Little Shop of Horrors: Audition Notice

Little Shop of Horrors

UPDATE 07/01/2022

After reviewing the latest COVID situation, the Geoids Committee, alongside the Little Shop Creative team, have decided to replace all in person first round auditions with pre-submitted recordings (video auditions).

Auditions will no longer take place at Pollyanna as previously advertised. All those who signed up will be sent instructions on how to submit their recordings. Recording must be submitted by 10pm on Friday 21st January.

We intend to continue with recalls and rehearsals in person as planned, however, we will continue to review the situation as it evolves.

We are also pleased to announce that as a result of this change we are able to increase our audition capacity. You still need to reserve your place and submit an audition form. Places are now available to book at www.ticketsource.co.uk/geoids. Once you have completed your registration you will be sent instructions to upload your recordings.

We are actively encouraging more applications for the roles of MR MUSHNIK and ORIN SCRIVELLO. Additionally, and in line with Geoids Musical Theatre’s commitment to diversity in amateur theatre, the creative team are particularly keen to hear from more auditionees who do not identify as White British for all parts. The exceptions to this are the parts of Ronnette, Chiffon and Crystal for which we are committed to the racially appropriate casting of Black performers.

Please see the updated audition notice for further details: LSOH Audition Notice

Reading

Please select one reading (for the role you think you are most interested in) and video record yourself doing the piece in one take. Feel free to use a friend (off camera) to fill in other lines or leave a space. We are not interested in movement here so please record this relatively still, ‘to camera’.

Singing

Backing tracks have now been uploaded to the link below. Please video record yourself singing to the track in a single take. We are not looking for any fancy editing here. We suggest you play the backing track on a separate device, and please do not worry about the balance between the track and you as long as your vocal is clear on the recording.

If you would like to audition for several different parts, you may choose just one song for
one of the characters for your first audition.

Dance

Please video record the routine in one full take, try and ensure you are able to get your full body in shot for as much of the recording as possible. If you are new to movement, or struggle to learn choreography from a video, please let us know.

 

All audition materials are also available at this drive link.

Announcing our 2022 Season…

Geoids Musical Theatre is delighted to announce the first tranche of our 2022 season with not one, not two, not three, but four shows for you!

48 HOUR PANTOMIME

Performance: Sunday 16 January (afternoon) at John McIntosh Arts Centre, London Oratory School, West Brompton.
Auditions & Rehearsals: Friday 14 Jan (evening) and Saturday 15 Jan (all day), Wapping.
We’re bursting back into 2022 with our 48 hour pantomime – oh yes we are! – where we cast, rehearse and perform a full scale panto all within one weekend. As tradition dictates, the show title is a secret for now, so you will have to trust us and register.

The stalwart team comprises choreographic regulars Charlie and Pippa Welch and is helmed by Daniel Paul who directed the very first 48 hour panto a decade ago. The audition notice for performers is to be released very soon on www.geoidsmt.co.uk.This is a show that requires a veritable army of offstage and backstage volunteers so if you are able to help out in any way, please do email us now.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Performances: Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 April, Bridewell Theatre, Blackfriars.
Auditions: January 2022

Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s deliciously funny classic girl-meets-boy, plant-eats-girl musical comedy.

When meek florist’s assistant Seymour stumbles across an unusual new plant species, he names it Audrey II after his workplace crush. But events take a turn for the unexpected when the smart-mouthed shrub begins to offer Seymour everything his heart desires… in exchange for an unending supply of human blood! Can Seymour and Audrey defeat the crazed carnivore before it takes over the whole world?

Directed by Chris Adams (Pippin, Sedos; 9 to 5, Centre Stage) and with Musical Direction from Dominic Bull (Sunday in the Park with Geoids, Centre Stage Proms), this promises to provide us with a feel-good, high-energy launch into Spring. We can’t wait to return to the Bridewell Theatre to present this comedy masterpiece with a custom set and, of course, giant plants!

With a wealth of tasty roles on offer, we hope you’ll join in the fun, audition notice to be published soon on www.geoidsmt.co.uk.

CHESS

Performances: Tuesday 12 – Sunday 17 July at The Vaults Theatre, Waterloo.

We are delighted to be bringing back our Covid-delayed production of Chess. Featuring many of the original cast, Geoids Musical Theatre make our debut at the stunningly atmospheric Vaults Theatre, Waterloo. Our unique vision of the rock epic set in a politically driven US/Soviet Cold War-era chess tournament and tells the story of one woman’s endeavours in this male-dominated world when she manages one competitor and falls in love with the other.

Bringing together a directorial team of James-Lee Campbell and Barry Lattimore-Quinn and musical direction from Issie Osborne, with a visually enticing bespoke set to match, this show is guaranteed to be an experience to remember.

Don’t miss the chance to audition for any remaining roles when our audition notice is published later next year.

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEOIDS

Performance: July (date TBC) at The Bandstand, Victoria Park, Hackney

We are delighted that London Borough of Hackney and Victoria Park Friends are welcoming us back to give an open-air and free performance in the park next Summer (date TBC).  As well as opportunity for solos and duets as previous two performances have included we are hoping that this year will give us an opportunity to set up a broader Geoids ensemble and showcase some of our epic chorus work. If you are interested in joining the creative team for this, please do get in touch.

Building on the success of two years’s open-air performance, we will return to Victoria Park in July to present the third Sunday in the Park with Geoids, a public afternoon of musical theatre performances at the historic bandstand.–>

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