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"Andersen" The Musical In Need Of Performers

Carmel, IN, United States
ID: 265017Exp: 7/22/2024

Seeking cast for "Andersen - A Fairy Tale Life" an original musical. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: Synopsis of story - Andersen: A Fairy Tale Life” is the story behind a nineteenth century literary giant who continues to give the world so much joy even today. Hans Christian Andersen was one of the most prolific writers of the 19th century. He was born in poverty in a rural town in Denmark and was barely literate, but as a small child he listened to the stories of the peasant women as they gleaned the leftover grain in the fields in the country. This musical tells how Andersen overcame insurmountable odds to become not only a success, but one of the most famous men in all of Europe. He wrote novels, travelogues, poems, and autobiographies. But the writing that made him immortal were the simple stories he heard as a child. His fairy tales are still mined today and have made millions of dollars for various publishers and production companies. His successes include “Once Upon a Mattress” (The Princess and the Pea) “Frozen” (The Snow Queen) “The Little Mermaid” (The Little Mermaid) “Thumbelina” (Thumbelina) just to name a few. Additional info: Note: Many of the actors will play more than one part. Most ladies will be in the opening street scene, the barn scene as poor villagers, and in the Copenhagen scene. What you will be asked to do: All actors will be asked to prepare 16 bars of a song to show your range. Bring your music so the accompanist can play for you. And you will be asked to read from a side. Please bring a head shot if you have one and a resume. Applicants will be notified of results by e mail or phone call. Call backs - Tuesday July 23rd 6:30 - 8pm. Dates of performances - Friday, Saturday, & Sunday the weekends of October 18th - 20th & October 25th 27th. If you are interested, please apply.

18 roles

Hans Christian AndersenMale20-59 y.o.All ethnicities


Anne Marie AndersenFemale20-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Andersen’s mother – earthy, unsophisticated. Soprano.

Mrs. MeislingFemale40-49 y.o.All ethnicities


PernilleFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Siboni’s servant. Soprano.

MetteFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The Fortune Teller. Soprano.

Madame SchallFemale20-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Famous ballerina. Any voice.

SiboniMale45-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Famous voice teacher. Very Italian - Tenor.

H. C. OrstedMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Mentor of Andersen – discovered electromagnetism. Kind, intelligent, sympathetic - Baritone, bass.

BaggesenMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Famous Poet – easy-going – any voice.

PernilleFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Siboni’s maid - soprano.

Jonas CollinMale53-57 y.o.All ethnicities

Andersen mentor – mid-50’s. Stern but kindly. Baritone.

Edvard CollinMale25-35 y.o.All ethnicities

Jonas’ son, very stiff, proper. Tenor, baritone.

Simon MeislingMale40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

School teacher - stern, angry/jealous of Andersen. Bass.

Herr VerliinMale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

Instructor at Meisling’s school – Baritone/Bass.

Henrik JacobsenMale30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Mayor of Odense – Bass.

Mr. IversenMale30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Town printer and leading citizen of Odense - Baritone.

Ambassador #1Male20-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Representative of the prince of Denmark - Baritone.

Ambassador #2Male20-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Representative of the prince of Denmark - Tenor.