February 5 & 6, 6-8pm
Callbacks: February 11, 1-3pm
Open to All Ages
Casting actors of all ages for The Blind Princess, a collaboration between co-producers Plays For Non-Profits and CCA Children’s Theatre. Local playwright/composer William Weiler and director Sullivan Mackintosh are excited to re-vamp this musical fairytale for the 10th Anniversary of its original production, and are seeking actors and singers of all ages to bring this interactive story to life.
Blind from birth, Princess Mei-Lei despairs, as a string of magicians and doctors try to cure her of her blindness. Her father, the Emperor Ming, has offered riches to anyone who succeeds, but the Emperor Scorpion, of a rival neighboring kingdom, offers what appears to be unity by way of marriage to his son, Prince Vulture.
Ming’s devoted chamberlain, Sun-Sen, is also in love with Mei-Lei, in this romantic, humorous production. Along the way, we follow the theft of the country’s greatest treasure, the magic sparrow’s mate, in hopes that the birds can be reunited to save Ming’s kingdom.
The story takes place somewhere between Ming dynasty China and the imagination of a young child. We are specifically seeking actors with Asian heritage to play Princess Mei-Lei and the Emperor (or Empress) Ming. Actors of any ethnicity will be considered for all other roles, and most roles can be played by any gender. Columbia Center for the Arts is committed to diversity in casting and representing our community on stage.
Adult Narrator (a parent or grandparent): any gender, 30s-70s
Child Narrator: any gender, age 8-12
Princess Mei-Lei: female, teen-30s
Emperor Ming: any gender, 40s-60s
Rounder, a witty seeing-eye pig: any gender, age 9-14
Sun-Sen, the Emperor’s advisor: male, teen-30s
Emperor Scorpion: any gender, 40s-60s
Prince Vulture, Scorpion’s son: male, teen-30s
Wise Grandmother: female, 50s-70s
Also in the cast are doctors, magicians, guards, toy-makers, and sparrows (puppeteers): any gender, teen-adult
Choose the best audition time/location for you. You only need to attend one audition, but please set aside the callback date so that you are available if we would like to see you further.***Note that there will be additional audition dates scheduled for other locations in the Gorge. Check back for updates!
Please prepare a song, unaccompanied, for auditions. The audition will also consist of movement work and reading from the script. Dress comfortably, and be prepared to share your scheduling conflicts for the months of March-May.
Rehearsals will begin in early March. Performances are May 18-26, 2018.