AUDITIONS

Unless otherwise noted below, auditions are held at the Fair Lawn Recreation Center, 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ.

Auditions for Pippin will be held:

Monday, May 8 – 6:30-9pm
Tuesday, May 9 – 6:30-9pm
Callbacks by invitation:
Thursday, May 11th, 6:00pm-9pm

Preregistration is not required, but those who preregister will not have to wait to be seen.

Book by Roger O. Hirson. Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

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.

Director and Choreographer: Mollie Gash
Musical Directors: Brenna Flynn and Kristen Dziuba
Producers: Craig M. Tiede and Al LoMartire

Performances:

Friday, July 28th, 8pm
Saturday, July 29th, 8pm
Sunday, July 30th, 2pm
Friday, August 4th, 8pm
Saturday, August 5th, 8pm
Sunday, August 6th, 2pm

Audition Requirements:

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show. You may sing from the show if you’d like. Bring sheet music in the correct key, an accompanist will be provided but will not transpose.

Audition Forms will be provided. A Head Shot and Resume is nice, but not required.

Some auditioners may be asked to dance – please come prepared to move.

For those not able to attend in-person auditions, video submissions may be accepted. Please email info@oldlibrarytheatre.net or PippinatOLT@gmail.com for more information.

Character Breakdown:

With the exception of the role of Theo, we are seeking actors ages 15+.

Leading Player – Male or Female (20+)
The ultimate ‘ring leader.’ Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.
Vocal range: Db3-Ab4

Pippin – Male (Pippin – 18-mid 20’s)
Our story’s young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo.
Vocal range: G2-Ab4

Charles – Male (Late 30’s+)
Pippin’s demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.
Vocal range: G2-E4

Lewis – Male (18-mid 20’s)
Fastrada’s son. A dim-witted, brawny, mama’s boy with dreams of glory on the battlefield and power in the throne room.

Fastrada – Female (30+)
Pippin’s conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son.
Vocal range: A3-F5

Berthe – Female (50+)
Pippin’s saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.
Vocal range: E3-C5

Catherine – Female (20-Early 30’s)
A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him.
Vocal range: F#3-Db5

Theo – Male, youth (12-16)
Catherine’s son. Lonely, sullen, and distrustful of Pippin’s intentions.

Ensemble – Male and Female Dancers and Non-Dancers (15+)
The Players -Charlemagnes Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, etc.