LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Southport Theater LLC/Mercury Theater Chicago Auditions

Posted: January 3, 2019

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Chicago EPA
Southport Theater LLC / Mercury Theater Chicago

AUDITION DATES
Monday, January 14, 2019
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
There will be a break from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Tue, Jan 15, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (CST)
There will be a break from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

CONTRACT
CAT CAT $761/week minimum

SEEKING
Comic actors and actresses who sing - triple threat performers for the upcoming production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Please see breakdown for more information.

PREPARATION
Prepare 32-bars from two songs and bring sheet music in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. We may only request one song, but we like to have two from which to choose. Bring Headshot and Resume.

LOCATION
Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613-3718

PERSONNEL
Director - L. Walter Stearns
Musical Director - Eugene A. Dizon

OTHER DATES
Rehearsals begin February 4, 2019 - Performances from March 1, 2019 to April 28, 2019

OTHER
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
SEYMOUR (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. VOCAL RANGE: TENOR
AUDREY (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. VOCAL RANGE: MEZZOSOPRANO
MR. MUSHNIK (middle aged? Old enough to ‘adopt’ Seymour as his son) Seymour’s boss. A failure of an East Side florist. His accent, if he has one, is more that of middle-class New York than of Eastern Europe. He seldom smiles. Strong character actor (some singing). VOCAL RANGE: BARITONE
ORIN (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 like an insurance salesman and talking like a radio announcer. Makes a couple of brief, but high impact, appearances. Strong character actor and singer. VOCAL RANGE: BARITONE
CRYSTAL, RONNETTE and CHIFFON – (playing age of late teens to 20s) Three female ‘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. VOCAL RANGES: MEZZO-SOPRANO


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.


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