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Auditions: Cross and Sword
November 13 @ 7:00 pm - November 14 @ 10:00 pm
Auditions are being held on Monday and Tuesday, November 13 and 14 for THE LARGEST PRODUCTION EVER SEEN ON THE CAMILLE PLAYHOUSE STAGE!
We are in need of actors, singers, and dancers for this play!
Singer/Actor auditions (17 and older) will be held on Monday, November 13 from 6:00 – 10:00
Dancer/Actor auditions (17 and older) will be held on Tuesday, November 14 from 6:00 – 10:00.
Auditions for Children (ages 16 and under) will be held on Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Callbacks for all roles will be held on Saturday, November 18 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please e-mail Executive Artistic Director Chris Ikner at [email protected] for an audition appointment. (You may also audition for an “Actor-Only” role.)
THERE ARE OVER 60 ROLES AVAILABLE!
The title of this symphonic drama is apropos to the subject: the colonization, conquest, and conversion of the Florida peninsula by the Spanish in the 16th century, and the establishment of the first permanent settlement in America at St. Augustine. The action abounds in color, song, and splendid lyrics. The style is vibrant, with dances, dreams and nightmares. The tale is that of Menendez, who came to Florida on the feast day of St. Augustine and established a colony. Difficulties developed, first, when the colony was starving and the Indians would not lend them corn to eat; and again when the married Menendez insulted the Indian chief by declining marriage to his sister. It seemed to Menendez that the only hope of survival was to turn his back on proselytizing the Indians, and engage them in battle. A great history began in this tragic thrall.
Directed by: Chris Ikner
Choreographer: Caty Wantland
Music Director: Zachary Stutts
Fight Captain: Emilio Sosa III
Dramaturg: Leslie Atkinson
PEDRO MENENDEZ DE AVILES, First Governor of Florida and founder of St. Augustine
BASILIO BONITO, a castaway Spaniard and Narrator in the play
CAPTAIN JOSE ALBAREZ, a devoted follower of Menendez
FATHER LOPEZ, spiritual shepherd of the St. Augustine colony
ORIBA, a powerful Florida Indian cacique
NOTINA, his sister, later in love with Menendez
PHILIP THE SECOND, king of Spain
ITUFA, an Indian Medicine Man
GARCIA OSORIO, governor of Cuba
SARA SOLANO, Basilio Bonito’s former love
BARBARA AZEDO, friend and companion to CPT. Albarez
JUAN RIVAS, a dissident colonist, in love with Barbara
APAHOLA (BUZZARD ONE-EYE,) a wrathful Indian
NAHIA, a little Indian boy, a favorite of Menendez
JEAN RIBAUT, a Huguenot Captain, in charge of Fort Caroline
CLAUDE PELLICIER, A musician prisoner to MEnendez, one of Ribaut’s men
THE GHOST OF PONCE DE LEON, in search of the Fountain of Youth
COLONIST MEN, WOMEN, and CHILDREN; INDIAN MEN, WOMEN, and CHILDREN; COURTIERS, DANCERS, DIPLOMATS, GHOSTS OF SEVERAL HUGUENOTS, GUARDS, FIGURES IN A NATIVITY PLAY, INDIAN MAIDENS, INDIAN WARRIORS, LADIES-IN-WAITING, POLITICIANS, SAILORS, and SOLDIERS
(A CAST OF SOME 70 PEOPLE IN ALL.)