L/A Community Little Theatre will hold vocal and dance auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors” at 6:30 p.m. Feb 1 and 3 at 30 Academy St., Auburn. Cold readings may be requested by the directors. The production team includes Vincent Ratsavong, director and choreographer; Jackie McDonald, producer; and Rebecca Caron, musical director.

VOCAL AUDITIONS

Prepare 16-32 bars of a ballad or up-tempo song from “Little Shop of Horrors” in the part wishing to be considered for. An accompanist will be available at the audition, no a cappella auditions will be heard. Provide sheet music for the accompanist that is clearly marked where to begin and end. For those who have trouble finding the appropriate sheet music, the complete score will be available at auditions. For more information, email Ratsavong at [email protected].

DANCE AUDITIONS

Come prepared to dance and bring suitable dance wear, time will be available to change prior to this portion of the audition. Females who plan to audition should wear character heels. Men who plan to audition should wear oxford jazz shoes or jazz shoes. Do not wear sandals, crocks, boots, jeans, baggy or loose fitting clothing. Bring water and inform the production staff of injuries or medical conditions prior to the start of auditions.

Those who are unable to make the scheduled audition or who might be late to the scheduled audition should contact McDonald at [email protected] or 212-9132. Headshots and resumes are strongly encouraged, but not mandatory.

PARTS

• Seymour Krelborn: A menial laborer at Mushnik’s Flower Shop, Seymour 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 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 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.


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