Announcing the 2018-2019 Season: Acts of Courage. Click for Details! →
Audition Information / Announcements

Auditions: Little Shop of Horrors

11/08/2017


Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Little Shop of Horrors on Monday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 5 with callbacks on December 6th. The production will be directed by Patrick Torres.

Important dates

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday December 4 and 5 in the Sutton Theatre. Registration from 6:30pm.
Callbacks: December 6 at 7:00 pm in the Sutton Theatre
First cast meeting: Monday, December 18
No conflicts after January 15. No more than 5 conflicts for the entire duration of the rehearsal process.

Preview: Wednesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 8.
Opening: Friday, February 9.
Performances: February 9 through February 25 with a likely extension to March 4.
Strike: February 25 (or March 4, if extended) following the 3:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

About the show

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

For more information and to buy tickets, see the the Little Shop show page.

About the roles

Note: The ages of the characters listed below are suggestions. People will be considered for roles even if they are not in the specific ages listed.

Seymour Krelborn

Gender: Male, Ethnicity: ANY, Age: 20s to 30s, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: A2

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.

Audrey

Gender: Female, Ethnicity: ANY, Age: 20s to 30s, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G#3

Secret love of Seymour’s life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor.

Mr. Mushnik

Gender: Male, Ethnicity: ANY, Age: 40s to 60s, Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: G2

The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative.

Orin Scrivello

Gender: Male, Ethnicity: ANY, Age: 30s to 40s, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: G2

An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour.

The Plant (Audrey II)

Puppet. An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, the plant has an appetite for human flesh that is appeased by Seymour. Puppeteer doubles as other sizes of the plant.

Voice of The Plant

Gender: ANY, Ethnicity: African American, Age: 20 to 50, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: G2

An actor/vocalist. The Voice of the Plant will be visible in our production. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart ‘villain.’ A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best.

Crystal
Ronnette
Chiffon

3 actors. Gender: Female, Ethnicity: ANY, Age: 20s to 30s, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Ab3

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.

Ensemble

Skid Row Residents, Reporters, City Folks, etc.

About the auditions

Please sign up for an audition on our Signup Genius page.

Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song in the style of the show no longer than one minute in duration. It does not need to be from a Musical as the style of this show lends itself to Pop/R&B. You must bring your own sheet music, and an accompanist will be provided by the theatre. Please do not perform acapella unless that is how the song you will perform was originally written.

The callback list will be posted on the RLT website by Noon on Wednesday, December 6.

Callbacks will be Wednesday, December 6, 7:00pm in the Sutton Theatre.

About the production team

Director: Patrick Torres
Music Director: Michael Santangelo
Choreographer: Chasta Hamilton
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Elizabeth Droessler
Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell
Stage Manager: Daniel Eckert

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here are some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:

  • Sutton/City Series Audition form (DOC or PDF) — please fill out
  • Conflict Calendar (DOC)– please list every weeknight or weekend day that you have a conflict.

Contact Patrick Torres at patrick@nullraleighlittletheatre.org with any questions.