Upcoming Auditions

The Empress Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for
“Daddy Long Legs”

 

Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Brontë Sisters and “Downton Abbey.” Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables), and is a “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love.

Creative Team

Direction By

Nathan Metcalf

 

Music Direction By
Kathryn Thompson

 

Stage Manager
Crystal Ahlemann

 


Auditions will be held November 11th, 2021
Those who have an audition form in hand by 9pm will be seen. Doors will lock promptly at 9pm.

 

Please come prepared with 16 bars of a song in the style of the show.  No acapella singing will be permitted; please provide your own minus track or pianist for the audition. 

 

Please come prepared with a list of conflicts from November 11, 2021 through February 12th, 2022.  No conflicts will be allowed without prior approval from the director after January 15th, 2022.

 

The role of Jerusha Abbott has been filled.

 


The Empress encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. The Empress is committed to providing a space for community and inclusion free from discrimination.

 

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Callback Date: November 13th,, 2021 - 8:00am- Noon

First day of rehearsal: To Be Determined

Range of rehearsal hours: Rehearsal times are blocked in the hours of 6pm to 10pm.

Tech begins: January 15th, 2022

First preview: February 3rd, 2022

Opening: February 4th, 2022

Closing: February 12th, 2022

Days/times of planned performances: Thursday - Saturday 2/4/22 - 2/12/22
Saturday Matinee - 2/5/22 & 2/12/22

 

DISCLOSURES (check all that apply):

☐ There is a possibility that the production will be extended through ___________________.

☐ Costumes will be supplied by the production.

⬣ Actors will be expected to help build and strike the set.

☐ There will be understudies for this production.

☐ There will be pay for this production in the amount of ____________________________.

☐ This production contains sexual content.

☐ This production contains nudity.

☐ This production contains violence.

☐ This production contains culturally sensitive content.

☐ This production is accessible to actors who use a mobility device.

☐ This production will have a nontraditional audience seating arrangement.

⬣ This production will have a designated day off of, Sunday. 

 

Other Disclosures:
Casting Authority: The Production Team with Artistic Director Approval.

Who is in the Audition Room: Director, Music Director, Choreographer.

Who is at Callbacks: Artistic Management and The Production Team. 

A full copy of the script is available if needed.

Portions of this audition may be recorded or photographed at the Director’s discretion. All recordings will only be used by the production team and will be destroyed after callbacks.
 

Character Breakdown: Ages listed not necessarily the age of the actor portraying the role.

Jervis

Jerusha's anonymous benefactor. A shy, highly educated East Coast aristocrat.

 

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: G#4

Vocal range bottom: G3

GALA Auditions

Additional Auditions

The Empress Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for
“Daddy Long Legs - Pit Band”

 

We are excited to offer an opportunity for the musician community to be a part of this production.  This band is small, only a piano, cello and guitar.  We are also looking for a violinist willing to add a bit of sparkle on top; there is no sheet music for a violin.   Daddy Long Legs has large amount of underscoring throughout the show. 


 

Creative Team

Direction By

Nathan Metcalf

 

Music Direction By
Kathryn Thompson

 

Stage Manager
Crystal Ahlemann

 


Auditions will be held November 27th, 2021 from 1pm to 3pm
 

Please come prepared with two contrasting selections from your repertoire. Not exceeding three minutes each.  In addition please prepare the instrument specific selection found by scanning the QR code below. 








 

The Empress encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. The Empress is committed to providing a space for community and inclusion free from discrimination.

 

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Callback Date: TBA based on auditions. 

First day of rehearsal: TBA based on conflicts

Range of rehearsal hours: Rehearsal times are blocked in the hours of 6pm to 10pm.

Tech begins: January 15th, 2022

First preview: February 3rd, 2022

Opening: February 4th, 2022

Closing: February 12th, 2022

Days/times of planned performances: Thursday - Saturday 2/4/22 - 2/12/22
Saturday Matinee - 2/5/22 & 2/12/22

 

DISCLOSURES (check all that apply):

☐ There is a possibility that the production will be extended through ___________________.

☐ Costumes will be supplied by the production.

☐ Actors will be expected to help build and strike the set.

☐ There will be understudies for this production.

⬣ This is a contracted, stipend position. 

☐ This production contains sexual content.

☐ This production contains nudity.

☐ This production contains violence.

☐ This production contains culturally sensitive content.

☐ This production is accessible to actors who use a mobility device.

☐ This production will have a nontraditional audience seating arrangement.

⬣ This production will have a designated day off of, Sunday. 

⬣ Musicians need to provide their own instrument, Piano excluded. 

 

Other Disclosures:

Casting Authority: Artistic Director

Who is in the Audition Room: Production Team

Portions of this audition may be recorded or photographed at the Director’s discretion. All recordings will only be used by the production team and will be destroyed after callbacks.

Instrumentation Breakdown

Piano

A skilled pianist with some experience playing for people to sing to.  Required at all rehearsals. Ideally also functions as the band conductor but not a required part of the audition. 

Required Side: Chopin Nocturne No. 9 (Measures 1-20 required, whole song preferred)

 

Cello 

Required Side: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Prélude


 

Guitar

Ability to read lead sheets is a must.
Required Side: No Rock, jazz or blues acceptable. 

 

Violin

Required Side: Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5