AUDITION: She Loves Me


The Lemon

The Lemon

Writer


Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Based on the play Parfumerie by Miklós László
Directed by BRANDA LOCK
Music Directed by DANIEL KOH
Choreography by MICHAEL MARCHAK

SYNOPSIS
Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves... and of all the twists and turns along the way!
AUDITION DATES
Wednesday, July 11, from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m (Stage)
Saturday, July 14, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Stage)
No Appointment Needed. Actors only need to attend one day of auditions.
CALLBACKS on Sunday, July 15, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Stage)
You will be notified if you will be needed for Callbacks.
PREPARE
Please prepare two contrasting songs (16-32 bars each) from a standard musical theater repertoire in the style of the show. Please no pop/rock. You may only be asked to sing one song. An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the key you will be singing. Dance auditions will be done at callbacks if called back.
LOCATION
Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Street parking available. Venice Family Clinic's parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6 p.m. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.
PERFORMANCE DATES
September 22 through October 14, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances. This is non-negotiable!
REHEARSAL DATES/TIMES
Rehearsals begin August 10th and are held Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Saturdays from 12:00pm to 6:00 pm and Sundays from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Actors are not called for all rehearsals, only rehearsals where they are being used for a scene.
TECH DATES
September 15 – September 21. Preview performance will be on September 21st.
BRING
Headshot/Resume, sheet music in appropriate key, and list of all conflicts for the rehearsal period. All conflicts MUST be submitted prior to callbacks. If additional conflicts arise after casting, it may result in an actor being replaced.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Amalia Balash
(Female, 20 – 35, Soprano) The eager new employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. Despite being a skilled saleswoman, she easily becomes intimated and nervous. Attractive, bright, spunky, and a lover of literature. Vocal range top: B5, bottom: C4
Georg Nowack
(Male, 25 – 35, Baritone) An established employee of Maraczek's Parfumerie, he resembles a hopeless romantic. Shy, intelligent, and soft spoken. Vocal range top: F4, bottom: B2
Ilona Ritter
(Female, 25 – 25, Mezzo) Employed at Maraczek's Parfumerie. She is sexy and learned in the ways of romance, but longing for something more from the game of love. Vocal range top: E5, bottom: F#3
Steven Kodaly
(Male, 25 – 35, Tenor) A well respected and liked employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. Though he is considered dapper and occasionally charming, he is more of a shallow womanizer. Vocal range top: A4, bottom: B2
Ladislav Sipos
(Male or Female, 40 – 55, Baritone or Mezzo) Not the brightest employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. A confidant to Georg, he or she is an optimistic family man or woman who looks like a huggable father or mother/everyman type. Vocal range top: E4, bottom: A2
Mr. Maraczek
(Male, 55 – 65, Baritone) Owner of Maraczek's Parfumerie. With a commanding presence, his dedication to the trade is rivaled only by his faithfulness to his wife.
Vocal range top: C4, bottom: B2
Arpad Laszlo
(Male or Female, 14 – 18, Baritone or Mezzo) Delivery boy at Maraczek's Parfumerie. His/her exuberance is infectious and commitment to his/her job is remarkable. He/She is ambitious and adorable.
Vocal range top: E4, bottom: Bb2
Waiter/Detective
(Male, 30 – 60, Tenor) Maître d' of the romantic Café Imperiale. Determined to keep a romantic atmosphere in the café despite a clumsy waiter and quarrelling patrons. Double as the Detective.
Busboy
(Male, 20 – 30) Busboy at the Café Imperiale. It's his first day on the floor and much to the chagrin of the Maître d his clumsy nature keeps ruining the romantic atmosphere of the café but he has a secret he is eager to reveal. Must be an excellent dancer.
Ensemble
Open to all genders and ages to fill out the cast and create dynamic, quirky, comedic, romantic, perfume shop customers, carolers, café patrons, etc. Looking to cast 3 women and 2 men. The Ensemble will be heavily featured in this production as rich fully developed characters that the audience will know as well as the perfume shop employees.
Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Branda Lock at brandalock [at] gmail [.] com
OTHER
Non-Equity, no pay