Auditions

Virginia Musical Theatre announces equity and non-equity auditions for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. All roles are open. All roles are paid, and housing is available for some roles. There are NO roles for children. Seeking performers ages 18-50s. Please see below for more details, including a character breakdown for each role in the production.

Auditions will be held Sunday, July 15, from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. at The Governor’s School for the Arts, located at 254 Granby Street in Norfolk, Virginia.

Rehearsals for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES begin Tuesday, September 25 for an October 12-14 run at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

Auditionees are asked to prepare a 32-bar cut of any Broadway or pop selection that best shows off their voice. An accompanist will be provided. You may sing from the show. Actors should be prepared to dance.

Please call 757-340-5446 or email information.vmt@gmail.com (starting Monday, June 18) to schedule an audition.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman

Mark Hudgins, Producer
Chip Gallagher, Director
Jeff Warner, Choreographer
Allan Decipulo, Music Director

Seeking Performers for the Following Roles:

Albin – baritenor; the charismatic, overly dramatic, and dynamic personality in the long-term relationship with Georges; his alter ego is Zsa Zsa, the star of the Folles and a force to be reckoned with when crossed, but his love of family and his ability to entertain makes him a most beloved friend, confidant, and “mother”; requires a performer with “star quality” who is mature and possesses a great powerhouse of a Broadway voice; a fine comic actor.

Georges – solid baritone vocals; a showman and emcee of the nightclub; suave, debonair, very personable, and madly in love with his partner of 20+ years, Albin; deeply in love with his son and would move mountains to give him anything he wants; very attractive, moves well, energetic, and a kind and loving man

Jean-Michel – baritenor; a handsome masculine, well-mannered, educated guy desperately in love with his finance; must appear innocent enough that his actions of offending his fathers does not seem calculated, but a misstep initiated by his fear of losing Anne; must move well.

Jacob – originally played by an African American, can be any ethnicity; the “butler/maid” with a flair for the ridiculous; campy, over the top; aspires to be on the stage, full of zest; very protective of his extended family; requires a brilliant comic actor who sings and moves well.

Anne – beautiful fiance of Jean Michel; a kind and sweet, seemingly perfect daughter-in-law; emotionally, she appears a bit confined by the conservatory morals of her father, yet she is her own person when not in his presence; must be able to dance.

Edouard Dindon – Anne’s father; a very conservative, right wing radical politician; very opinionated and bigoted; a skilled character actor; pompous and quirky with a great sense of comic timing.

Marie Dindon – Anne’s mother; the quiet, conservative wife; always in her husband’s shadow; rarely asked to voice an opinion; character actress with a great sense of comedy who can move well.

Monsieur Renaud – the owner of the town’s sea side cafe; sturdy, strong, and very accepting;

Jaqueline – the hostess of the top restaurant in the town; has the ability to make anyone feel like they are part of her family; very theatrical; loves people and especially enjoys bringing people out of their shell; can light up the room.

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

Les Cagelles – Stong male singer/dancers to play the entertainers of the night club – Chantal, Monique, Dermah, Nicole, Hanna, Mercedes, Bitelle, Lo Singh, Odette, Angelique, Phaedra, Clo-Clo.

Ensemble – Singer/Actors for various roles

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