PORTHOUSE THEATRE 2020 SEASON - Porthouse Theatre Auditions

Posted: March 23, 2020

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PORTHOUSE THEATRE 2020 SEASON - VIDEO SUBMISSION REQUEST

Porthouse Theatre

APPOINTMENTS

Due to COVID-19 and Social Distancing Efforts, accepting Video Submission Auditions

CONTRACT

URTA Tier 2; $667.00/week min

SEEKING

Video Submissions from Equity actor/singers for various roles in the 2020 Season.

All SM positions have been filled.
For more info, visit www.porthousetheatre.com.

INSTRUCTIONS

VIDEOS ACCEPTED THROUGH MARCH 30, 2020

FOR BKLYN: Send submissions to Eric van Baars, Executive Producer, fvanbaar@kent.edu

FOR LITTLE SHOP AND WEST SIDE STORY:
Send videos to Terri Kent, Producing artistic Director, tkent@kent.edu


Deadline: Mon, Mar 30, 2020

PERSONNEL

Eric van Baars, Executive Producer and Director and Terri Kent, Producing Artistic Director

OTHER

Preparation Instructions: Please submit headshot and resume. If you have vocal reel, you may submit that, otherwise please submit two songs, one up-tempo and one ballad in the style of the show. You may sing from the show.
For West Side Story roles, send dance reel, if available. Videos may be submitted via google drive, drop box, or youtube link



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 submit.

BREAKDOWN

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
1st Reh: 05/26/2020. Runs: 06/11 -06/27/2020

Character Breakdown:

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. Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 35, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range, bottom: A2.

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. Gender: Female, Age: 25 to 35, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G#3.

Mr. Mushnik - The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour's nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. Gender: Male, Age: 55 to 65. Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: G2.

Orin Scrivello - An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. Gender: Male, Age: 30 to 40. Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: G2.

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. Gender: Male, Age: 20 to 50, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: G2.

Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are African-American street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality. Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 35, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Ab3
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BKLYN The Musical
1st Reh: 06/16/2020. Runs: 07/2 -07/18/2020

Character Breakdown:

BROOKLYN – Female, A famous young Parisian that comes to America to search for the Father she never knew.

FAITH – Female, Brooklyn’s mother; a dancer

STREET SINGER – Male, A street performer that plays a rusty, old crowbar

TAYLOR COLLINS – Male, A young singer from Brooklyn in 1969 Paris; Brooklyn’s father.

PARADICE – Female, The “Reigning Diva of the Decade” who challenges Brooklyn to a “Battle of the Divas” at Madison Square Garden.

THE CITY WEEDS - Male & Female, Act as the ensemble of the show.
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WEST SIDE STORY:
1st Reh: 07/07/2020. Runs: 07/23 -08/09/2020

Character Breakdown:

Riff - A spritely, quick-tempered leader. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish his own gang's dominance. Tony's best friend, he is eventually murdered by Bernardo. Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 30, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: Bb2.

Tony - A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now. Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love. Falls in love to Maria and meets an untimely death. Genuinely sweet and sincere. Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 30, Vocal range top: Bb4, Vocal range bottom: Bb2.

Bernardo - A proud, strong, handsome Puerto Rican man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for he and his friends. Maria's brother and Anita's boyfriend. Leader of the Sharks. Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 35, Vocal range top: Eb4, Vocal range bottom: Bb2.

Maria - A hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Bernardo's sister. Puerto Rican. Gender: Female, Age: 18 to 21, Vocal range top: C6, Vocal range bottom: Bb3.

Anita - Feisty and assertive. She dispenses "older sister" advice to Maria and tries to shield her from the dangers of the gangs. Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's friend. Puerto Rican. Gender: Female, Age: 25 to 30, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: F3.

Chino - An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo's. Gender: Male, Age: 20 to 25.

Anybodys - A spunky tomboy who is desperate to become a member of the Jets. The other Jets mock her for her ambitions, but generally appreciate her company. Full of energy and heart. Gender: Female, Age: 15 to 25.

Doc - The owner of the candy store where the Jets hang out. He tries to guide the Jets youthful angst and provides a safe haven for Tony. Old fashioned and wise in his ways. Gender:Male, Age: 60 to 75.

Schrank - A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, and unapologetic. Gender: Male, Age: 40 to 55.

Krupke - The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gangs conflict and tries to keep tensions from errupting between them. Regularly mocked by the local gangs. Gender: Male, Age: 30 to 60, Ensemble.

Jets, Sharks, Jets Girls, Sharks Girls
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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 submit.

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