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AUDITIONS

Upcoming Auditions:

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Anastasia Audition Dates: June 24 at 7:30 and June 29th at 11:30, callbacks to follow.

Please prepare a 16 to 32-bar cut of a classic or contemporary musical theatre piece and bring your resume and headshot. Please be prepared to only sing 16 bars! We may cut you off if it goes longer than that. Thank you!


Please be prepared to dance! There will be time to change clothes if you wish.

 

Little Anastasia and Alexei should look like a five-year-old. Please only audition if you look like you could play 5 years old.

There will be no other children in the ensemble. We will only be casting one boy and one girl.

If you are auditioning for other roles including the adult ensemble you must be a rising 9th grader.

Production Staff:
Producer: Patricia Barry
Co-Directors: Claudia Noto and Kerry White
Choreographer: Christine Baglivio
Musical Director: Beth Moore
Stage Manager: Jackie Drudy

*All Roles Open*

Anya/Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov
Playing age: 26
Range:G3-F5,BelttoD5. Disney-esque Soprano or Mezzo
DanceRequirement: Some movement
Anya is brave, fiery, witty, and above all determined. With no memory of her life before age 17 and having lived through the horrors of the Russian Revolution, Anya jumps at the sound of gunshots and is distrustful of strangers, but there is steel hiding just beneath the surface. Anya is strong-willed and compassionate. Her mantra, “Home, love, family” is her goal. All she knows is her family is in Paris and she will find them however she can.

 
Dmitry Sudayev
Playing age: 28
Range:A2-G4. “Baritenor”
Dance Requirement: Some Movement
Dmitry is a scoundrel with a heart of gold. A street rat who grew into a conman, Dimitry does all he does to get out of poverty and is not above lying, cheating, and stealing to do so–that is until he meets Anya. What starts as just another scheme (albeit much bigger than anything he’s tried to pull off before) turns into the adventure of a lifetime that requires Dimitry to look inward and figure out how to put the one he loves before himself.


Vladimir “Vlad” Popov
Playing age: Mid 40s-Early 50s (No age really specified)
Range:A2-F4. Comic Baritone
Dance Requirement: Strong mover
Vlad is Dmitry’s partner in crime (literally) and surrogate father. Before the revolution he scammed his way through society pretending to be a count. Vlad is dramatic, crafty, and a big softie at heart. While he, like Dmitry, is not above lying, cheating, and stealing, he cares greatly for his loved ones and is generally affable, though he can be calculating when he needs to be.

Deputy Commissioner Gleb Vaganov
Playing age: Mid 30s
Range:A2 Gb4. Baritone with a strong upper extension.
Dance Requirement: None.
Gleb is the villain of the show, though not a bad person. He fully believes in the Communist ideals he follows. Loyal, honest, and hard working, Gleb almost has the potential to be a hero (he’s very much the hero of his own story). A deeply conflicted person, Gleb’s infatuation (and borderline obsession) with Anya leads to his battle with the idea of doing one’s duty vs. doing what is right.

Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevitch
Playing age: ~40 (She’s based on Lili Dehn- a real life Russian countess who was a family friend of the Romanovs- so I based her age around how old Dehn would’ve been in 1927/28)
Range:G3 C5 Jazzy Mezzo with an upper extension.
DanceRequirement:Dancer (Ideally a strong dancer)
Lily is the lady in waiting to the Dowager Empress. She has been by the Dowager’s side since before the revolution. Lily is clever, dutiful, and above all fun (when not working for the Dowager). She deals with her exile from Russia with a sort of resigned dark humor...and a LOT of vodka. She and Vlad were once an item (unbeknownst to her oblivious husband) and rekindle their romance upon re-uniting.

Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna Romanov
Playing age: 80
Range: F3-Bb4. A regal Mezzo
Dance Requirement: None
The Dowager Empress has lost everything she once held dear and must now put up with imposter upon imposter never allowing her to grieve in peace. She is icy, proud, and regal (not to mention intimidating) to all but her family. Though, she does have a very sharp wit. She is especially warm with Anastasia both when a child and after it’s revealed that Anya really is the princess. She commands authority and attention the minute she enters a room.

Young Anastasia (Doubles in Ensemble as well)
Playing age: ~5 for Young Anastasia, (cast with an older child, normally between 9 and 14)
Range:C4-C5, a sweet child soprano
Dance Requirement: Very little.
Young Anastasia is the willful, brave, proud, and precocious youngest daughter of the Tsar. She has a special bond with her grandmother (whom she calls Nana).


Alexei (Doubles in Ensemble as well)
Playing age:  ~5
Range:C4-C5, a sweet child soprano
Dance Requirement: Very little.
Alexei was the Tsarevich (Heir to the throne) and only boy of the Romanov siblings. He suffered from debilitating hemophelia that often left him bed-ridden. Anya mentions that he was her best friend.

Ensemble

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