Auditions for our Fall musical production of Little Shop of Horrors are coming up!
Directed by Bill Kaufman, Musical Director is Jalmari Vanamo, Technical Director is Kyle Parkin, Producer is Maryann Irizarry, Stage Manager is Tara Freifeld. Seeking males and females ages 18 years and older. Roles include:
Seymour – Mid-twenties and perhaps balding a little. Our insecure, naïve, put-upon, florist’s clerk hero. Above all, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. Age 20-35.
Audrey – the bleached-blonde, secret love of Seymour’s life. If you took Judy Holiday, Carol Channing, Marilyn Monroe and Goldie Hawn, removed their education and feelings of self-worth, dressed them in spiked heels and a low-cut black dress – that’d be Audrey. Age 20-35
Mr. Mushnik – Their sweaty boss. A failure of an East Side florist. His accent, if he has one, Is more that of middle class New York than of Eastern Europe. Age 40+
Orin – A tall, dark, handsome dentist with a black leather jacket and sadistic tendencies. He is not a leftover from the move version of Grease. Think instead of an egotistical pretty-boy or an insurance salesman and talking like a radio announcer. Age 30+
The Plant (Audrey II) – An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado. It has a huge, nasty- looking pod which gains a shark-like aspect when open and snapping at food. The creature is played by a series of four increasing large puppets, manipulated by one puppeteer. (Who also plays Wino #1 in the first scene) The first time we see the Plant, it is less than one foot tall. The last time we see it, it fills the entire stage.
Voice of the Plant – Provided by an actor on an offstage microphone. The sound is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White and Wolfman Jack. Think of the Voice as that of a street-smart, funky, conniving villain-with Rhythm and Blues. Age 18+
Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon – Three black female street urchins who function as participants in the action and a Greek Chorus outside it. They’re young, hip, smart and the only people in the whole cast who really know what’s going on. They occasionally sing to the audience directly. And when they do, it’s often with a “secret smile” that says: “we know something you don’t know”. Age 18-30
Chorus Ensemble – A small ensemble of singers to create background and fill to the musical numbers. Ages 18+
Auditions will be held on Sunday June 28, 3-6pm and Monday June 29, 7-10pm at the Clifton Arts Center, located in the City Hall complex at 900 Clifton Avenue on Well Road,click here for a map and directions.
Auditions will be from sides provided at the auditions. Please bring a prepared song with accompaniment (CD, IPOD, MP3 or sheet music). Songs from the show are permitted.
Show dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays November 6,7,8 and 13,14,15. All shows are in the Theresa Aprea Theater at The Learning Center, 199 Scoles Ave, Clifton NJ.
For questions please call 973-928-7668.