Auditions

We seek a diverse cast reflective of the community we serve. All ethnicities, races, gender identities, body types are encouraged to audition.

PERFORMS: November 8-24, 2024

REHEARSALS: Begin late September 2024

Book by: Joseph Stein | Music By: Jerry Bock Lyrics by: Sheldon Harnick

Director & Choreographer: Jennifer Copaken | Music Director: Amanda Ku

We seek a diverse cast reflective of the community we serve. All ethnicities, races, gender identities, body types are encouraged to audition.

Now accepting Youth & Adult Video Auditions. For full audition submission details please review the following:

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS DUE BY MAY 18th at 5 PM

About the show:

In the little village of Anatevka, Fiddler on the Roof introduces us to Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, and layered with comedy and pathos, the multi-Tony award-winning Fiddler on the Roof is sure to charm and captivate the entire family.

Rehearsal information:

Location (callbacks and rehearsals):

  • Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA

Rehearsal Dates/Times:

  • 4 of 5 Weeknights 6:30-9:30 pm, at least 1 weekend day, beginning late September, 2024.

Performance Dates/Times:

  • November 8-24, 2024. Curtain times: Friday/Saturday Performances @ 7:30 pm, Sunday Performances @ 2 pm. Additional performance: Saturday, November 16 @ 2 pm.
  • Please NOTE: Potential additional performance dates include an 11am Student Matinee Thursday, November 14 ; a 7:30pm Curtain Thursday November 21; and a 2pm Curtain, Saturday, November 23.
    • We additionally ask actors to hold Thursday evenings available during the run of the performance in case the need arises for an understudy put-in or pick-up rehearsal.

VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Please submit a video audition with both a vocal and a dance audition.
  • Vocal Audition: Please prepare 32 bars (approximately 1 minute) of a song demonstrating your vocal ability. Please do not sing a song from Fiddler, but in a similar style to the show. No pop/rock style vocals. Must have accompaniment (a karaoke track is acceptable)*.
  • *NOTE: if you have never created your own video with a backing track, we suggest searching the title of your audition song + “karaoke version” or “piano accompaniment” or “backing track” on your internet’s search engine. Or if you have an accompanist in your life, wonderful, but your singing ability and not your choice to sing with a piano or recorded music is what will be important to your audition.
  • Dance Audition: Please include 30-60 seconds of movement with musical accompaniment of your choosing that represents your best work, any genre. If your best work is a grapevine or skipping in rhythm, that’s fine. If you have more training, please use the opportunity to show us something more polished. If dance improvisation is your thing, include that. You are welcome (though not required) to use music from the show for the DANCE portion of your audition video**.
  • **NOTE: Record your dance audition in a studio/outside/in a park/or in your home, wherever you have space. If you have tricks: leaps/turns/barrel turns/handsprings, etc. please include them.
  • Be sure to include your updated headshot and resume in your casting manager profile or email to [email protected] if you are having difficulty uploading them. Keep reading for instructions on how to submit your video.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Navigate to the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Casting Manager page.
  • Click  LOGIN or SIGN UP: Create a Casting Manager Actor Account, or login to your existing account.
  • Upload a profile photo (headshot) and your current resume as a pdf.
  • Click WHAT TO PREPARE to understand the audition video requirements and film your video submission.
  • Select which role(s) you would like to be considered for, and click the video check box. Add your video link.
  • Add your phone #, answer the questions and list any conflicts in the space provided.
  • When complete press APPLY. You will receive an automated email from the platform when this process is complete.
  • Video submissions are due by May 18th at 5 pm.

Callbacks:

  • June 4th, 5th, and 8th, if needed. (Callbacks by invitation only)

Casting Manager provides a place for you to indicate whether or not you are available on this date and we often provide video callback options, when applicable.

Casting Details:

All roles are non-AEA and volunteer. Per diem offered to Adult Actors to offset expenses. We do not plan to double cast any roles, but we will be casting understudies for leading and featured roles.

Casting Commitment:

As part of our commitment to become a more IDEAL community theatre (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Liberation), Palo Alto Players is looking for strong representation of BIPOC artists and artists of other underrepresented identities in our productions. We see diversity in casting and production staffing (colorful and identity-conscious) as the key to true equity. We are not looking to focus our storytelling on one cultural identity or another, but rather focus on telling a season of stories (old and new) with artists as diverse as our community. This means ensuring our audiences the opportunity to see people whom they identify with both on our stage and behind the scenes.

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to the casting team at [email protected].

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