2021/2022

AUDITIONS

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The Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College, Director/Choreographer Dane Hutchinson and Artistic Director Andrew John Mitchell present auditions for Pippin
 

Director/Choreographer: Dane Hutchinson
Stage Manager: Matthew Lucatamo

Audition Dates & Times: 

We are trying a new service, Casting Manager, to streamline the audition process. To audition for Pippin online please go to https://castingmanager.com/audition/info/POvxcxa0OBhI1cv and create an account.

Pippin auditions in person:

There will be one in-person date for Pippin on Saturday, August 7th between 10am to 12noon. Due to the limited, two hour time frame, these auditions are closed to walk-ins and you will need to sign-up online. To sign-up for an audition slot please visit https://castingmanager.com/audition/info/POvxcxa0OBhI1cv

 

Those attending the in-person audition will be notified at 12:10pm about callbacks.

 

Callbacks:

Callbacks will be in person on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at 1pm, those who submit online auditions will be notified at the latest by 12noon on Friday, August 6th. Those who submit audition video BEFORE August 5th at 11:59pm will be notified sooner and on a rolling basis (as in, if you submit a video on Friday, July 30th you will be notified by Monday, August 2nd about a possible callback.)

 

There will be a short combination to assess movement ability; please wear or bring comfortable dance attire and dance shoes if you have them. There will also be readings from the script.

 

Audition/Callback Location: 

The Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College

One Seahawk Drive

North East, MD 21901

Box Office: (410) 287-1037

 

Performance Dates: 

*Pippin runs for six performances: October 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17

*Friday and Saturday performances are at 8pm, Sunday performances are at 2pm. *There is the possibility of Saturday matinees at 2pm on October 9th and 16th.

 

Rehearsal Schedule:
*Rehearsals begin the week of August 9th, 2021

*The rehearsal schedule will be determined by cast and production staff availability, so please list all known conflicts at the time of audition.

*Those auditioning must be available for all evening dates of Pippin’s Tech week: October 3rd - 7th

 

Audition Requirements: 

*ONLINE: Please submit an audition video (without auto-tuning) that is no longer than two minutes, please also clearly state your name, age, pronouns, selection you are performing and role or roles that you are auditioning for. Your video and submission information can be submitted to https://castingmanager.com/audition/info/POvxcxa0OBhI1cv

 

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to upload your audition video on YouTube and submit through Casting Manager (the online portal where auditions will be posted.)

 

*IN PERSON: Please prepare two minutes of a standard musical theatre song, please bring sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. Please also consider bringing an alternate selection as a backup. A CD or music device with an accompaniment-only track is also acceptable, provided it is edited and cued correctly and saved locally (please no YouTube recordings or anything that relies on a wireless signal).

 

 

*When auditioning, please list any and all commitments during the rehearsal period – even on days not currently listed as rehearsal days. To the greatest extent possible, the schedule will be built around the cast's availability. No additional conflicts will be accepted after two weeks after casting, and no conflicts will be accepted for performance dates or the week before opening.

PIPPIN Character Breakdown: 

All roles are open to all actors without regard to race or ethnicity. Ages listed are VERY approximate, and apply to the character and not the actor. As the conceit of this show is based on players telling a story, the ages of the actors can be very flexible.

 

Leading Player
Dangerous, charismatic, extremely charming and seductive, the leader of the troupe and the mastermind behind Pippin's journey, must be an incredibly strong performer with the willingness to take risks and dig deep and dark, a powerful presence and excellent dancer.
Gender: ANY
Age: ANY
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Db3

Pippin
The son of Charlemagne and heir to the throne of the Holy Roman Empire, he has returned from university to discover that he does not know what to do with his life and searches for something in his life to be fulfilling
Gender: Male
Age: To play 18 to 25
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Charles (Charlemagne)
Pippin’s stereotypically demanding father – someone to whom he can never measure up. As “the King of the Holy Roman Empire,” Charlemagne is the smartest, the most powerful … and also the biggest hurdle in Pippin’s quest for fulfillment. He wears his years with almost too much pride.
Gender: Male
Age: To play 45 to 60
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Fastrada
Pippin’s conniving “wicked stepmother.” A greedy (and possibly incestuous) seductress who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit herself and her very favorite son, Lewis.
Gender: Female
Age: To play 35 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Lewis
Pippin’s brutish half-brother, son of Fastrada and Charles. He’s perfect in the eyes of his parents (maybe too perfect in Fastrada’s), for he’s a flawless combination of the two – handsome, smart, physically agile, and fairly depraved. But in our protagonist’s eyes, he’s legitimately dumb, far inferior, and undeserving of praise.
Gender: Male
Age: To play 18 to 25
Vocal range: ANY

Berthe
Pippin’s grandmother, who wants nothing more than for her grandson to be happy. She is always – always – on his side. Old yet youthful, Berthe is full of wisdom and sass … representing his ever-present need for validation.
Gender: Female
Age: To play 67
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Catherine
A widow and mother, Catherine represents that which Pippin initially sees as boring and beneath him: she’s real. Smart, flawed, giving, and strong, she begins as an unnoticed observer and later encounters Pippin at his lowest point … eventually recognizing that Pippin might not be extraordinary after all, and falling in love with him in the process.
Gender: Female
Age: To play 25 to 40
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Theo
Catherine's spunky, creative, needy yet lovable son – an observer, like his mother, who mirrors Pippin’s immaturity … but who also reflects Pippin’s dream of an enviable family.
Gender: Male
Age: 6 to 16 (can be interpreted multiple ways)
Vocal Range: ANY

The Players
A varied, eclectic, and sinister troupe of performers cut from the same cloth as the Leading Player. They will play various roles in Pippin’s story, including members of Charlemagne’s Army, monks, nobility, peasants, dalliances, and more … all with the goal of seducing or even criticizing Pippin – whatever they think he needs at the moment – until he faces his “finale.”

Plot Summary: 

Pippin

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Originally Produced on the Broadway Stage by Stuart Ostrow
Directed on the Broadway Stage by Bob Fosse
2013 Broadway Revival Directed by Diane Paulus
Orchestrations for 2013 Revival by Larry Hochman

There's magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in Stephen Schwartz's iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece.

With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Heir to the Holy Roman Empire, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.

For More Information 

Please Email MST Managing Director Daniel Combs at dcombs@cecil.edu

Pippin is presented through Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)