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Theatre Auditions

Spring 2024 Theatre Auditions

The Bobbi Biron Theatre Program will hold auditions for its Spring 2024 productions of the cult-classic musical Little Shop of Horrors and the hauntingly relevant TOWN HALL on Thursday, November 30, in the Fulton Hall Black Box Theatre. Callbacks for TOWN HALL will be held on Friday, December 1. Callbacks for Little Shop of Horrors will be held on Sunday, December 3.

We always seek casts embodying our program’s commitment to diversity of identity, artistry, and ideas. The Bobbi Biron Theatre Program’s values include casting that embraces diversity in race, culture, gender identity, sexuality, varying physical abilities, neurodivergence, socio-economic background, and age. You do not have to be an SU theatre student to audition.

Note: All current SU Theatre Majors in the Performance Track are required to audition. Please indicate on your audition form if you cannot commit to being cast.

Audition Requirements

Audition: Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 PM

Please prepare:

  • a fully-memorized contemporary monologue from a play published since 2005 that is 1:00-1:30 minutes long. The monologue should show range and offer a glimpse of your interests and strengths as a performer.
  • a 16-bar cutting of a song from a musical that shows range (and that is not from Little Shop of Horrors!). Please bring printed-out sheet music to the audition and ensure it is clearly marked where you will begin and end. View this YouTube video on how to prepare sheet music for an audition.
  • NOTE: If you are only auditioning for TOWN HALL, you are not required to sing.

TOWN HALL Callback: Friday, December 1 at 7:00 PM

Callbacks will be held this evening, during which you will be asked to read selections from the script while paired up with other actors. You will also be led through movement exercises.

Little Shop of Horrors Callback: Sunday, December 3 at 5:00 PM

Those called back will be asked to learn a section from the show’s score and will perform it with accompaniment—don’t worry, we’ll teach you the song at the beginning of callbacks! We will also have actors paired to read sides (sections from the script) together after the singing portion of the audition.

Please complete the audition form before auditions: AUDITION FORM

Show Descriptions

Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken

  • Description: The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new plant breed he calls "Audrey II" after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing 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 toward global domination!
  • Characters:
    • 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 presenting
      • Vocal range top: G4
      • Vocal range bottom: A2
    • Audrey: Bleached-blonde, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour's life. She might be blonde in every way, but she’s complex and strong.
      • Gender: Female presenting
      • Vocal range top: D5
      • Vocal range bottom: G#3
    • Audrey II (Voice of the Animated Puppet): An actor located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart 'villain.' A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best.
      • Gender: Any
      • Vocal range top: G4
      • Vocal range bottom: G2
    • 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 presenting
      • Vocal range top: F4
      • Vocal range bottom: G2
    • Orin Scrivello- An egotistical dentist passionate about leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour.
      • Gender: Male presenting
      • Vocal range top: G4
      • Vocal range bottom: G2
    • Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon- Paying homage to the doo-wop girl bands of the 50s and 60s are the mischievous street urchins, serving as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, sassy, and smart, these street kids are the only ones with a grip on reality.
      • Gender: Any
      • Vocal range top: F5
      • Vocal range bottom: Ab3
    • Chorus/Puppeteers- 4-8 additional actors to perform as the chorus members that make up the interesting characters of Skid Row and puppeteers who bring the different iterations of Audrey II to life.
  • Intimacy Requirements: This play deals with the heavy subject of domestic violence, specifically aimed at the character of Audrey by Orin. This will be carefully choreographed in the rehearsal room with an intimacy and combat coordinator, ensuring the physical, psychological, and emotional safety of those involved. There is also physical intimacy of kissing between the characters Seymore and Audrey.

TOWN HALL by Caridad Svich

  • Description: Eco-Feminism. Citizenship. Democracy. Human Relationships. A play about the times in which we live, a piece of theatre about being an audience, and an epic, intimate work about what we could do to change the world. TOWN HALL is part play, part dream, part meeting, part imagining a future in which new ways of connecting must be found…. a group of barely connected people come together, feeling their way towards… connection? TOWN HALL explores how are we “us” in a room? In a theatre?
  • Characters: An ensemble of 4-8 performers who convene with each other and the audience.
  • Intimacy Requirements: Although there is no physical intimacy that is contact-based, there will be moments of movement where actors will need to make physical contact with one another. There is a scene where the characters talk about sex. Best practices regarding consent will be a part of the production process."

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