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The Scarlet Pimpernel Auditions

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

Directed by Jeffrey K. Smith

Show Dates: February 15 - 24

Rehearsals begin January 2

Plot:  A precursor to the modern comic book superheroes, this swashbuckling musical adventure follows a shadowy Englishman who rescues French aristocrats at the time of the French Revolution. Sir Percy Blakeney and his league of gentlemen deliberately play the fop so as to hide their true activity of saving would-be victims of the guillotine. However, Chauvelin, the French government's most formidable devotee, is out to stop all who try to save the victims of the guillotine - especially the mysterious hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel.

 

AUDITIONS

Monday, November 12 & Tuesday, November 13

6 p.m.

The American Metals Building

5375 Pepper Chase Drive

Southaven MS

 

 

Ages 13 & up

(No parts are available for young children in this show.)

 

Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete registration. You may fill out the audition form online, print a copy, and bring it with you, or we will have forms available at the audition. We will take your photo at the audition. Please also bring your personal calendar, so that you can let us know any potential conflicts with the rehearsal and show dates (Jan 2 – Feb 24). Come dressed and prepared for some light lyrical movement. Actors and crew are expected to be available for 2 days of school matinee performances with two shows per day.

 

Actors may sing a 16-measure selection of a song from a traditional musical play or film, or may sing the excerpt taught at the workshop. (If singing your own selection, bring your sheet music for our accompanist to play. We will not be able to play CDs.)

 

CALLBACKS, BY INVITATION ONLY

Wednesday, November 14

6 p.m.

The American Metals Building

5375 Pepper Chase Drive

Southaven MS

 

 

 

 

CHARACTER                       GENDER               VOCAL PART       MUST PLAY AGE               

**Sir Percy Blakeney        male                 tenor                25 – 40           

**Marguerite St. Just         female             mezzo              20 – 35           

**Citizen Chauvelin          male                 baritone           25 – 40           

**Marie Grosholtz            female             mezzo              20 – 35           

**Armand St. Just            male                 tenor                11 – 27           

*Ozzy                            male                 baritone           16 – 42                       

*Farleigh                       male                 baritone           16 – 42                       

*Dewhurst                      male                 baritone           16 – 42                       

*Elton                           male                 baritone           16 – 42                       

*Hal                              male                                         16 – 42                       

*Ben                             male                 tenor                16 – 42                       

*Prince of Wales              male                 tenor                35 – 55           

Philippe Tussaud              male                                         17 – 35                       

Robespierre                    male                                          40 – 65                       

Mercier                           male                                         16 – 50                       

St. Cyr                            male                 baritone           20 – 45                       

Coupeau                         male                                         16 – 50                       

Sentry (Royal Palace)        male                                         16 – 50           

 

**five principal vocal parts

*eight sup-principal vocal parts

 

SATB Chorus – Cupids of the Comedie Francaise, Soldiers, Prisoners, Paris Street Mob, Royal Ball Guests, Six Girl Servants at the Blakeney Estate.

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