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ManeStage Theatre Company

  • ManeStage Theatre Company
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Sumner, WA
  • Project Begins: Mar 19, 2018
  • Project Ends: May 20, 2018
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  • Contact Person: Evan Hildebrand
  • Primary Phone: 2534477645
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    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    The Sumner Performing Arts Center
    1707 Main Street
    Sumner, WA 98390

    Submission instructions:
    Email: to schedule an audition appointment

This hilarious Broadway musical brings to life Hans Christian Anderson’s The Princess and the Pea as you’ve never seen it before! The quirky and lovable Princess Winifred must pass the overbearing Queen’s countless tests in order to wed Prince Dauntless and find her happily ever after!


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
PRINCESS WINNIFRED – An outspoken tomboy. Not sophisticated but highly intelligent, a breath of rough around the edges fresh air, comedic powerhouse. (Mezzo Belter Low A to High D-flat, Age Range 18-30)
PRINCE DAUNTLESS – a sweet but not-too-bright young prince, who has been kept under his mother's wing his entire life, he yearns to be married, but is prevented by his mother's strict - and unfair - tests. (Baritone Low A to high E, Age Range 18-35)
QUEEN AGGRAVAIN – every bit the overbearing mother figure to both her son Dauntless and her kingdom, Queen Aggravain isn't going to let just any princess up and take her son away from her, loud and sly. (Alto Low A to B, Age Range 35-60)
KING SEXTIMUS – the kind and gentle ruler of the kingdom, rendered mute by a witch's curse, a lovable man with an eye for the ladies of the castle, communicates through gesture/mime. (Age Range 40-60)
LADY LARKIN – traditional lady in waiting, romantic, idealistic, but resourceful, has strict ideas about courtly behavior, in love with Sir Harry, but unable to marry him due to Aggravain's decree. (Soprano, Low D-flat to high A-flat, Age Range 18-30)
SIR HARRY – a dashing young knight, honorable to a fault - if a little full of himself, in love with Lady Larken, every inch the picture of a courtly knight, to the extreme. (Tenor Low C to High F, Age Range 18-35)
MINSTREL – traveling minstrel who is the storyteller both inside and out of the story, falls for Larken and does everything he can to help her out - forms a trio with the King and the Jester. (Tenor Low D to high A-flat, Age Range 18-45)
JESTER - the King's right-hand man and comic relief, dancer with strong physical comedy skills. (Tenor Low D-flat to high A-flat, Age Range 16-45)
WIZARD – the Queen's confidant and the man behind the impossible tests she gives to each Princess, has a history in show business, does some magic tricks/sleight of hand. (Baritone Low A to A, Age Range 30-60)
NIGHTENGALE OF SAMARKAND– Singing pupeteer (Soprano G-flat to high G, Age Range 16+)
ENSEMBLE – Ladies, Lords, Knights and townspeople. Strong singing actors who dance and move well. (Male and Female Ages 14+ )

Audition/Interview Dates:
February 28 from 6-9pm by appointment

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Invitational Callbacks March 2

Audition Requirements:
To request an appointment please email:

Auditions are held at the Sumner Performing Arts Center located at:
1707 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390

Bring a current headshot and resume to leave with the panel. Prepare one song selection, no longer than one verse and one chorus or one minute in length (approximately 16-32 bars) of sheet music from the musical theatre canon. Accompanist will be provided. Accompanist will not transpose music. No taped accompaniment or singing acapella permitted.

Monetary compensation:
All cast and crew are volunteers.