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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Little Shop of Horrors - a Recruitment Pitch
Want to get involved with making this great show happen?
Guess what arrived in Charlottetown on Tuesday morning (April 12th) ... Audrey II, a 2-metre-tall puppet of the man-eating plant which is the star of Little Shop of Horrors, is now reposing in the Beach House, dreaming of performing in five shows at Holland College’s new theatre at the end of October.
We have the core of a great production team for the show:
Director - Peter Krauskopf Producers - Rob Thomson & Grace Kimpinski
Music Director - Rowan Fitzgerald Vocal Director - Owen Aylward
Stage Manager - Sharon MacDonald Props Coordinator - Ann Greyborn
Choreographer - Morgan Wagner Costumer - Pam Jewell
Set construction - Peter Krauskopf & Cyril Armstrong
But there a number of slots which need to be filled. So we’re looking for people—whether experienced or wanting to learn—who would like to get involved with making this great show happen. Here are the opportunities:
• Assistant Stage Manager • Props team
• Front-of-House • Programme coordination
• Programme advertising sales • Costume help
• Hair & Make-up
Interested? Contact Rob: 902-628-6778, robthomson @ pei.sympatico.ca
Below, a Fact Sheet about the show.
<u>Little Shop of Horrors - Fact Sheet</u>
Produced by ACT (a community theatre)
The show: A love story - with a man-eating plant!
SciFi-horror-comedy/rock musical, by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman
(famed for Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas etc.)
1980s off-Broadway, Broadway, international; 1986 film; 2000s revivals
Best Musical 1983, N.Y.C. Critics Award
When: 5 performances October 27-30: Thur, Fri, Sat eve; matinees Sat & Sun
Where: Holland College’s new Florence Simmons Performance Hall
Music: Rock-n-roll/doo-wop/early Motown
Small combo - bass, drums, guitar, 2 keyboards
Rehearsals: Starting mid-August - Colonel Gray Lecture theatre
Sunday afternoons (1:00-4:00) + evenings (6:00-9:00) on Monday (probably choreography), Wednesday (probably vocal) and Thursday—
targeted specifically to particular characters for particular scenes—i.e. you’ll need to attend only the ones for which you are scheduled.
Cast: probable total 24 ...
Audrey II - off-stage singing voice
Audrey II - operator inside the big puppet
Seymour - 25-35, nerdy guy, lots of singing, some dancing
Audrey - 25-35, shallow-seeming-but-nice blonde, lots of singing
Mr. Mushnik - 55-65, worn-down boss, some singing & dancing
Orin - 30-40, sadistic dentist, some singing
Ronnette } 16-20, lots of ‘girl-group’ singing & dancing
Minor/brief appearance: Interviewer, Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip
Assorted street people: winos, et al - chorus, some choreography bits
Auditions: June 10, 11, 12 (Fri eve, Sat morn & aft, Sun aft) @ Colonel Gray
Cold-read from script + prepared song (unaccompanied) + dance (principals)
Requirements: Cast-persons must be or become ACT members ($25/15),
and must formally commit to rehearsals, etc.
Information: Rob Thomson - robthomson @ pei.sympatico.ca 628-6778
Peter Krauskopf - pkfamily @ pei.sympatico.ca 651-2366