Auditions!

Auditions AUDITION NOTICE

 

Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, will be having open auditions for the musical My Fair Lady on Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Callbacks by invitation will take place on Wednesday, June 14 beginning at 7 p.m.

The show dates are September 8 – 24. All shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Auditions will be held at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

The show will be directed by Matthew Muccigrossi, musical direction by Emily Bengels and choreography by Dominick Sannelli.

Please bring an accurate and up-to-date schedule of potential conflicts, including work schedules, class schedules, vacations, and other conflicts. Those auditioning should understand that too many conflicts could impact our casting decisions.

Seeking ten actor-singers of all ethnicities with movement ability for a reimagined staging of this classic musical.

Please prepare 32 bars of a traditional musical theatre song showing range and bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Please do not sing from the show.

Bring a headshot and resume stapled together.

Expect 3-4 rehearsals a week beginning the week of July 24th. Please be aware that technical rehearsals for this production begin the weekend of Labor Day and all actors must be available.

Character Breakdown

*Please note: With the exception of Higgins, Eliza and Pickering all other roles will double with various ensemble characters. Actors should be comfortable with cockney and Received Pronunciation (traditional British) accents.

Henry Higgins: Male, 35-50, baritone. Middle-aged confirmed bachelor, professor of phonetics and an expert elocutionist.

Eliza Doolittle: Female, 20-30, soprano. A poor flower girl working outside Covent Garden. Her potential to become a lady becomes the object of a bet between Higgins and Pickering.

Colonel Pickering: Male, 45-65, baritone. Retired British officer who shares Higgins’ passion for phonetics.

Alfred P. Doolittle / Ensemble:  Male, 50-60, baritone. Eliza’s boisterous and charismatic father; a dustman.

Freddy Eynsford-Hill / Ensemble: Male, 25-30, tenor/baritone. Upper class young man who becomes lovesick for Eliza.

Mrs. Higgins / Ensemble: Female, 60+, any range. Henry Higgins’ long-suffering mother; a refined lady of the upper class.

Mrs. Pearce / Ensemble: Female, 50+, alto/mezzo. Henry Higgins’ housekeeper. Will double with Mrs. Eynsford-Hill, a friend of Mrs. Higgins’ and Freddy’s mother.

Zoltan Karpathy / Ensemble: Male, 30-40, baritone. Hungarian linguistics expert, rival of Henry Higgins.

Harry / Ensemble: Male, 25-40, bass/baritone. Drinking companion of Alfred Doolittle.

Jamie / Ensemble: Male, 25-40, tenor. Drinking companion of Alfred Doolittle.

This is an all-volunteer cast, and no stipends will be offered.

 

Questions can be emailed to information@playhouse22.org or by calling (732) 254-3939. For more information about Playhouse 22, please visit www.Playhouse22.org.