(COVINGTON, KY) – The Carnegie is pleased to announce auditions by video submission for the first show of their 2020-21 theatre season, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. The show that has devoured the hearts of theatregoers for more than thirty years hits The Carnegie stage in August.
Seymour is a down-on-his-luck floral assistant living on Skid Row and pining for the love of his co-worker, Audrey. But his fortunes change when he meets a fast-talking plant who promises him wealth, fame, and the love of his dream girl to boot. There’s just one problem. In exchange for his wildest dreams coming true, Seymour must follow the plant down a murderous path to world domination.
Directed and Choreographed by Maggie Perrino
Music Direction by Steve Goers
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman | Music by Alan Menken
Performances: August 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
Show Times: Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm
Rehearsals: Evenings and Weekends July 5-August 6
AUDITIONS BY VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY. WHAT TO SEND:
- 32 bars of a Motown or musical theatre song in the style of the show.
- Comedic or serio-comic monologue no longer than 1 minute in length
- Movement reel or 32 counts of improvised movement to a Motown song. Please try to incorporate some 60s social dance moves such as the pony, the jerk, the twist, etc.
Please send video with resume and headshot attached to Maggie Perrino, firstname.lastname@example.org by May 8th @5pm to be considered for the show.
- You will be asked to turn in a full list of conflicts for dates July 5-Aug 6 if being considered for a role. Please have that prepared if asked to provide this info.
- No performance conflicts will be accepted.
- Cast members do not have to be the actual ages of the characters, but must be able to look age appropriate and act accordingly.
- You do not need to include a movement submission if only interested in the role of The Voice of the Plant.
- All roles are paid. Not AEA eligible. No housing provided.
- Seymour Krelborn: (Age 25 to 35. Vocal range G4 – A2) 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.
- Audrey: (Age 25 to 35. Vocal range D5 to G#3) 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.
- Mr. Mushnik: (Age 55 to 65. Vocal range F4 to G2) The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative.
- Orin Scrivello: (Age 30 to 40. Vocal range G4 to G2) An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour.
- Voice of The Plant: (Vocal range G4 to G2) An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart ‘villain.’ Rhythm and Blues styling with a touch of Soul.
- Crystal: (Female, age 20 to 35. Vocal range F5 to Ab3) 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.
- Ronnette: (Female, age 20 to 35. Vocal range F5 to Ab3) 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.
- Chiffon: (Female, age 20 to 35. Vocal range F5 to Ab3) 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.
- The Plant (Audrey II) (2 Roles): Puppeteers and Ensemble members. An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, the plant has an appetite for human flesh that is appeased by Seymour. Puppeteers will focus on all sizes of the plant and appear in chorus numbers as ensemble performers.
- Ensemble (2 Roles): Strong singers/actors with capable movement ability; they portray various people on the street, bums, and florist shop customers; these actors will also understudy the principals.
About The Carnegie
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center. More information about The Carnegie is available at thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.
The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.