Little Shop of Horrors Audition Instructions

AUDITIONS (by appointment only):

  • Friday, September 28, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Saturday, September 29, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

For an audition appointment, please review Commitment Calendar and instructions below, then complete the online Audition Registration Form. You will receive an email/call with your appointment time.  

CALLBACKS (if called):

Sunday, September 30, 4:00 - 6:00PM

Conflicts with callbacks may be accommodated if we know in advance.  Please list conflicts completely in the registration form. 

CAST:

Calling Singers, Dancers, Actors in Grades 8 - 12 -- serious performers willing to work as part of a team to share their talents, refine their skills, and create a high quality show.  Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.  Please consider your commitment to the show prior to your audition, as we obviously can’t promise lead roles to everyone.  Every role, ensemble included, will be exciting and fun, as well as a valuable learning experience.  

 

PRIOR TO YOUR AUDITION:

 

PREPARE:

  • 16-32 bars from two contrasting songs (one upbeat, one ballad) that are comparable to the style of Little Shop of Horrors.  Songs should showcase your vocal range and demonstrate your ability to show character through song.  Be prepared to sing each entire song if asked. Please do not prepare a song from Little Shop of Horrors.

How to Prepare Your Accompaniment Music for auditions:  

Sheet music is available in local music stores and online — www.sheetmusicplus.com or www.musicnotes.com, for example.  

If copied, hole-punch the music and put in a binder.  The music should be on the front and back of each page.  

If only printed on one side, tape the pages together so they are back-to-back or put them back to back in a non-glare sleeve.  

If music is bound, it should lay flat when open.

It should probably go without saying, but accompaniment music should show the piano accompaniment part (i.e., a vocal-only score is not sufficient).

You will be asked to read a scene — no preparation needed. 

 

 

BRING:

  • A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned

  • A resume, if available

  • Shoes and appropriate clothes to dance in (no flip flops, crocs, etc.) — you will be taught a short dance combination to be performed in a group.

  • Sheet music (not CD’s) for your audition song in the the key in which you will sing (see “How to Prepare Your Accompaniment Music” above).  An accompanist will be provided (“a cappella” audition songs will not be accepted).

If you have questions about what to prepare or what to expect at the audition, don’t hesitate to email or call us.

 

REHEARSALS:

Dates vary — see Calendar View of Commitment (you may not be called for all rehearsals and may only be called for a portion of a rehearsal).  

 

PERFORMANCES

  • December 14, 7:30pm

  • December 15, 2:00pm

  • December 15, 7:30pm

  • December 16, 2:00pm

 

COMMITMENT:

  • $321 Commitment Fee for musical theatre training to develop your talent in singing, movement, and character development in a supportive, nurturing environment culminating in full performances.  No ad fee required.  Includes a costuming fee.  $20 discount for first additional sibling.  A limited amount of partial tuition assistance available.

  • Attend all rehearsals to which you are called.

  • Families are asked to contribute volunteer hours in a variety of production areas to help make the show a success. 

THE SHOW: 

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

 

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

 

Directed by Debbie Schmitt

Choreographed by Cheryl Johnson

Music Directed by Jim Schmitt

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Music by Alan Menken

Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)

Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization

 

LOCATION:  

Auditions, rehearsals and performances are held at:  

STAGES 875 E. Main Street

Third Floor, Auditorium Center

Rochester, NY 14605

Parking located behind the building (enter from College Ave).  Tell the attendant you are  attending a Stages’ audition.

 

QUESTIONS:

585-935-7173 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email auditions@mjtstages.com

 

Hope to see you at the audition!