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The Champagne Widow
Café Nordo/Opal Peachey

  • The Champagne Widow
  • Café Nordo/Opal Peachey
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Apr 22, 2019
  • Project Ends: Jun 30, 2019
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    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Submission instructions:
    Please attach a headshot/resumé to an email requesting an audition slot with your preferred audition times/any time restrictions. We will respond with a specific appointment time as well as location instructions. Also please bring a physical copy of you

"Champagne’s golden bubbles are known world-wide as the symbol for celebration. However, the history of this effervescent luxury is riddled with widows, or Veuves in French. From the original Veuve Clicquot to Veuve Pommery, Veuve Bollinger and Veuve Laurent-Perrier, this cabaret musical will take you down into the Caves of Champagne where, despite war, discrimination and a slew of dead husbands, women pop the corks and come out on top."

The Champagne Widow is a musical. Most roles require singing and dancing chops. The Café Nordo brand of theatre pairs an immersive theatrical style with a wine/cocktail/food experience as well - depending on abilities, some food service and lightly scripted, character/situation based improvisational interaction with the audience will be required of all performers. The Culinarium playing space is accessible for audience, but there is a flight of 20 stairs that is used multiple times by performers, to move from the backstage green room to the stage. Performers should be comfortable lifting 20ILBS

Directed by Billie Wildrick
Written by Opal Peachey
Music/lyrics by Anastasia Workman
Choreographer/Music Director TBA


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Please note all characters are open to all races and ethnicities. Ideally performers are 21+

Juliette – Luce
Ingenue female. 20s. British WWII Nurse, stationed in Champagne, she has experienced too much loss for someone her age. Also plays Luce, a sensual and earthy French woman. British and French accents.

Barbe Nichole – Victoria – Bottle/server VCP
Character, female, 20s, Barbe is the type of woman who has to work her way in. Whip smart and self-aware. Pragmatic but not immune to emotion. British and French accents.

François – Henri – Soldier – Bottle/server
Male, 20’s. He’s courageous, but delicate. Injured, and a brooding Bronte leading man. British and French accents.

Bohne – Phillipe – Wien Fürer – Bernt – Bottle/Server
Character male 40’s, with access to testosterone, great comic chops balanced with gravitas and emotional honesty. German and French accents.

Louise – misc roles – Bottle/server Pommery
Leading lady, 40’s. Opportunistic, savvy business woman. She’s eager to please, but no one fools this gal. Errs toward extravagance. French accent.

Mathilde – misc roles – Bottle/server Laurent-Perrier
Character, female, elderly (no matter the age of the actress). War tested grit, strong will and an iron fist protecting a heart of gold. French accent.

Lily – misc roles – Bottle/server Bollinger
30’s, female. Professional lid and a wry smile on an irreverent, worldly, sexy woman. French accent.

Napoleon – Franz – Taitinger Bottle/server
Male identifying or non-binary character actor with great comic chops. French and German accents.

Audition/Interview Dates:
Saturday February 16 between 10a - 6p and Monday February 18 6p - 10p

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
callbacks will be March 10a - 10-6p

Audition Requirements:
Please prepare 24-32 bar cuts of two contrasting songs. One should be comedic, one dramatic. Please choose songs that allow you to show your vocal range as well as your ability to make specific, clear acting choices - objectives + tactics - think sung monologues. For style think of Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, early golden age Broadway, or jazz standards. Please no contemporary material.

Monetary compensation:
This show pays $65 per show with a share of the tip pool.

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