Red Octopus Theatre Company announces auditions for
Little Shop of Horrors
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Directed by Melissa MacDonald
Musical Direction by Howard Lackey
With a score that is part rock ’n’ roll, part doo-wop and part Motown, Little Shop is the story of the shy and love-struck florist’s assistant Seymour, who finds fame, fortune and a whole lot more when he nurtures a strange little plant with a strong — and scary — thirst. Based on the darkly comic Roger Corman film of the same name, Menken and Ashman created a unique musical that swept the Off-Broadway awards when it premiered, and has continued to be a crowd favorite ever since.
Auditions will take place Saturday, January 28th at 10am at DANCE! And All That Jazz in Newport, OR. Those auditioning should not expect to stay later than 2pm. Feel free to bring a snack and something to drink.
Actors will be asked to read and sing from the script. Sides and music are available by contacting the director via email (Melissa MacDonald, contact information is listed below.)
Callbacks (by invitation only) will take place Sunday, January 29th, same time and location.
Performances run August 18 - September 3 (just in time for the Total Solar Eclipse!)
PLOT: 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, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN
AUDREY: Poor self-worth and education, sweet and vulnerable demeanor. Female, 20-35 yrs old, Range: G#3 – D5
CRYSTAL, RONNETTE, CHIFFON: Greek Chorus-like vocalists. Young, hip, and smart. Female, 25-45 yrs old, Range: Ab3 – F5
MR. MUSHNIK: Owner of a failing East Side flower shop. Profit-driven, greedy, manipulative. Male, 45-70 yrs old, Range: G2 – F4
ORIN SCRIVELLO: Egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Male, 30-45 yrs old, (willing to age the right person) Range: G2 – G4
SEYMOUR KRELBORN: Insecure clerk, hero. Genuine, well-meaning, poor social skills. Male, 25-40 yrs old, Range: A2 – G4
THE PLANT - AUDREY II: A conniving, street-smart plant with an appetite for human flesh. Male, 20-50 yrs old, Range: G2 – G4
(Note - Puppeteer and Vocalist/Actor to be auditioned separately)
Puppeteer - Male or Female, any age, claustrophobia could be an issue.
Berstein, Snip, Luce and everyone else: All played by the same actor. Male, 18-60+ yrs old, Range: G2 – G4
For more information and sides, actors may email the director, Melissa MacDonald, at MacDonald.Melissa@yahoo.com
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