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No Experience Necessary!

Directed by Stephen Redmon

Auditions: Monday, November 10 at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks: (if needed) Wednesday, November 12 at 7:00pm (if callbacks are not needed, Wednesday will be utilized as a read/sing thru rehearsal)
Location: CEC (1800 Nelwood Drive)

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Synopsis: The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.

Audition info: Please prepare a two minute or less selection of a song from a musical. Musical accompaniment is preferred but not required. If it is available, please bring sheet music to be played by our accompanist; a CD/digital track is okay too. Please craft an audition that showcases both your singing and acting abilities.

There are 15 Characters and plenty of opportunities for you to begin your theatre journey as “Guests at the Ball” or “Townspeople” with a wide variety of male and female opportunities.  We are also looking for 5 or more children to be a part of this wonderful production. 

Rehearsals and Performance information:

Rehearsals begin on Monday, November 17 – 19
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve breaks will be scheduled once the cast is selected and conflicts are determined. 
Opening Night is January 22
Performance Dates: January 22-25January 29- February 1 and February 5-8
There will be two benefit performances, a matinee on Saturday, January 24 and an evening performance on Wednesday, January 28th.

There may be some Saturday rehearsals depending on schedules and conflicts. This is an ensemble show so everyone’s presence at rehearsals is very important. Please bring a list of all conflicts with you to the auditions. If you have conflicts (and everybody does) don’t worry…it does not mean that you won’t be cast…but we do need to know about them in order to schedule rehearsals dates and times in a timely and efficient manner.

If you have any questions or need to schedule a different audition time, please contact the director, Stephen Redmon at 

CEC celebrates the diversity of our community. Anyone, regardless of background or experience, is welcome to audition or participate in any way!

Helpful Audition Information
Whether you have auditioned many times before or have never auditioned for a show at all we would like your audition to be a fun and memorable experience at CEC. We have put together some helpful hints to make your audition a good experience.

Nonmusical Auditions (Straight plays)
Dress appropriately for the audition. Wear something you will be comfortable in. The director may have you acting out a scene in which there is a lot of movement. Speak clearly and loud enough so the director can hear and understand you.

Musical Auditions
Dress appropriately for the audition. Women - Do not wear tight skirts, dresses or clothing that will impede your movements. Also bring comfortable shoes to wear. High heels and sandals will get in the way. Men - Don't wear ball caps or sunglasses during the audition. These items are a distraction to the director. Wear clothes that you would work out at the gym with. If you have dance shoes Please bring them otherwise bring tennis shoes. CEC has facilities in which you may change clothes if you wish to bring them. Remember that you are not auditioning for a fashion show.

Have a Song Prepared
Choose a song that will emphasize your vocal range and will allow the director to hear you clearly. Even if you just sing Happy Birthday, practice it before you audition. During a musical audition an accompanist is available if you wish to bring sheet music. A CD player and cassette player are also available.

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