Theater – Open Auditions in Whittier for “Little Shop of Horrors”

06/29/2015

AUDITIONS FOR LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Location: Whittier, California 90601

Type: Theater

Come and be part of our 94th season by auditioning for the cult classic musical Little Shop of Horrors!

TIMES AND LOCATION:

Monday, July 13 at 7:30 pm
Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30 pm
(Invited callbacks will be held Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 pm)

Whittier Center Theatre
7630 S. Washington Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602

WHAT TO PREPARE:

Please bring 16 bars of sheet music to sing. Potential actors will also be cold-reading from the script.

Headshots are encouraged but not required. Audition forms can be filled out at the sign-in table at auditions or can be downloaded and filled out ahead of time by clicking on the “Audition Info” tab at www.whittiercommunitytheatre.org.

WHAT TO KNOW:

Rehearsals begin on SATURDAY, July 18. Typical rehearsal times are Monday through Thursday nights at 7:00 pm and Saturday mornings at 10:00 am. HELL WEEK begins on Sunday, September 6 (yes, there is a MANDATORY call on Labor Day, September 7) with call times at 6:30 pm. The show runs for three weekends, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 pm from September 11 through September 26, with one Sunday matinee at 2:30 pm on September 20.

Little Shop of Horrors

OPEN ROLES:

SEYMOUR KRELBORN (Male, 25-40) Our insecure, naive, put-upon, florists’ clerk hero. Above all, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. He is not a silly nerd. Strong actor, singer, and able to move. Tenor range.

AUDREY (Female, 25-35) She works with Seymour and is the bleached-blond secret love of his life. She lacks education and self-worth but is honest, sweet and vulnerable. Strong actress (with comic timing), singer, and able to move. Mezzo Soprano Range (No Ellen Greene imitations).

MR. MUSHNIK (Male, 45-60) Owner of the failed New York Skid Row Florist Shop. Not a nice man – he seldom smiles and often sweats. Strong character actor and singer. Baritone range.

ORIN / RADIO INTERVIEWER (Male, 25-40) A dark, handsome dentist with a black leather jacket and very cruel tendencies. He is not, however, a leftover from the movie version of Grease. Strong character actor and singer. Tenor/High Baritone range.

CRYSTAL, RONNETTE and CHIFFON (Females, 21-30, any nationality) Three female ‘street urchins’ who function as participants in the action. They’re young, hip, smart, and the only people in the whole cast who really know what’s going on. Strong harmony singers with good movement skills. Significant presence in the show with 5-6 songs. Soprano and Alto range.

VOICE OF THE PLANT (AUDREY II) (Male) Provided by an actor on an offstage microphone. His voice is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White, and Wolfman Jack. Think of the voice as that of a street-smart, funky, conniving villain. Strong character singer. Baritone range.

THE PLANT (AUDREY II) PUPPETEER: The creature is played by a series of four increasingly large puppets, manipulated by one non-speaking puppeteer hidden invisibly inside. The plant grows from a few inches tall to almost filling the stage. The role requires someone with physical acting skills to portray character and emotion purely through movement, and stamina to operate the medium and large puppets.

ENSEMBLE: (3 Males and 1 Female, 30-50) The ensemble to appear in various scenes and numbers and will portray: MR BERNSTEIN / WINO #2, MRS LUCE / BAG LADY, SKIP SNIP / PAINTER and PATRICK MARTIN / WINO #1. Strong acting and singing abilities, some movement. Various vocal types and range.

Directed by Karen Jacobson
Produced by Rick Frohling and Nancy Tyler
Musically Directed by Kevin Wiley
Choreographed by Shannon Kane

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Whittier, California 90601

This casting notice was posted by: Whittier Community Theatre



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