 

Performances of Pippin are
July 9th – July 19TH (Thursdays-Saturdays at 8PM/Sunday Matinees at 2PM)


The roles of Pippin and Lewis ARE CAST.

 

Casting Breakdown:
 

Leading Player (Female, 20’s-30’s) The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. Excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience. All shapes, sizes, and ethnicities encouraged to audition.

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: Db3

 

Charles (Male 20’s-50’s) Pippin's demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride. Doubles as an ensemble member that will take on a wide variety of roles. All shapes, sizes, and ethnicities encouraged to audition.

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: G2

 

Fastrada (Female 20’s-30’s) Pippin's conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son. Doubles as an ensemble member that will take on a wide variety of roles. All shapes, sizes, and ethnicities encouraged to audition.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Berthe (Female 20’s-30’s to play older) Pippin's saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest. Seeking a strong dancer. Doubles as an ensemble member that will take on a wide variety of roles. All shapes, sizes, and ethnicities encouraged to audition.

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Catherine (Female 20’s-30’s) A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him. Doubles as an ensemble member that will take on a wide variety of roles. All shapes, sizes, and ethnicities encouraged to audition.

Vocal range top: Db5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

 

Theo (Male 18-20’s to play a child) Catherine’s son. Devastated by the loss of a pet. Doubles as an ensemble member that will take on a wide variety of roles. All shapes, sizes, and ethnicities encouraged to audition.

 

Ensemble (Male or Female 20’s-30’s): Two strong actors that will take on a wide variety of roles. All shapes, sizes, and ethnicities encouraged to audition.

 

TO SUBMIT FOR AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT: Please send your resume (in PDF format) and headshot to WDMCPippin@gmail.com to request an appointment time. Please request a specific half hour block, or it will be assumed that you have no preference.

 

Non-Union, No Pay

PIPPIN

is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

www.MTIShows.com