AUDITION NOTICE

  

The Athens in DeLand will hold open auditions for the first three shows for the 2017-2018 season on May 22, 23, and 25 starting at 5:30pm each evening thru 8:30pm. 


 
SISTER ACT
 
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
A CHRISTMAS STORY
, the musical

(click title for description of play)


Auditions are by appointment only.  To make your audition appointment email Craig@AthensDeland.com. The Athens Theatre is located at 124 N Florida Ave.  DeLand, FL 32720. 

Performances for SISTER ACT will be held on July 21,22,23*,27,28,29,30* August 3,4,5,6*, and 10,11, 12,13* at the Historic Athens Theatre.  All shows start at 7:30p, except for Sunday *Matinees at 2:30p. Rehearsals will begin the week of June 12th.
SISTER ACT
will be directed by Trevor Southworth Music Direction by Chris Endsley, and Choreography by Kim Ball.

 Character Descriptions.

Deloris Van Cartier

An aspiring performer, trying to find both fame and a place in the world. When forced to hide in the convent, she initially refuses to embrace her new lifestyle but learns to embrace it when she works with the choir. Loud-mouthed, and sassy, but ultimately caring.

Gender: Female, Age: 25 to 35, Vocal range top: F#5, Vocal range bottom: E3

Mother Superior

The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings.

Gender: Female, Age: 50 to 70, Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: D3

Sister Mary Robert

A postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life.

Gender: Female, Age: 16 to 25, Vocal range top: A5, Vocal range bottom: F#3

Sister Mary Patrick

A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.

Gender: Female, Age: 35 to 50

Sister Mary Lazarus

A nun of the convent and the head of the choir. Rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris's soul music.

Gender: Female, Age: 50 to 70, Vocal range top: B4, Vocal range bottom: F3

Monsignor O'hara

One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood.

Gender: Male, Age: 45 to 60, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: E3

Curtis

A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris's boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.

Gender: Male, Age: 30 to 40, Vocal range top: Ab4, Vocal range bottom: A2

Eddie Souther

The desk chief at the Philadelphia police station and a high school classmate of Deloris who helps get her into hiding. Faces a lot of nerves when under pressure, causing him to sweat profusely. He still yearns for Deloris after all these years, and dreams of being her hero.

Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 35, Vocal range top: B4, Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Tj

Curtis's nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.

Gender: Male, Age: 16 to 30, Vocal range top: Eb5, Vocal range bottom: Db3

Joey

One of Curtis's thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies' man.

Gender: Male, Age: 30 to 40, Vocal range top: Eb5, Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Pablo

One of Curtis's thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.

Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 40, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: C4

Sister Mary Martin-of-tours

A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.

Gender: Female, Age: 40 to 60

Sister Mary Theresa

A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.

Gender: Female, Age: 60 to 70 

Michelle

One of Deloris's back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.

Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 30, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Tina

One of Deloris's back-up singers. A little thick and naive.

Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 30, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Ernie

One of Curtis's thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.

Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 35

Ensemble

Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers

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Performances for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will be held on September 29,30, Oct. 1*,5,6,7,8*,12,13,14,15*,19,20,21,and 22* at the Historic Athens Theatre.  All shows start at 7:30p, except for Sunday *Matinees at 2:30p. Rehearsals will begin the week of August 21.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will be directed and choreographed by Steven Flaa.

 Character Descriptions.

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 clumsy ways and poor social skills.

Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 35, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: A2

Audrey

Bleached-blond, 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.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G#3

Mr. Mushnik

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

Gender: Male, Age: 55 to 65, Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: G2

Orin Scrivello

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

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

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

An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart 'villain.' A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best.

Gender: Male, Age: 20 to 50, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: G2

Crystal

Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are African-American street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.

Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 35, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Ronnette

Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are African-American street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.

Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 35, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Chiffon

Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are African-American street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.

Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 35, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Ab3

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Performances for A CHRISTMAS STORY, the musical will be held on November 30, Dec. 1,2,3* 6,7,8,9,10*,13,14,15,16,and 17* at the Historic Athens Theatre.  All shows start at 7:30p, except for Sunday *Matinees at 2:30p. Rehearsals will begin the week of October 23.

A CHRISTMAS STORY will be directed by Trevor Southworth, Music Direction by Chris Endsley, and Choreography by Kim Ball.

Character Descriptions.

JEAN SHEPHERD/NARRATOR: Late 40s to early 50s. A charismatic storyteller with a dynamic speaking voice, who can draw an audience in to the world of the play. Radio personality. He (like his younger self) has a twinkle in his eye. An actor with presence and spark. A good-natured curmudgeon. Midwestern.

THE OLD MAN: Late 30s-40s. He has a good heart, but it is buried under a rough exterior. He’s not the perfect father by any means – he is happiest when he’s tinkering in the basement. He usually expects the worst, but is secretly a dreamer. A devoted husband/father, who loves his family but does not feel the need to show it. Actor must be comfortable working with kids.
VOICE: high baritone or tenor, must sing to a high G.

MOTHER: 30s-40s. She is more in charge than she would ever let anyone know. Warm but tough. Strong willed, straight forward, no nonsense, likable, midwestern – a kind of every-mom.
VOICE: contemporary mezzo with a strong mix, sings low G to high Db.

MISS SHIELDS: Mid 20’s – 40’s. Soprano 1. She is Ralphie’s elementary school teacher. Perhaps a little boring looking at first – ah but underneath! Great with comedy.
Character woman. An actress with a flexible voice who is comfortable singing both legit and contemporary Broadway. Great mover and comfortable with tap.
VOICE: Fierce belter and vocal stylist.

RALPHIE: 9-12 (to play 9, going on 10) A regular kid – cute but not overly handsome, not precious. He wouldn’t be lost in a crowd, but he wouldn’t stand out either. Bright, but not precocious; the boy next door. Ralphie above all is a dreamer.
Seeking a young boy who is comfortable and honest on stage. Must be an excellent singer and able to carry a show.
VOICE: Boy’s unchanged voice. High belter, low F# to high D. Being able to tap dance is a big plus.

RANDY: 8-9. Ralphie’s younger brother. Can be a bit awkward and offbeat; admires his big brother, Ralphie, but won’t admit it.
Seeking a young boy who is comfortable and honest on stage.
VOICE: Boy’s unchanged voice. High belter, low F# to high C#. Must be able to tap.

SCUT FARCUS: 12-14. Must be 5’ or shorter. The classic bully; tough, perhaps taller than the other kids; there’s nothing about him you want to like. He’s that kid you always made sure to avoid in school.
VOICE: Gruff character voice. Must be able to tap.

SCHWARTZ and FLICK: 9-12 Ralphie’s two best friends. Flick is the unfortunate guinea pig in the infamous frozen-flagpolelicking experiment, while Schwartz becomes the scapegoat when Ralphie accidentally utters an unspeakable word.

 

ESTHER JANE and MARY BETH: 9-12 Two of Ralphie’s classmates. Helen is something of a child prodigy, while Esther Jane seems to have a particular interest in our young protagonist.


ENSEMBLE CHILDREN: Boys and Girls, Various roles. Ages 6-15, various soprano voices.  Must be able to sing and dance.  Tap Dancing is a plus.


ADULT ENSEMBLE: Men and Women, Various roles.  Ages 16-30, various voice parts.  Must be able to sing and dance well.  Tap Dancing is a plus.

 



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NOTES/WHAT TO BRING:  Actors may attend any evening and will be asked to do the following:

Prepare 16-32 bars of a standard musical theatre singing selection which showcases Range and Acting Ability.  (No a cappella auditions. Bring Sheet Music in the appropriate key for the Accompanist.  Music from the show is permissible.) 

Typed Resume and Headshot (preferable).

 

To schedule an audition appointment or For questions please contact: craig@athensdeland.com

 

The Athens Theatre is committed to diversity in casting decisions.