Friday, May 20, 2016

audition notice - MY FAIR LADY - Scottsdale Musical Theater Company - June 5 & 6

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is holding auditions for the classic Lerner & Loewe musical My Fair Lady June 5 & 6. Performance dates are August 18 - 21, 2016 at Tempe Center for the Arts.

Audition Dates/Times:    
Sunday, June 5th
Dance Call @ 11:00am; Singing Auditions @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Monday, June 6th  
Dance Call @ 7:00pm; Singing Auditions @ 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Conservatory of Dance
13637 N. Tatum Blvd
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
COD is located on the southeast corner of Tatum Blvd.and Thunderbird Rd., right next to Starbucks


Appointment Contact
(602) 909-4215
auditions@scottsdalemusicaltheater.com

Director/Choreographer: David Hock
Musical Director: Curtis Moeller

Character Breakdown

Henry Higgins – (Cast – Terry Gadaire)

Eliza Doolittle – Starring role, exceptional acting and must have a trained Soprano vocal quality. Needs to have some dance ability as well. Must have exceptional stage presence and should be able to do a cockney and a british accent. Eliza is a common flower girl who is transformed into a beautiful lady by Henry Higgins. She is strong willed yet vulnerable.
(Age Range: Early 20s; Vocal Range: Soprano)

Alfred P. Doolittle – Lead Role, Strong acting with comedic timing required. Should be able to co a cockney accent. Must have great stage presence and move well. Dance is required for this role. He is Eliza’s father. A gruff and poor dustman who is always down on his luck looking for others to bail him out. (Age Range: mid to late 40s; Vocal Range: Baritone)

Colonel Pickering – Lead role, strong acting and singing skills required, with comic timing needed. Dance not required. Must have exceptional stage presence and should be able to do a formal British accent. He befriends Hennry HIggins and helps the transformation of Eliza. He is quite good natured.
(Age Range: Early to mid 50s; Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor)

Freddy Eynsford-Hill – Supporting role, strong acting and singing skills required. Dance is not required for this role. Must have a charming and sophisticated look. Should be able to do a British accent. He’s Eliza’s love interest, more interested in singing about it than doing anything about it.
(Age Range: Mid to Late 20s; Vocal Range: Tenor)

Mrs. Pearce – Supporting role, strong acting and singing skills required. Should be able to do a British accent. Dance is not required for this role. She is Henry’s main housekeeper. She runs the house to perfection and keeps Henry in line when required.
(Age Range: Early to Mid 40s; Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano)

Zoltan Karpathy – Supporting role, strong acting required. Should be able to do various accents. Must be able to dance. This role will also double in the ensemble. A former student of Henry’s, he has become a confidant across Europe but uses his speech talents to blackmail his clients.
(Age Range: Early to Mid 30s; Vocal Range: any)

Mrs. Higgins – Supporting role, strong acting skills required. Should be able to do a British accent. Dance is not required for this role. Singing is not required for this role.

Jamie and Harry – Supporting roles, strong singing and dancing skills required. Should be able to do a cockney accent. These two men are Alfred’s best friends. Will also double in the ensemble as well.
(Age Range: 30’s to 40s; Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor)

Ensemble – Need men and women, strong singers and dancers for the ensemble. This show has many production numbers, some just vocal and some include dancing. So we are looking for performers who can sing and dance, or just sing…that’s ok for this show as well. All minor and small roles will come from the ensemble.
(Age Range: 20’s to 50s; Vocal Range: All)

Additional Info

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company prides itself on presenting affordable theatrical productions of well-known Broadway shows in their entire original Broadway versions with national tour sets, fully costumed and featuring the best of Phoenix area talent along with a full live orchestra so that these shows can be heard and appreciated as they were originally meant to be.

SMTC is proud to call Tempe Center for the Arts home. The sophisticated technical capabilities of TCA, including a hydraulic orchestra pit, a full fly system, backstage and wing space, substantial dressing room facilities and state of the art sound and lighting systems, allows SMTC to produce higher quality productions.

What To Prepare

Dancing
The dance calls will start promptly at their designated times. Please be ready to start on time and wear dance appropriate clothes and shoes. All females should wear character heels if possible. You will need to stay and sing. Please see the singing requirements below. For ensemble roles only, you do not need to schedule a singing audition time. You will sing immediately following the dance call. However, if you are auditioning for a named role, you will need to sign up for a specific singing time slot.

Singing/Acting

Singing/acting auditions will be by appointment only. Please email auditions@scottsdalemusicaltheater.com or call (602) 909-4215 to schedule your audition time.

Audition times will be assigned every 5 minutes. You will need to have sheet music in the proper key. No cds or acapella singing will be allowed. Please have 2 contrasting vocal selections of 32 bars or less ready. An accompanist will be provided. Please do not sing anything from the show. Have your music either in a hole-punched binder or taped together. (please no loose pages) You may also be asked to do a monologue, not to exceed 1 minute, so please have one prepared just in case.


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