SIGN UP FOR YOUR AUDITION TIME for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!!!  AND COME TO OUR AUDITION PREP CLASS!

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. WilliamsAfter twenty 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!

*Audition details:

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

*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; must 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.

*Prep Classes:

Albuquerque Little Theatre is 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.

*Rehearsals may be held Sunday-Thursday, 6-10 pm, subject to minor changes, and will begin in earnest the first week of January.

*Performances will be March 1-24, 2013:
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 14 at 8:00 pm

*ALL performers must be available for all performances. Thank you!

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