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Centenary Stage Announces Open-Call Auditions for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

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originally published: 09/16/2022

Centenary Stage Announces Open-Call Auditions for Rodgers & Hammerstein

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company will be holding an open-call audition for their upcoming 2022 Holiday Spectacular Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Auditions will be held on September 30 from 3:00pm-7:00pm and on October 1 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900. Walk-ins will be seen as time permits.

Auditions will be held in the Lackland Performing Arts Center of the Centenary University campus at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ. If you are unable to attend in-person, digital submissions will also be accepted. Please send resumes, headshots, and reels to CentenaryStageCasting@gmail.com with the subject line “Attn: Casting”.

Performers should prepare an appropriate song and bring sheet music. Accompaniment will be provided for Friday, September 30. Sides can be found online at centenarystageco.org and will also be provided the day of auditions. 

The magical fairytale, Cinderella, is reborn with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s elegant and charming music. Inspired by the 1997 teleplay starring Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother, this adaptation for the stage includes warmth, hilarity, and romance.  

Performances will run December 1-11.   The musical includes Music by Richard Rodgers; Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; and was adapted for the stage by Tom Briggs from the teleplay by Robert L. Freedman.



 
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Centenary Stage company is Seeking: 

CINDERELLA (F, 18-25, Soprano) - A shy and very sweet orphaned teenage girl who lives with her wicked stepmother and mean stepsisters. She dreams/and is determined to find a better life for herself. 

FAIRY GODMOTHER (F, ageless, Mezzo-Soprano) - A beautiful and mysterious character who helps fulfill Cinderella's wish to go to the ball and change her destiny. 

STEPMOTHER (F, 40-50, Mezzo-Soprano) - A beautiful, but evil woman who is unkind to Cinderella, yet dotes on her own two miserable offspring. 

GRACE (F, 18-25, Soprano) - One of Cinderella's stepsisters. Taller and awkward in her appearance. 

JOY (F, 18-25, Soprano) - Cinderella's other stepsister; a bit shorter than Grace, Joy is the sullen one; with a unique laugh. 

PRINCE CHRISTOPHER (M, 18-30, Baritone) - A youthful, handsome, but reluctant prince searching for his independence and for his true love. 

LIONEL (M, 30-50, Tenor) - The prince's Royal Steward; and his one true ally and friend. A strong, comedic roll. 

QUEEN CONSTANTINA (F, 40-50, Mezzo-Soprano) - A perceptive queen who is a loving and invested mother. 

KING MAXIMILIAN (M, 40-60, Baritone) - Prince Christopher's father, who gives the young man advice. 

​​​​​​​​ENSEMBLE - Villagers, Merchants, Maidens, Animal Puppets, Coachmen, Footmen, and Palace Guests. 

 For more information, visit centenarystageco.org and to schedule your audition, call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900. The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1:00-5:00 pm and two hours prior to performances. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in CSC news and special offers. 



 
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Centenary Stage Company remains committed to the health and safety of our community and adheres to all requirements set forth by the Stage of New Jersey. For more information regarding CSC COVID-19 policies and policy updates, visit centenarystageco.org/faq 

The 2022-23 Season of Performing Arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, the CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor the House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Heath Village, Visions Federal Credit Union, and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.






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