Marblehead Little Theatre announces Non-Equity auditions for Little Shop of Horrors. Directed by Janet Neely with assistant director Bruce Whear. Produced by Trudi Olivetti and Stanis Ames. Musical direction by Joe Stroup and choreography by Lara Finn. Auditions will be held on July 16 & 17, and callbacks will be held on July 17th at the Marblehead Little Theatre on 12 School Street, Marblehead. Auditions are by appointment. (Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.) Audition days/times are: Saturday July 16th Noon-3:30PM, Sunday July 17th 12:30-1:30PM. Callbacks July 17th @ 1:30-4PM. For more information or to schedule an audition, please visit our website at www.mltlive.org.
Please prepare: Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre selection in the style of the show.
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. Age: 25 to 35.Vocal range: G4-A2
Audrey: Bleached-blond, 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. Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range: D5-G#3
Mr./Mrs. Mushnik: The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He/She is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. Age: 55 to 65. Vocal range: F4-G2
Orin Scrivello: An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. Strong character actor and singer. Age: 30 to 40. Vocal range top: G4-G2
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. The role requires someone with physical acting skills to portray character and emotion purely through movement.
Voice Of The Plant: Provided by an actor on an offstage microphone, singing to the movements of the puppets. Think of the voice as that of a street-smart, funky, conniving villain –
Rhythm and Blues’ answer to Richard the Third. Strong character singer. Age: 20 to 50. Vocal range: G4-G2
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. Strong harmony singers with good movement skills to perform tightly-drilled, choreographed movement.
Ensemble: We will be looking for an ensemble to appear in various scenes and numbers. The minor roles of Customer, Radio Announcer, Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip, and Patrick Martin are usually all played by the actor playing Orin, but we will be allocating these roles to the ensemble.