Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Audition: Chatham Playhouse’s Fantasy Theater Seeks Actors for ‘Puss In Boots’


Chatham Community Players’ (CCP) Fantasy Theater, the Theater for Young Audiences branch of CCP, is holding auditions for “Puss In Boots” adapted and dramatized from Charles Perrault’s original story by Vera Morris.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 3 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Tuesday, November 5 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at The Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham.

This is a delightful re-telling of the classic tale that always charms audiences, young and old. Tom, the miller’s son, is left his father’s cat for an inheritance. He expected to get the family mill. Unfortunately, that went to his bossy elder sister, Gabrielle. The cat, however, is no one’s fool. He promises that if Tom gets him a pair of boots he will make his fortune. Once he has the footwear and becomes Puss In Boots, the cat sets out on an amazing adventure.

Lonnie Ruland will be directing. Rehearsals will begin in mid/late November. Performances will be January 11 and 12, 2014 at the Chatham Playhouse.

They are looking for a multi-generational cast ages 12 and up to play the 15 characters. Those auditioning will be asked to read from sides.

  • Puss – Clever Cat
  • Tom – His young master
  • Jeannette – One of Tom’s older sisters
  • Countess – Haughty nobleman
  • Rosalind – Countess’ giggling daughter
  • Gabrielle – Another sister, disagreeable
  • Dog – Belongs to The Great Ogre
  • The Great Ogre – Some kind of monster or giant
  • Princess Pam – Daughter of the King
  • Coachman – Servant of the King
  • Peasant Woman – Farms for the King
  • King - Traveling through the land
  • Queen – Traveling with the King
  • Cook – The Great Ogre’s servant
  • Prisoner – At the Ogre’s castle

This version is an ensemble piece and most of the parts can be played by someone of any age or gender. Those determinations will be made during the audition and casting process.

The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions, please call Laura Piervincenzi at (973) 769-9356 or email her at For directions or additional information, visit

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