The Concord Players Announce Auditions for

Mr. Roberts

Director: Nancy Curran Willis
Music Director: Don Boroson
Choreographer: Jennifer Condon

From the Oscar-winning team of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero.  Set in the famous 15th-century Paris cathedral, the unlikely hero Quasimodo must save the beautiful and kind gypsy girl, Esmeralda from the evil archdeacon, Frollo.

Auditions for The Hunchback of Notre Dame will be held on
Wednesday, November 29 from 7-10 pm, and Friday, December 1 from 7-10 pm, at 51 Walden St, Concord MA.

Callbacks are scheduled for Sunday, December 3 starting at 7pm, at 51 Walden St.

Note: We will be auditioning a Choir, separate from the Ensemble, at a later date. (For more info on the Choir, scroll down to the end of the Character Descriptions, below).

Rehearsals will be Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursday evenings at 51 Walden St, Concord. There will be a few additional rehearsals on Fridays. Rehearsals for the Choir will begin in January and Cast/Ensemble rehearsals will begin in early February.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm: April 27, 28, and May 4, 5, 11, 12, 2018; with matinees at 2pm on Sunday, April 29 and Sunday, May 6.

Preliminary auditions will consist of singing.  Actors are asked to prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show, but NOT from Hunchback. Acting and movement auditions will be included in the callbacks.

Auditions are by appointment only: to reserve a time, please use our SignupGenius form by clicking this button:

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Please fill out and print this audition form (preferably as a single sheet, double-sided) and bring it to the audition. (This form is also available via the Signup Genius form.)

Character Descriptions

NOTE:  All age ranges are for reference only and depends on the age relationship to others in the cast. We could cast up or down in age. With the exception of leads, most named roles will double as part of the ensemble: Congregation, Soldiers, Gypsies, Gargoyles, and Townsfolk.

These descriptions are also available via the Signup Genius form.

Quasimodo (Lead): Deformed and reclusive, longs to see the outside world, but staunchly loyal to his master, Frollo; possesses great vulnerability, but covers a deep well of pain and rage. He possesses a vivid imagination that brings to life the bells and gargoyles of the cathedral. Despite his shyness and uncertainty, he quickly befriends Esmeralda. Big-hearted, and brave when need be. This actor will be physically representing Quasimodo’s deformity, much like in "An Elephant Man," actors must be dexterous and flexible. Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 35; Vocal range Bb2-Bb5          

Claude Frollo (Lead):  Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral and the most powerful cleric in Paris, he is the reluctant caretaker of Quasimodo. He will do whatever it takes to rid the city of the gypsy “vermin,” even as he lusts after Esmeralda. Calculating, manipulative, and obsessive.  Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 50; Vocal range: E2- Bb4

Jehan Frollo (Supporting): Claude’s reckless younger brother. With the gypsy Florika, he fathers Quasimodo, who he leaves in his brother’s care. Wild, passionate, and strong-willed. Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 30; Vocal range: F3-Eb5

Clopin Trouillefou (Lead):  The clever and charismatic King of the Gypsies. An air of mystery surrounds Clopin, who often leaves the scene in a puff of smoke. As the master of ceremonies for the Feast of Fools, he is witty and playful, but he boasts a darker, serious nature when not performing for the crowd. Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range D3-F#5

Captain Phoebus de Martin (Lead): Returning to Paris after serving in the war, Phoebus takes up his new position as Captain of the Cathedral Guard. Overconfident yet charming, this handsome, strong soldier makes the ladies swoon, yet his moral compass is also strong, and he openly defies the corrupted Frollo. Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 40; Vocal range A2- Ab4

Father Dupin (Chorus/Ensemble):  A priest of Notre Dame and Claude and Jehan’s guardian. Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 60; Vocal range:C3-A3

Lieutenant Frederic Charlus (Supporting/Ensemble): Lieutenant of the Cathedral Guard and loyal friend to Phoebus. Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 30

Esmeralda (Lead): A beautiful free-spirited gypsy who possesses a strong sense of justice and morality. Compassionate, she frees Quasimodo from the frenzied mob at the Feast of Fools and, against her better judgment, falls for the cocky Phoebus. Gender: Female; Age: 20 to 35; Vocal range: E3-D5

Florika (Supporting): A gypsy and Quasimodo’s mother. Gender: Female Age: 20 to 35; Vocal range E4- F#5

King Louis XI (Supporting): King of France, nicknamed the Prudent. Gender: Male Age: 40 to 50

Tribunal (Chorus/Ensemble): A judicial officer. Gender: Male Age: 20 to 50; Vocal range G2- E4

Madam (Chorus/Ensemble): Owner of a brothel and safe haven for gypsies. Gender: Female; Age: 35 to 50

Saint Aphrodisius (Chorus/Ensemble): A stained-glass image that comes to life. Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 50; Vocal range  E4-B3

Chorus/Ensemble: Gypsies, gargoyles, soldiers, and citizens of Paris provide a mixed gender ensemble. There is much singing, for all parts, throughout the production. Gender: Both

Choir: represents the Choir of the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Mixed Gender. We will hold separate vocal only auditions for the Choir (date TBD) who will sing from back of the theater, book in hand, no memorization required for the duration of the show. These are non-acting, non-dancing roles for singers. Familiarity/experience with church choir music style is helpful but not required.