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Do you love singing & dancing? Do you want to be a member of
one of the few performing wait staffs in the country?
If so, Circa ’21 is casting Bootleggers!


Auditions will be held by appointment only, starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 at the theater, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Those auditioning should prepare a memorized verse and chorus of an up-tempo song, along with a current photo and resume. Please bring your sheet music in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Recorded accompaniment or singing a Capella will not be permitted.


The Circa ’21 Bootleggers come together on stage prior to every performance for a 12-15 minute musical revue preshow, written, directed and produced by The Bootleggers themselves. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to become part of the most unique and beloved performance groups in the Quad Cities.


Must be 21 or older, completion of COVID – 19 vaccination is required for employment, and Food Handler and BASSETT certifications are needed within 30 days of employment. To make an appointment or if you have questions, please email them to dlaake@circa21.com . Circa ’21 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Tuesday, June 15, 2021

5 p.m. (By appointment)

1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island

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Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?!

Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in

the hilarious hit musical that is anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses

you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight.


At the artistic helm of this hilarious off-Broadway hit musical comedy are St. Ambrose theatre professor, professional actor & director, Dr. Corinne Johnson and longtime Quad City teacher, coral conductor, musical director and founder of Quad City Opera, Ron May.


Director Johnson explains “We are casting 4 nonunion women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. They must have excellent comic timing, physical comedy & improvisation skills, and a strong comedic singing voice.” The roles of “Snow White” and “Cinderella” are cast.


The characters in this award-winning all-female musical are based on the original fairy tales of Grimm, Perrault, de Villeneuve, as well as historic accounts and legend. Add in a healthy dose of the modern-day, strong, independent woman and you have ‘Disenchanted!’ Johnson added “I encourage all women to audition. You don’t have to look like a Disney Princess to be a Disenchanted Princess.”


HUA MULAN / POCAHONTAS / PRINCESS BADROULBADOUR. – {20’s – 40’s}: Strong soprano with pop belt; Vocal Range: G3- F5/ Mezzo; Asian-American, Pacific Islander. HUA MULAN. She is Asian yet Americanized, strong yet gentle, shy yet out-going. She is a walking dichotomy of masculinity and femininity seeking self-acceptance in a world that would have her choose one or the other.


POCAHONTAS, overtly feminine, is the ultimate exploited girl who is a bizarre blend of the innocent little Native American tyke from history and the pin-up girl, buxom babe from today’s pop princess culture. PRINCESS BADROULBADOUR is the spunky princess from the Middle Eastern-South Asian Aladdin sagas. She is unhappy with the misogyny and oppression of women in her stories (and in today’s world) but getting even puts a little swing in her step! The fun and sarcastic stand- up comedienne meets cheesy, jazzy lounge singer.


THE PRINCESS WHO KISSED THE FROG [20S – 40S] [F#3-F#5] (high belt): Forgotten and left out of the kingdom for many years, this large, empowered African American woman has now arrived on the scene as a feisty, fabulous, show-stopping storybook princess! She is the ultimate supreme diva in the land and she’s ready to take the world by storm! Must have strong vocal chops as well as great comedic timing and improvisational skills.

BELLE / THE LITTLE MERMAID / RAPUNZEL – [20S – 40S} (strong mezzo/soprano mix/ belt]; Caucasian; Vocal Range: G3 - F5/ Big, Dark sound) - BELLE is a smart, witty French girl from classic lit who’s been driven to madness after years of speaking with inanimate objects. She speaks and sings with an American accent. THE LITTLE MERMAID is an innocent, obedient young woman turned rebellious, jaded lush. She has given up everything - her father, her fin, even her voice--just to net a man. Innocent turned comically melancholy. RAPUNZEL A rough-and-tumble German v’oman with a big mole on her cheek and a bushy unibrow! She speaks with an over-the-top German accent. American capitalism has turned this frail, sheltered girl into a Mel Brooksian, Wagnerian singing monster bent on getting her fair share.


Those interested in being considered should submit a a broad comic up-tempo song, a brief monologue, and a dance reel. All roles in this professional production are paid.


Questions and submissions should be 

sent to Denny Hitchcock at dpjh@circa21.com



Production dates, including rehearsal,  

are September 2 – November 6, 2021.