TIDEWATER PLAYERS is trilled to announce auditions for

our February Production of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s classic musical comedy thriller

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Music by Alan Menken

Directed by Mark Briner

Music Direction by Chris Rose

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 11 am-2 pm

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 7:30-9:30 pm

Tidewater Marina, 203 Market Street, Havre de Grace MD 21078

Please prepare 16 bars of an upbeat musical theatre or pop song with a 60s feel to it. Music of the period and songs from the show are welcome. Be prepared to sing from the show and cold read from the script.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 

SEYMOUR KRELBOURN: male, pop tenor A2-G4, looks 25-35. The put upon assistant at Mushnik’s Skid Row Florists looking for a better life with his secret crush, Audrey. He’s average looking with a big heart but suffering from lack of grace and social skills.

 

AUDREY: female, belt alto, G#3-D5, looks 25-35. The object of Seymour’s affection and his motivation to succeed. She’s beautiful, sweet, and vulnerable, but suffers from severe lack of self worth

 

Mr. MUSHNIK: male, character baritone, G2-F4, 50+. The beat down owner of a failing Skid Row florists, driven by profit, greed, and a faint interest in his hapless employees.

 

ORIN SCRIVELLO (DDS) / EVERYBODY ELSE: male, pop tenor with Elvis coloration, G2-G4, looks 30-40. Audrey’s psychotic, abusive boyfriend with a substance abuse problem of his own. Becomes Seymour’s nemesis by the way he mistreats Audrey. He also plays all other bit parts in the show, like a low budget B movie.

 

CRYSTAL / RONNETTE / CHIFFON: female, smooth girl group sounds with the ability to belt when needed, A flat 3-F5, looks 18-29. African American school dropouts turned street urchins, they act as our Greek chorus/narrators. Hip, smart, and vocally able to blend in tight girl group harmonies, they are the only ones who know the whole story.

 

AUDREY II (voice): male, rock and roll / Motown bass, G2-G4, any age. The African American funky but menacing off-stage villain of the piece, a man-eating Venus flytrap. Will not rule out the possibility of a woman singing the role in the written key

 

AUDREY II (puppeteer): any age, responsible for comically manipulating the puppet at various stages of growth and filling in as the occasional street bum early in the show. Those interested in this role please come and discuss needs and abilities.

 

ALL ROLES OPEN TO ALL RACES AND BODY TYPES except where specified above.

 

Anyone unable to attend in person, please contact us by message on our FB page for details about how to submit a video audition if needed,