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Pippin

The Barn Theatre in Montville, NJ, will hold open auditions on Sunday, August 25, and Tuesday, August 27, 2024, from 7 to 10 p.m. for its next production, PippinPippin, book by Roger O. Hirson, Lyrics and Music by Stephen Schwartz, Directed by Alan Van Antwerp, Musical Direction by Jack Bender, and Choreography by Megan Ferentinos.

Audition Dates: Sunday, August 25, 2024, from 7 pm to 10 pm and Tuesday, August 27, 2024, from 7 pm to 10 pm.

Performance Dates: November 15, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2024 at 8 pm, November 16, 17, 24, and December 1, 2024 at 2 pm. (Performances are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. ) Please note that one additional benefit performance is possible on Thursday, November 28, 2024, at 8 pm.

Show Description:
With an infectiously unforgettable score from Tony, Oscar, and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is searching for the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors but in daily extraordinary moments.

Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. The Barn Theatre has an open casting policy for all our productions. As an organization, We welcome actors of all genders, races, and abilities to audition. Newcomers are especially welcomed and encouraged!

Please bring all your outdates from September through the opening of the show. 

Cast:

Leading Player

The ultimate ‘ring leader’ is masterfully charming and manipulative. The Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. They guide Pippin through his own story and try to intervene at the end. They are also an excellent dancer obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.

Age: Any

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: Db3

Pippin

Our story’s young and confused protagonist. He longs to find his purpose in life—naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love and meaning in life with Catherine and Theo.

Age: 20s-30s

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Charles

Pippin’s demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.

Age: 60s

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Lewis

Pippin’s half-brother. Over-ambitious and not too bright.

Age 30s

Fastrada

Pippin’s conniving stepmother is a seductress who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal. She is both sexy and smart, skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit herself and her son.

Age: 30s

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Berthe

Pippin’s saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.

Age: 50s-60s

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: E3

Catherine

A widow and mother, she is a hopeless romantic who possesses graceful elegance. She encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him.

Age: 20s-30s

Vocal range top: Db5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

Theo

Catherine’s son.

Age: Pre-Teen

In addition to our principal roles, we seek 6-10 ensemble members who are strong dancers and singers. Our ensemble will be integral to creating the vibrant and dynamic world of “Pippin.”

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