Sunday March 19 at 7:00PM & Monday March 20 at 7:00PM
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
Performances Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm from May 19 – June 4, 2017. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be at the theatre located at 18091-33 Upper Bay Rd., Nassau Bay, TX 77058
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
Character Breakdown (Preliminary):
- Leading Player – 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.
Gender: Both, Vocal range top: Ab4, Vocal range bottom: Db3
- Pippin – 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.
Gender: Male, Age: 18 to 29, Vocal range top: Ab4, Vocal range bottom: G2
- Charles – 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.
Gender: Male, Age: 50 to 60, Vocal range top: E4, Vocal range bottom: G2
Lewis – Charlemagne and Fastrada’s son. Strong and not bright. Pippin’s half-brother and after Pippin, heir to the throne. Addicted to the physical, Lewis loves weight lifting, Lewis loves wrestling, but most of all, Lewis loves Lewis. Requires good physicality. Gender: Male
Fastrada – 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.Gender: Female, Age: 35 to 45, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: A3
Berthe – 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.Gender: Female, Age: 50-70’s, Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: E3
Catherine – 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.Gender: Female, Age: 25 to 35, Vocal range top: Db5, Vocal bottom: F#3
Theo – Catherine’s son. Male, 7-14 yrs old.
Ensemble – Charlemagnes Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players
For any questions regarding the play or the auditions, please email Director Michelle Robinson
CREW MEMBERS & NEWBIES:
Audition nights are a perfect time to come out, meet the director, and express your interest in helping out backstage, be it in the role of a stage manager, lights & sound operator, concessions, or whatever else you might like to do.
They’re also GREAT for first-timers to come out and observe how things are done, maybe express interest in being a helper, or read for a part! We almost always cast at least one person who’s never been on stage before. You never know what can happen!
“Clear Creek has a great depth of talent in its acting pool and it’s always good to see all roles, large and small, performed to a high standard.”
Shannon Caldwell , The Galveston Daily News