Mark your calendars and save the date to audition for the Norton Singers' Spring 2018 production of the thrilling swashbuckling musical The Scarlet Pimpernel!
Auditions will be held at the Norton Media Center, Norton Crossing, 184 West Main St. 2nd Floor in Norton, MA 02766 on Monday January 22 and Tuesday January 23 at 7pm, with a possible third night on Thursday.
Auditions will be by appointment. We will be blocking off times from 7-8, 8-9 and 9-10. First come, first served! To receive an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date. Please do include your phone and name just in case and put Scarlet Pimpernel auditions in your email subject line. Walk-ins are also welcome.
All auditioners should prepare 16 bars each of a ballad and an up-beat tempo song, and should bring sheet music. Those interested in auditioning for a major role should be prepared to read a short scene from the script during callbacks.
About the show: The Scarlet Pimpernel is a swashbuckling action/adventure musical, based on Baroness Orczy's famous 20th-century novel about the French Revolution and the battle for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. With an epic, sweeping book by Nan Knighton and a rousing and passionate score by Knighton and Frank Wildhorn, the show is a glorious window into 18th century French and British history with incredible Wildhorn music, including "Madame Guillotine," "The Riddle," "You Are My Home," and the rousing "Into the Fire." There are 2 principal female roles, 3 principal males, 8 sub-principal roles, along with a large supporting cast of various ages.
Returning to the helm is the team of director Ted Mitchell, music director Anthony-Alexander Torelli and assistant director/choreographer Melissa Franklin. This is the third show this trio has helmed and follows up on their successful production of Jeyll & Hyde two years ago, which was nominated for nine EMACT DASH awards, including Best Musical. Ted and Tony's latest show was last year's acclaimed production of Young Frankenstein (where Melissa served as assistant choreographer and dance captain), which was also nominated for nine DASH awards and won seven, including Best Direction and Best Ensemble.
Rehearsals will take place two nights a week, typically on Monday and Thursdays, starting the week of February 26. The performances will be the first two week in June: June 1 and June 8.