TAS to hold auditions for Little Shop of Horrors


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LOGAN, W.Va. — The Aracoma Story Inc. will hold auditions for one of the most popular shows in the world this weekend.

You can audition for “Little Shop of Horrors” today, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27, at Logan High School’s Little Theater at 1 Wildcat Way, Logan.

The show is a deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical. Little Shop 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!

Those auditioning are asked to prepare about two minutes of a song of their choice and a one minute monologue. If you don’t have something prepared, something will be provided for you.

There are roles for teens to adults.

Friday’s audition will be from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturday’s audition will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Little Shop of Horrors will be presented at Savas Kostas Performing Arts Center on Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Logan campus in November.

Key roles in the production:

— Seymour Krelborn: An insecure, put-upon florist’s clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills.

Gender: Male. Age: Teen to Young Adult. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: A2.

— Audrey: Bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour’s life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor. Gender: Female. Age: Teen to Young Adult. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: G#3.

— Mr. Mushnik: The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. Gender: Male. Age: Adult. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: G2.

— Orin Scrivello: An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. Gender: Male. Age: Adult. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: G2.

— The Plant (Audrey II): Puppet. An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, the plant has an appetite for human flesh that is appeased by Seymour. Puppeteer doubles as other sizes of the plant.

— Voice of The Plant: An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart ‘villain.’ A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best. Gender: Male. Age: Teen to Adult. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: G2.

— Crystal: Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality. Gender: Female. Age: Teen to Young Adult. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: Ab3.

— Ronnette: Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are African-American street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality. Gender: Female. Age: Teen to Young Adult. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: Ab3.

— Chiffon: Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are African-American street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality. Gender: Female. Age: Teen to Young Adult. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: Ab3.

There are more featured roles and ensemble.

For more information, visit www.thearacomastory.com or call (304) 752-0253.

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