NBFT Audition Video Submissions for Little Shop of Horrors and Beauty And The Beast

UPDATED 01/18/22 – Thank you all who have submitted. We have now closed submissions for both show. 

 

For consideration, submit one minute each of two contrasting pieces in the style of (but not from) the show that demonstrates vocal and acting range (no more than two minutes total). Send submissions to casting@nbfestivaltheatre.com 

Union and Non-Union contracts available. 

Little Shop Of Horrors Production Team – Wendy Hall, executive prod.; George Charbonneau, artistic dir.; Elizabeth Bettencourt, asst. artistic dir.; Erin Thompson, dir.; Andrew Austin, music dir.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses March 21-April 6 2022; performs April 7-10 in New Bedford, MA.

 

Beauty And The Beast Production Team – Wendy Hall, exec. prod.; George Charbonneau, artistic dir.; Elizabeth Bettencourt, assist. artistic dir.; Diane DiCroce, dir.; Steven Bergman, music dir.; Andrew Winans, choreo.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses July 4-21, 2022; performs July 22-31 in New Bedford, MA.

 

Little Shop Role Breakdown

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 Identifying 

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal range top: F4 – Vocal range bottom: G2

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: Any 

Age: Any 

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 Identifying 

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: G4 – Vocal range bottom: A2

Orin Scrivello

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

Gender: Male Identifying 

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: G4 – Vocal range bottom: G2

Audrey

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 Identifying 

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: D5 – Vocal range bottom: G#3

Chiffon, Ronnette, Chiffon 

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

Chiffon 

Gender: Female Identifying 

Ages: 20 to 35

Vocal range top: F5 – Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Crystal

Gender: Female Identifying 

Age: 20 to 35

Vocal range top: F5 – Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Ronnette

Gender: Female Identifying 

Age: 20 to 35 – Vocal range top: F5 – Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Beauty And The Beast Role Breakdown 

Belle 

A young woman with an independent spirit and a love of reading

Age: 20 to 25 

Vocal range top: F5  – Vocal range bottom: E3 

Gender: Female Identifying

Beast 

The cursed Prince and master of the castle 

Gender: Male Identifying 

Age: 30 to 40 

Vocal range top: F4  – Vocal range bottom: A2 

Maurice 

Belle’s slightly addled genius inventor father 

Gender: Male Identifying 

Age: 45 – 60

 

Gaston 

A rude, narcissistic hunter who assumes the world belongs to him 

Gender: Male Identifying

Age: 30 to 40 

Vocal range top: E4 – Vocal range bottom: A2 

Lefou 

Gaston’s fawning friend, not too bright. 

Gender: Male Identifying 

Age: 25 to 35 

Vocal range top: F#4 – Vocal range bottom: B2 

Lumiere 

A charming French valet who fancies himself a ladies man; becomes a candelabra 

Gender: Male Identifying 

Age: 35 to 45 

Vocal range top: F#4 

Vocal range bottom: F#2 

Cogsworth 

An officious, excitable, English major-domo; becomes a mantle clock Gender: Male Identifying 

Age: 40 to 55 

Vocal range top: E4 – Vocal range bottom: A2 

Mrs. Potts 

A sweet, kind-hearted head of the kitchen staff and mother to Chip; becomes a teapot 

Gender: Female Identifying 

Age: 35 – 55