Audition Notice: CAMELOT at Plaza Theatre Company

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Audition Notice: CAMELOT at Plaza Theatre Company

Plaza Theatre Company is pleased to announce open auditions for its upcoming production of CAMELOT. The initial audition is being held on Monday March 24th and Tuesday March 25th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Auditioners need only make an appointment for one of the available days. Audition appointments are available by calling the Plaza Box Office at 817-202-0600 or by visiting here:Plaza Audition Appointments

The audition will be held at Plaza Academy which is located at 221 Mill Street in Cleburne about 1 block from Plaza Theatre Company. The show will be directed by Luke Hunt with musical direction by Dick Helmcamp and choreography by Rachel Hunt.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Those auditioning are asked to come prepared to sing 16 bars of music in the style of the show that will best display their vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided. Additionally, those auditioning will be asked to read cold from the script during the initial audition. The directors will spend around 5 minutes with each individual performer at this initial audition.

A call back audition will be held on Saturday March 29th at 9am. Those who the Directors wish to see further will be invited to the call back audition which may last up to 4 hours time. PLEASE REFER TO THE PLAZA AUDITION GUIDELINES AS WELL AS THE PLAZA AUDITION CREDO WHEN PREPARING YOUR AUDITION. The guidelines and Credo can be found at plaza-theatre.com/auditions

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

The production will play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons opening on May 16th and playing thru June 14th. Rehearsals will commence on April 5th and will usually take place Monday thru Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings until opening. No Sunday rehearsals or performances.

SHOW INFORMATION

This beloved Lerner and Loewe musical tells the story of Guinevere, King Arthur’s lovely wife, who encourages him to establish the Knights of the Round Table. As the Knights grow in fame, Lancelot becomes the most celebrated, but rumors begin to circulate about he and Guinevere. A time-honored tale of love, forgiveness and dignity.

ABOUT THE THEATRE

Plaza Theatre Company is a 158 seat theatre-in-the-round located at 111 S. Main in Cleburne, TX. The Company produces 10 shows a year usually in the style of family-friendly comedies and musicals. PlazaCo opened in November of 2006 and is currently producing it’s 72nd show. The Company has been the proud recipient of over 49 Column Awards including winning “Best Musical” in 2009, 2010 and 2012 in addition to recently being named “Best Theatre Group” by the WFAA A-List for 2011. Further information about PlazaCo is available by visiting http://www.plaza-theatre.com

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

ARTHUR – (Baritone age 28 to 40) – “The once and future king,” Arthur is at once wise, generous, compassionate, and boyish – rather unsure of himself, yet an inspiration to others. A rich and complex character.

GUENEVERE – (Mezzo age 22 – 34) – A young, spirited woman who is quite caught up in chivalry and the exciting possibilities of a promising life. She loves Arthur, but is very much thrown by the arrival of Lancelot – the start of the famous “love triangle.”

LANCELOT – (Baritone age 25 to 38) – An abundantly self-assured knight from France who is a passionate disciple of Arthur and his Round Table. “The greatest knight in the world,” whose only weakness is his love for Guenevere.

KING PELLINORE – (age 65 to 99) – A wonderfully funny and stuffily “British” old knight – provides the most consistent comic relief in the play. Dedicated to Arthur. Very eccentric.

MERLYN – (age 40 to 70) – The famous wizard who teaches Arthur almost all he needs to know. He disappears after the second scene in the show.

MORDRED – (Tenor age 18 to 26) – A truly evil young man, who was “sired” by Arthur when the king was young and naïve. A thoroughly and fascinatingly unlikable fellow.

SIR DINADAN – (age 30 to 50) – One of the three named knights who serve Arthur. Dinadan is devoted to Guenevere and doesn’t care for Lancelot.

NIMUE – (Mezzo age 30 to 99) – The “nymph” who lures Merlyn away with her hauntingly beautiful singing.

MORGAN LE FEY – (30 to 99) – a powerful sorceress in the Arthurian legend, she is the half-sister of Arthur and aunt of Mordred, who inhabits the forest and is a gourmand with a weakness – her sweet tooth and her capacity for mischief – and a “hidden” strength – she is invisible.

CHORUS – There are several other named characters, both male and female, which will be cast based on auditions for the above-named characters, and on singing tryouts. (Clarius, Lady Anne, Lady Sybil, Sir Sagramore,Sir Lionel, Squire Dap, a Page). We are also looking for children for the chorus or to play Nimue’s Lake Anemones, or Morgan Le Fey’s court attendants.

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