Auditions - "Andersen: A Fairy Tale Life"
Directed by June McCarty Clair
An original musical by June McCarty Clair, John C. Clair and Derek Hakes will be presented at the Illusion Theater at the Hennepin Center for the Arts for a limited engagement June 28,29, 30, 2012.
The director is looking for some actors to round out the cast. Parts needed are:
Mette, the fortune Teller – needs to have an excellent soprano singing voice, ages 20-60.
Jonas Collin – Andersen’s mentor, age 35-55
Henrietta C ollin – Jonas’ wife, age 35-55
Giuseppe Siboni – Director of the Danish Royal Opera Chorus – age 35-65 - needs to have an excellent tenor voice. Italian accent preferred.
Four young boys, age 10-12, unchanged voices, must be able to do simple dancing.
“Andersen: A Fairy Tale Life” tells the true story of Hans Christian Andersen’s rise from abject poverty in an obscure village on the tiny island of Funen in Denmark, to become the most famous person in all of Europe.
Andersen’s grandmother told him tales of his noble ancestry, his peasant mother told him stories from the rich folk lore of ancient Denmark, and his educated father nurtured his love of literature and theater. With no formal training, Andersen was determined to be famous in the Arts. He pursued the upper class intelligentsia of his island to nurture and promote him, and with their encouragement, set sail for the throbbing city of Copenhagen, with its narrow, winding streets and rich cultural life. With grit and determination, and an uncanny knack for self-promotion, Andersen overcame enormous obstacles, and finally took flight as a writer, and became famous the world over.
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