Audition Notice

We are holding open auditions for our first two productions of the 2019 season, Almost, Maine and Little Shop of Horrors. Please see the audition information below and sign up for each production if you plan to audition for both.

Almost, Maine
Little Shop of Horrors

Saturday, november 3
almost, maine: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
little shop of horrors: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

 AUDITION LOCATION: the snug theatre 160 S. WATER STREET, MARINE CITY

 

ALMOST, MAINE AUDITION REGISTRATION

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about the show

Playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of Almost, Maine, where the citizens of Almost - not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness - experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love featuring come of the most humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful and sincere characters you'll ever meet.

Place: Various locales in Almost, Maine, a small town in northern Maine that doesn't quite exist.

Time: The present. Everything takes place at 9:00pm on a cold, clear, moonless, slightly surreal Friday night in the middle of the deepest part of a northern Maine winter.

The production runs January 25 - February 17, 2019 for a total of 13 performances at The Snug Theatre. Shows are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. (as well as a special Valentine’s Day performance on Thursday, February 14 at 7:30 pm). Rehearsals are typically 3-4 times per week up to 4 weeks prior to the production. We strive to use your time wisely and will only require you to be at rehearsals in which your character is needed. Tech week attendance is mandatory (January 20-24).

CHARACTER LIST

Characters (to be played by 2 Men and 2 Women):
Pete
Ginette
East (a repairman)
Glory (a hiker)
Jimmy (heating and cooling guy)
Waitress
Marvalyn
Steve
Gayle and Lendall (longtime girlfriend and boyfriend)
Phil and Marci (his wife)
Hope (who has traveled around the world)
Man (who has not)
Rhonda (tough)
Dave (not-so-tough)

*SIDES FROM THE SCRIPT WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU UPON REGISTRATION.


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS AUDITION REGISTRATION

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty-mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD. As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination.

The production runs March 1 - April 7 , 2019 for a total of 18 performances at Riverbank Theatre. Rehearsals are typically 3-4 times per week up to 5 weeks prior to the production. We strive to use your time wisely and will only require you to be at rehearsals in which your character is needed. Tech week attendance is mandatory (February 24 - 28). 17 Total Performances: Thursdays - Mar 21 and April 4. Fridays - Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 and April 5 at 7:30 pm. Saturdays - Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, and April 6 at 7:30 pm. Sundays - Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 and April 7 at 3:00 p.m.

CHARACTER LIST & DESCRIPTIONS

Seymour Krelborn
An insecure, naive, put-upon florist's clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, sweet, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills. He is not a silly, pratfalling nerd, and therefore should not be played as the hero of a Jerry Lewis film.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Voice: Tenor | Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: A2
Vocal cuts: “Grow for Me” and “Suddenly Seymour”

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. 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 dress, and then shook them up in a test tube to extract what’s sweetest and most vulnerable - that’d be Audrey.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Voice: Mezzo-Soprano Belt | Vocal range top: D5 | Vocal range bottom: G#3/Ab3
Vocal cuts: “Somewhere That’s Green” and “Suddenly Seymour”

Mr. Mushnik
The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour's nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. His accent, if he has one, is more that of middle class New York than of Eastern Europe. He seldom smiles and often sweats.
Gender: Male
Age: 55 to 65
Voice: Baritone | Vocal range top: F4 | Vocal range bottom: G2
Vocal cut: “Mushnick and Son”

 Orin Scrivello, D.D.S.
A tall dark and handsome egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. 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 man and talking like a radio announcer. (The actor who plays him also plays A Voice not unlike God’s, Wino #2, Customer, Radio Announcer, Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip, and Patrick Martin.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Voice: Baritone | Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: G2
Vocal cut: “Dentist!”

Crystal, Chiffon and Ronnette
Three female street urchins who function as participants in the action and a Greek Chorus outside of it. They’re young, hip, and smart, and the only people in the whole cast who really know what is 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.”
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
Voice: Mezzo-Soprano | Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: G#3/Ab3
Vocal cut: “Prologue (Little Shop of Horrors)”

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. The sound is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White and Wolfman Jack.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 50
Voice: Baritone | Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: G2
Vocal cut: “Feed Me (Git It)”

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. Three puppeteers double as other sizes of the plant and Skid Row occupants.
Vocal Cut: “Skid Row (Downtown)”

* Vocal selections from the script will be emailed after registration. You may be asked to cold read.


SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION NOW!

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