“Carmen” Audition Roles

“CARMEN” August 6, 8, and 10, 2014 ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, KAREN HUGHES BEACOM CONDUCTOR, DR. JOHN WILKINSON STAGE DIRECTOR, TBA CASTING Principal Roles Secondary Roles Men’s Chorus Women’s Chorus SATB Chorus Children’s Chorus ages 9 and up Orchestral Musicians “Carmen” is performed in conjunction with the Soo Theatre’s Resident Opera Company, Soo Opera Theatre.  Each year, principal singers come from around the United States to perform in the main roles of the opera, with some roles cast by local trained singers.  Local singers are encouraged to audition for principal and secondary roles. PREPARE AN ARIA OR AN ART SONG. CHORUS APPLICANTS MAY SING A STANDARD SHOWTUNE. AUDITIONS WILL BE HEARD IN THE ORDER OF ARRIVAL.  SIGN-IN WILL BEGIN AT 12:30p.m. ON BOTH AUDITION DAYS. AUDITION DATES: SATURDAY, APRIL 5 &12, 2014 1:00-5:00 p.m. Visiting artists should submit their materials (Headshot, resume and audio clip) directly to karenbeacom@gmail.com for consideration.  Orchestral Musicians interested in playing should contact Dr. John Wilkinson directly at jwilkinson56@yahoo.com to inquire about available...

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“Little Shop of Horrors” Audition Roles

“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” JULY 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2014 DIRECTED BY KAREN HUGHES BEACOM Casting 4 female roles, 7 males roles, (two possible female) PLUS: 1 plant operator, girl’s chorus (teen-adult), small adult chorus for finale and extras.  In addition there will be a small group of kids ages 8 and up cast in the finale of the show and may be used as extras as well.  Leads must all demonstrate strong singing voices and the girls Chiffon, Crystal, and Ronnette must be able to carry strong solo harmonies.  Technical crew is also encouraged to come out for casting.  Pit orchestra as well.  CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS Seymour – mid-twenties and perhaps balding a little.  Our insecure, naïve, put-upon, florist’s clerk hero.  Above all, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man.  He is not a silly, prat-falling nerd, and therefore should not be played as the hero of a Jerry Lewis film. Audrey – The bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of his life.  If you took Judy Holiday, Carol Channing, Marilyn Monroe, and Goldie Hawn, removed their self-worth, dressed them up in spiked heels and a low-cut black dress, and then shook them up in a test tube to extract what’s sweetest and most vulnerable – that’d be Audrey. Mr. Mushnik – Their boss.  A failure of an East Side florist.  His accent, if he has one, is more that of a middle class New York than of Eastern Europe.  He seldom smiles but very often sweats. Orin Scrivello – A tall, dark, handsome dentist with a black leather jacket and sadistic tendencies.  He is not, however, a leftover from the movie version of Grease.  Think instead of an egotistical pretty boy – a;ll got up like a greaser  but thinking like an insurance salesman and talking like a radio announcer. The Plant  – (Audrey Two) – An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus fly-trap and an avocado.  It has a huge, nasty looking pod which gains a shark-like aspect when open and snapping at food.  The creature is played by a series of four increasing large puppets, manipulated by one Puppeteer.  (Also plays Wino #1). Voice of the Plant – Provided by an actor on an offstage microphone.  It is important that this actor have clear visual access to the puppets onstage, so that he can provide accurate lip-synch.  The sound is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White and Wolfman Jack.  Think of the voice as street-smart, funky, conniving villain – Rhythm and Blues’ answer to Richard the Third. Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon – Three female street urchins who function as participants in the action and a Greek Chorus outside it.  They’re young, hip, smart, and the only people in the whole cast who really know what’s going on.  In their “Greek Chorus” capacity, they occasionally sing to the audience directly.  And when they do, it’s often with a...

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Soo Theatre Casting Call – 2014 Season

AUDITION DATES:  SATURDAY, APRIL 5 &12, 2014 1:00-5:00 p.m. “DIAL “M” FOR MURDER” DIRECTED BY JIM TAYLOR PERFORMANCES JUNE 12, 13, 14, and 15, 2014  Casting five male roles and one female role.   “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” DIRECTED BY KAREN HUGHES BEACOM PERFORMANCES JULY 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2014 Casting 4 female roles, 7 males roles, (two possible female) 1 plant operator, girl’s chorus (teen-adult), small adult chorus for finale and extras.  In addition there will be a small group of kids ages 8 and up cast in the finale of the show and may be used as extras as well.  Leads must all demonstrate strong singing voices and the girls Chiffon, Crystal, and Ronnette must be able to carry strong solo harmonies.  Technical crew is also encouraged to come out for casting.  Pit orchestra as well.    “CARMEN” ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, KAREN HUGHES BEACOM CONDUCTOR, DR. JOHN WILKINSON STAGE DIRECTOR, TBA PERFORMANCES AUGUST 6, 8, and 10, 2014 Casting Principal and Secondary roles, Adult  and Kids Chorus and extras. Click on the links provided for detailed character descriptions and specific audition...

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“Dial “M” For Murder” Audition Roles

“DIAL “M” FOR MURDER” June 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2014 DIRECTED BY JIM TAYLOR Casting five male roles and one female role.   Margot Mary Wendice  –  A wealthy housewife Tony Wendice – Margot’s husband, former tennis pro Max Halliday – Television crime writer; Margot’s former lover Captain Lesgate – Tony’s classmate at Cambridge, formerly known as Swann. Chief Inspector Hubbard – police detective Thompson – police detective  Frederick Knott’s story takes place in the living room of a London flat.  Tony, an ex tennis pro plots to murder his wife Margot for her money.  His plan goes awry when Margot kills her would-be assailant in self-defense.  Now Tony must shift his plans and schemes to frame his Margot for premeditated murder. A thrilling, suspenseful piece that will keep you guessing until the last moment! PREPARE A ONE-MINUTE MONOLOGUE or DO A COLD READING AT THE AUDITION. NO PREPARED MATERIAL IS REQUIRED. AUDITIONS WILL BE HEARD IN THE ORDER OF ARRIVAL.  SIGN-IN WILL BEGIN AT 12:30p.m. ON BOTH AUDITION DAYS. AUDITION DATES: SATURDAY, APRIL 5 &12, 2014 1:00-5:00 p.m....

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