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AUDITIONS

OPEN CALL FOR “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”

Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company is holding open auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors”.  Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics and Book by Howard Ashman. Artistic Director, Megan O’Toole; Musical Director, Curtis Heard; Executive Director, Mark Wheeler.

 

This is a fully staged production, with professional live orchestra. A stipend will be offered for all roles. Performance dates are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm on November 8-10 and 15-17.  

 

Auditions will be held Saturday, August 10 from 10:00am – 4:00pm and Sunday, August 11 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. No appointments necessary. Be prepared to sing 32 bars of music in the style of the show, and/or that demonstrates your vocal range and power. An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music, resume and headshot. Callbacks will be Tuesday, August 13 at 7pm.  Open to non-traditional casting.

 

Rehearsals start September 10 and run Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7:30-10:30pm and Saturdays from 10:00am-5:00pm.

 

Auditions, rehearsals and performances are in the historic sanctuary at First Congregational Church of Long Beach at 241 Cedar Ave., Long Beach, CA  90802. Direct questions to [email protected] or (562)366-0085.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: 

 

Seymour Krelborn

An insecure put-upon florist clerk and improbable hero of the story. Nebbish-like and insecure, he is naïve and taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills. In spite of his flaws he is a sweet and well-meaning man.  

Voice Type: Baritone/Tenor

Audrey 

Unwittingly alluring and the secret love of Seymour’s life. Lacking in education and self-esteem, she suffers from feelings of hopelessness in her life, including her abusive relationship.

Voice Type: Powerful Mezzo-soprano.

 

Mr. Mushnik

Owner of Mushnik’s Flower Shop, a failing business on Skid Row. Seymour’s boss; he is profit driven, greedy and manipulative.  

Voice Type: Baritone

Orrin Scrivello

Egotistical dentist with sadistic tendencies, and Audrey’s boyfriend.  Secondary roles traditionally assumed by Orrin (post-mortem) will be cast from the ensemble.

Voice Type: Baritone/Tenor

Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon

Three female street urchins acting as the occasional Greek Chorus throughout the show as a doo-wop trio.  Hip and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.

Voice Type: Alto to Soprano

Audrey 2 (Voice of the Plant)

A wise-cracking anthropomorphic man-eating plant from outer space. Sings from offstage.

Voice Type: Powerful Bass/Baritone

Audrey 2 Puppeteer

This role has been cast.

Ensemble

Singing residents of Skid Row.  All secondary roles (Patrick Martin, Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Winos, Customers, Reporters, etc.)