LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS AUDITIONS
CASTING CALL FOR LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Stage 212 is proud to present the musical, Little Shop of Horrors, this Fall 2023. Our Director, Tyler Reviglio, is looking to cast 3 or 4 men, 4 or 5 women, an ensemble of up to 5 and 2 puppeteers.
Must be 18+ to audition.
Adult Audition Dates:
Saturday, August 5th at 6pm and Sunday, August 6th at 6pm
Auditions will be held at Stage- 700 1st Street, LaSalle
Auditions will consist of singing (Please come prepared with a 30 second musical song selection), short movement/dance audition and reading sides from the script. Auditionees are not required to have the script memorized.
Submissions will be accepted until Saturday, August 6th at 10pm
Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Emailed Video submissions should contain:
2 What character you are auditioning for
3 Video recording of your choice of musical song
Friday, August 11th
Sundays & Fridays in August and September
Sunday, Wednesday and Fridays in October
November 10, 11, 12 and 17, 18, 19
SEYMOUR (Tenor - playing age of mid 20s) 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.
AUDREY (Mezzo-soprano - similar playing age to Seymour) 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.
MR(Baritone)/MRS(Mezzo-Soprano) MUSHNIK (middle aged? Old enough to ‘adopt’ Seymour as his son) This part can be played by either male or female. Their boss. A failure of an East Side florist. His/Her accent, if he/she has one, is more that of middle class New York than of Eastern Europe. S/He seldom smiles but often sweats. Strong character actor (some singing)
ORIN (Baritone -late 20s-early 40s?) 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 alike and insurance salesman and talking like a radio announcer. Makes a couple of brief, but high impact, appearances. Strong character actor and singer.
THE PLANT (AUDREY II) Silent/Puppeteer - 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 movements and stamina.
VOICE OF THE PLANT (Baritone) –
Provided by an actor or actress on an offstage microphone, lip-syncing to the movements of the puppets. Will be featured in the finale.
CRYSTAL, RONNETTE and CHIFFON – (Mezzo-soprannos) playing age of late teens to 20s) Three ‘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 drilled choreographed movement. Significant presence in the show with 5-6 songs.
ENSEMBLE/Backstage - Up to 5 members. Help open the scenes. Will not be at most rehearsals. Mainly in the opening scene, intermission and finale.
Questions? Contact Tyler Reviglio at email@example.com