Auditions for Little Shop of Horrors, Romeo and Juliette and Scab will be held on May 7th and 8th. Starting a 9:30 am. Please sign up online by clicking the above button.
Audition Information Fall 2013- Below is the audition information for Romeo and Juliet, Little Shop of Horrors, and Scab in that order.
Romeo and Juliet audition requirements and character list
Please prepare a monologue of 45-60 seconds from a Shakespeare play. If this is not possible, prepare another monologue of the same length. Your better knowledge of the play will greatly assist your audition.
|Romeo||Romeo is a member of the house of Montague. He falls in love with Juliet who is the daughter of his family’s enemy, the house of Capulet. Romeo eventually takes his own life when he believes that Juliet is dead. However, her “death” was merely a ruse in order for her not to marry Paris and instead be with Romeo.|
|Juliet||Juliet is a member of the house of Capulet. She falls in love with Romeo who is the son of her family’s enemy, the house of Montague. She fakes her own death to be with Romeo, but Romeo never learns of the plan. She awakens to find Romeo dead beside her. She stabs herself with a knife and dies rather than live without Romeo.|
|Mercutio||Mercutio is kin to the Prince of Verona and a friend to Romeo. Mercutio is killed by Tybalt when Romeo tries to stop the two from fighting.|
|Paris||Paris is a young count and kin to the Prince. He wants to marry Juliet.|
|Tybalt||Tybalt is the nephew of Capulet and a cousin to Juliet. He is very headstrong and despises the Montagues. He kills Mercutio, and Tybalt is later killed by Romeo who avenges Mercutio’s death.|
|Benvolio||Benvolio is a friend to Romeo. He always tries to play the role of peacemaker by trying to stop the fighting between the Montagues and Capulets. He also tries to help Romeo while he is depressed over the loss of his former love, Rosaline.|
|Nurse||The nurse is Juliet’s friend and nursemaid. She raised Juliet, as was usually the custom in royal families of the time period. The nurse also helps Juliet and Romeo meet with each other. She always does what she thinks is best for Juliet.|
|Friar Laurence||Friar Laurence marries Romeo and Juliet with the hope that the marriage will stop the feuding between both of their houses. When Romeo kills Tybalt, he tries to help the two stay together by coming up with the plan for Juliet to fake her death. However, he does not get word to Romeo in time, and the two lovers end up committing suicide.|
|Montague||Montague is the leader of the house of Montague and Romeo’s father.|
|Lady Montague||Lady Montague is the wife of Montague.|
|Capulet||Capulet is the leader of the house of Capulet and Juliet’s father.|
|Lady Capulet||Lady Capulet is the wife of Capulet.|
|Balthasar||Balthasar is Romeo’s servant. He tells Romeo that Juliet has died.|
|Escalus||Escalus is the Prince of Verona who tries to keep peace between the houses Montague and Capulet. He banishes Romeo from Verona for the death of Tybalt.|
|Peter||Peter is the nurse’s servant.|
|Sampson||Sampson is one of the servants to Capulet. He and Gregory start a fight at the beginning of the play with Abram, a Montague.|
|Gregory||Gregory is one of the servants to Capulet. He and Gregory start a fight at the beginning of the play with Abram, a Montague.|
|Abram||Abram is one of the servants to Montague who gets into a fight with Sampson and Abram.|
Several lords, ladies, servants and citizens else will be cast from the callbacks for the characters above.
Little Shop of Horrors
Please prepare one minute of music in the style of the show. Please have a second contrasting selection available if we need to hear something else.
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. Female, 25-35 yrs old Range: G#3 – D5
CRYSTAL, RONNETTE and CHIFFON Street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality. Female, 20-35 yrs old Range: Ab3 – F5
MR. MUSHNIK The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. Male, 55-65 yrs old Range: G2 – F4
ORIN SCRIVELLO An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. Male, 30-40 yrs old Range: G2 – G4
SEYMOUR KRELBORN 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. Male, 25-35 yrs old Range: A2 – G4
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. Puppeteer doubles as other sizes of the plant.
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. Male, 20-50 yrs old Range: G2 – G4
A Comic Drama
Anima: 23 year old graduate student in theatre. She is struggling with a number of deep loses in her life, and trying to come to terms with who she is as a person. This is exacerbated by newly developing feelings for her roommate Christa.
Christa: A 22 year old PhD student. She is from out of town and struggling to find her place among her peers. The competition of grad school, the needs of her new roommate/friend Anima, and the complications of her love life force her to come to terms with past assumptions about herself.
Jenna/Angel One: Jenna is one third of a composite of three different typical, pretentious, Ivy League PhD students. They judge, condescend and think rather than feel. Angel One will be played by the same actor. Angel one is a spiritual subordinate to Mary Androgyne. Must be able to move and sing in harmony.
Alan/Artie/Davie/Angel Two: Alan is a classmate and ex boyfriend of Anima’s. Smart, charming, and has to go through a lot of women to find the right one. Artie will be played by the same actor. We see him through Anima’s eyes as a grown yet diapered man. Angel two will be played by the same actor. Angel two is a subordinate to Mary Androgyne. Must be able to sing in harmony and move. Davie is one third of a composite of three different typical, pretentious, Ivy League PhD students.
Mom/Kellee/Mary Androgyne: We see the Mom through Anima’s eyes. She is Anima’s idea of her mother- guilt tripping, obsessed with her brother and disappointed in her. Kellee is one third of a composite of three different typical, pretentious, Ivy League PhD students. Mary Androgyne is a Virgin Mary type apparition that appears to Anima and torments her over her new found feelings for her roommate.