Auditions

Open Auditions for the musical Hidden

AUDITION FORM: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19-UyuH1b-LnmRokgIf6P5oxPii8KespJmCItEysI49Q/edit?usp=sharing

*Be sure to bring your completed audition form and your headshot to your audition.  Scroll down for Audition Materials.

Dates/Times:
Auditions: Tuesday, June 18th, 7:00-9:30 PM
Auditions: Wednesday, June 19th, 7:00-9:30 PM
Call Backs: Thursday, June 20th, 7:00-9:30 PM

Schedule your Audition Time:
https://grow.withlome.com/a/7c3c5deb-4d07-465f-a34e-9b79176a7950
(If you want to audition, but you aren’t available during these dates/times, email Roy Braverman at roy@m7-productions.com)

Location:
Gratz College Theatre, 7605 Old York Rd, Melrose Park, PA 19027
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Performances:
Friday, September 6th – 8 PM
Saturday, September 7th – 8 pm
Friday, September 20th – 8 PM
Saturday, September 21st – 2 PM
Sunday, September 22nd – 2 pm

Questions: email Producer Roy Braverman at
roy@m7-productions.com

Description of musical:
Hidden
is a musical by David & Jenny Heitler-Klevans based on the true story of Ruth Kapp Hartz, who was a “hidden child” as a young Jewish girl in southern France during World War II. Forced to change her name to Renée Caper in order to hide her Jewish identity, Ruth and her family rely on the kindness of strangers in a small French village. From a secret apartment to a basement hideout to a Catholic orphanage in a convent, Renée must hide and learn to survive through a series of harrowing events. Dealing with themes of identity, allies, anti-semitism, fascism, resilience and resistance, this musical will resonate with audiences today.

Major roles:
Cast of Characters:
(In order of appearance; Note: Ages listed below refer to the ages of the characters. Actors do not need to be those specific ages.)
RUTH KAPP HARTZ (older) – a former French teacher, now in her 80’s, alto
MAMAN (Lissy Kapp) – Renée’s mother, 30’s, alto or soprano
PAPA (Benno Kapp) – Renée’s father, 30’s, baritone
RENÉE – Ruth as a young girl, 6 – 9 years old, soprano
UNCLE HEINRICH – Benno’s brother, 30’s
AUNT SOPHIE – Heinrich’s wife, 30’s
COUSIN JEANETTE – Heinrich & Sophie’s daughter, 16 years old
MAN FROM THE RESISTANCE
TRAIN CONDUCTOR – any gender
MONSIEUR FEDOU – in the Resistance, 50’s, baritone or tenor
MADAME FEDOU – wife of Monsieur Fedou
LUCETTE FEDOU – daughter of Fedous, 19 years old
TOWN CRIER – alto, tenor or baritone, male-presenting
EMMY KAHN – friend of Renée, 7 – 9 years old
MONSIEUR VALAT – in the Resistance, 60’s
MADAME VALAT – wife of Monsieur Valat, 60’s
POLICE OFFICER #1 – in the French police, tenor or baritone
POLICE OFFICER #2 – in the French police
MADAME KAHN – Emmy’s mother, 30’s
MOTHER SUPERIOR – runs the Catholic Orphanage, 50 – 60, soprano
SISTER MARIE LOUISE – nun in the orphanage
ENSEMBLE ALSO INCLUDES TOWNSPEOPLE, POLICE OFFICERS, JEWISH CHILDREN, ORPHANS, NUNS, NAZIS

Audition Materials:

Actor Sides – please prepare 2 of the following sides
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Music – please prepare 2 short selections of your choice.  If you like you can include 1 or 2 of the following selections from Hidden:

If you want to get more of the back-story of the musical: https://vimeo.com/790219737/97db6daef5

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