Friday, August 4 @ 7:00 (sign-in begins at 6:30)
Saturday, August 5 @ 12:00 (sign-in begins at 11:30)
*Callbacks by invitation Sunday, August 6
Roles available for ages 14 and up. We need A LOT of men for this show!
Directed by Dave Wright
Music Directed by Mike Lasley
Choreographed by Kristi Post
Please prepare 1-1.5 minutes of a song in the style of the show (classic Broadway). Bring sheet music in the proper key; an accompanist will be provided. CD will be accepted, but not preferred. No Disney, please.
Dress to move; bring jazz or character shoes for the dance portion of the audition.
Rehearsals will be Sunday-Thursday 7-10 pm beginning 8/13. All actors will be required to participate in occasional Saturday workdays, as well as load-in on Oct. 1 and strike on Oct 8. Please bring a list of all conflicts from 8/13-9/30 with you to auditions. Conflicts are highly discouraged 9/24-9/28 and NO conflicts will be permitted Oct. 1-8.
If you are unable to attend auditions, a video audition is acceptable. Send videos, completed audition form and all conflicts between 8/13 and 9/30 (no conflicts will be permitted 10/1-10/8) to firstname.lastname@example.org with "My Fair Lady Audition" in the subject line. Video auditions must be received NO LATER than 12:00 pm on August 5.
High Point Theatre (220 E. Commerce Ave. High Point, NC)
October 5-8, 2017
ABOUT THE SHOW
Book and Lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER
Music by FREDERICK LOEWE
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Play and Gabriel Pascal’s Motion Picture "PYGMALION”
The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores. Songs include “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN AND VOCAL REQUIREMENTS
(NOTE: Age ranges are suggested. Remember that much can be done to age up and down with makeup, costumes, hair)
PROFESSOR HENRY HIGGINS: Baritone (B2-E4) –late-30s to mid-50s); Middle-aged confirmed bachelor, professor of phonetics and expert elocutionist. Impatient with high society and inconsiderate of the normal social niceties. Strong acting and singing skills required. Highly believable British “Received Pronunciation” (RP) a must.
ELIZA DOOLITTLE: Soprano (A3-G5)—20s; Cockney flower girl who hopes to lift herself out of the gutter , elevate her standing, and become a lady. She is nonetheless smart and knows what she can be, but needs help to realize her dreams. Strong singing and acting skills required. Must be able to effect vocal change from Cockney to Received Pronunciation during course of the show.
COLONEL PICKERING: Baritone (C3-D4)— 40-60; Retired British Army officer and linguist, specializing in Indian dialects. Always considerate and a gentleman, he is a perfect British eccentric with a dogged earnestness. His thoughtful treatment of Eliz helps raise her self-respect.
ALFRED P. DOOLITTLE: Baritone (G3-E4)—60s; Eliza’s wastrel father; a rubbish collector; what the Brits would call a “bounder”, with a unique brand of humor; unembarrassed and unashamed Hedonist. Strong acting and singing skills required, as well as a believable Cockney accent
MRS. PEARCE: Mezzo-Soprano (E4-G4)—Higgins’ housekeeper; a remarkably patient woman
FREDDY EYNSFORD-HILL: Tenor (C3-F4)- 20s; upper class man, smitten with Eliza
MRS. HIGGINS: 60s—Henry’s mother; a refined lady of the upper class; kind and understanding of Eliza’s plight
SUPPORTING AND ENSEMBLE ROLES—with small speaking /singing roles
PROFESSOR ZOLTAN KARPATHY: 50s; Hungarian linguist; meets Eliza at the ball and thinks she royalty
MRS. EYNSFORD-HILL: 60s; Freddy’s mother
HARRY: 40s; Bass-Baritone; Doolittle’s drinking companion
JAMIE: 40S: Tenor; Doolittle’s drinking companion
LORD BOXINGTON: 50s; race patron
MRS. HOPKINS: 40s; Cockney
COCKNEY QUARTET: Tenor, tenor, baritone, bass
VOCAL CHORUS AND DANCING ENSEMBLE: Bystander; First Cockney; Second Cockney; Butler; Footman; Lord Boxington; Lady Boxington; Flower Girl; Selsey Man; Hoxton Man; Two Maids; Six Servants (S-S-A-A-T-B parts); Race Patrons; Queen of Transylvania; Queen’s escort; Ambassador; Ambassador’s wife; Dr. Stephanos; Covent Garden and Tottenham Court Crowd members