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Auditions

Theatre Under The Stars welcomes both union and non-union performers to audition for our productions. Audition locations vary from production to production, but are frequently held in Houston, Los Angeles and New York City. In each city, auditions will be conducted by members of the TUTS staff and production’s creative team including the director, choreographer and musical director.

Information on all TUTS auditions are advertised through Equity hotlines and other publications specific to each locale. The open call in Houston is additionally announced via press release, and is also noted in the StarMail newsletter, as well as here on the website. Information on how to submit your resume, headshot and schedule an auditions varies from show to show and will be detailed as auditions are announced.

To achieve diverse and high-caliber productions, TUTS invites and encourages interested performers from all walks of the profession to audition.

All performers over the age of 18 in TUTS productions are compensated.

PERFORMERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 should contact the training wing of Theatre Under The Stars, the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre. For more information on the school’s classes, touring troupes, week- and day-camps, and workshop performances call 713.558.8801.

TUTS regrets we do not have the staff time to review audition submissions sent on video or DVD. All auditions must be seen live and in person within the context of a regular casting call for best comparison of talent and suitability.

Rehearsal Information

TUTS holds daytime and evening rehearsals at least six days a week for a minimum of two and a half weeks prior to the opening of each TUTS production. Rehearsals are 7.5 to 12 hours/day in length.

Houston Auditions

Location: TUTS Studios—1st Floor of the Arts and Education Building on the Walker Street side of The Hobby Center Complex (800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002).

All Auditionees MUST

1. Be 18 years of age or older

2. Have 8X10 headshot (color or black-and-white accepted) and resume

3. Have 16 bars of music prepared. Please bring sheet music in your appropriate key.

A pianist will be provided at the audition. TUTS does NOT accept taped accompaniment. Please, no a cappella singing.


PIPPIN Auditions

HOUSTON

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
2:00PM – 6:00PM: Combined EPA/ECC
7:00PM – 11:00PM: Combined Male / Female Dance Call

All dancers must arrive at 7 p.m. to sign in.

Sunday, May 7th, 2017
10:00AM – 2:00PM: By Appointment ONLY
3:00PM – 7:00PM: Callbacks / Additional Dance Call

Anyone interested in this audition should come fully prepared. Auditioners should be aware that TUTS complies with all Actor’s Equity Association guidelines, and that all rehearsals for the production are held in the daytime during normal business hours.

SEEKING*:

Leading Player:
Male/Female, Any ethnicity. The ultimate ‘ring leader.’ Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. Excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience. Ab4 – Db3

Pippin:
Male, Any ethnicity, 16 – 25, our story’s young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo. Ab4 – G2

Charles:
Male, Any ethnicity, 55 – 70, Pippin’s demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride. E4 – G2

Lewis:
Male, Any ethnicity, 25 -35, the son of Charles and Fastrada. More brawn than brains. The perfect soldier, who loves Lewis above all else. Baritone.

Fastrada:
Female, Any ethnicity, 35 – 55, Pippin’s conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son. F5 – A3

Berthe:
Female, Any Ethnicity, 60 – 80, Pippin’s saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest. C5 – E3

Catherine:
Female, Any Ethnicity, 25 – 40, a widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him. Db5 – F#3

Ensemble:
Male/Female. Any ethnicity. Strong Dancers. Charlemagne’s Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players.

*THEATRE UNDER THE STARS is committed to diversity in casting, and will not discriminate against any Actor or applicant for a part in a cast by reason of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, sexual or affectional preference, age, handicap, political persuasion, or belief.