Auditions for Theatre Charlotte's 90th season opener, Aida, will be held July 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. each night. Seeking to cast an ethnically diverse group for this production that begins rehearsals on July 30. Here is a general breakdown of the characters in Aida. However, watch or read about the show in order to gain a better understanding. Many characters change during a show and you want to be familiar with when they change and most importantly, why they change.
Aida- A beautiful, brave Nubian Princess who is loyal to her people but is torn between her heritage and love for an Egyptian Captain. Daughter of King Amonasro. Range: G3-F5 (generally an alto but the range suggests a mezzo soprano singer)
Amneris- A beautiful and materialistic Egyptian Princess who is the betrothed of Captain Radames. Daughter of the Pharaoh. Range: E3-E5 (Soprano-Belter)
Amonasro- An honorable and peaceful man who is imprisoned by Egypt. The King of Nubia and father to Aida. SPEAKING ROLE
Mereb- A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames. He is faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt. Range: G3-A5 (Tenor)
Nehebka-A Nubian slave who is friendly with Aida. She creates a robe for the Nubian Princess. Range: G3-E5 (mezzo soprano)
Pharaoh- The Leader of Egypt and father to Amneris. An older, distinguished gentleman. SPEAKING ROLE
Radames- An Egyptian Captain and the son of Zoser. A strong, handsome, adventurous soldier who falls in love with Aida. Range: G3- Ab5 (Tenor)
Zoser- The manipulative and evil Chief Minister hungry for power. He attempts to poison the Pharaoh and is father to Radames. Range: D4-D5 (Baritone)
Based on the opera of the same name by Verdi, the story a tragic love affair between the princess of Nubia, and the Egyptian captain (Radames) who captures, enslaves, and gives her to his fiance, Amneris, the princess of Egypt. Aida and Amneris strike up an unlikely friendship that further complicates the triangle.
This show requires a vocally powerful ensemble with top-notch dance skills (specifically seeking two young female dancers with belly dance experience). Roles in the ensemble consist of guards, soldiers, slaves, merchants, attendants, and the Pharaoh's court. Aida incorporates a number of different vocal styles that include a more traditional Broadway sound, pop, rock, and gospel. Dance style is primarily Broadway jazz with a couple instances of African dance.
Please prepare a 16-bar cut of a contemporary musical theatre or rock song. Additionally, please bring (or wear) appropriate attire for the dance call. Actors need only come to one night of auditions unless called back. Because of the summer vacation, video auditions will be considered.
2017-2018 Season Shows
Auditions for The Grapes of Wrath will be held September 10 and 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be September 12, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Auditions for A Christmas Carol will be held October 14 and 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. Callbacks will be October 15, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Auditions for The Nerd will be held October 29 and 30, 2017 at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be November 1, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Auditions for A Time To Kill will be held January 28 and 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be January 30, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Auditions for Spring Awakening will be held March 25 and 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be March 27, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Anyone interested in performing on stage at Theatre Charlotte is welcome to audition. For musicals, generally you will be required to prepare a song and bring the sheet music to the audition and come dressed to move. For non-musicals you will most likely be asked to read scenes from the script. Perusal copies of scripts are often available for those interested in auditioning. Rehearsals are usually held Sunday through Thursday evenings. Theatre Charlotte is committed to diversity on our stage and in our audience. We strongly encourage actors of color to audition.