AUDITION INFO FOR LITTLE SHOP
Familiarize yourself with the musical. This part is very important! Not to mention fun :)
You can watch it below on Youtube. The Broadway Revival version is the best (performance and directing wise, although since it's bootlegged it's not the best view of what's going on). We also linked below a good community theatre production.
Also please understand that our production will look a little different. We may make some changes to make the show more family-friendly, and also we will have an added ensemble in many numbers.
The soundtrack is on Youtube too (listen to 1982 Off-Broadway). Linked below.
There is also the original 1960's film, and a 1986 movie adaptation out there too, but you'll get the best feel for our show by watching the musical itself.
Whichever versions you watch, please refer to them in terms of understanding the storyline and the characters personalities and objectives - please do not copy these performances in your audition!
Your audition appointment will last approximately 10-15 minutes.
Here is what you should prepare for your audition:
Once you're familiar with the musical, choose two different characters that you feel you are right for or who you feel excited about the challenge of playing. (For character descriptions, go HERE.)
* Prepare at least 16 bars of a song they sing in the show (be sure to include the most difficult part of the song.) Suggested songs below.
*All of this music can be found online. Please refer to the 1982 soundtrack on Youtube, posted above.
Sheet music can be found here if you want to use it.
If you are having difficulty, send us a note!
*You are permitted to bring a copy of your sheet music or lyrics into the room, but we would really like you to be memorized!
*You will likely be singing this a capella (without accompaniment).
*It's very, very important that you make bold, exciting choices and give the character a strong personality - that is much more important to us than having you sing perfectly! We can always change the key of the song for the right actor. We want to see you act your song!
Audition: "Grow For Me"
Callback: "Suddenly Seymour" or "Feed Me"
Audition: "Somewhere That's Green"
Callback: "Skid Row" or "Suddenly Seymour"
Audrey II (plant)
Audition: "Feed Me/Git It"
"Mushnik and Son"
Callback: "It's Just the Gas" or "The Meek Shall Inherit"
Do Wop Girls
Audition: "Little Shop of Horrors"
Callback: "Downtown" & "You Never Know"
Customer – dialogue only
Interviewer – “Wskid” (see soundtrack)
Mr. Bernstein/Mrs. Luce/Skip Snip – “The Meek Shall Inherit”
Patrick Martin - “Bigger Than Hula Hoops”
FOR THE FIRST AUDITION:
Prepare the sides (monologues or scenes) for the two characters you chose.
You are permitted to bring a copy of your sides in the room but we would really LOVE you to be memorized!
Please make interesting choices with your character!!!
FOR THE CALLBACK:
We will let you know which characters we want you to work on for the callback.
We will send different material for the callback and may have you continue to work on the material you prepared for the first audition.
Auditions are competitive and roles are limited. Knowledge of the music and the show is required. Show us what role you deserve.
We are looking to see you act a character through song and dance, as well as your musical proficiency and competency.
Be familiar with the style of the show and make clear choices.
Please do not merely imitate other actor's performances.
The keys to comedy are identifying the jokes, timing, being in the moment and making fresh choices!
When you get dressed and do your hair, try to match the persona of your character. It really helps! This does not mean you should come in full costume (a suggestion of the character is the more professional route!).
Wear shoes you can move in, because we might ask you to dance a little bit.
Please don't feel too nervous! We are rooting for you and we're not expecting perfection - it's our job to make you better!