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Deerfield Family Theater Auditions

Little Shop of Horrors

Auditions will be held
August 22-26, 2018
Jewett Community Center
836 Jewett Drive, Deerfield

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, August 23, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, August 25, 9:00am - 3:30pm

Callbacks: Sunday, August 26

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Character Breakdown

Employed in a run-down East Side Flower Shop in skid row. He is the insecure, naïve, put-upon florist’s clerk – our hero. He’s sweet and well-meaning, somewhat shy, awkward; lacking in social skills. A menial laborer at Mushnik’s Flower Shop. Nebbish-like, he feels much put-upon. In spite of his flaws, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. Seymour becomes the owner of the carnivorous plant, Audrey II. He has a whole lot of insecurity going on, but as the show progresses and the plant grows more powerful, so does his confidence. Comic timing a must. Male, 18 – 30’s, Vocal Range: A2 – A4

The other employee of Mushnik’s Flower Shop, she is honest and attractive, but has very low self-esteem and therefore dresses like trash, attracting all the wrong guys. Not well-educated, and a bit air-headed, she is the gum-snapping, bleached-blond secret love of Seymour’s life. Lacking in education and self-esteem, she suffers from feelings of hopelessness at her situation in life, including her abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Orin Scrivello. Seymour names his plant after her. Female, 18 – 30’s. Vocal Range: Sweet-sounding Mezzo-Soprano with strong belt ability G3 - D5

Street urchins who function as both participants within the action of the play, and as “doo-wop” chorus girls outside it. They are our primary story-tellers who help move the story along and provide some narrative. They’re hip, smart, and the only characters who really know what’s going on. They occasionally sing to the audience directly, with a secret smile that says, “we know something you don’t know”. Female, 18 – 30 yrs old. Vocal Range: Must sound funky, soulful, jazzy and huge with every note sung. Low Alto to supremely high belt.

Owner of the flower shop; the boss. He is a failure as a florist. Jewish middle class New York. Sweats a lot. Mushnik is given to cursing in Yiddish. He is a man who seldom smiles and often yells. This almost retirement-aged Jewish store owner has pretty much one thing at his core – self preservation. He has somewhat fatherly tendencies towards Audrey, but oddly enough, NOT towards Seymour, who he eventually adopts. His personality has the ability to be conniving and dark, but then turn on a dime and be sweet, happy and the life of the room. Male, 40-65 yrs old. Vocal Range: Baritone, G2 - F4

Egotistical, rough and insensitive; Audrey’s abusive boyfriend. He’s a sadistic dentist, dressed like a greaser, but thinks like an insurance salesman. He’s in love with the sound of his own voice. A motorcycle-riding, black leather jacket-wearing tough-guy. He is tall, dark, handsome, and sadistic. His fondness for his own nitrous oxide proves to be his undoing. Orin’s addiction to causing others pain is both his motivation for life, and the eventual cause of his death. Male, Late 20’s-30. Vocal Range: Baritone, G2 - G4

A fast-talking media hotshot

A wealthy representative from Life Magazine; a schmoozing business type; puts on airs (MAY BE PLAYED BY A MALE IN DRAG.)

A smooth, trench-coated East Coast talent agent

An overly enthusiastic passer-by

A smooth, trench-coated East Coast talent agent

A sleazy opportunist

An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart 'villain.' A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best.

The characters comprising the Skid Row neighborhood. We will be casting an active and vibrant ensemble of both youth (4th grade and older) and adults. Some ensemble members will be featured dancers.


For information about DFT, contact Vicki Fleming at or 224-DFT-7827 (224-338-7827)

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