LEGALLY BLONDE AUDITIONS – THURSDAY MAY 19
Auditions for dogs will be held on Friday, May 20, from 5:00-6:30 pm. Dog owners may email Zoe Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to make an appointment.
The award-winning Company Theatre announces non-equity open call auditions for their upcoming production of Legally Blonde the Musical on Thursday, May 19 at 7 pm at The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. Legally Blonde the Musical is by Heather Hach, with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture. All roles are open for casting. Further information and a rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.
A fabulously fun and award winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde the Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she charms her way into Harvard law and tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in the pursuit of her dreams. From the sorority house to the halls of justice, this daredevil in high heels, along with her Chihuahua Bruiser, prove that being yourself and going after what you want never goes out of style. Legally Blonde the Musical explodes on the stage with memorable characters, upbeat songs and dynamic dances that are so much fun it should be illegal!
Audition candidates should be strong singers, and arrive prepared to sing a song from the show in the show key, or a song in a similar musical theater style. The score will be available, and an audition accompanist will be provided. Actors auditioning for non-singing roles need not prepare a song for audition. Dress appropriately to learn and rehearse a dance combination, not all audition candidates are required to be strong dancers. Audition candidates may bring their own sheet music, and should also bring a headshot or snapshot. A resume is helpful, but not required. Actors not available to audition in person are encouraged to submit a video audition to email@example.com. Callbacks will be held on May 20, time to be announced.
Rehearsal throughout the production season are held Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm, Sundays from 1 to 6 pm.
Performances of Legally Blonde the Musical will be held from July 29 through August 20, with show times at 7:30 pm or 8:00 pm from Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday matinee performances are held at 3:00 pm. Tickets are available for $39.00 to $41.00. For a complete performance schedule or to order tickets, please visit www.companytheatre.com.
Character Descriptions and Vocal Ranges:
Elle Woods – (Gb2-G5 Soprano Belt) – Elle is a very bubbly college-age girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality to offer the world! She is very lovable, determined, vulnerable, energetic and outgoing! A true triple threat, tap dance skills are a plus. Must be comfortable being kissed on stage, must be comfortable with dogs, must be willing to be/become blonde!
Emmett Forrest – (B2-A4 Tenor) – Emmett is a smart, quirky, sensitive and personable law student. He ends up taking Elle under his wing and believes in her when it seems that no one else does. Must be comfortable being kissed on stage, must be comfortable with dogs. A strong singer/actor with great comedic timing!
Paulette Buonofuonte – (A3-A5 Soprano Belt) – Paulette is the funny owner of Hair Affair, a local salon. She becomes friends with Elle and longs to marry a man from Ireland. She and Elle help each other achieve their dreams! Must be comfortable with dogs, must be willing to be kissed on stage. A Boston accent is a plus, a strong singer with a powerful belt to match the personality!
Pilar, Margot, Serena – (G#3-F5 Belt) – Pilar is the sassy and sensible sorority sister. Margot is the seemingly dim-witted, boy-crazy sorority sister. Serena is the energetic cheerleader, from Jewish heritage, sorority sister. Margot, Serena, & Pilar are Elle’s entourage who follow her through the story acting as her “Greek Chorus”. Strong singers and dancers with good comic timing and youthful energy!
Professor Callahan – (A2-F#4 Baritone) – Callahan is a pompous and manipulative law professor at Harvard. Actor must be comfortable with a stage kiss. Callahan should be charismatic but able to turn instantly into a conniving shark at the turn of a hat.
Warner Huntington III – (Eb3-Ab4 Tenor) – Warner is attractive and charming but very self-absorbed. He will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a senator, including breaking Elle’s heart. Actor must be willing to perform a stage kiss, and very comfortable on stage to best display the characters charisma!
Vivienne Kensington – (A3-F5 HUGE Soprano Belt) – Vivienne is an overachieving, stuck-up, wealthy, smart and savvy law student who is intellectually driven. Yet she feels very threatened by Elle’s presence at Harvard. Must be comfortable being kissed on stage, must be willing to be/become a brunette. Powerful solo in Act II!
Brooke Wyndham – (A3-G5 Alto or Soprano) – Brooke is an exercise video star and former Delta Nu sorority girl who was accused of murder. Being physically fit is a must for this role, to properly do high level aerobics with enough stamina to continue singing. If you are auditioning for this role, be prepared to jump rope while singing at your audition!
Kyle B. O’Boyle – (no vocal requirement) – Kyle is a physically fit, smooth-talking UPS deliveryman. We soon find out that he is Paulette’s dream guy. Actor will play another role in Act I. Must be comfortable with dogs, must be willing to be kissed on stage. Irish dancing skills are a plus!
Enid Hoops – (G3-G5 Soprano Belt) – Enid is a strong, opinionated, feminist law student at Harvard. Great comedic timing!
(Most supporting roles will play other roles throughout the show as well)
Elle’s Mom – (C4 – E5 Alto) – High society socialite from Malibu.
Elle’s Dad – (D3 – E#4 Baritone) – High society golfer from Malibu.
Kate – (Bb3 – Eb5 Alto) – Delta Nu scholastic chair, the bookworm! Featured in “What You Want”
Leilani – (B3 – Eb5 Alto) – Delta Nu sorority sister with vocal solo.
Cashier at “Hair Affair” – Strong Dancer
Colorist at “Hair Affair” – Strong Dancer
Sundeep Padamadan – A foreign Harvard law student. Former leader of his country. Featured in “The Harvard Variations”
Aaron Schultz – A smug and arrogant Harvard law student. Featured in “The Harvard Variations”
Dewey – Paulette’s rude, mean, dog stealing, trailer-trash ex-boyfriend.
Nikos Argitakos – Brooke Wyndham’s pool boy. Featured in “Gay or European”
Carlos – Nikos’ “best friend”. Featured in “Gay or European”
Grand Master Chad – UCSD frat boy. Featured in “What You Want”
Winthrop – Harvard Law admissions officer.
Pforzheimer – Harvard Law admissions officer.
Lowell – Harvard Law admissions officer.
Whitney – Vivienne’s best friend at Harvard law. Her father is next in line to be the Speaker of the House and Vivienne brags about it.
Chutney Wyndham – Brooke Wyndham’s jealous step-daughter. Featured in the courtroom as a witness.
Judge – Featured characters in the courtroom trial.
Court stenographer – Featured characters in the courtroom trial.
D.A. Joyce Riley – Featured characters in the courtroom trial.
TV reer – Featured characters in the courtroom
Prisoners/Dancers at Boston’s Women’s Correctional Facility
Harvard Law students
Chihauhua: Fairly calm, responsive to basic voice commands, enjoys being carried, gets along with people and other dogs
Bulldog: American or English Bulldog (will also consider Bull Terrier) that can follow basic voice commands – trainable without a leash, gets along well with people and other dogs
For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email Sally at Sally@companytheatre.com. For more information about The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts on Facebook.