A Little Night Music Audition Notice
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A Little Night Music
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Foote in the Door believes in inclusive casting. We encourage auditions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. We cannot engage equity members. All performers are unpaid.
We will have evening technical rehearsals from May 27 to May 30 and performances from May 31 to June 8. There is a matinee on June 2.
June 3 and 4 are dark.
We are looking for strong, trained voices, dancing/movement background and acting ability to bring these characters to life.
We strongly suggest that you familiarize yourself with the script and music.
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Callbacks –Saturday, December 15, from 1:00 – 4: 00 pm. Movement will be handled at callbacks. (Not everyone will be required to attend; those who will be required to attend will be contacted individually.)
HI-Edmonton Hostel, 10647 81 Ave
Charity Solutions, 14920 128th Avenue
Tuesday and Wednesday 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Sunday afternoons 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Rehearsals start the week of March 3, 2019. Character work will be scheduled individually with actors in major speaking roles during the month of February during the last two weeks in February. (This will consist of a 2 hour one-on-one session with the director and assistant director).
Mary-Ellen Perley - Director
Daniel Belland - Music Director
Barbara Mah - Choreographer
Courtney Dewar - Stage Manager
What to expect: You will be asked to sing a prepared song preferably from A Little Night Music (with the exception of Send in the Clowns) or any Sondheim piece and then read a side from the script - both may correspond to the role for which you are auditioning. Being familiar with the script is advantageous.
What to Bring:
1) Please prepare a song as indicated above
2) Please have the song memorized and have your song performance ready (i.e. tell the story, don’t just sing the song).
3) We will accept either sheet music to be used by our accompanist or voiceless tracks on mp3/iPhone.
4) Please send a headshot and resume in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5) NO ACAPELLA SONGS, PLEASE
Desiree Armfeldt: 35 to 45 a once-successful actress,
Voice range: F#3 – Ab5
Fredrika: in her teens-should read as 13 Vocal range: C4 – Eb5
Fredrik Egerman: a lawyer 40s to 50s Vocal range: A2 – E4
Henrik Egerman: (Fredrik’s son) a brooding young man of 19 Voice range: G3 – B4
Countess Charlotte Malcolm: (long suffering wife of the Count) 35 to 45 Voice range: G3 – F5
Petra: (the Egerman maid) jolly and easy going 22 to 25 Voice range: F#3 – F5
Frid: Madame Armfeldt’s butler 25 to 30; very loyal
Malla: Desiree’s maid mid 30s with Desiree constantly (non-speaking) optional character
Bertrand: Madame Armfeldt’s page and Page: 30 – 40
THE QUINTET (The Liebeslieder Singers): group of five singers that act as a Greek chorus.
Mrs. Nordstrom: Ab3-E6 (sustained) Coloratura Soprano
Mrs. Anderssen: Ab3-Bb5 Lyric Soprano
Mrs. Segstrom: Ab3-Ab5 Mezzo Soprano
Mr. Erlanson: Ab2-Bb4 Tenor
Mr. Lindquist: G2-Ab4 Baritone
The roles of Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, Anne Egerman and Madame Armfeldt have been cast prior to this process.