Sunday In The Park With George, 2016
The Milburn Stone Theatre, Director/Choreographer Dane Hutchinson, Music Director Jasmine Lee, Stage Manager Matt Lucatamo and Artistic Director Andrew John Mitchell announce auditions for the August 2022 production 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
Production dates: August 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
Physical theatre location for in-person rehearsals and performances:
The Milburn Stone Theatre, Cecil College, One Seahawk Drive, North East MD 21901
Box office phone number: (410) 287-1037
How to audition:
Please visit the following link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ryRvh99E3UCT1bZDvBilsZreE1iuCxBOqFKD1jK3zh1UNEo4UFg0QTQ0VldNWTdFTkdKU0pSOFhFUC4u. There you will be able to fill out the audition form, submit your conflicts and choose your audition slot.
Pippin Music Selection/Dance:
please prepare two 16-32 bar selections in the style of the show, you will be asked to perform one piece and if time is permitted you may be asked to sing the other. You may sing A Capella but an accompanist will be provided and singing with them is encouraged. Both nights of in-person auditions will feature a dance call starting at 8:30pm.
Video submission information:
Video submissions will be accepted until May 4th, 2022 at 11:59pm. Casting notifications will be sent out by Monday, May 16th, 2022.
Video Audition Requirements:
* Please start your video by stating your name, any role(s) you are auditioning for, and the song you will be singing.
* Please make sure you can be seen clearly. Your face and upper body should be visible.
* Please try to limit your video to no longer than two minutes.
* You may sing A Capella, with a karaoke track or with accompaniment.
Rehearsals will begin in mid-May. Please note: Cecil College is closed on May 27th - 30th for the Labor Day break and July 2nd– 10th for the Fourth of July break. Tech week for Pippin begins Sunday, August 7th through Thursday, August 11th, no conflicts will be accepted for tech week.
Performances for Pippin will begin on Friday, August 12th with performances on August 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th and 21st. Friday and Saturday nights show times are at 8pm, Sunday show times are at 2pm. There is the possibility of 2pm performances on August 13th and 20th, the cast will be notified in July if these performance dates will be added.
Pippin Casting Breakdown
The Milburn Stone Theatre is committed to Cecil College’s principles of diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and encourages performers of all ethnicities, races, backgrounds, genders, and ages to audition.
LEWIS (Approx. age range 18 - 35): the son of Charlemagne and Fastrada, Pippin’s half brother. He is a soldier in Charlemagne's army and he prides himself on his athleticism and physical prowess. Baritone-Tenor.
BERTHE (Approx. age range 50 - 80): Pippin’s grandmother, and Charlemagne’s mother. An incredibly spunky older woman with excellent comedic timing, Berthe leaves the kingdom to enjoy the "simple joys" of life. Low alto.
CATHERINE (Approx. age range 20 - 35): Pippin’s love interest, a tragically widowed farmer’s wife with a young son. She rebels against the Leading Player's scheme by actually falling in love with Pippin. She is kind, generous, romantic, and strong-willed. Alto with high mix.
THE PLAYERS (Approx. age range 18-60): Seeking Singers, Dancers, Acrobats and a mixture of all three. Ensemble performers to portray Charlemagne's Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, etc. The Players will also have some featured moments throughout the production as well.
Please note: The roles of The Leading Player, Pippin, Fastrada and Charlemagne have been cast from a previous round of auditions.
Heir to the Frankish throne, 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 unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
Pippin is presented through special arrangement by Music Theatre International (MTI.)