Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Seeks Actor Submissions for New “Disenchanted” Musical
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, in Rock Island, is accepting acting submissions now for the hilarious off-Broadway hit musical comedy, “Disenchanted.”
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hit musical that is “anything but Grimm,” according to a Circa release. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight.
At the artistic helm of this new musical are St. Ambrose theatre professor, professional actor and director Corinne Johnson, and longtime Quad-City teacher, choral conductor, musical director and Opera Quad Cities founder Ron May.
Director Johnson explains, “We are casting non-union women of all ages, shapes, sizes and ethnicities. They must have excellent comic timing, physical comedy, improvisation skills and a strong comedic singing voice.”
The characters in this award-winning all-female musical are based on the original fairy tales of Grimm, Perrault, de Villeneuve, as well as historic accounts and legend. Add in a healthy dose of the modern-day, strong, independent woman and you have “Disenchanted”!
“I encourage all women to audition. You don’t have to look like a Disney princess to be a ‘Disenchanted’ princess,” Johnson said.
“Disenchanted” (written by Dennis T. Giacino) premiered in 2014 and the Off-Broadway production of “DIS!” played to sold out houses, rave reviews, and several NYC award nominations, including Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Best New Off-Broadway Musical (Off Broadway Alliance Awards), and two Lucille Lortel Award nominations (Best Lead Actress and Best Featured Actress)
“DIS!” also received a nod from Playbill, making the list of “Best of the Year – 2014,” as well as an American Theatre Wing Henry Hewes Design Award nomination for Best Costumes.
A breakdown of Circa roles can be found at circa21.com/auditions. Those interested in being considered should submit a broad comic up-tempo song, a brief monologue and a dance reel. All roles in this professional production are paid.
Video submissions or questions should be sent to producer Dennis Hitchcock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Production dates, including two weeks of rehearsal, are Sept. 2 – Nov. 6, 2021. All roles in this professional production are paid.
For more information on the show, visit https://www.officialdisenchantedmusical.com/.