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4/10 Little Shop of Horrors at PHAMALY

The Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artists League, Inc. will hold auditions for its summer 2012 production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Music by Alan Menken Book by Howard Ashman and directed by Steve Wilson.  Preliminary auditions will be held on Tuesday, April 10 from 6pm-9pm by appointment only (please email to schedule a time). There will also be a Callback audition on Sunday, April 15 from 5-9pm.  Both audition events will be held at the Mizel Arts & Culture Center (located on the campus of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center) at 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver, 80246.  If actors cannot make either audition, it is possible to arrange for a private audition time – please email paul@phamaly.orgfor more information.  The show will be presented at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in the Space Theater July 12 – August 5, 2012.

 

Needed are 15-20 physically and/or cognitively challenged men and women age range 18 – 65.  Actors may be asked to provide doctor’s verification of disability.  A complete character breakdown and show synopsis is included on page 2.  Actors need to prepare one comedicmonologue up to one minute in length & 1 musical selection 16 bars of music preferably from a contemporary musical.  Selections from “Little Shop of Horrors” are discouraged.  Resume and headshot are requested.  All roles are currently available. Call Paul Behrhorst to schedule your audition time 303.249.1425 or e-mail your request topaul@phamaly.org.

 

Now in its 23rd season, PHAMALY, the Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artists League is a nationally recognized, award winning Colorado Theatre Company.  PHAMALY’s mission is to provide professional theatre opportunities and artistic development for performers with disabilities, and to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the performing arts community. For more information go to www.phamaly.org

 

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Little Shop of Horrors

Music By Alan Menken

Book By Howard Ashman

Directed by Steve Wilson

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

In General:
• 3 men (ages 25-65),
• 4 women (ages 18-50)

  • Chorus roles men & women

• Acting style: Contemporary musical theatre

SEYMOUR: Mid-twenties and perhaps balding a little. Our insecure, naïve, put upon, florist’s clerk hero.

AUDREY: The bleached-blonde, Billie Dawn like, secret love of his life.

CRYSTAL, RONNETTE & CHIFFON: Three female street urchins who function as participants in the action and a Greek chorus outside it.

Mr. Mushnik: Their boss. A failure of an East Side florist.

ORIN: A tall, dark, handsome dentist with a black leather jacket and sadistic tendencies.

VOICE OF THE PLANT (AUDREY II): Provided by an actor offstage. The voice as that of a street-smart, funky, conniving villain.

 

Various chorus roles

About the Play:
A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!

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