Auditions

Memphis

The Little Mermaid

 

 

 

Loveland Stage Company announces auditions for MEMPHIS, THE MUSICAL.  From the underground dance clubs of 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.  Come along on this incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll.

Please be aware this show contains strong language and we suggest that you listen to the songs or watch the show before the auditions.

Audition Dates and Times:

  • Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 6-9:15pm
  • Friday, April 13, 2018 from 6-9:15pm
  • Callbacks (as necessary) Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6 pm

For the audition:

  • Prepare 16-32 bars of a song that demonstrates your range and vocal ability.  An accompanist will be provided or you may bring an instrumental track.
  • Be prepared to learn a short dance combination. (Bring appropriate shoes and attire).
  • Be prepared for cold readings from the script.

Questions?

Please contact Loveland Stage Company at Memphisatloveland@gmail.com.

Show Dates:

November 2018: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Friday and Saturday evening shows are at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinees are at 3:00 pm

Director: Liz Olekas
Vocal Director: Jon Scheiding
Producers: Jonathan Eckman and Tom Cavano

All roles are available for this show, a list of role descriptions are available below:

Huey: Male, Caucasian, 20s-30s.  Motor-mouthed hero, who talks his way into becoming a DJ at a local white radio station.  Ignores race barriers and eventually falls in love with Felicia, a black singer, which causes a whole new set of problems for Huey in a segregated 1950s Memphis.  Tenor with a great feel for pop/rock/R&B.

Felicia: Female, African American, 20s-30s.  Beautiful, wide-eyed.  Fiercely gifted singer.  Follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in prejudiced Memphis is doomed.  High R&B Belt.

Delray: Male, African American, 30s-40s.  Felicia’s older brother.  Owns the club where she sings.  Realistic, protective and aware of the realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis. Baritenor with great pop/rock/R&B voice.

Gladys: Female, Caucasian, 40s-60s.  Huey’s Southern blue-collar mother.  She loves her son but constantly worries.  Strong singer with alto-belt mix; excellent actor with comic skills.

Gator: Male, African American Male, 20s-30s.  Bartender at Delray’s.  Hasn’t spoken since age five, when he saw his father killed.  As the story progresses, Gator finds his voice.  Requires an excellent actor.  Comic timing a plus.  Great R&B Baritenor.

Bobby: Male, African American male 20s-30s.  Janitor at the radio station.  Full of personality and heart.  Great gospel voice.  Role requires an actor who is comfortable with physicality, as he has a dance break in his show-stopping number.  Comic skills a plus.

Mr. Simmons: Male, Caucasian, 40s-60s.  Conservative owner of the radio station.  Strong, Southern businessman.  Great actor who is comfortable singing.

Ensemble: Males & Females, All ethnicities, All ages.  Dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters.  Excellent athletic dancers who sing.

 


Loveland Stage Company is excited to announce AUDITIONS for the Summer Youth Theater Workshop/Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid!

Auditions:  April 28th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm or April 29th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm with callbacks (if needed) on April 30th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

WHO MAY AUDITION:  Children 8-18 are welcome to audition.

Location:
Loveland Stage Company (map)

Show dates are July 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 & 22.

Expectations for Auditions

What to bring:

  1. Dance/tap shoes if you have them, ballet slippers.  Dress comfortably to be able to learn stage dance as well as show gymnastic and tumbling feats.
  2. Bring your summer schedule if you know it with dates you will be away and can definitely not change.
  3. Learn 30-45 seconds of a song that has some melody to it.  I would like to hear your range as well as how well you can carry a tune.
  4. Bring your enthusiasm for the part if you want a particular part.  Watch how others have done it….show me that you’re the best one there for the part.

What will happen?

  1. There will be some paperwork to fill out first with some basic information.
  2. We will take your photo in the green room to the left of the stage.
  3. We will have everyone up on the stage to sing; possibly as a group to warm up- then individually.  This usually takes a while depending upon numbers, but all those involved want to hear what you can do.  We will also have you sing the scales to get your range.
  4. We will then put everyone through some dance and tumbling moves by the choreographer.
  5. We will then read a bit from the script.

Callbacks:

This date will be April 30th and is another date for me to take a look at a few individuals one last time before casting.  This doesn’t always mean you will be a particular part, as it depends how you stack up with others around you.

Casting:

I will notify everyone either by phone and email within a week of callbacks.

Please direct any questions to the Director: Christina Siciliano at LovelandMermaid@gmail.com

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