LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
April 24 and 25 – by reservation only
The Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. (Highway 38), is scheduling auditions by appointment on Sunday, April 24 at 5pm and Monday, April 25 at 7pm for “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” to be performed on two weekends, from July 8-17.
Call the box office at 262.533.4218 to schedule an appointment. Box office hours are Noon-6pm, weekdays.
When meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant, he names it “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. Audrey II grows into a foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it human BLOOD. Soon Seymour discovers Audrey II’s intent towards global domination. Can Seymour save the world, get the girl and live happily ever?
Those auditioning must come prepared to sing a song of their choosing, with sheet music in hand. An accompanist will be provided. Tape recordings and unaccompanied singing are not permitted. In addition to singing, there will be cold readings from the script. Scripts may be checked out in advance from the Guild’s box office.
All adult roles – Ages 16+
Auditions take place at the Racine Theatre Guild. Auditions are being booked into specific time slots. Sunday April 24 at 5pm and Monday, April 25 at 7pm
For more information or to make an appointment, call 262-633-4218, or stop by any weekday from noon to 6 p.m. The Racine Theatre Guild is a nonprofit community (amateur) theatre now in its 78th season.
Here are the character descriptions:
Seymour Krelborn: (Lead) 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.
Audrey: (Lead) bleached-blond, secret love of Seymour’s life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor
Mushnik (Lead): Male, seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative.
Voice of the Plant (Lead): actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart ‘villain.’ A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best.
Orin Scrivello (Lead): Male, egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour.
Crystal, Ronnette, Chiffon: (Supporting) typically African-American, but can be any ethnicity with “swag”. street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.
Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip, Patrick Martin, Customer, Radio Announcer: (Supporting) a variety of non-singing, small speaking roles that provide plot development. This actor needs to be flexible, and able to create distinctive personalities for each character.