Audition Notices

Audition Notices for:

Artistic Synergy of Baltimore 


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Join us in a little while, many moons ago;

We’re casting for a fairy tale

(no, not Shrek, the OTHER show!)

Join us for a crazy romp, atop a lofty bed;

We need a prince, a queen, a king,

(and an awkward girl called Fred)

Join Artistic Synergy; you will have a blast;

From Normandy to swamps of home,

Come be part of this great cast!

Directed by: Bill Bisbee

If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that it may not have been the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of beguiling songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are, you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.


Audition Dates:

Saturday, July 7th: 10pm to 1pm
Monday, July 9th: 7pm to 9pm
Wednesday, July 11th: 7pm to 9pm

Callbacks (if needed) on Sunday, July 15th: 7pm to 9pm

Come Prepared to:

  • Sing 16-32 bars of an upbeat musical theater song (bring sheet music for provided accompanist or digital track)
  • Read from script sides
  • Learn and perform a short dance routine
  • Provide a list of all schedule conflicts
  • A resume and headshot are requested, but not required

Cast of Characters:

Winnifred the Woebegone (mezzo-soprano) – free thinking outspoken princess, not mannerly sophisticated but highly intelligent; comedic powerhouse

Prince Dauntless (baritone) – sweet and naïve with a likeable sense of innocence; kept solely under mothers wing entire life, yearns for change but doesn’t know how

Queen Aggravain (alto) – overbearing mother to her son and kingdom; loud, cunning with natural comedic flair

King Sextimus (non-singing role) – understanding, gentle, and lecherous ruler of the kingdom; mute by a curse and communicates through gestures and mime

Lady Larkin (soprano) – romantic, idealistic, resourceful, and madly in love with Sir Harry

Sir Harry (tenor) – dashing, prideful, mannerly knight in love with Lady Larkin

Minstrel (tenor/soprano) – charismatic narrator of the story

Jester (tenor/soprano) – energetic right hand of the king

Wizard (baritone) – egotistical right hand of the queen

Ensemble/Chorus of Princesses, Knights


Rehearsal Schedule:

Tuesdays/Thursdays: 7pm to 9:30pm, Saturdays: 1pm to 4pm, Starting 7/28

Tech Week: Sunday 9/30 – Thursday 10/4


Performance Dates:

Friday 10/5 and Saturday 10/6 at 8pm, Sunday 10/7 at 3pm

Friday 10//12 and Saturday 10/13 at 8pm, Sunday 10/14 at 3pm


“Once Upon A Mattress” is presented by special arrangement with Rodgers & Hammerstein | Music by Mary Rodgers | Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer | Lyrics by Marshall Barer


For More Information:
Call – 410-833-5181, or Write –

Artistic Synergy of Baltimore ( is a not-for-profit community theater in residence at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8212 Philadelphia Road, Baltimore, MD 21237. non-union/non-paid.

8212 Philadelphia Rd. Rosedale, MD 21237



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