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Auditions

La Cage Aux Folles

Auditions for Bloomington Civic Theatre’s La Cage Aux Folles (Director and Choreographer Joe Chvala, Music Director Anita Ruth) will be Saturday, May 10th starting at 10:00am and Tuesday, May 13th starting at 6:30pm. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, May 20th starting at 6:30pm. APPOINTMENTS IN ADVANCE ARE NECESSARY. Audition location is the Center for the Arts in the Bloomington Civic Plaza, on the southeast corner of 98th St. and Logan Ave. in Bloomington, MN (actual street address is 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.).

This Tony Award-winning story begins after 20 years of un-wedded bliss for Georges and Albin, two men partnered for “better-or-worse.” They get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the “family business”: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez where Albin is the star performer. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.

Requests for appointments and show-related information may be directed to Katie Driscoll, Production Coordinator at kdriscoll@btacmn.org. When making your appointment please provide a preferred date and time and phone number where you can be reached.
 
All adult non-union actors/singers are invited to audition. In addition to the principal roles we are looking for mostly chorus men and some women to play the Cagelles. All roles will receive a $350 stipend. Rehearsals will begin approximately Nov. 24, 2014 and will generally be weeknights with possible/likely weekend rehearsals, subject to change. Plan for a full weekend rehearsal Sat. and Sun., Jan. 10 and 11, 2015. Performance schedule is Jan. 16 – Feb. 15 (21 performances). Please note the rehearsal period and performance dates before requesting an audition time.

Song: Please prepare 16 measures of a song that best highlights your vocal range. Accompanist provided, please bring music. Dance: Please dress for movement and bring tap shoes. Monologue:  Please prepare a one minute dramatic contemporary monologue.

Please be prepared to be at the first audition for at least one hour 15 minutes. Resume and headshot will be collected at the time of audition.

Character Breakdown

Georges – Albin's partner, and owner of La Cage aux Folles.
Albin – Georges' partner, and the star of La Cage aux Folles as drag queen "Zaza."
Jacob – Butler (though he clearly prefers to be called a maid), and Albin's personal assistant.
Jean-Michel – Georges' son from a short-lived affair twenty-four years ago.
Anne Dindon – Jean-Michel's fiancée.
Monsieur Edouard Dindon – Anne's ultra-conservative father, and leader of the Tradition, Family and Morality Party.
Madame Marie Dindon – Edouard's wife and Anne's mother.
Jacqueline – Georges and Albin's friend and the owner of classy restaurant, "Chez Jacqueline."
Monsieur and Madame Renaud – Owners of the Promenade Café.
Francis – Stage manager of La Cage aux Folles.

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