Additional auditions for Little Shop of Horrors - Educational Production

Ballyhoo Theatre

About the project and the company

Little Shop of Horrors – Directed by Shileah Corey

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The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This scary 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! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrors, by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin), is one of the most popular musicals of all time.

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This will be performed by students ages 12-21. Performances will be held at the Pheonix Theatre, May 5-14, 2023. Rehearsals start March 25 and will be 3-5 days a week, late afternoon/early evenings and some Saturdays.

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This is tuition based, educational theatre. Tuition is $350.00. No one will be kept from being cast because of their inability to pay tuition.  Partial and full scholarships are available.

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Ages 12-21 (younger/older with permission). Acceptance is by audition only. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN TO ALL GENDERS. Little Shop is rated PG13.

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Rehearsals will be (primarily) at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tech/performance venue is The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.

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Ballyhoo strives to create a casting process that is welcoming and serves those auditioning as well as the creative team in the full exploration of the material.  All body types, races, ethnicities, and abilities are desired for any available role.  Ballyhoo recognizes that most characters are written as binary (using he/him or she/her pronouns) and we invited GNC, genderqueer, transgender, and nonbinary actors to submit for the roles with which they identify. ALL ROLES IN LITTLE SHOP ARE OPEN TO ALL GENDERS!

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All rehearsals and performance will be in person. We will be following all Covid-19 State safety guidelines, and will update them as needed during the process. The safety of our students, creative staff, crew and audiences are paramount.

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At Ballyhoo Theatre our focus is education and inclusion. We celebrate people of every gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and ability. We strive, always, to address and maintain a space that works towards anti-racism and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) and acknowledges when we fall short. We work to create a safe and inclusive space for young performers to be seen and joyously accepted, and to explore, learn and thrive.

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Please email with any questions or to request audition forms: ballyhoo.theatre@gmail.com

Location of Audition

Video auditions, In person audition location via email.

Audition requirements

Initial auditions may be either via video or in-person. Prepare a verse/chorus (no longer than 2 minutes) of a musical theatre song and a 1-2 minute monologue (or tell us a short story). Auditions close February 27. *** Video Auditions: Upload your video and email the link to ballyhoo.theatre@gmail.com. You will need to submit paperwork at the same time. *** In Person Auditions: Please email for an audition time slot at ballyhoo.theatre@gmail.com. *** Note: Parents are encouraged to research the content of this musical prior to auditions.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Seymour Krelborn
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 way of presenting in the world.
Audrey
Audrey works with Seymour at the flower shop. Lacking in education and self-esteem, she suffers from feelings of hopelessness at her situation in life, including her abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Orin. She is sweet and vulnerable.
Mushnik
Owner of Mushnik’s Flower Shop, a failing business on Skid Row, Mushnik seldom smiles and often yells.
Orin Scrivello
Audrey’s dentist boyfriend, Orin Scrivello is a motorcycle-riding black leather jacket-wearing tough-guy. He is treats Audrey horribly and has a fondness for his own nitrous oxide.
Audrey II Puppeteer
A wise-cracking anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado with teeth, Audrey II is Seymour’s favorite and soon-famous plant. Seymour purchased the plant during a mysterious total eclipse of the sun; but once the plant has the taste of human blood there is no stopping it. Puppeteer doubles as other sizes of the plant.
Voice Of The Plant
An actor/vocalist located offstage. A manipulative blood-thirsty villain.
Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon
Three narrators who function as participants in the action and as “doo-wop” Greek chorus who often sing directly to the audience. Killer harmony skills required!
Patrick Martin
A sleazy opportunist, Patrick Martin tries to talk Seymour and Mushnik into leaf cuttings of Audrey II. Will double in the ensemble.
Ensemble
We need an active and engaged ensemble to appear in various scenes and numbers. Includes the roles of CUSTOMER, RADIO ANNOUNCER, BERNSTEIN, LUCE, and SKIP SNIP, among others.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission

Email

Pay type

None

Audition location

Edmonds WA

Pay type

Tuition based educational theatre Tuition based educational theatre

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

Callbacks are TBA.

Union Requirements

Non-Union

Website specific to project

https://ballyhootheatre.org/

Equity Contract

Non-Union, None