Auditions for The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
Based on the Story by: Hans Christian Andersen
Book and Lyrics by: Winifred Palmer
Music by: Edvard Grieg
Adapted by: King Palmer
Directed by: Kevin and Erin Green
THE SNOW QUEEN AUDITIONS
Saturday October 12, 9am-12pm at Eagles Hall in Fort Bragg.
PLOT: Hobgoblin, a wicked creature of black magic, casts a spell over twelve year old Kai. He goes to visit the Snow Queen who lives near the North Pole. She places a little glass in his heart. Meanwhile, Gerta, his younger sister, and his grandmother worry over his visit. Gerta seeks out the Snow Queen and her innocence is her strength in rescuing Kai from the spells of Hobgoblin and the Snow Queen.
Please bring a headshot
Please prepare a short monologue
You will do vocal exercises to determine range and capabilities (no need to prepare a song)
You must note all conflicts for rehearsals on your audition form
You must be available for all rehearsals during the last two weeks before opening night
You must be available for all performances
CASTING: Ages 6 to Adult
PERFORMANCES: December 13 - 22. Performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 3:00. 6 performances.
THE HOBGOBLIN - Wicked, spindly creature of black magic arts*
KAI - A lively boy. Age: 12 - 16
GERTA - His sister, a pretty girl a year or so his junior.
GRANDMOTHER - A very comfortable-looking old lady. *
HANS & LARS - Two boys of about Kai's age.*
THE SNOW QUEEN - Tall and coldly beautiful. Age: 20 - 30
PRINCE & PRINCESS- A handsome couple, newly married and very happy.
TWO CROWS - Very talkative birds.
THE ROBBER KING - Rough/tough, older man 40+
THE ROBBER GIRL - Girl of about Gerta's age or a little older; dark, fierce and dashing
THE REINDEER - A haughty animal.*
THE FINNISH WOMAN - A practical, kindly older woman.*
CHORUS of SOLDIERS, FLOWERS, COURTIERS, ROBBER BAND, SNOWFLAKES, CHILDREN - AGES 6 - 10*
ROBBERS (4): Part of the robber band lead by the Robber King
SOLDIERS: Guard the gate of the magical garden
FLOWERS: help Gerta on her way
SNOWFLAKES: dance a ballet in Snow Queen's palace
CHILDREN: welcome Gerta & Kai home.
THE WOMAN OF SPRING - A rosy, motherly woman who has a magical garden Age 40+
COURT CHAMBERLAIN: Older man Age 40+
THE OLD ROBBER WOMAN - A rough and tough older woman. Age 40+
*Note: Some roles will be doubled