Character Breakdown


Seymour Krelborn
An insecure, put-upon florist's clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning guy who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills. Not your classical leading man. Male, Tenor. 


Audrey
She has poor self-worth and education, but good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor. Secret love of Seymour's life, she is well intentioned but often hopeless, until she discovers her inner strength. 
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G#3


Mr./ Mrs. Mushnik
The seasoned and mature owner of the failing Downtown East Side flower shop and Seymour's nosy boss. Takes Seymour in and gives him a home. Profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. 
Gender: Male/ Female 
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2


Orin Scrivello
An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Lead-of-the-Pack, "bad boy". Audrey's abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G2


The Plant (Audrey II Puppeteer)
Puppeteer. 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 several sizes and incarnations of the plant.


Audrey II (The Plant)
They are a conniving, street-smart 'villain.' A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best, but a larger than life, fierce, & comedic personality is most important!  
Gender: Male/ Female
Age: ageless 
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G2


The Urchins
Six fabulous, fun, and entertaining street urchins, who narrate much of the story and act as the Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3


Mr./Mrs. Bernstein 
NBC Producer looking to strike a deal with Seymour that will make him and his plant famous. Interesting character actor with a strong presence. Will be included in Townsperson ensemble as well. Supporting role with vocal feature. 


Mrs. Luce
Life Magazine Editor looking to strike a deal with Seymour that will make him and his plant famous. Interesting comedic actor with a large presence. Will be included in Townsperson ensemble as well. Supporting role with vocal feature. 


Skip and Snip 
Agents looking to strike a deal with Seymour that will make him and his plant famous. Fast paced, smooth talking, big business. Interesting character actor with a strong presence. Will be included in Townsperson ensemble as well. Supporting role with vocal feature. 


“A Voice Not Unlike God” (Title Voice Over)
Strong booming voice, and large presence. Commanding, authoritative, interesting narrator. Will be included in Townsperson ensemble as well. Supporting role with spoken feature. 


Interviewer/ Radio Talk Show Host
First person to interview Seymour about his interesting never-before-seen plant. Charismatic actor with a large personality. Will be included in Townsperson ensemble as well. Supporting role with spoken feature.  


Patrick Martin (President of Botanical Enterprises) 
The President of Botanical Enterprises who approaches Seymour about his amazing and interesting plant. Will be included in Townsperson ensemble as well. Supporting role with spoken feature. 


Featured Store Customer 
Interesting actor with large personality and strong comedic timing. Will be included in Townsperson ensemble as well. Supporting role with spoken feature. 

Winos
Strong comedic actor with large presence and personality. Will be included in Townsperson ensemble as well. Supporting role with spoken feature. 


Hobos
Strong comedic actor with large presence and personality. Will be included in Townsperson ensemble as well. Supporting role with spoken feature.  


Family of Customers 
Interesting actors with large presence and personality to make up a family of customers at the flower shop. Will be included in Townsperson ensemble as well. Supporting role with spoken feature. 


Townspeople of Skid Row
Ensemble of strong actors and singers who will act as the Townspeople of Skid Row (among others), and will help to create and tell the story. Large personalities, good comedic timing, and strong onstage presence required. Opportunity to understudy leading roles if chosen. 

Winter Mainstage 2019








REPLACEMENT AUDITIONS for  limited roles of "Skid Row Citizens"  on Thursday, November 8th at the Schoolhouse Theater 7:30-8:30pm!

​3 Owens Rd, North Salem, NY 10560


The Spotlight Arts Mainstage program is a large-scale commercial production that offers a unique and award-winning training opportunity to its students and is directed by industry professionals. Mainstage auditions are by appointment only for ages 8-18.


*NEW* shortened rehearsal period: Mainstage rehearsals take place three evenings per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays) December 4th through January 17th with a holiday break taking place December 21st through January 1st. Performances take place on January 18, 19 & 20. Only ONE absence is allowed in the mainstage program. 


Performances on January 18, 19, 20, 2019


​VIP Premium Tickets (first 3 rows): $18

Standard General Admission $15

​All tickets $18 when purchased at the door.





Audition FAQs


WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR MY AUDITION?
Prepare one 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song of your choice along with a completed audition form, a performance resume and a headshot. Be sure to bring sheet music in the correct key, and make sure it is neatly organized in a binder for our audition accompanist, Joanne Archibald. 


WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE TO MY AUDITION?
We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you cannot remember the time slot that you signed up for, please email us. Please do not arrive earlier than 3:45PM on Friday & Saturday.


WHERE IS THE LOCATION OF AUDITIONS?
This weekend's auditions will take place at the Studio Around the Corner: 67 Main Street, Suite 101, Brewster, NY 10509. The entrance to the studio is in the back of the building. 


DO I NEED TO SIGN IN WHEN I ARRIVE?
Yes, please find our stage manager Sarah upon arrival so she can check you in!


CAN I SING A SONG FROM THE SHOW? 
Absolutely! This is your audition and you can sing any musical theatre song of your choice! If you feel that a song from LSOH will show your voice off best, that's great! You may sing from outside of the show as well.


DOES MY PHOTO HAVE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT? 
While we do recommend that you submit a professional headshot for auditions, it is not required. You can bring any size photo of yourself that you have available that gives us a clear sense of what you look like every day.


WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY PERFORMANCE RESUME?
You should include any training and experience relating to singing, acting or dancing, including your experience in any previous theatrical productions. If you are interested in a resume template, please email us for one and we'd be happy to send over an example!


WHAT ROLES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE SHOW?
We have posted a full character breakdown above!


WHEN WILL I HEAR ABOUT CASTING?
We will first schedule a round of callbacks to take place this Sunday, October 14th between 12:00-5:00pm. You will receive an email by Saturday evening if you are asked to come in for callbacks. After callbacks, our production team will meet to make casting decisions and we will email all auditioners within one week. 


CAN I STILL BE CAST IF I DO NOT GET A CALLBACK?
YES! We will only read for select roles at callbacks so if you do not receive a callback, please keep an eye out for the cast list!


WILL THE SHOW BE DOUBLE CAST?
Depending on casting requirements and the number of students who audition, we may have two separate casts (Cast A & Cast B). If this becomes the case, each cast would have two performances on performance weekend. 


WHEN ARE REHEARSALS?
Rehearsals take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 5:00-9:00PM beginning December 4th. We will take a break for the holidays from December 21st through January 1st and we will resume rehearsals on January 2nd. Performances run January 18th through January 20th.


I MAY HAVE A POSSIBLE CONFLICT DURING THE REHEARSAL PERIOD. WHEN SHOULD I BRING THIS TO SOMEONE'S ATTENTION?
We can approve some conflicts prior to casting. This means that once the cast list is posted, we will not accept any additional conflicts and will adhere to a strict participation and attendance policy. We have a short 5-week rehearsal period prior to tech week and we work at a very intensive pace so if you do have any potential conflicts (sports games, a weekly dance class, etc.), please make sure you write it down on your audition form. 


WHO DO I CONTACT IF I AM RUNNING LATE TO MY AUDITION?
Please email our stage manager Sarah at sm.spotlightartsinc@gmail.com with as much of a heads up as possible if you are running late so she can adjust her check-in lineup!


WHO WILL BE IN THE ROOM AT MY AUDITION?
In attendance will be Spotlight Arts Executive Director Stephanie Rubino, Little Shop of HorrorsDirector/Choreographer Eric Leiggi, Little Shop of Horrors Assistant Director Erik Gosnell, and our resident accompanist Joanne Archibald. 


Any additional questions can be addressed to sm.spotlightartsinc@gmail.com!