RCT to hold auditions for ‘Cinderella’

Ruston Community Theatre has announced auditions for the upcoming show “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” directed by Dee Alexander, and sponsored by the Chumley family.

This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.

The show dates will be July 20 – 23.

Available roles:

● Ella – otherwise known as Cinderella
● Topher – the prince
● Madame – Ella’s wicked step-mother
● Sebastian – Prince Topher’s Lord Chancellor and guardian
● Marie – a mysterious bag lady with a touch of magic
● Gabrielle – Ella’s step-sister
● Charlotte – Ella’s step-sister
● Jean-Michel – a young revolutionary
● Lord Pinkleton – Prince Topher’s second in command and herald.
● Ensemble: Forest Creatures, Footman, Coachman, Knights, Peasants, Serfs, Townspeople, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court, Giant, Griffin, Servants, etc.

The audition dates are Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m. and Monday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston. 

Participants should prepare 24-36 bars of music to sing for the audition and be sure to bring the music or a prerecorded track. A bluetooth speaker with iPhone/iPad adaptor will be available. Also, prepare a 45-60 second comedic monologue to recite for memory. 

For more information, follow RCT on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RustonCommunityTheatre.