We recently held auditions for this show, but are still looking to fill some of the roles. If you would like to be involved in the Canberra premiere of La Cage Aux Folles weâ€™d love to hear from you. Thank you to those people who did audition on the weekend â€“ we have not yet made any casting decisions. This wonâ€™t happen until after the second round of auditions has taken place.
We are looking for experienced adult performers for a range of acting, singing and dancing roles- see the list of characters below to what is required for each role
Auditions – Sunday 15 May 2005, ANU Arts Centre
To book an audition, phone Jenny on 0402 712 840 weekends or after 7.00pm weekdays
Director – Cathie Clelland
Musical Director – Rose Shorney
Choreographer – Belynda Buck
Music and lyrics – Jerry Herman (Mame and Hello Dolly)
Season – August 2005
Based on a French film by Jean Poiret, La Cage Aux Folles is a fabulous, flamboyant musical comedy about love, life – and family values in a decidedly unconventional family.
Georges and Albin have a happy if stormy life together, running a drag club where Albin stars as Za Za, drag queen extraordinaire. But when Georges’ son Jean-Michel announces his engagement to Anne, the daughter of a notoriously narrow-minded politician, their efforts to “play it straight” for a meeting with the in-laws result in high insanity.
This multi-Tony award winning musical was written by Jerry Herman, who also wrote Mack and Mabel, Hello Dolly & Mame and was later made into the film â€œThe Birdcageâ€ starring Robin Williams.
List of Characters
- Georges – A star, mature and attractive, good singer, energetic, loving and caring, must move well
- Albin/Za Za – A performer of star quality, mature, great powerhouse of a Broadway voice, fine comic actor
- Jean-Michel – Must appear to be 20 years old, handsome, brunette, masculine, well-mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancÃ©e, Anne; lyric baritone who acts, sings and moves well
- Jacob – Male butler/maid in his early 20â€™s, brilliant comedian who sings and moves well
- Anne – 18-21; Jean-Michelâ€™s fiancÃ©e; lovely to look at; spunky, a superb dancer who acts well
- Edouard Dindon – Anneâ€™s father, right-wing radical politician; pompous; quirky; must sing, move well, and be a fine comedian
- Marie Dindon – Anneâ€™s mother; 48-62, shy, retiring, sexually repressed and sex-starved; good singer and actress who moves well; must look great in a leotard for the finale
- Jacqueline – Mature, female friend of Georges and Albin; owns a chic restaurant; attractive, charming; very theatrical; not necessarily a singer
- Renaud – Mature, male friend of Georges and Albin, owns a small cafÃ©; understudies both of the 2 leads
- Les Cagelles – 6 males and 2 females; strong dancers who can also sing; all the Cagelles dancers have lines
- St Tropez Townspeople – 4 females; 4 males; singers and actors, some dance ability; all characters have lines
Francis – Male stage manager in Georgesâ€™ club; strong actor/dancer