Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: April 15, 2009

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(NEW) Little Shop of Horrors
Manor Club Theater in conjunction with Orlando Iriarte and Dennis Del Bene is holding open auditions for Little Shop of Horrors. Performance dates are October 23 and 25, 2009.

This will be a non paying show but excellent exposure and possible future productions with pay. Non-Union. Possible future Equity Contract.

All Roles are available. Seeking:
Seymour Krelborn:
A menial laborer at Mushnik’s Flower Shop, Seymour Krelborn is the improbable hero of the story. Nebbish-like and insecure, he is naive and feels much put-upon. In spite of his flaws, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. Seymour is the owner of the carnivorous plant, Audrey II.

Audrey: The gum-snapping, bleached-blond secret love of Seymour’s life, Audrey works with Seymour at the flower shop. Lacking in education and self-esteem, she suffers from feelings of hopelessness at her situation in life, including her abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Orin Scrivello. Seymour names his plant after her.

Mr. Mushnik: Owner of Mushnik’s Flower Shop, a failing business on Skid Row, Mr. Mushnik is given to cursing in Yiddish. He is a man who seldom smiles and often yells.

Orin Scrivello: Audrey’s dentist boyfriend, Orin Scrivello is a motorcycle-riding black leather jacket-wearing tough-guy. He is tall, dark, handsome, and sadistic. His fondness for his own nitrous oxide proves to be his undoing.

Audrey II: A wise-cracking anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado with teeth, Audrey II is Seymour’s favorite and soon-famous plant. Seymour purchased the plant at Chang’s Flower Shop during a mysterious total eclipse of the sun; but once the plant has the taste of human blood there is no stopping it.

Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon: Three female street urchins who function as participants in the action and as “doo-wop” chorus girls outside it, Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon often sing directly to the audience in a hip, narrative style.

Patrick Martin: A sleazy opportunist, Patrick Martin tries to talk Seymour and Mr. Mushnik into leaf cuttings of Audrey II.

Wino #1. Wino #2. Customer. Bernstein: An uptown bigshot from NBC, Bernstein offers Seymour his own gardening show.

Mrs. Luce: The wife of the editor of Life magazine.

Little Shop of Horrors-Vocal Selections From the Film
by Menken, Alan (Composer)
Paper: $19.95

(NEW) The Sound of Music, CT
Directed by Michael Forgetta, the performance dates are Nov. 6-8, 12-15, and 20-22.

 The classic story of the Von Trapp family as the widower Captain Von Trapp hires Maria, straight from the convent, to be the governess of his seven children. She brings love and music back to the family, and together they dare to escape the Nazi invasion of their lives and their Austria. You'll be humming the beautiful Rodgers and Hammerstein score for weeks, as you hear all the old favorites, including "Edelweiss", "The Sound of Music", "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and so many more!

Men: 30's to 60's.
Women: early to mid 20's to 60's.
Boys: ages 10 to 17.
Girls: ages 8 to 16 years.

The Sound of Music(Rodgers and Hammerstein Vocal Selections)
by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Paper: $15.95

Auditioning for the Musical Theatre
by Silver, Fred; Strouse, Charles
Paper: $14.00

(NEW) The Full Monty, Open Auditions by Appt.
Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton, CT, is holding open auditions by appointment for The Full Monty. SPT. $347/week minimum. Executive/Artistic Director: Jacqueline Hubbard. Director: Larry Nye. Musical Director: John DeNicola.Schedule for all shows: Wednesday, Sunday matinees; evening performances Wednesday – Saturday. 1st rehearsal: June 23, 2009. Runs: July 1 – 26.

Seeking: 4 AEA contracts available within all available roles:

Jerry Lukowski: 30-35. Strong singer who moves. Recently divorced, unemployed mill worker and struggling single dad. Rugged but a ‘little past his prime’. High baritone with a solid G (uses head voice to B in two numbers) – sings “Scrap”, “Man” (which can be down a step in G), “Big-Ass Rock”, “Michael Jordon’s Ball”, “Breeze Off the River”, “The Goods” (with a rock high A) and others.

Dave Bukatinsky: 30-35. Strong singer who moves. Jerry’s hopelessly overweight best friend, also unemployed and experiencing image problems and marital difficulties. High Baritone with solid G – sings “Scrap”, “Man” (which can be down a step in G), “Big-Ass Rock”, “You Rule My World”, and others.

Harold Nichols: 35-50. Singer who moves. An uptight, unemployed mill supervisor and Jerry and Dave’s former boss hiding his unemployment from his wife; becomes choreographer for the group. Baritone – sings “You Rule My World” and others.

Ethan Girard: 28-35. Singer who moves. Another unemployed mill worker, somewhat simple-minded but good-hearted with a great deal of energy. High Baritone voice – sings “You Walk With Me” and others.

Malcolm Macgregor: 30-35. Singer who moves. Sweet-natured but unhappy and suicidal; lives alone with his infirm mother. Tenor voice – sings “You Walk With Me” and sings incredibly high in “Big-Ass Rock”, and other pieces.

Noah “Horse” T. Simmons: 50-60 . African American. Strong singer/dancer. Retired mill worker with voice and moves to “bring down the house.” High baritone voice – sings “Big Black Man” and others.

Jeanette Burmeister: 50-60 - A sassy, wise-cracking, showbiz-savvy accompanist of an indeterminate age. Belter – sings “Jeanette’s Showbiz Number”.

Georgie Bukatinksy: 30-35. Dave’s working-class wife. Tries to be sympathetic but becomes frustrated with his increasing detachment. Rock belt voice – sings “It’s a Woman’s World”, “The Goods”, “You Rule My World Reprise”.

Pam Lukowski: 30-40. Jerry’s estranged ex-wife. Protective of her son. Belt – sings “The Goods”.

Vicki Nichols: 30-40 . Harold’s wife. An oblivious and materialistic socialite – strong singer/dancer. Belt/chest voice with solid “D” – sings “Life With Harold”, “You Rule My World Reprise” and “The Goods”.

Theatre’s mailing address: Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton CT 06442.

The Full Monty-Vocal Selections
by Hal Leonard (Edt)
Paper: $17.95

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series