Paramus, NJ “Little Shop of Horrors”

12/14/2014

New Vision Players Holds Auditions For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Location: Paramus, NJ

Type: Theater

From the Award-winning community theater company who brought you sold-out performances of hit musicals such as Legally Blonde: The Musical, Into The Woods and Les Miserables, New Vision Players holds auditions for their Spring 2015 musical: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!

Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy-horror-rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musical is based on the low-budget, 1960 black comedy film “The Little Shop of Horrors”, directed by Roger Corman. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, “Skid Row (Downtown)”, “Somewhere That’s Green”, and “Suddenly, Seymour”.

DATES:
Monday, January 5th
Tuesday, January 6th

TIME:
8 – 11 PM (Monday, 1/5)
7 – 10 PM (Tuesday, 1/6)

LOCATION:
Woodcrest Health Care Center
800 River Road
New Milford, NJ
* Go through in the front entranceway. There will be signs and/or people helping you get to the audition area.

FOR AGES 17 AND UP!

WHAT TO PREPARE:
-Two songs, one upbeat and one ballad, that best show off your vocals. Please cut it down to 16-32 bars each. An accompanist will be present at the auditions, but you are welcome to perform your songs a cappella instead.
– We recommend you do NOT sing songs from the show
– There will be no dance portion
– Be prepared to do a cold reading

CALLBACKS
Wednesday, January 7th from 7 to 11 PM at Woodcrest Health Care Center.

REHEARSALS:
Three weeknights (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday nights, from 7 – 10/10:30 PM).

PERFORMANCE DATES:
March 26th at 8 PM
March 27th at 8 PM
March 28th at 2 PM & 8 PM
March 29th at 2 PM

All performances will be at the Fair Lawn Community Center, in Fair Lawn, NJ!

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“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” Cast of Characters

AUDREY: Bleached-blonde, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour’s life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor.
Range: G#3 – D5

CRYSTAL, RONNETTE and CHIFFON: Street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.
Range: Ab3 – F5

MR. MUSHNIK: The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative.
Range: G2 – F4

ORIN SCRIVELLO: An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour.
Range: G2 – G4

SEYMOUR KRELBORN: An insecure, put-upon florist’s clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills.
Range: A2 – G4

THE PLANT (AUDREY II): Puppet. An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, the plant has an appetite for human flesh that is appeased by Seymour. Puppeteer doubles as other sizes of the plant.

VOICE OF THE PLANT: An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart ‘villain.’ A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best.
Range: G2 – G4

We are casting 9 people, of all performers ages 17 and up. We are looking for passionate, committed people who make this experience their number ONE priority. All roles are available!
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PRODUCTION STAFF
Director: MICHAEL HABER
Musical Director: DANIEL PASQUALE
Choreographer: ASHLEI CARLSON
Stage Manager: JACOB HAURY
Assistant Stage Manager: DREW VILLAFUERTE
Set Designer: DREW VILLAFUERTE
Technical Director: FRED ALVARO
Properties Master: LAURA IACOMETTA
Costumer Designer: CHRISTINE BENNETT
Lighting Designer: MICHAEL HABER
Sound Designer: DREW VILLAFUERTE
Production Manager: AMANDA VILLAFUERTE

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Paramus, NJ

This casting notice was posted by: New Vision Players



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