Keystone Theatrics at The Playhouse at Allenberry Announces Auditions for Little Shop of Horrors!

Directed by Jeremy Slagle
Choreographed by Deirdre Casey
Vocal Direction by Brady Bennett
Music Direction by Justin Hollenberg
Stage Managed by Morgan Vallie

Show Description
Romance! Murder! Doo-wop! Aliens! A wildly entertaining dark sci-fi musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors follows the misadventures of a lowly floral shopkeeper who discovers a seemingly harmless new breed of plant (with a secret taste for human blood) that carries ambitions that threaten our hero’s romantic inclinations… and the world! From the writing team who brought us Disney’s animation blockbusters The Little MermaidBeauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, this Broadway classic blends the sounds of rock and Motown and is considered one of the funniest musical comedies of all time. Warning: Don’t feed the plants!

Audition Requirements

Audition Dates (please attend 1 and arrive at the posted start time):
Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 6:00 PM OR
Monday, July 15, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Callbacks (if needed):
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Please be prepared to:

– Sing 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song of your choice.
You must sing with our provided accompaniment or with a device you provide.  No a cappella auditions will be allowed.
– Complete a dance/movement audition, taught by the show choreographer (dress appropriately)
– Read from a provided monologue/dialogue from script
– Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts throughout the rehearsal period)

*A virtual audition option is available for those who may be out of the area at the time of all offered audition dates. Please submit a virtual audition ONLY if you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions. For virtual audition requirements and a submission link, please contact Keystone Theatrics at casting@keystonetheatrics.com.

Rehearsals will begin the week of September 15. Rehearsals will generally be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30, Saturdays from 10 AM until 1/2/3 PM, and Sundays from 12 to 3 PM. Tech week will be on Saturday, October 5 and Monday, October 7 through Thursday, October 10, 2024. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances.

Performances
October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2024 at 7:30 PM
October 13, 20, 27, 2024 at 2:00 PM

Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal period and performance schedule before auditioning.  You must be willing to make the show a priority. Conflicts/schedule will play a large role in casting.

Compensation
*Please note that productions are non-equity and no housing is provided or available.*

Stipends will be offered for all performers over the age of 18 at the time of performance. Compensation will be based on the size and requirements of the role. Specific stipend amounts will be provided in your casting offer prior to acceptance of your role(s).

Performers Needed
Performers aged 18 and up are welcome to audition. Experienced or first-time performers who enjoy singing, dancing, and acting are invited to audition. Unless strictly and specifically mandated from the playwright, all roles are open and available to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, or body type.

Seymour Krelborn: A defeated and unaware hero in disguise that is searching for love, acceptance, and adventure. Although he appears physically clumsy, he is mentally nimble and genuinely kind.
Vocal range top: G4/ Vocal range bottom: A2

Audrey: A conflicted yet soft hearted woman in an abusive romantic relationship. She yearns for a life of beauty and comfort that she doesn’t believe she deserves.
Vocal range top: D5/Vocal range bottom: G#3

Mr. Mushnik: A tired Jewish owner of a failing flower shop and Seymour’s self-appointed parental figure. He is a desperate and manipulative man.
Vocal range top: F4/Vocal range bottom: G2

Orin Scrivello: A sadistic dentist with a passion for control and power. A textbook narcissist who is also Audrey’s abusive boyfriend.
Vocal range top: G4/Vocal range bottom: G2

Voice of the Plant: *This role has already been cast for this production.*

Crystal, Chiffon, Ronnette: The joy of the neighborhood, these smart, stylish, and vivacious ladies see their community through a lens of hope, humor, and realism.
Vocal range top: F5/Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Understudies/Swings
Responsible for learning a track or number of tracks, able to step into roles as needed in case of illness or emergency. IF a small ensemble is used in the show, it will consist of understudies/swings

*PUPPETEERS:
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.

In person auditions are NOT required for puppeteers. If you are interested, please complete and submit the PLANT PUPPETEER INTEREST FORM at https://forms.gle/UfXm5ybq8hByFetf7.