Lakewood Theatre Company

Auditions for the musical Pippin are by appointment, April 28 & 29, 2018. Click here to sign up online.

Chess at Lakewood Theatre Company, Lake Oswego, Oregon

Lakewood Theatre Company will be having open auditions for roles in the musical PIPPIN on SATURDAY, APRIL 28 and SUNDAY, APRIL 29. Music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) and the book is by Roger O. Hirson.

Actors may sign up for auditions online to secure a slot. If you are unable to navigate this process, call Lakewood Theatre at 503-635-3901.

Location: Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

PIPPIN is directed by Paul Angelo. The musical director is Valery Saul, and choreography is by Erin Shannon.


Location: Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Audition Requirements:

  • You can email a resume and head shot to and note PIPPIN AUDITION and your LAST NAME in the subject line. Please list all conflicts between late July - October 14. Please bring both resume and head shot to your audition appointment as back up.
  •  Please prepare 32 bars (approx 1 minute) in the style of the show. Please provide music properly notated and in the key you like, an accompanist will be provided. Please, no recorded music or a cappella singing. And also note: you may be asked to sing from the score at the audition.
  • Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored.

 
Important Dates:

Rehearsal schedule:  Rehearsals are scheduled to begin late July and continue six days a week until opening on September 7, 2018.
 
Performance schedule: Pippin opens September 7 and continues through October 14, 2018. Performances are Thurs-Sat at 7:30 PM, two Wednesday evening performances at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:00 and some Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM. Lakewood Theatre Company features an intimate 220-seat theatre located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.

About Pippin
Pippin originally made its debut on the Broadway stage in 1972 winning 5 Tony Awards followed by the 2013 revival, also a multiple Tony winner. This production will be the 2013 revival script and score.
 
With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival in 2013, this updated version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.
 
The story: Leading us all on a wild journey, the Leading Player and a troupe of players tell the story of the heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin, who is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment (Corner of the Sky). He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield (War is a ‘Science’ & ‘Glory’), the temptations of the flesh (With You), and the intrigues of political power after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great (‘Morning Glow’.) In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day. 
 



Breakdown of Roles:

Please note: All roles are open. Lakewood supports and encourages diversity in all casting. All roles receive remuneration

Leading Player
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. An 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 21
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
Pippin’s half-brother.

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: 67 to 67
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 range bottom: F#3

Ensemble
Charlemagnes Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players

Auditions are by appointment. CLICK HERE to sign up online for an audition slot. Callbacks, if needed, will be at the Director's discretion.

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