To be performed at
The Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
12th – 15th APRIL 2023
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Book and Lyrics by
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop of Horrors, the charmingly tongue in cheek comedy that has been produced worldwide with incredible success, is now headed to Norwich.
Echo Youth Theatre is looking for young performers aged 14-18 years old to bring this fabulous show to life!
Show Week will be Mon 10 Apr to Sat 15th Apr 23 and you need to be fully available that week
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Rehearsing at St Edmund Church Fishergate NR3 1SE
Rehearsals will start Thu 5th Jan 2023.
Rehearsals will be:
Thursdays 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Sundays 2pm to 7pm.
We do not routinely call all cast to all rehearsals and you are only required to attend the rehearsals you are called for. A full schedule is available on the link below – this is a draft schedule and subject to change, so we will be expecting good availability for all Thursdays and Sundays.
Auditions will be at St Edmund Church Fishergate NR3 1SE
Audition applications are now open. Please make sure you have read all the audition information before applying.
During the audition process, you will be asked to let us know of any planned absences – please come prepared to know your commitments for the period 5th Jan – 15th Apr 2023.
We will try to accommodate absences that we know about in advance. Auditionees with excessive absences or who are unavailable for key dates may not be cast, but please come and audition if you are keen to be in the show and discuss any issues you have with us.
Please be honest about any prior commitments. Frequent, undeclared absences could result in being removed from the show during the rehearsal process. If your planned absences have been agreed upon by the team in advance and you are cast in the show, your absence will not be an issue.
ing Prior to our auditions, we will be holding an information evening for members and potential members, plus parents. There is no obligation and no need to have already booked an audition, just come along and see and hear what we are about. We will talk about the show, roles, rehearsals and the audition process. We will also sing through the audition pieces.
Please also come along to the information evening if you are interested in supporting the production team backstage or on the tech side and are not auditioning.
Wed 16th Nov 22 – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Wed 30th Nov 22 – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
This is a mandatory part of the audition process for this show.
Sat 3rd Dec 22 – 10am – 5pm
The main audition day will be a Group Singing/Acting Day, even if you just want an ensemble part. There is likely to be a morning and an afternoon group and you will be required to sing your solos in front of the other auditionees.
Full details on what to prepare for the auditions are in the audition pack – link below.
In order to fully commit to the audition, you are expected to learn the audition pieces by heart.
Whilst you may only want to audition for one character, you may be considered for other roles.
As a part of the audition pack, there are backing track recordings which are in the correct keys, which you will need to sing in for the audition. (Cast recording may be helpful but not guaranteed to be in the correct key.)
The minimum age for cast members is over the age of 14 at the date of performance. The upper age is 19, but cast members aged 18-19 must also still be in full-time secondary education (ie on a school sixth form or college pupil roll) at the time of the show.
The costs for cast are:
- EYT Annual Membership fee of £20 will need to be paid once casting is confirmed, if you are not already a member.
- The show fee for cast members will be £60 and this will be required by the end of August. If this will cause any difficulties, please speak to us and we can discuss payments in instalments or financial support options from our sponsorship fund.
- All costumes are provided and cast are not expected to provide or purchase costumes, other than under-garments and possibly footwear.
- We may ask for a damage deposit for the script, which will be refunded when the script is returned undamaged – this will be confirmed on casting.
Agreement to photographic and video consent for internal use and external marketing is a pre-requisite for casting.
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