Open auditions set for ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

08.15.2014 | By Rob Vanya

The San Jacinto College theatre and film department will hold open public auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors,” a popular, large-cast musical comedy written by the award-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast”).

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, and Thursday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at Slocomb Auditorium, located on the San Jacinto College Central Campus, 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena. The auditions are open for anyone in the community and enrollment at San Jacinto College is not required. Materials need not be prepared in advance, and anyone auditioning should dress to move.

Fifty male and female actors, ages 10 and older are needed. “Anyone interested in acting, with little or no experience, or those who are seasoned professionals can audition for the show,” commented Dr. Jerry Ivins, Central Campus theatre department chair.

Rehearsals for the show begin Monday, Sept. 8 and run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. The performance opens on Oct. 15 and runs through Oct. 19.

In “Little Shop of Horrors,” depression is just status quo for the residents of Skid Row, until flower shop clerk Seymour Krelborn discovers a strange and unusual plant of unknown origin. The show has reportedly been “devouring the hearts of theater-goers for over 30 years,” and is one of the longest running off-Broadway musicals ever.

San Jacinto College offers theatre courses, productions, and degree options at the Central and South campuses. For more information, please visit www.sanjac.edu/campus-life/visual-performing-arts/theatre-film.

 

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