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EPA, “EVER AFTER”

“EVER AFTER” PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE MILLBURN, NJ,
AEA COST TIER 4 ($824.00/WEEK MINIMUM)

Producer: Paper Mill Playhouse (Producing Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee; Associate Artistic Director: Patrick Parker)
Director/Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall
Book and Lyrics: Marcy Heisler
Music: Zina Goldrich
Music Supervisor: Mary-Mitchell Campbell
Casting: Telsey + Company/Craig Burns
Rehearsals: April 13
Previews: May 21
Opening: May 31
Closing: June 21
NOTE: “EVER AFTER” is the world premiere production of a new musical based on the 20th Century Fox Film of the same name.

[DANIELLE DE BARBARAC] Female, to play 20s, Caucasian. The "real" Cinderella. With the sudden death of her nobleman father, she is forced to be the servant of her stepmother and stepsisters. Our spirited, independent, strong-willed, fiery, earthy heroine, she has an earnest desire to live authentically. Makes the best of adverse circumstances and tries not to show her loneliness and vulnerability. Loves her home and the other servants who are her family. Gutsy and witty actor. A leading lady. Needs comic chops. Great mix voice with a strong high belt. Role played on film by Drew Barrymore. PRINCIPAL

[PRINCE HENRY] Male, to play 20s, Caucasian. A gorgeous, aristocratic prince seeking a purpose. Headstrong, yearning, funny, stubborn, devoted to his parents, more of a chip off his father’s shoulder than he’d like to think. Brave and daring without thinking about it. Falls in love with Danielle. A dashing leading man. Needs comic chops. Great legit tenor voice, but must also have a pop sensibility. PRINCIPAL—OFFER OUT; SEEKING UNDERSTUDY

[BARONESS RODMILLA DU GHENT] Female, to play 40s – 50s, Caucasian. Cold as ice, stepmother to Danielle. Favors her beautiful daughter, Marguerite. Frustrated at her position, she yearns to advance her position through her daughter. We must sense a thwarted liveliness and lustiness about her. Her grand manners cannot ultimately disguise a closed heart. Needs comic chops. Belter with alto/mezzo range. Role played on film by Anjelica Huston. PRINCIPAL—OFFER OUT; SEEKING UNDERSTUDY

[KING FRANCIS] Male, to play 50s – 60s, Caucasian. Blustering monarch who runs a country but cannot assert his authority over his own family. He is a powerful man in a mid-life crisis; an admirable conservative. He adores his son and beneath his rhetoric is very much in love and a bit in awe of his wife. Stubborn to a fault. A character actor who sings well; baritone. Needs comic chops. PRINCIPAL

[QUEEN MARIE] Female, to play 50s – 60s, Caucasian. Wise and patient, she adores and defends her son. Possessing a regal majesty, yet warm and approachable. Bickers with her husband, who both exhausts her patience and touches her heart. A character actor who sings well. Needs comic chops. PRINCIPAL—OFFER OUT; SEEKING UNDERSTUDY

[LEONARDO DA VINCI] Male, to play 50s – 60s, Caucasian. He is invited to the court as artist-in-residence. He is the “fairy godfather” and acts as confidante advisor to Prince Henry. An observant, questioning, knowing, self-effacing genius who comes to the rescue. A character actor who sings well. Needs comic chops. PRINCIPAL—OFFER OUT; SEEKING UNDERSTUDY

[MARGUERITE DU GHENT] Female, to play early 20s, Caucasian. Danielle's spoiled, wicked stepsister. Exquisitely beautiful, high-strung, with a cruel streak and temper; icy and sexy with a killer instinct. She is Danielle’s formidable foe. Thinks she is entitled to all the world has to offer because, as she puts it, “she’s the prettiest.” Needs comic chops. Great belt voice. Having an F (mix) is a plus. PRINCIPAL

[JACQUELINE DU GHENT] Female, to play early 20s, Caucasian. Danielle's open-faced, slightly awkward, kind stepsister. Has endured years of torture and insult—often about her weight—at the hands of her mother and sister, which has made her a subtly defiant observer. Ultimately, her goodness shines through. Needs comic chops. Warm, smooth mix voice. PRINCIPAL

[CAPTAIN LAURENT] Male, to play 20s – 30s, any ethnicity. Prince Henry’s captain and sidekick. The long-suffering best friend, caretaker of Henry. Needs comic chops. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL

[GUSTAVE] Male, to play 20s – 30s, any ethnicity. Danielle’s best friend, a servant in the home, and amateur painter. Needs comic chops. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL

[PIERRE MALETTE] Male, to play 40s – 50s, Caucasian. A wealthy land owner. A malevolently obsequious, slightly oily baron who strangely always longed for Danielle. He and Danielle’s stepmother devise a secret deal to sell Danielle to him. A character actor who sings well. Must have an F#. PRINCIPAL

[MAURICE] Male, 40s – 60s, any ethnicity. Surrogate father to Danielle, married to Louise, beloved servant in the Barbarac home. Devoted to his wife, his work, and his Master’s beloved countryside. Tenor. Must have a comfortable high F. PRINCIPAL

[LOUISE] Female, 40s – 60s, any ethnicity. Surrogate mother to Danielle, married to Maurice, beloved servant in the Barbarac home. Danielle’s champion. Possesses dry wit and warm heart. Mezzo soprano. PRINCIPAL

EPA: THURSDAY, JANUARY 8th Telsey + Company, 311 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor 10:00am – 6:00pm Prepare a brief traditional musical theatre song, showing range. Bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided.



Performers can mail headshots and resumes to:

Patrick Parker 
Associate Artistic Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ 07041

E-mail: Patrick Parker

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