Production Dates: June 5-8, 2014
Audition Dates: Saturday, March 29: 1pm kids; 3pm adults. Sunday March 30: 1pm puppeteers; 3pm adults. Callbacks Tuesday, April 1 at 7pm. There are NO auditions March 31.
Adult audition requirements: Please prepare a short song excerpt in a rock, Motown or modern musical theater style and bring sheet music for piano accompaniment.
Please no songs from the show or from "Wicked." Adults will also be asked to do cold readings from the script. Children audition requirements: Please prepare a short song excerpt in a rock, Motown or modern musical theater style and bring sheet music for
piano accompaniment. Please no songs from the show or from "Wicked." Children will be asked to learn a short dance routine. Please dress to move.
SEYMOUR KRELBORN 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. Male, 20s-30s Range: A2 - G4 AUDREY 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. 20s-30s Female, Range: G#3 - D5 CRYSTAL, RONNETTE and CHIFFON Street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality. Female, teens-30s Range: Ab3 - F5 MR. MUSHNIK The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour's nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. Male, 50s-60s Range: G2 - F4 ORIN SCRIVELLO An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. Male, 20s-40s Range: G2 - G4 VOICE OF THE PLANT An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart 'villain.' A funky Rhythm and Blues voice. Male Range: G2 - G4 THE PLANT (AUDREY II) Puppet. An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, the plant has an appetite for human flesh that is appeased by Seymour. Puppeteer doubles as other sizes of the plant. ADULT ENSEMBLE additional actors to play residents of skid row, customers, Mr. Bernstein (a fast-talking media hotshot), Mrs. Luce (a wealthy representative from Life Magazine), Skip Snip (a smooth talent agent), Patrick Martin (a creepy opportunist), and other additional roles. YOUNG DANCERS Two to six young dancers, both male and female, sought for one number. May also be utilized in some scenes with adult ensemble. Male and female, ages 7-12
Production Dates: June 20-22 (Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm)
Roles available for 1-2 men and 2-3 women ages 20-50; 3 or 4 versatile actors that are capable of playing multiple roles. The play is designed for a male actor and second female actor to play all the parts except Aphra. The director will consider casting an additional man or a woman to play the role of Lady Davenant.
Rehearsals: Monday through Thursday evenings with some possible Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Or, is set in the Restoration period, but plays off the
echoes between the late 1660s, the late 1960s, and the present. It takes place
(mostly) during one night in the life of Aphra Behn, poet, spy and soon to be
the first professional female playwright. Sprung from debtors’ prison after a
disastrous overseas mission, Aphra is desperate to get out of the spy trade.
She has a shot at a production at one of the only two London theatre companies,
if she can only finish her play by morning despite interruptions from sudden
new love, actress Nell Gwynne, complicated royal love, King Charles II; and
very dodgy ex-lover, double-agent William Scot—who may be in on a plot to
murder the king in the morning. Can Aphra resist Nell’s charms, save Charles’
life, win William a pardon, and launch her career, all in one night? Against a background of a long drawn out war
and a counter-culture of free love, cross dressing, and pastoral lyricism, the
1660s look a lot like the 1960s in this neo-Restoration comedy.
Aphra Behn – poet, spy and aspiring playwright, late 20s to late 30s
Jailer – man
King Charles II – Aphra’s age or up to 15 years older
William Scot – male spy, same age as Charles
Nell Gwynne – famous actress of the era, early 20s to mid 30s
Maria – female servant, elderly
Lady Davenant – female aristocrat, older – played by either a man or a woman