Auditions for New Minowa Players’ summer production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” will be held April 22 and 23, at the New Minowa Players Theatre, 906 South Mill Street, Decorah.
There are five principal acting roles plus an acting ensemble of an additional 20-25 individuals. The acting ensemble will play supporting and cameo roles including Romani, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris.
There is also a cathedral choir of 24-32 singers, situated within the set for the entirety of the show, which provides accompanying vocals, as well as having their own featured numbers.
The audition process will be as follows:
Everyone auditioning must fill out an AUDITION FORM, available at newminowaplayers.org, before the audition date. Those auditioning only to be in the Cathedral Choir should come either at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, or 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 23. The audition will consist of sight-reading and a test of vocal range. No additional preparation is required.
Those auditioning for principals and/or the acting ensemble should prepare a 16-32 bar vocal selection and a 60-second monologue to be performed individually. Please do not sing a song from Hunchback. Following the individual audition, there will be a brief group choreography session. Those auditioning should dress in comfortable clothing and footwear that allows for safe movement.
Callbacks, if necessary, will be Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m.
Auditions are open to individuals 14 years and older. While adapted from the beloved Disney film, please be aware the show is a darker and more mature version, closer to Victor Hugo’s novel. Please take note that being invited to audition for this production, either directly or indirectly, does not guarantee a role. Actors of any ethnicity or gender identity are encouraged to audition. Full character descriptions and a link to the audition form can be found at newminowaplayers.org.