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AUDITIONS/REHEARSALS - La Cage aux Folles - guest starring Barrie Stevens

La Cage aux Folles is the laughter-filled story of a notorious drag queen, his husband and the son they have brought up together. Pandemonium and farce ensue when the son invites a right-wing politician (his future father-in-law) to Saint Tropez to meet them.  Though farcical, it carries a heartfelt plea for acceptance and tolerance - a message that is never out of date. The same story was used for the film, The Birdcage.

To audition please first read and complete the google form and also check out roles and audition pieces below. If you face any  issues with the form, please email Mark - [email protected].   If we don't know your singing voice already you will be required to submit a self-tape, by 28th Feb latest. (Sheet music available on request).

If invited to auditions, these are to be held at a two day workshop (led by Carolien Canters) on the 23rd and 24th of March.  Performances 19-24 Nov & 10-15 Dec 2024. Between Sunday 15th Sept and 17th November -  full day rehearsal all Sundays (everyone), text rehearsals (if needed) Monday evenings and dance rehearsals (if needed) on Thursday evenings. There will additionally be 5 music rehearsals in the evening in July/August to learn all the music and prepare for appearing at PRIDE on 2nd August.

Auditions La Cage aux Folles - Roles.

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We are now inviting auditions for La Cage aux Folles, to be held on the 23&24 March. Click the buttons above for details of characters and how to audition.  Below is a brief resumé of the characters and roles we are casting. We especially are looking for trained male dancers to play drag queens/Les Cagelles! The dialogue will only be required if you are invited to audition in person.

ALBIN:  | A (drag) performer of star quality; mature; great powerhouse of a Broadway voice; fine comic actor (Baritone)
GEORGES:  | A star; mature, good singer; energetic, loving and caring; Jean-Michel's father (Bass/baritone)
JEAN-MICHEL:  | Well-mannered, educated; desperately in love with his fiancee, Anne; acts, sings and moves well (Baritone)
JACOB: | Their butler/maid; camp, brilliant comedian who sings, moves well and with drag ambitions (Baritone with good falsetto)
CAGELLE HANNA (DRAG QUEEN) | Great role for dancer and ideally singer too. Impressive physiqe as she is a dominatrix who is dating the Stage Manager Francis/Frances. One of 3 Cagelles with (bitchy) dialogue.
CAGELLE CHANTAL (DRAG QUEEN) | Great role for dancer and singer too. Sings solo a she is literally Chantal the Chanteuse. One of 3 Cagelles with (bitchy) dialogue.
CAGELLE PHAEDRA (DRAG QUEEN) | Great role for dancer and ideally singer too. Good feel for humour. One of 3 Cagelles with (bitchy) dialogue.
ANNE: | Jean-Michel's fiancee; feisty and gamine; a superb dancer who acts well (sings ensemble but principally an acting/dance role)
EDOUARD DINDON: UNDERSTUDY | Anne's father; right-wing radical politician; pompous; quirky; moderate singing requirements, comedy timing. Will also play M. Renaud. (Baritone)
MARIE DINDON:  | Anne's mother; Can be played timid and mousy. OR as a trophy-wife? Think Melania Trump/Jerry Hall.  Could also double Mme Renaud. (Mezzo-soprano)
THE OTHER CAGELLES (DRAG QUEENS) | The drag ensemble of the club, also could double ensemble roles/townspeople/be covers for some lead roles. Must be great dancers and able to sing and have a feel for drag performance. A mix of genders/gender identities.
JACQUELINE:  | Female friend of Georges and Albin; owns a chic restaurant; charismatic, charming; very theatrical; Could double a Cagelle or other smaller roles (Alto)
MONSIEUR RENAUD: | Male friend of Georges and Albin; owns a small cafe. (Baritone) Is also the understudy to Barrie Stevens as Edouard Dindon.
MADAME RENAUD | His Wife. Female friend of Georges and Albin; owns a small cafe. (mezzo)
FRANCIS: Male | Stage manager in the club; strong actor/good mover. Also could double other roles/understudy lead.
TOWNSPEOPLE | Etienne, Colette,Tabarro, - these can mostly be doubled by other cast members. Strong singers and good movers/dancers.

If you are interested in being added to our database of actors, please send us a brief CV of your experience  (PDF format)  and a full length photo and headshot.  Please include your name in the file names and email them to Mark - [email protected]  

Backstage

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For La Cage aux Folles we are particularly looking for people who can sew and join the team of costume-makers. Also make-up artists and wig stylists to work on the actual shows.

We are always looking for producers, stage-managers, stagehands, dressers, lighting and sound crew and help with anything including marketing, costume, props, set-building, wigs, make-up and Front of House. If you are interested please email us.

If you are interested in volunteering to work backstage please send your CV to Mark. Please include your name in the file name and a photo.  Please tell us why you feel you are suitable for the role you are applying for.

With thanks to

QETC Intratuin Past Sponsor
QETC Boots Past Sponsor
QETC Pearl Past Sponsor
QETC Reebok Past Sponsor

Our sponsor for SMILEY & CABARET was Club ChUrch - the Kit Kat Klub of Amsterdam! We are also grateful for funding from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord Holland. 

If you are interested in sponsoring a QETC production please contact Mark Winstanley. We can offer you a full digital and print sponsorship package which brings you and your products in direct contact with the International community and all QETC’s customers.