Porchlight Music Theatre announces non-union auditions for Legally Blonde, Porchlight Revisits Assassins and New Faces Sing Broadway 1960

Porchlight Season Generals (Legally Blonde / Porchlight Revisits Assassins / New Faces Sing Broadway 1960) are postponed until April. Days and times TBA.


SEEKING

Singing Adult Actors (all ages 18+) of all ethnicities and gender identities. Local hires only. See breakdown.


PERSONNEL

Artistic Director, Michael Weber
Casting Associate, Christopher Pazdernik


DATES

Legally Blonde:
1st Reh: September 15, 2020
1st Perf: October 10, 2020
Anticipated close: December 8, 2020

Assassins:
1st Reh: October 14, 2020
Performances: Oct 28 & 29, 2020

New Faces Sing Broadway 1960:
Fall 2020 – dates TBD


AUDITION LOCATION

Porchlight Rehearsal Studios (Google Maps: PMT Studios and Shop)

4200 W. Diversey, just west of Pulaski

#76 Diversey bus pulls up at Tripp Ave, Free parking in lot and on street.


Click Here to Make an Appointment

PREPARATION

Please prepare one 32-bar contemporary music theatre selection. Have a second selection ready. Bring sheet music, your book and a headshot/resume. An accompanist will be provided. No recordings, please.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

LEGALLY BLONDE:

Elle Woods
The quintessential Valley Girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: Gb2

Emmett Forrest
A smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. He is charming, quirky, loveable, and friendly.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Paulette
A brash, caring, optimistic hair stylist who is friends with Elle and longs to find a man for herself.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Professor Callahan
A pompous, sleezy and manipulative law professor at Harvard who is highly successful, but completely immoral.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Warner Huntington III
A dashing but shallow and pompous guy who breaks Elle’s heart and heads off to Harvard Law.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Vivienne Kensington
A smart, savvy, and uptight law student and Warner’s fiancee who initially dismisses Elle, but grows to be her friend.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Brooke Wyndam
An exercise video mogul who is also a former sorority girl. She is energetic and charismatic, yet currently on trial for murder.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ensemble
Greek Chorus; Students; Delta Nu Members
Seeking actors/singers/dancers especially those with excellent athletic/gymnastic abilities

ASSASSINS:

John Wilkes Booth
(1838-1865) Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln during a performance at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865. Foreman and inspirational celebrity to the other assassins.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: F2

Charles Guiteau
(1841-1882) Assassinated President James Garfield in the waiting room of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D.C., on July 2, 1881. Dashing but mad.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Leon Czologosz
(1873-1901) Assassinated President William McKinley at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. on September 6, 1901. A young poverty-worn radical.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G#2

Giuseppe Zangara
(1900-1933) Attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt as he greeted well-wishers in Bayfront Park, Miami, FL on February 15, 1933. An angry, heavily-accented immigrant.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Samuel Byck
(1930-1974) Attempted to assassinate President Richard Nixon by hijacking a commercial jetliner. Hysterically irate schlep in a Santa Claus suit.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Lynette “squeaky” Fromme
(1948- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the Capitol Park in Sacramento, CA on September 5, 1975. A pixie hippie in love with Charles Manson.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Sara Jane Moore
(1930- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA, on September 22, 1975. A frazzled housewife with little sense.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3

John Hinckley
(1955- ) Attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1981. A love-obsessed and depressed college student.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Lee Harvey Oswald
(1939-1963) Assassinated President John F. Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963. A suicidal, dejected shipping clerk.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: G3

Balladeer
A folk singer and the narrator of the show. The voice of America.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Emma Goldman
(1869-1940) Turn-of-the-century Anarchist agitator and feminist. Terse and stubborn. An inspiration to Czolgosz.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40

The Proprietor
A mysterious man who runs the shooting gallery at a carnival.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Gb2

David Herold
(1842-1865) One of John Wilkes Booth's confederates. Aided Booth in his attempted escape.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25

Ensemble
Bystanders; Tourists; Reporters; Photographers


Porchlight Music Theatre is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Porchlight Music Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend auditions.

No phone calls, please. Video auditions are not accepted.


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