AUDITION NOTICE FOR BURLOAK THEATRE GROUP

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Casting the dark musical comedy based on the film by Roger Corman with screenplay by Charles Griffith, about a plant with an insatiable appetite for human blood, with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, and music by Alan Menken.

 

Directed by Mike Ranieri

Musical Direction by Jennifer Peace

Choreography by Chantal Forde

 

Synopsis

Down on Skid Row, budding botanist Seymour Krelbourn is down on his luck and secretly in love with his coworker Audrey. When he discovers a new species of plant that promises unending fame and fortune, he thinks all is problems are solved—the only catch is the plant is a bloodthirsty carnivore bent on world domination!

 

Auditions

Location: BurlOak Studio, 1290 Speers Rd, Unit 12, Oakville, On, L6L 2X4

Auditions: Thursday, December 7th (7:00PM – 10:00PM) & Saturday, December 9th (10:00AM – 5:00PM)

Dance Call: Sunday, December 10th (10:00AM – 12:00PM) **Invitation to dance call will be sent Saturday, December 9th after all auditions have been completed, please keep time open in schedule** 

Callbacks: Sunday, December 10th (12:00PM – 2:00PM) **Invitation to call backs will be sent Saturday, December 9th after all auditions have been completed**

 

Audition Process & What to Prepare

Please contact the Producer at vp@botg.ca and indicate role(s) that you are interested in. All actors require an audition, including actors who have performed in BOTG shows in past. You will be emailed a date and time for your audition within one week of your email. 

Actors are asked to prepare and sing one song from the show; no need to bring sheet music but it would be beneficial to know your correct key. Cold readings from the script will follow the song auditions. Please bring a headshot and performance resume (if available).

All performers considered for a part will be required to attend the dance audition on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Please dress in clothing that will allow freedom of movement.

Production Details

Rehearsals: January to April on Tuesdays & Sundays and either Wednesdays or Thursdays (TBD). Exact rehearsal schedule to be provided for specific roles when available. A read-through and Meet & Greet: will occur on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Rehearsals to begin that same week of 2018. Rehearsals will take place at the BurlOak studio in Oakville with the exception of dance and some final rehearsals, which will take place at a dance studio location TBD. 

 

Performances: Evenings (8:00 PM): April 18, 19, 20 & 21 / Matinees (2:00 PM): April 21 & 22. All performances at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 

 

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

 

All ethnicities may apply and will be considered for any of the roles.

 

Seymour Krelborn (Lead)

Male, Age 25 to 35

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.

Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Audrey (Lead)

Female, Age 25-35

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.

Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G#3

 

Mr. Mushnick (Lead)

Male, Age 50-65

The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour's nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative.

Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: G2

 

Orin Scrivello (Lead)

Male, Age 30-40

An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour.

Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: G2

 

Voice of The Plant (Audrey Two) (Lead)

Male or Female, Age 20-50

An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart villain.

Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: G2

 

The Plant (Audrey Two) (Supporting non-speaking)

Male or Female, Age 18-40

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. Full costume as size increases.

 

Crystal (Supporting)

Female, Age 16-35

Typically, African-American, but can be any ethnicity with “swag.” Street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart. Will also morph into glitzy “Dream Girl” like trio.

Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Ab3

 

Ronnette (Supporting)

Female, Age 16-35

Typically, African-American, but can be any ethnicity with “swag.” Street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart. Will also morph into glitzy “Dream Girl” like trio.

Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Ab3

 

Chiffon (Supporting)

Female, Age 16-35

Typically, African-American, but can be any ethnicity with “swag.” Street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart. Will also morph into glitzy “Dream Girl” like trio.

Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Ab3

 

Ensemble/Chorus Roles

Males and Females, Age 16+

We are looking for a small ensemble of strong singers/dancers to appear in musical numbers in the show to boost the vocal and visual impact of the production. The minor roles of WINO, CUSTOMER, RADIO ANNOUNCER, MR BERNSETIN, MRS LUCE, SKIP SNIP and PATRICK MARTIN are usually all played by the actor playing ORIN but it is possible we may allocate some of these roles to the ensemble.

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