A mysterious old woman lives in the misty mountains, making beautiful quilts for the poor. Meanwhile, the greedy king is desperate to find happiness, assuming it will come from one of the many presents he has demanded from his subjects. When the old woman refuses to give the king a quilt, she starts him on a journey of self-discovery that takes them both on a whimsical adventure.
Auditioners are asked sing 16-32 bars of a song of the style that also that best shows off their voice and range. An accompanist is provided. No recorded accompaniment, please. Please dress for dance audition following.
– Completed digital audition form (at this link, or through above button)
– Bring headshot, and resume if available and if not already submitted via link above
Can be submitted prior to October 15, and may substitute for appearing at the Saturday and Sunday auditions. Video should include a song showing off voice and range and a 1 minute dance routine demonstrating the extent of your dance training. Candidates will be required to appear in person at callbacks. Video auditions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a headshot, a resume (if available), and a completed audition form from the signup page.
FHT prefers and encourages auditioners to be vaccinated.
Characters’ ages are not set in stone. All roles are open to all ethnicities. Actors should consider roles if they feel they can represent the age ranges listed. The role of the Old Man has been cast.
THE CHILD: Male or female able to “look” 8-10 years old. The child is curious, imaginative and full of questions.
THE OLD MAN: This role has been precast with Alan J. Prewitt*, the play’s author..
THE CHORUS KING: The king is played at about age 45-50. He is lonely and sad, greedy and self-centered. He is in search of the one thing in the word that will make him happy.
THE QUILTMAKER: Female that appears to be in 60’s but will consider younger adult depending on other casting. The Quiltmaker has an air of mystery about her. She has a magical connection to the forces of nature. The actor should be a very good singer.
ENSEMBLE: A Tenor, Alto, Soprano and Bass. They play a very important part in the musical and do numerous roles. Dancing ability is a plus as is the ability to harmonize. All ages from teens to adults will be considered for these roles.
Original production of The Quiltmaker’s Gift was developed and produced at
Phoenix Theatre 100 E. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Producing Artistic Director – Michael Bernard, General Manager – Vincent VanVleet
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois