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Auditions For Carnival! At The Coronado Playhouse


  • WHEN Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Not available

Directed by Charles Peters
Musical Direction by Rick Shaffer
Choreography by Jennifer Solomon-Rubio
Producer: Sven Salumaa

Audition Dates:
Sunday, April 7, 2013 7pm -10pm
Monday, April 8, 2013 7pm - 10pm

Callbacks will be held on Tuesday April 9, 2013 from 7pm – 10pm
Auditions are by appointment ONLY.

To request an appointment please email: Sven Salumaa at

Please submit a headshot and resume and please indicate the role in which you are interested. You may audition for more than one role. If you are auditioning for a principle role you will be asked to sing a selection from the show.

Once your audition appointment has been confirmed, you will be sent the appropriate music for the character for which you are auditioning. Please prepare prior to the audition with the music provided.

If you are auditioning for a non principle role or chorus/ensemble you may prepare a one minute musical selection of your choice for your audition. Please choose something appropriate for the show.

On the day of your audition please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition appointment. Bring a resume and headshot. Rehearsals will begin soon after auditions.

About the Play
CARNIVAL! (Book by Michael Stewart and Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill) follows the adventures of Lili; an enchanting but naïve young orphan; as she eagerly joins a traveling french circus down on its luck. There she is dazzled by acrobats, jugglers, clowns, a skilled seductive magician and a disillusioned puppeteer who can only express himself through his delightful puppets. Soon she becomes the center of affection from both the magician and the puppeteer. This musical love story is a perfect magical blend of emotional highs and lows filled with songs like “Love Makes the World Go Round” and "Her Face". Carnival! is sure to cast a romantic magical spell over the entire audience.

CARNIVAL! performs June 28 – August 4, 2013 with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.

Roles: (Please note that all roles are singing roles)

Lili: young, naïve, wide-eyed and innocent. Eager, with great energy and an inner glow. An orphan joining the Carnival with nothing but her straw suitcase to her name. Lyric Soprano.

Paul Berthalet: a former soldier, now a puppeteer in the Circus. Bitter. Also does voices for several puppet characters. No dance requirement. Strong/powerful baritone.

Marco the Magnificent: a magician, full of himself. A hit with the ladies. High baritone.

The Incomparable Rosalie: Marco's assistant and lover. A broad with a heart of gold but tough. Really tough! And loves a drink now and again. Alto.

B.F. Schlegel: the hearty, gruff but loveable owner of The Grand Imperial Cirque de Paris. Baritone/Bass Baritone.

Jacquot: Paul’s optimistic partner in the puppet show. Also does voices for several puppet characters. Baritone.

Grobert: a sleazy souvenir seller at the Carnival.

Dr. Glass: the very proper, very rich, Viennese Veterinarian whom Rosalie might marry.

Greta Schlegel: B.F.’s spoiled daughter. A young girl, vendor, other circus skills.

Roustabouts: assist Marco and in setting up the scenes

Princess Olga: a seductive snake-charming mistress

Gladys Zuwicki: Gloria's sassy, loud-mouth partner in the Siamese twin act

Gloria Zuwicki: Gladys' soft-spoken partner in the Siamese twin act

Ensemble/Chorus: Harem Girls, Strong Man, Clowns, Gypsies etc.
Also seeking those with circus skills: Jugglers, Aerielists, Trapeze, Stilt Walking, Wire Walking, Unicycling etc.

Also seeking strong dancers who can sing and strong singers who can move well.

If you have any questions please contact the Producer Sven Salumaa at (619) 573-2405 or email:

Auditions will be held at the Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118 Google Map

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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