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Auditions

Little Shop of Horrors

College of the Desert’s Department of Fine Arts announces their fall 2016 Musical.

Little Shop of Horrors. Like last Novembers’ very successful production of Rent, Little Shop will be presented in the Pollock Theater October 21-22-23 and 28-29-30 (just in time for Halloween!)

The production will include a live rock band and a series of custom designed and built Audrey II puppets!
The artistic team includes director/choreographer Se Layne, musical director/conductor Scott Smith and technical director JW Layne.

Auditions

Monday evening July 11 (6 to 10pm), in Theatre TOO, with callbacks the following Saturday July 16 (1 to 8pm). On Monday night the auditions will be by appointment.

To make your appointment, please email your time preference (10 minute slots –for example: 7:10pm)

to: ssmith@collegeofthedesert.edu

Please include your full name, contact information and role(s) you are interested in auditioning for. I will respond with a confirmation. Plan on singing 16-32 measures of an appropriately styled musical theater piece (songs from the show are fine). Bring clearly marked sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. NO tracks or a cappella!

Little Shop of Horrors Character Breakdown

Seymour Krelborn
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.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
 
Audrey
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

Mr. Mushnik
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
 
Orin Scrivello
An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. This actor also traditionally doubles in several other  comic roles.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G2
 
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. Puppeteer doubles 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 and Chiffon
Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality. Think Dreamgirls- in a bad dream.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
 
General ensemble roles.