Rodgers and Hamerstein’s Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take re-invents the classic tale of a maid-turned-princess with fresh comedy, wit, and satire. With pumpkin, glass slippers, Fairy Godmother and other classic elements intact, it is now Cinderella’s turn to rescue the Prince, reminding us once again that in a cruel world the act that matters most is kindness. Featuring In My Own Little Corner, Impossible/It's Possible, Ten Minutes Ago and Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?
Cinderella will be directed by Kenneth Beck, a “Big Easy Award” winning performer, choreographer, and director who was recently honored by Nola.com | Times Picayune as the Best Choreographer of 2016 for his work on West Side Story for the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. Mr. Beck will be joined by musical director, Dr. Donna Cavijo, and technical director, D.J. Galliano.
Actors (aged 8 to adult) are needed to fill the many featured roles and ensemble parts. This is an excellent opportunity to gain invaluable stage time and featured character experience. Open auditions will be held in the St. Pius X Multi-Purpose Room, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd, New Orleans, LA on Saturday, April 29th. Reserved audition times are available from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and open auditions is from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. Be prepared to present a brief piece of music (16 bars) and to learn some brief dance combinations.
To sign-up for a reserved audition time, please click this following link: RESERVED AUDTION TIMES
Parent Meeting: May 20 @ 10:00 am
Read Thru: May 20 @ 10:30 am
Rehearsals: May 23 – May 30 (Tue and Thu @ 6:30 pm and Sat @ 10 am)
June 1 – July 1 (Mon, Tue, and Thu @ 6:30 pm and Sat @ 10 am)
July 6 – July 20 (Mon, Tue, Wed, and Thu @ 6:30 pm and Sat @ 10 am)
Performances: July 21 @ 7:30 pm, 22 @ 7:30 pm, and 23 @ 2 pm
July 27 @ 7:30 pm, 28 @ 7:30 pm and 29 @ 1 pm (tentative) and 7:30 pm
The production schdule is tenative and subject to change.
Crew and Volunteer
It’s expected that all cast members & their families will assist where they are able. We’ll need help with costumes, set construction, props, publicity, concessions & an assortment of tasks.
Thank you for considering sponsoring the St. Pius X Players 2017 summer production. The mission of the Players is to foster community and family interaction, to provide an opportunity for the expression of creative talents, and to produce a quality theatrical production. This is only possible with the generous support of our local community. Please click on the following links to download a Sponsorship Form or to Become a Sponsor by donating online.
Lord Pinkleton: The Lord Chancellor’s right-hand man, he announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather to the villagers.
Ella: Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, beautiful and funny. She courageously challenges the prince to change the policies in his kingdom – and helps him discover who he truly is.
Topher: A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life. Though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Attractive and charming but not a stereotypical ladies man, he is thoughtful, appealing and innocent – with an unforced goofy streak.
Madame: Ella’s selfish stepmother, she is 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, and though he is Topher’s trusted advisor, he is devious and selfish. Using propaganda and dishonesty, he keeps Topher isolated and in the dark about his kingdom.
Marie: A friend to Ella, and the town’s resident crazy lady and beggar-woman, she is actually a fairy godmother in disguise. Wise, warm, otherworldly and charming, Marie rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dreams a possibility.
Gabrielle: Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame, she is 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.
Jean-Michel: A feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class. 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.
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 an opportunity to be the center of attention.
About the PIUS PLAYERS
The St. Pius X Players has been producing quality Musicals for over 20 years. Founded in 1994 by Bob & Nancy Kearney for members and friends of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Lake Vista, the Players has grown over the years to include actors and crewmembers from around the New Orleans area. Our mission is to share the experience of being part of a live theater production in a family oriented environment. Our past productions have included: The Lion King (2016), The Little Mermaid, (2015), Peter Pan (2014), Oliver! (2013 and 1995), Seussical the Musical (2012), Bye Bye Birdie (2011), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (2010), My Fair Lady (2009), Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2008), Cinderella (2006), The Sound Of Music (2005), South Pacific (2004), The Wizard of Oz (2003), The Best of Bob (2002), Annie Get Your Gun (2001), Fiddler on the Roof (2000), Annie (1999), The King and I (1998), Night on Broadway (1994), and The Music Man (1994).
For additional information you may call (504) 909-6202; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit us online at stpiusxnola.org/pius-players.