Little Shop of Horrors
by Aurora Arts Theatre
Jun. 04 - Jun. 05
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!
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for more than 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.
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
AUDITIONS FOR LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Looks like Mushnik's Flower Shop will be back in business this summer! Auditions for Aurora Arts Theatre's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS presented by Paul Braly Framing and Remodeling will be on June 4 and 5, 2023 beginning at 6:30 pm. Show runs July 21 to August 27, 2023
The musical production will consist of Director-Peter Lopez, assistant director-Jacob Zammarron, choreographer-Elizabeth Gonzales, assistant vocal director-Holly Braly, and Musical Director-Tanya Stegall. The audition will comprise a vocal selection, dance, and a reading.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out an audition form and please come with your list of conflicts to submit at the time of the auditions. Conflicts on show dates will not be considered in casting. All minors auditioning must have parent-signed permission to audition and participate in the show if cast.
Please reach out with any questions about auditions to Dylan Rios at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 361-851-9700.
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out an audition form. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a selection from the show, perform readings selected by the director, and learn a short dance directed by the show’s choreographer. Comfortable clothing is recommended for the dance portion of the audition.
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.
Age: 25 to 35 | Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: A2
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.
Gender: female | Age: 25 to 35 | Vocal range top: D5 | Vocal range bottom: G#3
The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour's nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative.
Gender: male | Age: 55 to 65 | Vocal range top: F4 | Vocal range bottom: G2
An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour.
Gender: male | Age: 30 to 40 | Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: G2 | The Plant (Audrey II)
An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, the plant has an appetite for human flesh that is appeased by Seymour. Puppeteer may double as other sizes of the plant.
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 is best.
Gender: male | Age: 20 to 50 | Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: G2
Crystal, Ronnette & 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.
Gender: female | Age: 20 to 35 | Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Will play various roles, bag lady, wino, families in the skid row neighborhood.
There will be 4-5 kids cast in the ensemble as well. Playing kids in the neighborhood and then helping with the big plant as well.
Little Shop of Horrors is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.