Sunday, May 2, 2021

Arizona Broadway Theatre announces auditions for GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and THE SPITFIRE GRILL on May 10


Arizona Broadway Theatre is holding auditions for LOCAL NON-UNION performers interested and available in the last three shows of the current season. Performers should be 18 and older. Members of Actors’ Equity Association will not be considered at this time.  These auditions will be in person and will be held on May 10, 2021, starting at 5:00 pm. 

If interested in auditioning, please send the following information to auditions@azbroadway.org by Friday, May 7, 2021.  Emails received after Friday, May 7, 2021, will not be considered.


ROLES
Gilligan’s Island – (Rehearsals begin on or around May 31, 2021, and the production runs through July 11, 2021.)

All roles are open and will be considered based on the characters from the nationally acclaimed television show; Gilligan, The Skipper, The Professor, Mary Ann, Ginger, Thurston (The Millionaire), Lovey (His Wife), and a character of The Alien, are all roles available.  All roles must be strong comedic actors, strong vocalists, and must be able to move.

Little Shop of Horrors – (Rehearsals begin on or around June 28, 2021, and the production runs through August 8, 2021.)

Seymour (male-identifying; age range 25-35; vocal range: A2-G4; all races/ethnicities considered) an insecure, put-upon, florists’ clerk who becomes the hero of the story; above all, he is a sweet, genuine well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills.

Audrey (female-identifying; age range 25-35; vocal range: G#3-D5; all races/ethnicities considered) the bleached-blond secret love of Seymour’s life, also employed at the shop; she has a damaged sense of self-worth and no education; she is vulnerable to a fault

Crystal, Chiffon, Ronnette (female-identifying; age range 18-35; vocal range: three-part tight harmony, Ab3-F5; black women of color only will be considered) strong harmony singers with good movement skills to perform tight choreographed movement; these three female “street urchins” function as participants in the action (when they have dialogue) and a Greek chorus commenting and narrating the action (when they sing); they’re young, hip, smart, and the only people in the cast who really know what’s going on, with a “we know something you don’t” attitude.

Mr. Mushnik (male-identifying; age range 45-55; vocal range: G2-G4; all races/ethnicities considered) middle-aged, old enough to “adopt” Seymour as his son; strong character actor with some singing; Seymour’s boss and father figure; he owns a failure of a run-down East Side florist shop; under a gruff and blustery exterior he cares about Audrey and Seymour; a good man at heart, but overcome by the temptations of wealth.

Orin (The Dentist) (male-identifying; age range 25-35; vocal range: G2-G4; all races/ethnicities considered) Audrey’s handsome, dentist boyfriend, he is narcissistic, arrogant, and abusive to Audrey; in spite of all this, he is a charmer in a “bad boy” kind of way; must have a comic edge without going to caricature. This actor may also play other minor roles such as Radio Announcer, Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip, and Patrick Martin.

Audrey II – The Plant (18 and older; all races/ethnicities considered) a non-speaking puppeteer (experience a plus but not mandatory) who manipulates various stages of the plant as it gets bigger; the role requires someone with physical acting skills to portray character and emotion purely through movement, and stamina to operate the large, heavy final puppet.

Audrey II – The Voice (male-identifying; open age; strong character singer; vocal range: G2-G4; all races/ethnicities considered) rock, rhythm and blues style; a sweet-talking, street-smart, rhythm and blues version of the devil; provided by an actor on an offstage microphone, lip-syncing to the movements of the puppets; his voice is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White, and Wolfman Jack.

The Spitfire Grill – (Rehearsals begin on or around July 26, 2021, and the production runs through September 5, 2021)

Percy Talbott (female-identifying; mezzo-soprano; all races/ethnicities considered) Percy is pretty, if a bit rough-edged. Her face declares the strength of her youth and a sadness beyond her years. She carries a terrible secret.

Hannah Ferguson (female-identifying; alto; all races/ethnicities considered) About seventy years old, Hannah is the owner of the Spitfire Grill. She is a tough-skinned and flinty old bird with a short, no-nonsense manner bordering on the bitter. She can also be very tender-hearted and fiercely loyal. She has a secret of her own to protect.

Shelby Thorpe (female-identifying; soprano; all races/ethnicities considered) In her mid-thirties, Shelby is a plain, soft-faced creature with a shy, almost ethereal manner. She is the wife of Caleb Thorpe. Once her trust is gained, she also is a very loyal friend.

Caleb Thorpe (male-identifying; baritone; all races/ethnicities considered) In his early forties and the out-of-work foreman of the now-defunct stone quarry, Caleb is a frustrated man clinging to the past and the authority he once had. He bitterly opposes change.

Sheriff Joe Sutter (male-identifying; tenor; all races/ethnicities considered) In his mid to late twenties, Joe is a young, small-town policeman with a restless nature and a genuine desire to escape Gilead.

Effy Crayneck (female-identifying; alto; all races/ethnicities considered) In her fifties, Effy is the postmistress and the town busybody. She is a woman with narrow eyes and a sour tongue. There’s little to gossip about in a town so small, but when there is, she is the source.

The Visitor/Eli (male-identifying; all races/ethnicities considered) In his mid-forties and a mysterious figure who never speaks, the visitor has powerful eyes and a very strong sense of his body.

 

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