Cinderella - Character List

Actors of all abilities will be considered for all roles.

NOTE: To audition for a principle role, you must prepare the song listed below; no outside songs accepted. For those auditioning for ensemble, we will teach the ensemble song during auditions (though of course feel free to learn it ahead of time as well).

PRINCIPLE ROLES
ELLA - a character in her mid-20s, any ethnicity. Outwardly quiet, devoted, kind-hearted, and unassuming, inside she is also strong, intelligent, idealistic, and funny. A dreamer who can always see the good inside people. Soprano, B3-Eb5. Key solos: In My Own Little Corner, He Was Tall; multiple duets and small-group numbers. Audition song: In My Own Little Corner, measures 70-94

PRINCE TOPHER - a character in his mid-20s, any ethnicity. A lost hero who wants to do the right thing; innocent and charming yet also goofy. Not sure what to do about himself or his kingdom. Baritone, C#3-A4. Solo: Me, Who Am I? (parts with ensemble); multiple duets and small-group numbers. Audition song: Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful, measures 25-39

MARIE - a character anywhere from her 40s to immortal, any ethnicity. Appears to be a crazy beggar woman, but turns out to be a fairy godmother. Soprano, A3-Ab5. Key solo: There's Music In You; key duet: Impossible/It's Possible. Audition song: Impossible, measures 1 (including pick-up)-22

CHARLOTTE - a character in her 20s to early 30s, any ethnicity. Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Her mother’s daughter, but younger. Expects to be the center of attention and thinks more highly of herself than anyone else. Mezzo-Soprano, B3-F5. Key solo: Stepsister's Lament; key small group number: A Lovely Night. Audition song: Stepsister's Lament, measures 3-17

JEAN-MICHEL - a character in his mid-20s, any ethnicity. Wannabe revolutionary scholar; passionate on behalf of his peasant class. Interested in Gabrielle. Baritone, C3-G4. Key solo section in: The Prince Is Giving A Ball/Now Is The Time; key duet/trio: Now Is The Time (reprise). Audition song: Now Is The Time, measures 12-27

GABRIELLE - a character in her 20s, any ethnicity. Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Doesn’t believe in or fit in with Madame’s plans, yet has not been ready to stand up for herself. Soprano, C4-G5. Key duets/trios: A Lovely Night (reprise), Now Is The Time (reprise); key small group number: A Lovely Night. Audition song: Now Is The Time, measures 12-27

MADAME - a character in her 50s to 60s, any ethnicity. Ella‘s stepmother; a vain, materialistic, social climber who channels her ambitions through her daughters. Mezzo-Soprano, C4-D5. Key small group number: A Lovely Night Audition song: Stepsister's Lament, measures 3-17

SEBASTIAN - a character in his 50s to 60s, any ethnicity. The Lord Chancellor, entrusted by Topher’s parents to raise him to kingship. He has become pretentious, pompous, and power-hungry, trying to keep his influence over the kingdom. Baritone, C3-F4. Key small group numbers: The Prince Is Giving a Ball/Now Is the Time, Announcing the Banquet. Audition song: The Prince Is Giving a Ball/Now Is the Time, measures 2 (including pickup)-11

LORD PINKLETON - a character in his 30s to 50s, any ethnicity. The Lord Chancellor‘s right-hand man; chief herald. Tenor, D3-A4. Key small group numbers: The Prince Is Giving a Ball/Now Is the Time, Announcing the Banquet. Audition song: The Prince Is Giving a Ball/Now Is the Time, measures 76 (including pickup)-93

ENSEMBLE
All ethnicities and abilities to play townspeople, ladies of the court, knights, heralds, pages/squires.
Vocal ranges:
Soprano: C4-Ab5
Alto: Bb3-F5
Tenor: D3-G4
Basses: Db3-F4
Audition song: Prologue, measures 21 (including pickup)-36