Auditions for the Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts upcoming production of Cinderella will take place Wednesday December 18 and Thursday December 19 at the Lebowsky Center. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with auditions starting at 6:30 p.m.

Director Garrett Bradley announced there are roles for males and females, high school age and up. Those who audition should prepare a portion of song, preferably one in the musical theater genre, and bring sheet music if possible. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners will learn a short dance combination and do some readings from the script. It is not necessary to attend both nights.

Performance dates are February 28, 29, March 1, 6, 7 & 8. Please bring a list of conflicts to aid the director in creating the rehearsal schedule.

This contemporary take on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic features the most beloved songs from the original in a hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane, who has added some new characters and surprising twists.

Contact Garrett Bradley at garrett@lebowskycenter.com for any questions.

Ella: Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, beautiful and funny. Idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies of his kingdom – and helps him discover who he truly is. Always her late father’s daughter, she is determined to see the good in everyone despite her hardships and suffering. We see her blossom into a confident woman.

Topher: A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life. Though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Charming but NOT a stereotypical ladies’ man, he is thoughtful, appealing and innocent – with an unforced goofy streak. Moral, genuine and kind-hearted, he is at a crossroads and must take control of his kingdom and his future.

Madame: Ella’s selfish stepmother. The epitome of vanity and fashion. A ravenous social climber who values wealth, status and material possessions above all else. Unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel, Madame schemes her way up the social ladder.

Sebastian: The kingdom’s Lord Chancellor. Though he is Topher’s trusted adviser, he is devious and selfish. Using propaganda and dishonesty, he keeps Topher isolated and in the dark about his kingdom. Sebastian rules without regard for the lower class, or anyone other than itself – and he truly believes he deserves to rule the kingdom.

Marie: A friend to Ella and the town’s resident crazy lady and beggar woman, Marie is actually a fairy godmother in disguise. Wise, warm, otherworldly and charming, Marie rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dreams a reality.

Gabrielle: Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Encouraged by her mother and sister to value material wealth and social status, she unenthusiastically joins them in their abrasive behavior. Quietly passionate, empathetic and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel. Ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in.

Charlotte: Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Brash, self-centered, materialistic, snooty, loud, sassy and bratty, she has a ridiculously high, but unfounded, opinion of herself. She never passes up and opportunity to be the center of attention.

Jean-Michel: A feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class. Impetuous. A firebrand but lacks authority and isn’t taken seriously as a revolutionary. Has a crush on Gabrielle, though their courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes.

Lord Pinkleton: The Lord Chancellor’s right-hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets and even weather to the villagers.

Ensemble: Knights, Peasants, Serfs, Townspeople, Footman, Coachman, Ladies and Gentleman of the Court, Servants etc.