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"Once Upon A Mattress" Auditions-Charlotte, NC - Casting ID # 1608225
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Charlotte, NC Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-13-20
Audition Date 01-21-20 Submission deadline 01-20-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on a familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.


There is no need to bring any tracks or sheet music because the audition will be A CAPPELLA! Please make sure to act out each character as well. We are looking for someone who understands the character and why they are singing what they are singing.

Please dress comfy because there will be a dance audition as well!

We will also be reading some scenes from the show as well. These are called cold-reads. Cold-reads are scenes/monologues handed out at an audition that you have never looked at before and do not have memorized. You will have a few seconds to look over and read through it before you come on-stage and act out whatever you are handed. It doesn't have to be memorized… just act it!

*The role of the King is mute. We are looking for someone who is good at getting the point across without speaking. Think charades or mime but acting.

Role # 1 Minstrel
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The handsome narrator of the story, as well as in the musical story line. He becomes smitten with Lady Larken and tries to persuade her to flee to Normandy with him. He and the Jester join forces to stop the Queen's plans.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Princess No. 12
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She is the first Princess that the audience sees who is performing the rounds of tests. Very eager, smart, thinks well on her feet – of course the Prince wants to marry her.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Wizard
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The egotistical, ex-performer who directly serves the Queen. He is the Queen's Henchman and thinks of all the Princess' tests. He prides himself in his position and basically obeys all of the Queen's orders.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Lady Larken
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Is the Queen's Lady-in-Waiting but is put in charge of Princess Winnifred. She is madly in love with Sir Harry and desperately wants to marry him because she is pregnant with his baby. She tries to flee the Kingdom after having an argument with Sir Harry, but is convinced by Winnifred to reunite with him.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Queen Aggravain
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The loud, talkative woman who really rules the country. She is an overprotective, stubborn, sly Mom who is trying to keep her son, Prince Dauntless, from getting married.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Prince Dauntless
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A nice, not too smart, everyday type of young Prince who desperately wants to get married, but is prevented by his mother's strict tests that she gives to all potential candidates.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 King Sextimus
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

"The Silent" A kind, expressive, playful, and comedic character who is silent due to a curse placed upon him by a witch before the birth of Dauntless. He likes to chase girls through the corridors of the castle. Needs good improv skills.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Jester
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An energetic and peppy man who is the King's right-hand man and assists him with every endeavor. The Jester also plots with the Minstrel to spoil the Queen's plans.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Sir Harry
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

He is the Queen's Champion-in-Arms - the Lancelot of Knights – the macho, slightly egotistical, brave, romantic knight who decides to leave the kingdom to search for a princess, and finds Princess Winnifred in the swamp. Easily jealous, but loves Lady Larken with all his heart. Harry cannot marry Lady Larken until Prince Dauntless has found a suitable bride.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Princess Winnifred
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

"Princess Winnifred the Woebegone" A feisty, outspoken, independent, strong, optimistic, and free-thinking princess from the swamp lands. She isn't too good with manners. She wants to get married, but must go through the queen's unfair test as well. The Prince, naturally, falls madly in love with her.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Sir Studley
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A member of the court who dances.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Lady Mabelle
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She's French and doesn't understand English to well – she just tends to say "Yes" a lot.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Nightengale
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

"Of Smarkand" A royal pet that sings a lullaby to put Winnifred to sleep.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Lady Rowena
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Lady Merrill
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Lady Lucille
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Lady Helena
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Lady Sarah
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Sir Luce
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Sir Russell
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Sir Michael
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Sir Humphrey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Woman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Emily
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Soldiers
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Servants
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Musicians
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -