Albuquerque Little Theatre is proud to announce auditions for its first big musical of 2013 — La Cage Aux Folles, as well as special audition-preparation classes! 

 


This is the fabulous Broadway hit based on the long-running French play “La Cage Aux Folles” and the popular film “The Bird Cage” starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. 
 
After 20 years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse, get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’: Albin and Georges run a transvestite nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the “star” performer ‘Zaza’. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results!
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES 
Book by Harvey Fierstein; Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman; Based on the play by Jean Poiret 
 
Directed by Henry Avery
Choreography by Larry Aguilar
Music Direction by William W. Williams
 
**Audition Details:  

(Please arrive 10 – 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork)

*Saturday, December 15th – Vocal Auditions 10a – 12:30p; 1p – 3:30p 
— Dance Auditions 4p
*Sunday, December 16th – Vocal Auditions 4:30p – 6p  
— Dance Auditions 6:30p 
*Vocal auditions by appointment; please email the ALT Stage Manager at stagemanager@abqlt.org to schedule your time. Please prepare 32 bars (measures) (approximately 1:00) of a Broadway style song. You can bring sheet music clearly marked with you (an accompanist will be provided) or you may bring a CD with recorded music-only track. Everyone should plan on attending vocal AND dance auditions. Please dress appropriately. 

*Callbacks will be held on Monday, December 17th from 5:30p – 7:30p

*Rehearsals will begin the first week of January. They are typically held Sunday – Friday evenings from 6:30p – 9:30p, and are subject to change as needed.

*Performance dates are March 1st – 24th, 2013

**Audition Prep Classes:

Albuquerque Little Theatre is also excited to announce several audition preparation classes for La Cage Aux Folles. The classes are geared toward male actors/dancers auditioning for a role as one of the female impersonators/dancers — The Cagelles. We will be casting 6 – 8 people as Cagelles.

*The preparation classes will be held on Saturday, December 1st and Saturday December 8th at 2pm in the upstairs rehearsal room at ALT. There will also be a class on Wednesday, December 5th at 5:30pm. These are FREE CLASSES. Anyone interested in auditioning for these roles is encouraged to attend. The classes will be conducted by Cindy Sikelianos and Phillip Hollis.  

*To sign up, please email the ALT Stage Manager at stagemanager@abqlt.org.

*Character Breakdown:

Albin – a performer of star quality; mature; great powerhouse of a Broadway voice; fine comic actor.

Georges – a star, mature and attractive; good singer; energetic, loving and caring; must move well.

The Cagelles – Male singers/dancers who play the female impersonators at the St. Tropez nightclub. Must be convincing as attractive women. Not only must they sing well, they must be able to perform dance styles from tap to can-can. Must have good comic timing since each Cagelle has a definite “personality”.

Jean-Michel – must appear to be 20 years old; handsome, masculine, well-mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancée, Anne; lyric baritone who acts, sings, and moves well.

Jacob – male butler/maid in his early 20’s; brilliant comedian who sings and moves well.

Anne – 18 – 21 years old; Jean-Michel’s fiancée; lovely to look at; spunky; a superb dancer who acts well.

Dindon – Anne’s father; right-wing radical politician; pompous, quirky; must sing, move well, and be a fine comedian.

Marie Dindon – Anne’s mother, age 48 – 52; shy, retiring, sexually repressed and sex-starved; good singer and actress who moves well; should look great in a leotard for the finale.

Jacqueline – mature, female friend of Georges and Albin; owns a chic restaurant; attractive, charming; very theatrical; singer; possibly a French accent.

Renaud – mature, male friend of Georges and Albin; owns a small café.

Francis – male stage manager in Georges’ club; strong actor/dancer.

*There is also a small singing/dancing ensemble that plays supporting roles.

  

*ALL CAST MEMBERS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL PERFORMANCES.

**We look forward to seeing the wealth of talent in our community, and bringing you this fantastically fun hit!

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