TWH is dedicated to equity, diversity and inclusion in casting. Everyone is encouraged to audition.
All roles are open.
SEYMOUR. Baritone (A3-A4) Male, Age: 24-34
Our insecure, naïve, put-upon, florist’s clerk hero. Above all, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. He is not a silly, prat-falling nerd, and therefore should not be played as the hero of Jerry Lewis film. ___________________ AUDREY. Soprano/Belter (A3-F#5) Female, Age: 21-34
If you took Judy Holiday, Carol Channing, Marilyn Monroe, and Goldie Hawn, removed their education and feelings of self-worth, dressed them in spiked heels and a low-cut black dress, and then shook them up in a test tube to extract what’s sweetest and most vulnerable — that’d be Audrey. __________________ MR. MUSHNIK. Baritone (A2-Gb4) Male, Age: 45-70
Their boss. A failure of an East Side florist. His accent, if he has one, is more that of middle class New York than of Eastern Europe. He seldom smiles but often sweats. ___________________ ORIN. Baritone (G2-E5) Male, Age: 24-44
A tall, dark, handsome dentist with a black leather jacket and sadistic tendencies. He is not, however, a leftover from the movie version of Grease. Think instead of an egotistical pretty-boy — all got up like a greaser but thinking like an insurance salesman and taking like a radio announcer. (The actor who plays him also plays Wino #2, Customer, Radio Announcer, Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip, and Patrick Martin) ___________________ THE PLANT(AUDREY TWO) Plant PUPPETEERS Any voice part Any gender/age
Seeking four creative puppeteer/actors who will play Winos in the first scene, and then manipulate the Audrey II puppets for the rest of the show. The Plant is an anthropomophoric cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado. It has a huge, nasty-looking pod which gains a shark-like aspect when open and snapping at food. The first time we see The Plant, it is less than one foot tall. The last time we see it, it fills the entire stage. Puppetry experience is desired, but not required. Puppeteers will need to be flexible, and comfortable in tight spaces. ___________________ VOICE OF THE PLANT Baritone (G2-G4) Male, Age: 22-55
The sound is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White, and Wolfman Jack. Think of The Voice as that of a street-smart, funky, conniving villain — Rhythm and Blues’ answer to Richard the Third. This performer will provide the voice from an offstage location and will need to collaborate with the puppeteers to accomplish accurate lip synching. ___________________ CRYSTAL, RONNETTE and CHIFFON Mezzo/belters (G3-G5) Female, Age: 16-30
Three black female street urchins who function as participants in the action and a Greek Chorus outside it. They’re young, hip, smart, and the only people in the whole cast who really know what’s going on. In their “Greek Chorus” capacity, they occasionally sing to the audience directly. And when they do, it’s often with a “secret-smile” that says: “we know something you don’t know.”
Auditionees should prepare no more than 1 minute of a musical theatre song that demonstrates vocal skill and range.
Legible sheet music must be provided for the audition pianist. No a cappella or prerecorded accompaniment will be permitted.
Additionally, all auditionees will participate in a movement audition (except for those auditioning for The Voice of the Plant) and read from the script.
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Pre-registration is recommended, but not required.
Once pre-registration through this website is closed, auditionees may show up at either open call and complete their registration in person.