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Auditions - La Cage Aux Folles

17aug6:00 pm8:30 pmAuditions - La Cage Aux FollesTheatre Up

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Theatre UP announces auditions for its fall production of Harvey Fierstein & Jean Poiret’s Broadway musical La Cage Aux Folles. Auditions will be held at the Littleton Opera House on Thursday, August 17th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm and Sunday, August 20th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Callbacks on the 21st as necessary.

The Story: After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges’ son announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’ – Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the “star” performer Zaza. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.

Who we are: UP is a welcoming and nondiscriminatory organization. We are looking for an incredibly diverse and inclusive cast. We encourage community members to attend regardless of age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and/or experience.

What we’re looking for: This fun musical has opportunities for a huge variety of talented performers. The main cast roles require singing and acting, and there will be an ensemble of townspeople with smaller parts and some singing. Additionally, we hope to cast a great dancing chorus of “cagelles” played by both men and women for the nightclub scenes. There is some musical theatre dance and one tap section for the “cagelles” to do. This chorus will all be dressed in some version of drag. We will be casting high school through adult ages.
Please see the character breakdown on our website for more details.

Interested actors are asked to prepare a short song they know well, preferably from musical theatre repertoire. Please bring sheet music. Singing with accompaniment is preferred. An accompanist will be provided. Actors may be asked to read from the script.

La Cage Aux Folles will be directed by Jonathan Verge for Theatre UP. All roles are open except Albin/ZaZa. Full character breakdown is available on our website. The show will rehearse and perform at the Littleton Opera House. Rehearsals begin August 23rd and will take place most Wednesday & Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Performance dates are November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12.

Any theater lovers not interested in being on stage but who would like to work with set crew, prop & tech production, or costuming are encouraged to email us at [email protected]. UP is a welcoming community theatre excited to work with people of all levels of experience.

For more information, please visit Facebook facebook.com/theatreupnh, Instagram instagram.com/theatreupnh/, our website theatreupnh.org, or email [email protected].

Theatre UP is a not for profit community theater company, serving the North Country with quality theatrical experiences for over 40 years. The company’s mission is to “create exceptional theatre in the community setting,” making theatre accessible to interested thespians and audiences at the Littleton Opera House.

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Littleton Opera House, 2 Union Street, Littleton, NH

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