Auditions for THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

Excelsior Entertainment is seeking 5 musical theatre performers for a children's winter production of THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES directed by Eric Morris to be performed at the Old Log Theatre from November 12th to December 31st, 2019.

The Emperor's New Clothes was the first musical collaboration between composer, Stephen Flaherty, and bookwriter and lyricist, Lynn Ahrens. It is a take on the famous Hans Christian Andersen story of the same name.  To sign up for auditions, please click here.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

ARNO:

The palace's scrub person, who is outgoing and impulsive.  They say the first thing that comes into their head.

SWINDLER:

Makes the "Magic" clothes for Marcus.  A conniving, imaginative show biz type who’s extremely skilled at the art of trickery.

DEENA:

The Royal Clothesmaker who is motherly, level-headed, bossy and nervous.

WILLIAM:

The Royal Advisor who is fatherly, and a little henpecked.  Tries to be authoritative and responsible, but generally fails.

MARCUS:

The Emperor and our story's protagonist.  Has a powerful imagination and is very intelligent.  Unfortunately, they lack self-confidence.

WHAT TO PREPARE 
Please prepare 32 bars of an uptempo musical theatre song.  An accompanist will be provided. 

PERORMANCE & AUDITION LOCATION
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN 55331

AUDITION DATE: Monday, August 19th, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

COMPENSATION: $270 per week

SCHEDULE
Rehearses 5 days per week from Monday, Oct. 21st, 2019 until Monday, Nov. 11th, 2019.
Rehearsals will occur during the day.
Schedule is 7 daytime performances per week.  Monday-Wed, Friday & Saturday.  Performances are each 1 hour long. 

No calls please.  Email Sue Theimer ([email protected]) with questions or to submit video auditions.

Contact information

Old Log Theatre
Sue Theimer
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