Auditions for MY FAIR LADY!
at Looking Glass Playhouse in Lebanon, IL
Looking Glass Playhouse will be holding auditions for the first show of its 2012-2013 season:
Lerner & Lowe’s MY FAIR LADY
Produced by permission of Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
Directed by Glenn Saltimachia
Saturday, 11 August 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
Looking Glass Playhouse
301 West St., Lebanon, IL 62254
Candidates for all roles (age 16 years or older) should be prepared to sing 16 measures of a Broadway show tune with accompanist (please bring your own sheet music). All who audition should also come prepared to dance and to perform cold readings from the libretto.
ACCENTS — As a central story line revolves around phonetics and the distinctions and conflicts between English upper and lower classes as expressed through different dialects, British accents will be used: both “the Received Pronunciation” for upper class characters and “Cockney” or “East-End” dialects for lower class characters. The cast will receive dialect coaching.
REHEARSALS will begin the week following auditions.
TH — 27 Sep 2012 — 7:30 p.m.
FR — 28 Sep 2012 — 7:30 p.m.
SA — 29 Sep 2012 — 7:30 p.m.
SU — 30 Sep 2012 — 2:00 p.m.
TH — 04 Oct 2012 — 7:30 p.m.
FR — 05 Oct 2012 — 7:30 p.m.
SA — 06 Oct 2012 — 7:30 p.m.
SU — 07 Oct 2012 — 2:00 p.m.
Cast Size: Large
Cast Type: Star Vehicle – Female Lead; Star Vehicle – Male Lead; Numerous Strong Character Roles; Large & Strong Chorus with plenty of opportunity for featured turns and numerous production numbers; Some children in cast; Many opportunities for older characters.
Dance Requirements: Standard (Musical Staging/Some Dance for Principals/Large Production Numbers)
(5 Principal Men, 4 Principal Women, Numerous Featured Roles, Large Chorus)
- Professor Henry Higgins: Lead, the brilliant, crotchety, middle-aged bachelor who is England’s leading phoneticist. He teaches Eliza to speak “properly.”
- Colonel Pickering: Comedic Supporting Character, also a linguistics expert, comes to lodge with Higgins and assists in teaching Eliza.
- Eliza Doolittle: Lead, a young, strong and independent-minded Cockney flower seller who comes under Higgins’ tutelage.
- Alfred P. Doolitte: Prominent Comedic Supporting Character, a poor Cockney dustman, alway on the lookout for an profitable angle.
- Freddy Eynsford-Hill: Romantic Supporting Character, the “young man in love”, Eliza’s suitor.
- Mrs. Higgins: Character Role, limited singing. Henry Higgins’ socialite mother, cautious but ultimately warm & wise.
- Mrs. Pearce: Comedic Supporting Role, Henry Higgins’ head of household, leader of the servants. Prominent in chorus numbers.
- Mrs. Eynsford-Hill: Featured Role, Freddy’s Mother.
- Zoltan Karpathy: Featured Role, the closest thing to a “villain.” He is Higgins’ former student, a Hungarian and Higgins’ rival.
Chorus: Buskers, Cockney East-Enders, English Upper Crust attending Ascot and Embassy Ball, Servants.
For more information, go to www.lookingglassplayhouse.com or telephone the theatre at (618) 537-4962 or the director (618) 558-2333.