Book by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith
Directed by Rick Kleber
When: Sunday, June 30 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks Monday, July 1st at 7:00pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom
What to bring: A headshot and resume if you have them.
Prepare a short song and bring sheet music. (If necessary bring a CD or cell phone audio.)
SEYMOUR– Mid-twenties to mid-thirties. Insecure, naïve, put-upon, florists clerk hero. Above all, he’s a sweet and well-meaning guy. He is NOT a silly, prat-falling nerd and should not be slap-sticky
AUDREY-Twenties to late thirties. The bleached Blonde, secret love of his life. If you took Judy Holiday, Carol Channing, Marilyn Monroe, and Goldie Hawn, removed their education and feelings of self- worth, dressed them in spike 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. Thirties to sixties. A failure of an East Side Florist. His Accent is a cross between a typical New Yorker with a little Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof mixed in.
ORIN-A tall, dark, handsome Dentist with a black leather jacket and sadistic tendencies. He is NOT a leftover from the movie version of Grease. Think instead of an egotistical pretty-boy, all got up like a greaser, but thinking like an Insurance Salesman and talking like a radio announcer. Depending on casting, there are traditionally other various parts that he plays, however, they may be split up between additional casting. This will be determined thru the audition process.
THE PLANT– The most important casting of the show. A strong, athletic, but nimble Puppeteer who will bring a series of four increasing puppets. The first time we see the plant, it is less than one foot tall, the last time we see the plant, it fills the entire Stage.
VOICE OF THE PLANT– Provided by an Actor on an offstage Microphone. The sound is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White, and Wolfman Jack. Think of The Voice as that of a street-smart, funky, conniving villain. The Rhythm and Blues’ answer to Richard the Third
CRYSTAL, RONETTE, and CHIFFON– Three African American, female street urchins who function as participants in the action and a Greek Chorus outside it. They’re young, hip, street-smart, and the only people in the whole cast who REALLY know what’s on.
(Will consider other Ethnicities if the appropriate talent is not available)
VARIOUS FEMALE AND MALE NEW YORK CITY CHARACTERS– To play customers, wino’s, everyday NYC street traffic and in the final scene, PLANT ZOMBIES.