January 5, 2013

City Theatre of Independence*

Once Upon a Mattress by Mary Rodgers/Book by Jay
Thompson, Dean Fuller, Marshall Barer
Directed by Shari Johnson

Auditions January 14 & 15, 7-9 pm Callbacks
January 16, 2012

Production April 4-7 & 11-14, 2013

Principals 3F, 6M Featured 1F, 1M
Singing & Dancing Ensemble

An equal opportunity for all

City Theatre of Independence announces auditions
for the musical ONCE UPON A MATTRESS by Jay
Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller, Lyrics
by Marshall Barer, Music by Mary Rodgers Directed
by Shari Wassergord-Johnson
January 14 and 15th 7pm-9pm
Invited callbacks Jan 16
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is a comic retailing of the
fairy tale the Princess and the Pea.
Please bring a 1 minute prepared musical selection
with sheet music, scheduling conflicts, and a
picture. Monologue cold readings will also be
available. Roles available for 9
leading/supporting characters (3 women, 6 men) and
10 ensemble. Anyone age 16 and up, all
ethnicities and physical types encouraged to
Roles include:
Queen Aggravain (age 40 and up alto) A controlling
women, she runs the kingdom with an iron fist
Princess Winnifred (age 18-40 belt) A not-typical
princess, brash and brave.
Prince Dauntless (age 18-40 baritone) mousy, just
learning to speak up for himself
King Sextimus (age 40 and up) A non-speaking, non-
singing role, extremely physical, a caring father
with a sense of humor who has a problem avoiding
responsibility, he communicates with gestures
Jester (age 16-50 tenor) does soft shoe number
Sir Harry (age 16-40 tenor) typical dashing
leading man type, wants to do the right thing
Lady Larken (age 16-40 soprano) ingenue type
Wizard (age 16-40 baritone) villain- this role has
lots of room for interpretation, he is a toady to
the Queen
Minstrel (age 18 and up tenor) new to the kingdom,
he's just finding his way, guitar skills a plus.
Rehearsals are Monday-Thursday evenings and
Saturday afternoons. Performances are April 4-7,

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