AUDITIONS FOR FALL 2018 SEASON
 
WE ARE CURRENTLY CASTING SELECT ROLES IN BUGSY MALONE AND HEATHERS - HIGH SCHOOL EDITION.


Auditions Must-Haves: 

1. Please prepare a memorized one minute monologue and 16 bars of a musical theater song.
2. Please bring the following with you to the audition: 
- 8x10 HEAD SHOT
- PERFORMANCE & TRAINING RESUME (if you have one)
- THE REGISTRATION FORM
- KARAOKE TRACK ON CD. PLEASE DO NOT BRING A TRACK WITH PROFESSIONAL SINGERS ON IT
3. When you arrive, please sign in. Parents do not enter the audition room. Actors are seen 4-5 at a time by appointment. Each session last 15-25 minutes.
4. Tips for SHINE IN THE LIMELIGHT Admission Success....
a. Please be sure you have looked over all dates carefully and you are available for all rehearsals and all performances. Do not ask for any exceptions in attendance, including any requests for leaving early or coming late to any event.

b. Please be aware of age limits per production. If we need an actor or two younger than the requirement for a show, we will invite them.

c. When completing the Registration Form, check which productions you are available for and eligible for.  Indicate if you would like to do both. There is a $50 discount if you do more than one. We will cast you in the production in which you will receive the best role. Being open to more than one choice increases your opportunities for better roles! 

d. All production program tuition must be paid in full prior to or at auditions. Space is in this program is limited and auditions are for casting purposes only - not admission into the program.  

e. All new SHINE In the Limelight students must also pay the one time $25 registration fee. This includes a SHINE tee shirt.

f. Please contact us privately if you need to be considered for partial scholarship due to financial need.

g. All roles will be assigned at the start of the rehearsal process, and call backs will be scheduled by invitation only. Do not ask for your role prior to the first rehearsal.

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BUGSY MALONE (Open to grades 4-12)

Rehearsals on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm at the Gotha Community Center, 9561 Gotha Road, Windermere. Tech Week and Performances November 30-December 2 at The ME Theatre, 1300 LaQuinta Drive, Orlando.

SYNOPSIS:

Based on the hit 1976 film starring a preteen Scott Baio and Jodi Foster and featuring a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet MovieBugsy Malone is good, clean, comedic fun!

Two gangs comprised completely of children, square off in a 1920s rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Dandy Dan's gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining the "splurge" gun (a weapon that shoots whipped cream). Now, Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble! Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust not-so-willingly into the gangster limelight when he becomes the last chance that Fat Sam's gang has of surviving. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love, Blousey, but that just isn't in the cards for our hero.

Bugsy Malone is a master class in musical comedy. The libretto tosses the reader into uproarious laughter without even being staged.

Casting the following:

Fat Sam's Gang
Casting Fat Sam's Gang: Angelo, Snake Eyes, Ritzy. These fellows are bumbling, funny, non-threatening hoodlums. They should be able to sing with gusto (if not on tune) and be willing to work on the rigors of physical comedy.
Gender: Both
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Dandy Dan's Gang
Dandy's gang members are really bad guys. Also known as The Hoods, they sing a little, but they splurge a lot! Cast suave-looking types who can pull off slicked-back hair and double-breasted suits.Casting: Benny Lee, Yonkers, Laughing Boy. Remember, girls can easily be dressed up as male gangsters.
Gender: Both
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3

The Down And Outs
The Down and Outs are representative of out-of-work Depression era men and women of the soup kitchens, which include the Cooks serving in the kitchens. The Down and Outs are ready for a cause and helping Bugsy bring peace between Fat Sam and Dandy Dan is just what the doctor ordered. Additional ensemble roles in this scene include the Priest, Clipboard Willy and two Delivery Guys. 
Gender: Both

Ensemble

Casting ensemble roles: The Radio Announcer, Paper Boy (or Girl), Razmataz, Maître D s, Elegantly Dressed Lady, Louella, the Butler, the Trumpet Player on Roller Skates, the Line of Auditionees at the Bijoux, Pop Becker, the Barber and Flash Frankie. 

Gender: Both
Heathers The Musical (High School Edition)
Open to grades 9-12 only.
MUST have written parent permission to audition and participate in this production. professional production training program.

Rehearses Sunday evenings from 4pm-8pm at the Gotha Community Center, 9561 Gotha Road, windermere. Wednesday evenings are music rehearsals as called from 5:30-8:30 at our home office in Dr. Phillips. Tech week/ show dates: Nov 5-11, 2018 at the ME Theatre, 1300 LaQuinta Drive, Orlando.

Synopsis:This is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt... but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. 
Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and director Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man), Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. 


Are you in, or are you out?

Changes made to the High School Edition


(1) Removal of curse words as well as onstage smoking, drinking and R-rated sexual scenes (note: there are still PG-13 sexual scenes). 
(2) Replace “Blue” with “You're Welcome,” a new song created by the authors that adds Veronica's perspective.
(3) Changes to lyrics and stage directions of “Big Fun” to remove drinking and recreational drug use.
(4) Changes to lyrics and stage directions of “Dead Girl Walking” to remove R-rated sexual scenes


CASTING...

RAM’S DAD - Former football player turned suburban Dad, has never outgrown his glory days in high school. Hates weakness, but capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes.


BIG BUD DEAN - JD’s single Dad. Big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber.

COACH RIPPER - Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players.


KURT’S DAD - Straight-laced, very conservative, also former football player. A simple guy, not book smart, you’d be happy to share a beer with him.


VERONICA’S DAD - Easygoing and distant.


PRINCIPAL GOWAN -Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict. 


BELEAGUERED GEEK (BOY 1) - A put-upon, bitter geek. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).


PREPPY STUD (BOY 2) - A blowdried 80’s preppy. Voice: Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).


HIPSTER DORK (BOY 3) - Thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.’ Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
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SPRING 2019 SEASON
Auditions in early January 2019

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April 16-21, 2019

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April 30-May 5

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May 14-19















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