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757.823.9009, Option #5

AUDITIONS
SEASON AUDITIONS
 

 


SEEKING MUSICIANS, ACTORS & SINGERS!

Dates & Times:
No appointment needed. Simply arrive anytime on Monday, December 3, 2018 between the hours of 5pm-8pm.


An accompanist will NOT be provided, however, a piano and a radio with an auxilliary input will be.


Location / Google Map:
Norfolk State University
G.W.C. Brown Memorial Hall Studio Theater
Norfolk, Virginia 23504

Enter campus at Gate 3, close to the intersection of Park & Corprew Avenues.

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Facilitator / Contact Information:
Professor Anthony Stockard
Producing Artistic Director
auditions@nsutheatre.com

 

Eligibility Criteria:
Auditions and interviews are open to ALL NSU students, faculty & staff, as well as the community-at-large.


Audition & Interview Guidelines:
Please prepare presentations in accordance with the following guidelines:

Actors & Singers should prepare one 60-second section of a song that is NOT from the show. Focus on showcasing the best of your range & vocal ability.

Musicians please be prepared to interview and communicate your availability.


Character Breakdown:

TI MOUNE
A beautifully spirited peasant girl, full of restless energy and optimism; the heroine; tries to break social barriers to be with her love, Daniel; strong alto belt, G (below C) to E (2 above C).

LITTLE TI MOUNE (Age range 7-11)
The younger version of Ti Moune; also plays the child for whom the story is told; energetic, confident, funny, and sweet; strong singer, E Flat (above C) to D Flat (2 above C); principal.

ASAKA
Mother of the Earth; a mentor to Ti Moune; personifies the peasants’ connection to the land; she is generous and good-humored on the surface, but like all the gods feared by the islanders; her “motherly” facade is not to be trusted; she is powerful, funny, and ironic; strong mezzo belt, A (below C) to E (2 above C).

AGWE
God of Water; a mentor to Ti Moune; aarger than life, mysterious; perhaps the peasants' greatest fear next to Papa Ge himself; commanding voice and presence; strong, dramatic baritone/bass with a big range, B (2 below C) to E (above C).

PAPA GE
The sly God of Death; antagonist to the other gods; cunning, manipulative, seductive, cynical, and teasing, he is feared by the people because of what he represents: the unknown that is death; the other main instigator of the drama; strong baritone, C Sharp (below C) to G (above C).

ERZULIE
Goddess of love; a mentor to Ti Moune and foil to Papa Ge; the most approachable of the gods, but ultimately no less egocentric; one of the main instigators of the events of the story, she is looked upon fondly by the people; set out to prove that love is stronger than the fear of death: by love, she means the power of the human heart; strong soprano, B (below C) to E (2 above C).

MAMA EURALIE
Ti Moune’s adoptive mother; described as an “old peasant"; caring, over-protective, superstitious, fiercely loving, and strong-willed, her similarities often lead to clashes with Ti Mone; strong alto, F Sharp (below C) to B (above C).

“TONTON” JULIAN
Ti Moune’s adoptive father (“Tonton” is a French affectionate term for “Uncle”); described as an “old peasant"; he teaches Ti Moune that love has no limits, and he goes to great lengths to support her wishes; caring, loving, and practical; strong baritone, A (2 below C) to E (above C).

DANIEL
Ti Moune's love interest; a handsome, aristocratic young man who struggles with crossing social barriers; sensitive and poetic; strong tenor or bari-tenor, B (2 below C) to F Sharp (above C).

MONSIEUR BEAUXHOMME / ARMAND
Daniel’s stern father; reminds Daniel of the harsh realities of life; not deliberately cruel, but determined; represents the heart of aristocratic society; also plays Armand, the ancestor; strong baritone, A (2 below C) to D (above C).

ANDREA / MADAME ARMAND
Daniel’s betrothed; an attractive, elegant, and refined young woman; she seems cold at first but turns out to be both humane and determined; she pities Ti Moune, but despite having little affection for Daniel, she will not allow sentiment to interfere with her well-ordered plan for marriage and the aristocratic ways; also plays Madame Armand; strong mezzo, B (below C) to D (2 above C).

STORYTELLERS
Excellent singers (baritone, tenor, alto, soprano); movement ability required; ability to play instrument(s) is a plus; possible understudy assignments.

 

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