2016/17 SEASON

Jekyll & Hyde
(Oct. 28 - Nov. 12)

Reefer Madness
(Jan. 6 - 21)

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
(Mar. 24 - Apr. 8)

Little Shop of Horrors
(Jun. 9 - 24)
Book Audition

Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization

Directed by Jeffrey Diodati
Musical Direction by Danielle Wahl
Choreography by Danielle Desmarais

Audition Dates

Callbacks

If required, callbacks will be held on February 12th starting at 6pm.

Audition Location

Auditions are held at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary, AB (Click here for directions).

About the Show

This cult favourite musical (penned by the beloved mouse-eared team of Ashman and Menken) has fuelled the imaginations of Broadway and Hollywood audiences for more than thirty years.

Looks like you're not happy unless I open a vein. I'll give you a few drops if that'll appease. Now please - oh please - grow for me!


Timid and tragic Seymour Krelborn can’t catch a break. Life is tough in Skid Row, especially for a poor, orphaned florist who is hopelessly in love with his unattainable co-worker, the lovely but naïve Audrey. That is until a mysterious plant appears, changing his fortunes forever. Set to a score of Rock & Roll, Motown, and Doo-Wop, this black comedy is deliciously disturbing, thrillingly theatrical, and horrifically hilarious… you won’t want to miss it.

If you wanna be profound, if you really gotta justify, take a breath and look around, a lot of folks deserve to die.

Run Dates:

June 9th - 24th, 2017, Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre

PLEASE NOTE: For the week prior to opening (beginning Sunday June 4th), please expect a rehearsal or other activity on each day.

Audition Requirements

Members of Equity and ACTRA please note that as FRC produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis, we will not pay any professional association fees, such as the fees stipulated by Equity’s Amateur Guest Artist policy, under any circumstances whatsoever.

Please prepare two (2) one minute (1:00) contrasting Musical Theatre song selections. Be prepared to take direction on character style for pieces prepared.

Please bring a backing track (iPod/MP3 player or CD) or accompanist. FRC does not provide accompaniment for auditions. No A Cappella please.

All auditioners will need to stay for a group dance audition held once per hour.

Please bring a photo & resume (photo does not need to be a professional headshot).

Also please arrive with any potential rehearsal conflicts.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will be held:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Sundays: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Roles Available

PLEASE NOTE: To assist in potential callback preparation, we have included the callback songs associated with each character. But be advised that not all roles may be called back.

Name Gender Vocal Range Description
Seymour Krelborn M A2 to G4 An insecure, put-upon florist's clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, sweet, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills.

Age Range: 25 to 35
Callback Songs: Grow For Me and Suddenly Seymour
Audrey F G#3 to D5 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.

Age Range: 25 to 35
Callback Songs: Somewhere That's Green
Mr. Mushnik M G2 to F4 The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour's nosy boss. Seldomly smiling, and often sweating, he is willing to do whatever it takes to save the flower shop, no matter the cost.

Age Range: 55 to 65
Callback Songs: Mushnik & Son
Orin Scrivello M G2 to G4 An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. Less of a greaser and more of a self-obsessed pretty boy with the attitude of an insurance salesman and voice of a radio announcer.

**The actor playing this role will also be playing a number of other characters throughout the show**

Age Range: 30 to 40
Callback Songs: Be a Dentist
The Plant (Audrey II) MF N/A Puppeteer/Plant Manipulator. 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 manipulator for successive sizes of the plant.

** This actor will also appear on stage in the ensemble for initial scenes**
Voice of the Plant (Audrey II) M G2 to G4 An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart 'villain.' This malevolent sapling is a soulful Richard III of sorts. A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best.

** This actor will also appear on stage in the ensemble for initial scenes**

Age Range: 20 to 50
Callback Songs: Feed Me (Git It)
Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon F Ab3 to F5 Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are Skid Row's resident street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.

Age Range: 20 to 35
Callback Songs: Little Shop of Horrors

Book your audition online!

Please choose an audition time below and complete the request form.

Please note: If you have not booked an audition by 2 hours prior to the start of auditions on the day of your audition, please PHONE the direct office line at 587-332-0250.

For all other inquiries, please call 403-246-8505 (ext. 3 for auditions)

Sunday
February 5, 2017

6:00 PM Full
6:08 PM Full
6:16 PM Full
6:24 PM Full
6:32 PM Full
6:40 PM Full
6:48 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
7:04 PM Full
7:12 PM Full
7:20 PM Full
7:28 PM Full
7:36 PM Full
7:44 PM Full
7:52 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
8:08 PM Full
8:16 PM Full
8:24 PM [Book]
8:32 PM Full
8:40 PM Full
8:48 PM Full
8:56 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
9:12 PM [Book]
9:20 PM [Book]
9:28 PM [Book]
9:36 PM [Book]
9:44 PM Blocked
(Choreo)

Tuesday
February 7, 2017

7:00 PM Full
7:08 PM Full
7:16 PM Full
7:24 PM Full
7:32 PM Full
7:40 PM Full
7:48 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
8:04 PM Full
8:12 PM Full
8:20 PM Full
8:28 PM Full
8:36 PM Full
8:44 PM Full
8:52 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
9:08 PM [Book]
9:16 PM Full
9:24 PM Full
9:32 PM Full
9:40 PM Full
9:48 PM Blocked
(Choreo)

Thursday
February 9, 2017

7:00 PM Full
7:08 PM Full
7:16 PM Full
7:24 PM [Book]
7:32 PM Full
7:40 PM Full
7:48 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
8:04 PM Full
8:12 PM Full
8:20 PM Full
8:28 PM Full
8:36 PM Full
8:44 PM Full
8:52 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
9:08 PM Full
9:16 PM Full
9:24 PM Full
9:32 PM Full
9:40 PM Full
9:48 PM Blocked
(Choreo)

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