Pantomime Auditions: Sleeping Beauty

Photo of the cast from 2017’s Pantostein

COME AND AUDITION FOR OUR NEXT PANTOMIME!

We hereby invite you to audition for Copenhagen Theatre Circle’s traditional English pantomime Sleeping Beauty!

Pantomime (informally panto) is a type of musical comedy stage production designed for family entertainment. Modern pantomime includes songs, slapstick comedy and dancing, employs gender-crossing actors, and combines topical humour with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale, in this case, Sleeping Beauty.

We are looking for actors of all ages with a sense of fun who enjoy high-energy theatre, singing, dancing, audience participation and even some cross-dressing! Even if you’ve never tried singing or dancing on stage, we’re looking for all kinds of talent!

Auditions will take place 17-21 September (more information below). If you wish to attend the auditions, please send an email to pantomime@ctcircle.dk as soon as possible, stating which date and time you would prefer. If you can’t make any of the dates, do get in touch – we might be able to arrange something.

Performances are 17-27 January 2018 at Zangenbergs Teater in Copenhagen.

 

About the Show

Sleeping Beauty
by Ben Crocker

All is not well in the land of Woollycoombe. The evil fairy Carabosse and her sidekick, the cat Spindleshanks, cast a curse on lovely Princess Aurora and it is up to Fairy Peaceful and the handsome Prince Orlando to save her from her long sleep in this high-energy adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

About the director
Sleeping Beauty will be directed by David Barrett. David has extensive theatre experience as an actor and director, mainly from his native Canada. This is David’s first play for the CTC.

List of Characters
Billy (The Royal Butler)
King Norbert
Queen Dorothy (the Dame – to be played by a man)
Kitty (A cat)
Fairy Peaceful
Fairy Graceful
Fairy Beautiful
Fairy Thoughtful
Carabosse (A wicked fairy)
Spindleshanks (A cat)
Princess Aurora
Prince Orlando
Chorus of Palace Servants, Courtiers, Zombies, Villagers Etc.

Practical Information

Audition dates & times:
Sunday 17 September, 12-5 PM
Monday 18 September, 6-9 PM
Tuesday 19 September, 6-9 PM
Wednesday 20 September, 6-9 PM
Thursday 21 September, 6-9 PM

You will only be required to attend one audition (you will be assigned an audition slot in a small group, total time required c. 1 hour).

Venue:
Teaterhuset
Rådhusstræde 13,
1466 Copenhagen K

How to register:
If you wish to attend the auditions, please send an email to pantomime@ctcircle.dk as soon as possible, stating which date and time you would prefer.

What to prepare:
For the auditions, please prepare a short comedic monologue (max. 3 minutes in length) and a song. You will also be asked to do some cold readings from the script.

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will be held from October to late December and resume in early January, and will probably be two weekday evenings and a Saturday afternoon. Actors must be prepared to be available every evening from 14 January until the final performance.

 

Not interested in acting, but still want to get involved?

If you are interested in helping out backstage, for example with costume sewing or set building, props, light or sound (you can find a list of the tasks and expected time commitment here), drop us an e-mail at pantomime@ctcircle.dk and we will contact you!