“Little Shop of Horrors” calls for auditions

by NJOKI COLEMAN
Contributing Writer

On Feb. 17th and Feb. 18th, 2014 the Piedmont College Department of Theatre will be holding auditions for the closing production of the season, “Little Shop of Horrors.” “Little Shop of Horrors” is a small scale musical that will be performed in the Black Box Theater in the Swanson Center. The play will be directed by guest director Kim Wheetley.

Wheetley has a concrete concept for this production. The director wants to take a 1960s horror film approach. As if the audience members are attending a movie premiere and the actors in the production are in the movie. “Little Shop of Horrors” is generally a small cast musical, but the director has decided to add several ensemble roles to bring his vision to life.

If this sounds interesting and you want to audition, Wheetley asks that all who seek to audition should prepare a one minute dramatic contemporary monologue and sing 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece. When it comes to performing the monologue he is looking for auditionees to portray real, honest, and believable characters. Wheetley may ask you to present you monologue again with his direction, so prepare for a work back session. When it comes to the musical theatre piece, Donna Bunn James, the musical director, will accompany the musical part of the audition, so sheet music is required. The director asks that all that audition bring a head shot or professional self- portrait to attach to your audition form. The audition form will be available upon arrival of your audition.

If you are auditioning, you should arrive 30 minutes before your time slot to the green room located next to the Black Box Theater. Auditions tend to run a head of schedule and this allows you time to fill out the audition form.