Audition Announcement!

Little Shop of Horrors

Directed by Ernie Jewell
Musical Direction by Will Powell

Video Audition Deadline: 10 p.m., April 24, 2020

Callbacks: As needed, by invitation only, date to be determined!

Performance Dates: July 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31 August 1 & 2

The Ritz Theatre Company is currently accepting VIDEO submissions from non-equity performers of all types and ethnicities (Ages 21 to 28) for our summer production of Little Shop of Horrors. Rehearsals will be via video conferencing during the COVID-19 shutdown and will tentatively be Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, beginning May 3rd. We may need to add additional rehearsals depending on cast and production team conflicts. Our hope is to have our first performance on July 9th, as scheduled. If we wait for the “all clear,” we feel we may not have sufficient time to present the product we can all be proud of. We thank you for your patience as we all navigate through these difficult times. With all of that in mind, please note that we cannot consider anyone with tech week or performance conflicts, as we do not cast understudies. Tech week begins on July 5th. Those wishing to audition should submit a video of them performing a 32-bar cut of a song from or in the style of the show. We request that there be no acapella singing and that you use a backing track or piano accompaniment.

All those wishing to be considered for an audition should forward a headshot, resume, and vocal video submission to David M. Mooney-Todd, Casting Director of The Ritz Theatre Company, via email at RitzTheatreCasting@gmail.com (must have “Little Shop Submission” in subject line). Submission deadline is 10 p.m. on Friday, April 24th, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: All roles are open. This is a NON-PAID, NON-EQUITY/UNION production. The Ritz Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer.

CHARACTERS

Seymour Krelborn (Age 25-35) 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. Vocal range : A2 to G4

Audrey (Age 25-35) Bleached-blonde, 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. Vocal range: G#3 to D5

Mr. Mushnik (Age 50-65) The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. Vocal range: G2 to F4

Orin Scrivello (Age 30-50) An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. Doubles as customers, agents, etc. Vocal range: G2 to G4

Audrey II Voice (Age 21 to 60) An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart ‘villain.’ A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best. Vocal range: G2 to G4

Crystal (Age 21 to 35) 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. Open to all types and ethnicities. Should move well and MUST HAVE EXCELLENT HARMONIZATION SKILLS. Vocal range: Ab3 to F5

Ronnette (Age 21 to 35) 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. Open to all types and ethnicities. Should move well and MUST HAVE EXCELLENT HARMONIZATION SKILLS. Vocal range: Ab3 to F5

Chiffon (Age 21 to 35) 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. Open to all types and ethnicities. Should move well and MUST HAVE EXCELLENT HARMONIZATION SKILLS. Vocal range: Ab3 to F5