Memorial Opera House is pleased to announce upcoming auditions for Little Shop of Horrors
Director: Scot PJ MacDonald
Vocal Director: Kelly Staton
Choreographer: Molly Oros
Please fill out the Audition form here: https://forms.gle/DicJkEMW2YwbqYJ68
Auditions: Monday, July 24th at 7 pm and Tuesday, July 25th at 7 pm at Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383. Callbacks (as needed): Wednesday, May 26th (time TBD).
You are welcome to sing a song of your choice (preferably a minute or less) that is not from “Little Shop of Horrors.” Please provide sheet music for the accompanist; no acapella auditions, no pre-recorded music. Please come prepared to dance, time will be allowed to change clothes as needed.
We also accept video auditions which may be emailed directly to the Production Manager, Vicki Zimmerman: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any questions regarding the audition or production, please contact Madison Marsh at AdminAssistant@memorialoperahouse.com
Performances: October 5th-22nd, 2023 (12 performances Thurs. - Sun.). Rehearsals: Rehearsals begin the week of August 7th at Memorial Opera House. Rehearsals will take place Monday through Thursday from 7 pm to 10 pm.
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. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
Casting Requirements: All roles are open for those of all identities and ethnicities. The roles of Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon are open to those aged 16+, with parental consent. All other roles must be 18+. All roles will require various amounts of physicality, ad-lib, and time on stage.
We are seeking 9-12 actors to fill the following roles:
An insecure, put-upon, florists’ clerk who becomes the hero of the story; above all, he is a sweet, genuine well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills. Vocal range: A2-G4
The secret love of Seymour’s life, also employed at the shop; she has a damaged sense of self-worth and no education; she is vulnerable to a fault. Vocal range: G#3-D5, controlled belt
Seymour's boss and father figure; he owns a failure of a run-down East Side florist shop; under a gruff and blustery exterior he cares about Audrey and Seymour; a good man at heart but overcome by the temptations of wealth. Vocal range: G2-G4
Audrey’s handsome, dentist boyfriend, he is narcissistic, arrogant, and abusive to Audrey; in spite of all this, he is a charmer in a "bad boy" kind of way. This actor may also play other minor roles such as Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip, and Patrick Martin. Vocal range: G2- G4
Crystal, Ronnette & Chiffon:
Strong harmony singers with good movement skills to perform tight choreographed movement; seeking diverse actors for these characters; these three female "street urchins" function as participants in the action (when they have dialogue) and a Greek chorus commenting and narrating the action (when they sing); they’re young, hip, smart, and the only people in the cast who really know what’s going on, with a “we know something you don’t” attitude. Vocal range: Ab3-F5, three-part tight harmonies.
The Voice of Audrey II:
A sweet-talking, street-smart, rhythm and blues version of the devil; 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. This actor may also play other minor roles such as a bum, a customer of the shop, and a radio voice. Vocal range: G2-G4
Audrey II Puppeteer:
A man-eating plant that is a cross between a giant Venus flytrap and an avocado; a non speaking puppeteer (experience not required) who manipulates various stages of the plant as it gets bigger; the role requires someone with physical acting skills to portray character and emotion purely through movement, and stamina to operate the large, heavy final puppet. This actor may also play other minor roles such as a bum and a customer of the shop. Vocal range: Any
There may be a small ensemble of up to three strong singers/actors to appear in two or three numbers in the show; they may also portray various people on the street, bums, and florist shop customers. These performers will also serve as additional puppeteers for the larger versions of the plant. Vocal range: Any
Memorial Opera House Foundation will be offering a stipend of $150 for all performers. This is intended to offset the costs incurred by performers due to gas, childcare, materials for the show, etc. Any questions regarding stipends can be directed to Memorial Opera House Executive Director, Scot MacDonald at email@example.com