EDIT: We are so sorry for the inconvenience to those who attempted to come today but could not find the audition space. Directions are below. We encourage you to come back tomorrow so that we can audition you!
Enter through door 10 on W 50th St. Walk straight down the hallway and go down the second staircase you pass. At the bottom of the staircase, turn right. As you walk toward door 3, you should see a short hallway on your left, where our stage manager will be waiting. Thank you!
Who: Actors, singers and dancers ages 6-25
What: Open auditions for an original full length musical to be performed at Anne Simley Theater
When: 3:30 to 5:30 pm, March 19-22
Where: Washburn High School in the Black Box Theater
201 West 49th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Twins Queen Isabella and Queen Winnifred were separated as children, destined to rule two different kingdoms alone. Winnifred, however, lacked the respect of her people that it took to rule effectively, and Isabella was a mystery to her people, said to be cold and harsh. It was only when they were 19 that an evil power began to threaten both of their kingdoms, leaving both sisters unaware of whom to trust. Young and alone, they both learn how to be female leaders that earn the respect of their people, while not betraying their own ideals. Along the road, they find the possibilities of love, honesty and trust, if only they can defeat the witch that promises to destroy everything they hold dear.
QUEEN ISABELLA: 16-20 (Mezzo-Belt)
Strong-willed and harsh, with a kind heart. Buries her feelings due to her past hardships.
QUEEN WINNIFRED: 16-20 (Mezzo-Belt)
Kind and innocent, and rather naive. She wants to lead but does not know how.
LORD DRAVON: 15-19 (Tenor)
Younger son of Absinthe. Awkward and fearful, and very easy to love. He is afraid of his mother’s wrath, but does not believe in evil.
LORD ZEPHYR: 19-25 (Tenor)
The confident elder son of Absinthe. Follows his mother more blindly, and is very charming, but would do anything for those he loves.
LADY ABSINTHE: 19-25 (Alto)
The jealous former lover of the late king. She seeks revenge on his daughters. Wicked.
FREDA: 18-25 (Soprano)
Older woman who has cared for Isabella and Winnifred as children. She is kind and wise, and very motherly.
COUNCILMAN LOUIS: 16-25 (Bass)
Deceitful and greedy. He wants to sweep the throne out from Winnifred in any way he can. Cowardly.
PRINCE JEREMY: 16-25 (Baritone)
Pompous and in love with himself. Very dramatic and determined to marry Winnifred.
COUNCILMAN GEORGE: 16-25 (Bass)
Loyal and determined to end the war. More concerned with politics than human beings.
NARRATOR: 18-22 (Non-Singing)
Observant and appears unbiased, but loving to her wife.
YOUNGEST ISABELLA: 6-10 (Non-Singing)
Innocent and kind. Very adorable and loving.
YOUNGEST WINNIFRED: 6-10 (Non-Singing)
Innocent and kind. Very adorable and loving.
YOUNG ISABELLA: 10-14 (Mezzo-Soprano)
Frightened, yet kind and open-minded.
YOUNG WINNIFRED: 10-14 (Mezzo-Soprano)
Kind and naive. Very childish.
ENSEMBLE: 15-25 (All Ranges):
VILLAGERS, COUNCILMEN, SERVANTS, GUARDS, CREATURES, ROYALS, SOLDIERS
*Other minor speaking roles are included and will be decided on upon auditions. No extra preparation is required.
*Please note that some leads have already been cast, but most are open, and understudy and ensemble roles are available.
This is an open audition. March 19th will be singing auditions from 3:30-5:30. The rest of the days will be for callbacks, and those wanted for callbacks will be contacted accordingly.
For the first day, please prepare a 1 minute acapella section of a musical theater song that showcases your voice. Other materials will be provided as needed.
Please bring, if possible, a resumé and a recent headshot.
If cast, please note that rehearsals will take place weekdays from 5-9 pm for the entire month of June at Anne Simley Theatre and shows are as follows:
June 28th at 7 pm
June 29th at 7 pm
June 30th at 2 pm and 7 pm
July 1st at 2 pm and 7 pm
*note that the June 30th matinée is an understudy show
We will have everyone fill out a conflicts sheet the day of auditions. If you have conflicts, feel free to let us know, and we can be flexible!
Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
You can also sign up to audition at https://www.theaterforms.com/tarris/queendom/auditionform/ : Please fill out and submit our online audition form on TheaterForms and make an appointment for your audition. Have your calendar handy and be prepared to enter rehearsal conflicts. You will be asked to upload a headshot (a JPEG file) and a theatrical résumé (a PDF file) if you have one. If you don’t have either of these files you can still submit the form.