Monday, January 17 and Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 7:00PM-9:00PM
Dance & Callbacks, by invitation: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 5:30PM-10:30PM

Location: Fort Salem Theater (11 E Broadway, Salem NY 12865)

The roles of Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are available for BIPOC performers of any gender identity and will receive a modest stipend of $200/each. All other roles are unpaid at this time.

To schedule an audition appointment, please visit https://forms.gle/dssEs7maEQ2dE7VB7.


Directed and choreographed by Harry Turpin
Music Directed by John Norine Jr.

Please prepare approximately 1-minute of music in the style of the show. Singing from the show is welcome, but not required. An accompanist will be provided – no prerecorded tracks, please. Be prepared to read from the script and/or dance, if requested.

Actors must be able to provide proof of completed COVID vaccination 2 weeks prior to the start of rehearsals. A COVID compliance officer will be present at auditions.

All roles are currently available and are open to actors of all ethnicities and gender identities. We are specifically seeking BIPOC performers for the roles of Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon.

Rehearsal details:
Rehearsals will begin on or around Monday, January 31st, 2022. Rehearsals will typically be Sundays-Thursday from 7PM-10PM. Actors will only be called to rehearsals as necessary and will not be required to attend daily until tech week, starting March 6th.

Performance dates:
Friday, March 11 @ 7:30PM
Saturday, March 12 @ 7:30PM
Sunday, March 13 @ 2:00PM
Friday, March 18 @ 7:30PM
Saturday, March 19 @ 7:30PM
Sunday, March 20 @ 2:00PM
An additional weekend (March 25-27) to be determined.

Character breakdown:

Seymour (Lead) – Male presenting. Stage age: 20-35.Shy, a bit clumsy, unsure of himself but does right by his people. Meek. He started life as an orphan on Skid Row, but was taken in by his current boss Mr. Mushnik. Taking care of plants and learning about them are his joy. He is likable and well-meaning, but his naïveté often gets him into sticky situations. Strong actor and singer.Vocal range top: G4 – Vocal range bottom: A2


Audrey (Lead)– Female presenting. Stage age: 20-35.Kind-hearted, a dreamer. She is stylish and attractive and uses her beauty more as a means of survival. She has a warped sense of self worth from a painful past, but it does not define her. A life lived in Skid Row has not tarnished her ability to dream a way out of a desperate circumstance. Strong acting and singing; comedic timing skills a plus.Vocal range: bit of belt Vocal range top: D5 – Vocal range bottom: G#3


Mr. Mushnik (Supporting) – Male presenting. Stage age: 40-65A struggling flower shop owner with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Nosy, father figure to Seymour. Brutally honesty and hard on his employees. Profit-driven. Beneath his rough exterior is a man just trying to survive and who truly cares about Seymour and Audrey. Strong character actor with some singing.Vocal range top: F4 – Vocal range bottom: G2


Orin Scrivello/The Dentist (Supporting) Male presenting, Stage age: 20-40Audrey’s Dentist boyfriend. He is arrogant, self-satisfied and abusive. Handsome and can light up a room with his toxic charm. Constantly asserting his masculinity and abusing power in attempts to maybe hide his own vulnerability. His sickness lies in deriving pleasure in causing things pain and abusing nitrous oxide. Strong character actor and singer who can also deliver a bit of a comic edge. Ability to play other minor roles such as Mr. Bernstein, Mrs. Luce, Skip Snip and more.Vocal range top: G4 – Vocal range bottom: G2


The Plant (Audrey II) Male or Female, 16+A non-speaking puppeteer (experience not required) who manipulates various stages of the plant as it gets bigger. Strong physical acting skills and the ability to portray character and emotion purely through movement. Has stamina to operate the large, heavy final puppet.


Voice of the Plant (Audrey II) Any gender identity. Any ageActor/vocalist located offstage. Larger than life, their voice carries wondrous weight and presence. Foul-mouthed. Smooth, Sweet-talking and street smart. They ooze the rhythm and blues. The Plant is very persuasive and excels at getting what it wants. Strong character actor and singer. Has excellent funky R&B vocal chops.


Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon aka The Street Urchins 3 Female presenting performers of color, 18+Street-styled girl group with infectious energy and confidence. They are the light and soul of Skid Row who can sing well and know it. They are the no-nonsense driving force of the story; essentially a funky Greek chorus who comment on the action and have the strongest grip on reality. Strong harmony singers with excellent movement skills that can synchronize well within a group.Vocal range top: F5 – Vocal range bottom: Ab3


To sign up, please visit https://forms.gle/dssEs7maEQ2dE7VB7.

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