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Auditions for Cinderella

Monday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 13, 6:00 pm

Menomonie Theater Guild is excited to announce casting opportunities in their upcoming musical “Cinderella”! Individuals ages 16 and older are welcome to audition.

The Broadway adaptation of the classic musical features new characters, a hilarious libretto, surprising twists, and an unforgettable score from Rodgers & Hammerstein. We support diversity and inclusion in our auditions.

Come dressed for movement.

Song excerpts will be taught at the audition.

Rehearsals and Production Dates (rehearsal dates tentative at this point):

1st read-through: December 15, 2023, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Rehearsals: January 3 – February 23, 2024 on Sundays 1-5 p.m., and Monday – Thursday 6-9:30 p.m.

Tech Week: Monday, February 18-Thursday February 22, 2024.

Performances are February 23-25, and March 1-3, 2024. All performances will be held at the Mabel Tainter Theater, and there will be 2 shows on Saturdays.

Auditions will be held at the Menomonie Theater Guild (MTG) Studio: 502 2nd Street West, Menomonie, WI.

Roles to be cast include:

ELLA – Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, beautiful, and funny. Idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies in his kingdom – and helps him discover who he truly is. Always her late father’s daughter, she is determined to see the good in everyone despite her hardships and suffering. We see her blossom into a confident woman.

TOPHER – A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life. Though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Charming but NOT a stereotypical ladies’ man, he is thoughtful, appealing, and innocent – with an unforced goofy streak. Moral, genuine, and kindhearted, he is at a crossroads and must take control of his kingdom and his future.

MADAME – Ella’s selfish stepmother. The epitome of vanity and fashion. A ravenous social climber who values wealth, status, and material possessions above all else. Unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel, Madame schemes her way up the social ladder.

SEBASTIAN – The kingdom’s Lord Chancellor. Though he is Topher’s trusted advisor, he is devious and selfish. Using propaganda and dishonesty, he keeps Topher isolated and in the dark about his kingdom. Sebastian rules without regard for the lower class, or anyone other than himself – and truly believes he deserves to rule the kingdom.

MARIE – A friend to Ella and the town’s resident crazy lady and beggar woman, Marie is actually a fairy godmother in disguise. Wise, warm, otherworldly, and charming, Marie rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dreams a possibility.

GABRIELLE – Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Encouraged by her mother and sister to value material wealth and social status, she unenthusiastically joins them in their abrasive behavior. Quietly passionate, empathetic, and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel. Ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in.

CHARLOTTE – Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Brash, self-centered, materialistic, snooty, loud, sassy, and bratty, she has a ridiculously high, but unfounded, opinion of herself. She never passes up an opportunity to be the center of attention.

JEAN-MICHEL – A feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class. Impetuous. A firebrand, but lacks authority and isn’t taken seriously as a revolutionary. Has a crush on Gabrielle, though their courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes.

LORD PINKLETON – The Lord Chancellor’s right-hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets, and even the weather to the villagers.


Want to get involved, but not looking to be center stage?  Let us know! We would love to have you join our team of dedicated volunteers. We need help with:

  • Ushers
  • Musical direction
  • Artistic direction
  • Set building
  • Concessions
  • Building maintenance
  • Props
  • Backstage assistance
  • Marketing
  • Costuming

For more information about volunteering with MTG, contact LeAnne Talberg, Volunteer Chair at mtgvolunteer1@gmail.com.