Auditions: Little Shop of Horrors – July 16th & 17th 2018

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Auditions: Little Shop of Horrors – July 16th & 17th 2018

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Auditions: Little Shop of Horrors

Audition Dates:
July 16th and 17th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm each night at the High Desert Center for the Arts 15615 8th Street Victorville CA 92395
Possible Callbacks: July 22nd

Performance Dates:
October 18th – 28th 2018 at the High Desert Center for the Arts, Thursdays – Saturday Evenings and Sunday Matinees.

Director: Robert K. Blomker II
Assistant Director: Cynthia Meade

Typically, rehearsals will be Wednesday Evenings 6p – 9:30p, and Saturday Mornings 9a – 1p

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION:
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

Those auditioning should prepare:

General:

  • Bring sheet music for a 16 – 32 bar song in appropriate key an accompanist will be provided ,or CD/MP3 in appropriate key.
  • Creative Arts Theater supports diverse casting.
  • Be prepared to stay at audition the whole time, unless asked to leave.
  • Headshot and resume, you may send this via email if you wish to mailbox@creativeartstheater.com
  • Accepting Video Auditions at director’s discretion, please contact Director Robert K. Blomker (robertkblomker@gmail.com) for more information.

CHARACTERS:

SEYMOUR – Our insecure, naïve, put-upon, florists’ clerk hero. Above all, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. He is not a silly nerd, and therefore, should not be played as the hero of a Jerry Lewis film. Strong acting and singing. VOCAL RANGE: TENOR

AUDREY – The bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like secret love of his live. 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 short black dress, and then shook them up in a test tube to extract what’s sweetest and most vulnerable – that’d be Audrey. Strong acting/comedy and singing. VOCAL RANGE: MEZZO-SOPRANO

MR. MUSHNIK – Seymour’s 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. He seldom smiles. Strong character actor (some singing). VOCAL RANGE: BARITONE

ORIN – A tall, dark, handsome dentist with a black leather jacket and cruel tendencies. He is not, however, a leftover from the movie version of Grease. Think instead of an egotistical pretty-boy – all got up like a greaser but thinking like an insurance salesman and talking like a radio announcer. Makes a couple of brief, but high impact, appearances. Strong character actor and singer. Plays CUSTOMER,
RADIO ANNOUNCER, MR. BERNSETIN, MRS. LUCE, SKIP SNIP and PATRICK MARTIN as well. VOCAL RANGE: BARITONE

THE PLANT (AUDREY II) An anthropomorphic cross between a giant 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 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 large, heavy puppet.

VOICE OF AUDREY II – Provided by an actor on an offstage microphone, lip-syncing to the movements of the puppets. 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 – Rhythm and Blues’ answer to Richard the Third. Strong character singer. VOCAL RANGE: BARITONE/BASS

CRYSTAL, RONNETTE and CHIFFON – Three female ‘street urchins’ who function as participants in the action (when they have dialogue) and a Greek Chorus commenting and narrating the action (when they sing together in close harmony). They’re young, hip, smart, and the only people in the whole cast who really know what’s going on. In their “Greek Chorus” capacity, 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.” STRONG HARMONY SINGERS with good movement skills to perform tightly choreographed movement. Significant presence in the show with 5-6 songs. VOCAL RANGES: MEZZO-SOPRANO

 

Auditions: Little Shop of Horrors – July 16th & 17th 2018