AUDITIONS

HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held on Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th, from 12 pm to 3 pm, for Hunchback of Notre Dame, with callbacks following at 6 pm on July 15th at Dances By Diane’s, 201 Broadway, Westville, NJ, 08093. Director/Choreographer Jason Mangano and Vocal Director Jill Bradshaw are looking for very strong acting singers to fill out this beautiful show. Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. If being seen for the role of Quasimodo, please be prepared to sing Made of Stone. An accompanist will be provided. Performances will be November 1-17.

The role of Frollo is cast, all other roles are open.

For an audition slot, please contact auditions@sketchclubplayers.org

Cast Breakdown:

Quasimodo: Looking to cast two different performers, one to perform in American Sign Language and one to perform as his voice. Early 20’s to mid 30’s. Tenor. 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.

Esmeralda: early 20’s to early 30’s. Mezzo with high belt. Looking to cast an ethnically diverse performer in the role. 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.

Phoebus: early 20’s to early 30’s. Baritone. 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.

Clopin: early 20’s to early 30’s. Tenor. Should be a strong mover. 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.

Ensemble: 16 and up. Looking for all vocal ranges, ethnicities and sizes to take on the ensemble of this show. Will play gargoyles, gypsies and priests of Paris. Must be strong vocalists with strong harmonizing skills and be able to move.