CPCC Theatre Auditions for Phantom of the Opera

            The Phantom of the Opera

Auditions August 10 or 11 at 7:00pm in Halton Theater on CPCC Central campus

Director-Tom Hollis Music Director-Becky Cook-Carter Conductor-Alan Yamamoto

Choreographer- Ron Chisholm Choreographer- Clay Daniels

For almost 30 years Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera has captivated audiences with his retelling of  the story of the masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. Exercising a reign of terror, over all who inhabit it, the Phantom falls madly in love with an innocent soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents. From the roof of the Paris Opera House to the flooded catacombs below, The Phantom of the Opera thrills through one of the most sensational scores ever written for the stage. Truly the “Angel of Music” takes one through the haunting “Music of the Night”, as the “Masquerade” unfolds around us.

 

Performances are November 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8pm, November 15 & 22 at 2:30pm, November 18, 19 at 7:30pm

Age ranges are for characters not necessarily the ages of the actors. All ethnicities are urged to audition.  You do not have to be a current CPCC student to audition. Auditions are open to all.

Cast Breakdown

CHRISTING DAAE:
20s: beautiful young singer. Soprano voice that combines elements of classical and pop singing. Sings G below middle C to high E. Should be able to dance pointe or fake it well.

THE PHANTOM:
30s – 40s: high baritone or tenor (with a strong low range) with a contemporary sound. Able to sustain high G# with ease in full voice and high C# in falsetto. Looking for a truly dynamic actor with excellent acting and singing ability.

RAOUL, VICOMTE de CHAGNY:
20s – 30s: dashing, handsome young aristocratic man who falls in love with Christine. Contemporary high baritone/tenor (2 octave range from A flat to A flat).

MONSIEURS FIRMIN and ANDRE
FIRMAN is the hard money man – Baritone with high E/F. ANDRE is charming with artistic temperament – Baritone: high G with ease. 30s – 50ish; the managers of the Paris Opera House. Trying to be elegant, they are slightly befuddled and bumbling. Need good instincts for stylish comedy.

CARLOTTA GIUDICELLI:
30s – 50s; the prima donna of The Paris Opera. A diva in every sense of the word. Coloratura soprano, to high E. Requires opera training. This role has been cast.


MADAME GIRY:
Late 30s – early 50s; the Opera’s ballet mistress. An ominous, stern, forbidding figure. Mezzo soprano to high B flat with no discernible break between head and chest

MEG GIRY:
Should convincingly play late teens to early 20s; A young, petite ballet dancer with a strong mezzo soprano to G. Needs strong classical dance technique and excellent pointe work

UBALDO PIANGI:
30s – 50s; the opera’s leading tenor, Italian operatic tenor, companion to Carlotta. Sings to high C. Requires opera training.

BUQUET:
Middle aged to elderly “character man”. The head flyman of the Opera Populaire. Bass baritone but required to sing to E.

REYER: stage director. Non-singing Middle aged.

There is a chorus of 10 males and 13 females.Six of the females play the ballet chorus and must sing and be able to dance pointe. 1 male ballet dancer must be able to sing as well. Chorus roles cover a variety of age and vocal ranges. Members of the chorus will double into various roles in the three operas within the show.

Each auditionee should have a prepared song from The Phantom of the Opera of at least 16 bars and have sheet music in appropriate key. Be dressed to move. A short dance audition will be held following the singing to assess ballet skills for ballet chorus and general movement/dance skills for the rest of the cast and chorus. Bring toe shoes to be considered for ballet chorus, Christine and Meg. An accompanist will be provided.

Rehearsal will begin on Thursday August 20th. Music rehearsals will meet on Tuesday & Thursdays at 7:00pm though the end of September. Blocking rehearsals will commence September 27th Sunday – Thursday until performances begin. There will be a brief meeting on August 18th at 7:00pm to get the cast organized and workout schedule conflicts.

Callbacks if necessary will be held on Wednesday August 12th at 7:00pm.

If you have any questions contact Tom Hollis at 704-330-6534 or by email at tom.hollis@cpcc.edu