Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz | Book by Peter Parnell

Director: F. Portanova
Musical Director: S. Ferri
Choreographer: L. Frare


PAY: $399/week for AEA actors (LOA CONTRACT) | $1,000- $1,400 flat fee for Non-Union performers (based on role) + EMC Points


IMPORTANT DATES:

1st Reh: Week of 11/27 or 12/3 (rehearses in NYC) (usually 10am-6pm, but some nights possible)

Tech: 12/16 – 12/21 (in White Plains) (usually late afternoon through evening)

Shows: Dec. 22-23, 27-30, Jan. 4-7, 10-14 (3-4 perf/wk – 16 total performances)

AUDITION DATES & TIMES

Auditions (Equity AND non-Equity) by APPOINTMENT

Thursday, November 2nd: 10 am – 5 pm
NOLA Studios (Studio 7)
244 West 54th Street, 5th floor btwn Broadway & 8th


Equity Performer Auditions (EPA) by APPOINTMENT

Monday, November 6th: 11 am – 7 pm
White Plains Performing Arts Center
11 City Place White Plains NY 10601 (3rd floor)

*Please note all who attend the WPPAC call WILL be seen regardless of union status.


Auditions (Equity AND non-Equity) by APPOINTMENT

Tuesday, November 7th: 10 am – 5 pm
NOLA Studios (Studio 7)
244 West 54th Street, 5th floor (b/w Broadway & 8th)

See all appointment-making & preparation instructions below.

SEEKING

Seeking both AEA & Non-Union performers for the NY Regional Premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

We are seeking a MULTI-ETHNIC cast of men and women with fantastic singing voices (legit and contemporary) who also act and move very well to play principal and supporting roles (breakdown below.)

NON-TRADITIONAL CASTING is strongly encouraged.

Please note there is NO housing for this production.

Please see CHARACTER BREAKDOWN below for more information.

REHEARSAL INFORMATION

Rehearsals will begin in NYC then transfer to the venue for tech week. Rehearsals are within the 10am-6pm range USUALLY, but some nights may be scheduled throughout the process in place of days. Tech week will switch to evenings 5pm-11pm. Please bring any and all conflicts to the auditions and note that the rehearsals times may vary.

SYNOPSIS

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney-animated feature; The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

APPOINTMENT-MAKING INSTRUCTIONS

For an appointment, visit:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044aabaa2fa2ff2-hunchback

Please enter your name, email and phone number and then your union status in the comment section.

Any questions or concerns please email auditions@wppac.com or call (914) 328-1600.

Video Submissions: Please note we will accept video submissions from actors who can not attend the audition dates. You must be available by the first week of rehearsal to be considered for the show. Those who attend in person will be given priority for all roles. Videos must have you singing with accompaniment ideally from the show. Send to auditions@wppac.com.

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare 16-32 bars from the show (preferred) OR contemporary Broadway songs in the style of the show/composer that can be fully interpreted with strong acting choices. Make sure the song shows vocal range! Must bring sheet music in the correct key. A piano accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Charts are NOT acceptable, NO cd’s and NO unaccompanied singing.

Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

THEATER’S CASTING NOTE

Because of the short, intense rehearsal schedule, we are open and interested in seeing performers who may have done the show before. But it is NOT a requirement.

CALLBACKS

Friday, November 10th or Monday, November 13. Callbacks are by invitation ONLY. Actors will be notified by email if they are expected to return for callbacks. Sides and music will be distributed before and at callbacks; please be as familiar with the show as possible if you are called back and be prepared to dance if asked. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE CALLBACK DATES LISTED! 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Claude Frollo

Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range: E2-Bb4

Quasimodo

The deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Claude Frollo’s charge. Lonely and staunchly obedient to Frollo, he possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be.

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal Range: Bb2-C5 (MUST have at least a strong Bb but C preferred)

Clopin Trouillefou

The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range: D3- F#5

Captain Phoebus de Martin

Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo.

Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range: A2-Ab4

Esmeralda

A beautiful and free-spirited gypsy who possesses the strong sense of justice and morality that Frollo lacks. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range: E3-D5

Jehan Frollo

Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed.

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F3-Eb5

Florika

A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range: E4-F#5

Father Dupin

A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range: C3-A3

Tribunal

A judicial officer.

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: G2-E4

Saint Aphrodisius

A stained-glass image that comes to life.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range: B3-E4

Congregation (Ensemble)

Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers and citizens of Paris.

Gender: Both

All must be fantastic singers and able to hold difficult harmonies.