AUDITION NOTICE FOR THE 2017 SUMMER SEASON

Little Shop of Horrors

Book by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Directed & Choreographed by Ray Hogg

Winnipeg Audition (by appointment):
October 24th & 25th, 2016

Submission Deadline:
September 26th, 2016

Rainbow Stage is now accepting electronic submissions from
adult comedic actors, singers, and dancers of all ethnicities, religions, ages (16+), sizes, shapes, and orientations for our 2017 Season production of Little Shop of Horrors

**We are interested in casting comedic actors of all ethnicities for Principal & Supporting Roles. We strongly encourage submissions from artists who self-identify with any ethno-cultural background.**

Rehearsals Start: May 28th, 2017
Preview: June 21st, 2017
Opening: June 22nd, 2017
Closing: July 14th, 2017

In an effort to reduce paper consumption during the submissions process, Rainbow Stage is only accepting online submissions. Please send the role(s) you would like to be considered for as well as your updated headshot and resume by September 26th, 2016 to:

Kate Supleve, Production Associate, Rainbow Stage auditions@rainbowstage.ca

 

A copy of the script & Score are available for perusal at the Rainbow Stage administrative offices
(200-180 Market Avenue)

While we thank you for submitting your materials electronically and your interest in our 2017 Season, only actors selected for an audition will be contacted with an appointment.
Equity members will be seen first at all audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. CAEA members please bring your membership card to the audition.

PLEASE NOTE: Toronto audition notice will be posted at a later date

 

CASTING BREAKDOWN:

NOTE – this production will be an Ensemble show; each actor will play multiple roles in addition to their principal feature. We STRONGLY encourage submissions from actors of all ethnic backgrounds for each of the roles.
**Please note that the role of Orin Scrivello has been cast.**

Seymour Krelbourne: Mid-20’s and perhaps balding a little; our insecure, naïve, put-upon, florist’s clerk is the ultimate misguided hero. Above all, he’s a sweet and well-intentioned young man.
Range: Low A to High G (Tenor)
**We STRONGLY encourage comedic actors from all ethnic backgrounds to submit for the role of Seymour**

Audrey: Mid-20’s women in a physically abusive relationship. She is a battered bombshell, with limited education, low self-esteem. She doesn’t know that she’s the secret love of Seymour’s life. She speaks with a ‘Jersey’ accent.
Range: Low A to High D (mezzo-soprano)
**We STRONGLY encourage comedic actors from all ethnic backgrounds to submit for the role of Audrey**

Chiffon, Crystal & Ronnette: Mid-20’s to mid-30s These three women are killer Gospel and RnB singers who function as participants in the action and at times as a Greek Chorus outside it. They’re young, hip, smart, and the only people in the whole cast who REALLY know what’s going on.
Ranges: Low A to High G (1st soprano, 2nd soprano, alto)

Mr. Mushnik: Mid-40s to mid 70s. Old enough to be Seymour’s father, he is Seymour & Audrey’s boss, a failure of an East Side florist. His accent, if he has one, is more schmatte district NYC than Eastern Europe. He seldom smiles but often sweats.
Range: Low A to High G-flat (bari-tenor)
**We STRONGLY encourage comedic actors from all ethnic backgrounds, and all genders to submit for the role of Mr. Mushnik**

Voice of The Plant (Audrey II): Sung from offstage, the sound is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White, and Wolfman Jack. Think of The Voice as that of a street-smart, funky, conniving villain Rhythm and Blues’ answer to Richard the Third.
Range: Low G to High G (Bass-baritone)
**We STRONGLY encourage actors from all ethnic backgrounds to submit for the role of Audrey II**

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