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On the twenty-third day
Of the month of september
In an early year of a decade
Not too long before ours
The human race
A deadly threat
To its very existence
Shire Music Theatre Presents:
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
Yes thats right, SMT is re-introducing Orientation Nights. We invite you all to attend the Little Shop of Horrors Orientation Night on April 12 at 7pm. During the Orientation Night you will get to meet the Production Team; Kenney Ogilvie (Director), Peter Sampson (Musical Director) and Sam Larielle (Choreographer). They will be discussing their views on the show, will give you a cast break-down and much more. You will even have the opportunity to apply for an audition time in person at the conclusion of the night.
The Audition dates are here as follows:
Saturday April 28 @ 10am-5pm and Sunday April 29 @ 9am-3pm with a call back audition date on Tuesday May 1
Important Production Dates:
Bump In Saturday August 11, Performances August 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 with a Matinee and Evening performance on the 18th and 25th and Matinee's on the 19th and 26th
The Production team strongly encourages anyone who wishes to audition to attend the Orientation night to find out more about what they are looking for with each character as this will help you determine if you are suited to a specific role in the production.
An audition pack will be provided online shortly as well as provided at the Orientation night for all attendees who sign up for an audition time on the night.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Audrey||Female||Caucasian||25-30||AUDREY [female] aged 25-35 Ideally late 20’s Mezzo with a belt Low A to High D The bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour’s life. A beautiful flower shop assistant with no feelings of self worth or formal education in a hot little number she bought on sale. Think of the sweetest person alive at their most vulnerable mental state|
|Seymour||Male||Caucasian||25-30||SEYMOUR [male] aged 25-35 Ideally 30 baritone-tennor Low A to High G Our insecure, naive, put-upon, florist’s clerk hero. Seymour is an insecure orphan with no prospects in life and no hope of success. Above all, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. Sincere|
|Mr. Mushnik||Male||White Eastern-European||41-50||MR. MUSHNIK [male] aged 40-60 baritone-bass Low G to High E flat A failure of an East Side florist who should have his blood pressure checked more regularly. Seymour’s only parental figure & Audrey’s boss. Jewish. He seldom smiles but often sweat|
|Orin Scrivello||Male||Caucasian||31-40||ORIN SCRIVELLO [male] aged 30-45 youthful baritone Egotistical, sadistic maniac with a professional license to drill away inside people’s heads. Thinks he is 10 years younger than he actually is|
|Crystal||Female||Any Ethnicity||18-24||CRYSTAL [female] aged 20-35 mezzo Member of the Ronnettes- a cardboard cut out greek chorus untouched by skid row. How does her hair stay so stylish|
|Ronette||Female||Any Ethnicity||18-24||RONETTE [female] aged 20-35 mezzo Leader of the Ronettes- Young, hip, smart they are the only people in the whole cast who REALLY know what’s going on. They participate, but seldom help the situation|
|Chiffon||Female||Any Ethnicity||18-24||CHIFFON [female] aged 20-35 mezzo Member of the Ronnettes- a cardboard cut out greek chorus in fabulous shoes and a killer dance routine. Sassy, larger than life and with attitude that makes you listen|
|Audrey II (The Plant - Puppeteer)||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||AUDREY II PUPPETEER [male*] tenor-bass (we’d love to hear you sing too!) Strong upper body strength and endurance required for this mostly physical role manipulating a 6- foot puppet. *although if you’re physical able to handle the endurance/exhaustion and prepared to get profusely sweaty operating a gigantic puppet under 10 tones of prosthetic rubber, be my guest :|
|Audrey II (Voice)||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||AUDREY II VOICE [masculine] baritone-bass with a belt A man-eating plant from outer space, the lovechild of a Venus Fly Trap and an Avocado. Audrey II’s voice resonates deep ominous tones of Orson Welles, commands like James Earl Jones but effortlessly rocks out like Ray Charles|
|The Player||0||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||THE PLAYER [Wino, Radio Announcer, Bernstein, Luce, Snip, Martin, others...] Age 25-60 ONE strong performer capable of presenting 10+ different characterisations populating Skid Row. A one-size-fits-all approach to casting. Energetic and versatile|