StageCoach Theatre Company announces auditions for Hansel and Gretel, a family-friendly musical based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Produced by Jerri Wiseman and written and directed by Joe Campanella, the play follows the classic story of the brother and sister who become lost in the woods. There they find a house made of gingerbread and a strange old woman who invites them inside. Little do they know that the woman is actually an evil witch! Adults and children alike will enjoy the humor, warmth, and excitement of this fun-filled family adventure.
Auditions will be held at StageCoach Theatre Company’s location at 20937 Ashburn Road, Suite 115, Ashburn VA. Audition dates are July 18 (7:30-9:30 PM) and July 20 (10:00 AM-noon). Auditions consist of a cold reading of a scene from the play, plus a song from the Song List accompanied by our pianist. (Watch this space soon for the Song List.)
NOTE: You don’t necessarily have to BE the age of the character, as long as you LOOK the age of the character.
HANSEL (Male, about 12-13. A likeable and bright son who gets along with his sister GRETEL – usually. Must be a good singer.)
GRETEL (Female, about 12-13. A likeable and level-headed girl who gets along with her brother HANSEL – usually. Must be a good singer.)
BENJAMIN (Male, adult. Father of HANSEL and GRETEL. A kind and loving father. Must be a good singer.)
KATJA (Female, adult. Pronounced KAT-yuh. Mother of HANSEL and GRETEL. A kind and caring mother. Must be a good singer.)
WITCH (Female, adult. The villain, evil but sometimes silly. Actually over 200 years old but doesn’t look it. Must be a good singer.)
WITCH’S SERVANT (Male or female, age 14 to adult. The Witch’s not-so-bright assistant. A comic role. No singing except for one line.)
DIETRICH (Male, adult. Village blacksmith and friend to Benjamin. Hard of hearing. Some singing with ensemble.)
PETRA (Female, adult. Seamstress friend to Katja. Tired mother of ASTRID and GUNTHER. Some singing with ensemble.)
ASTRID (Female, age 12-18. Daughter of PETRA. Constantly bickers with her brother GUNTHER. Some singing with ensemble.)
GUNTHER (Male, age 12-18 . Son of PETRA. Constantly bickers with his sister ASTRID. Some singing with ensemble.)
VERONIKA (Female, age 15 to adult. Village fruit-seller. Not the brightest rose on the bush. A comic role. Some singing with ensemble.)
RACCOON (Male or female, age 9-13. Non-speaking role, but must be very good at acting like an animal. No singing.)
RABBIT (Male or female, age 9-13. Non-speaking role, but must be very good at acting like an animal. No singing.)