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VLOG is proud to announce their 23/24 season:

AUDITIONS
A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder

August 27, 6:00 - 10:00 PM 

Studios 797

797 8th Avenue

Room 2 

 

August 28, 6:30 - 9:30 PM 

AMDA

244-250 West 54th Street

Studio 1016

 

Callbacks, August 29 6:30 - 10:00 PM 

AMDA

244-250 West 54th Street

Studio 1016

Performances: November 17-19, 2023

The Flea Theater

Showtimes: Fri/Sat: 7:30 p.m; Sun: 2:00 p.m.

Director: Kelsey Robins

Music Director: Matthew Everingham

Please prepare a one (1) minute excerpt of a comic song, not from the show, but in the style of the character(s) for whom you are auditioning for. Please bring sheet music in your key; a piano accompanist will be provided. Please have one or two other selections as alternates. Please bring a headshot and résumé if possible.

 

Callbacks will consist of songs and readings from the show with British accent. Everyone called back will receive sides containing music and scenes. A callback does not guarantee that you will be cast; not being called back does not necessarily mean you have not been cast. 

 

Audition forms - Please complete in advance of your audition time slot. Come prepared with any conflicts that you have during the production period as all rehearsal dates will be shared (generally Monday/Wednesday/Friday with some Sunday evenings).

Adult actors of all races and genders are encouraged to audition.

This is a non-professional unpaid opportunity

 

Sign up for a timeslot here

Fill out your audition form here

 

Cast of Characters

The D'Ysquith Family

This actor has a treasure-trove of broad characters within and is a true clown. 

Can shape-shift hugely comic characters easily.

Any Gender, 20-50, Vocal Range A3-G5

These roles all played by one actor.* 

*Asquith D'Ysquith, Jr., a dandy

*Lord Adlabert D'Ysquith, Eighth Earl of Highhurst (Modern Major General-esque) 

*Reverend Lord Ezekiel D'Ysquith, a clergyman

*Lord Adlabert D'Ysquith, Sr., an elderly banker (A father figure to Monty, the only accepting member of the D’Ysquith family)

*Henry D'Ysquith, a country squire (A lovely homosexual bee keeping enthusiast) 

*Lady Hyacinth D'Ysquith, a benefactress

*Major Lord Bartholomew D'Ysquith, a bodybuilder

*Lady Salome D'Ysquith Pumphrey, an actress (She’s quite garbage as an actress)

*Chauncey D'Ysquith, a janitor

 

Montague "Monty" Navarro

Handsome, clever, charismatic, vulnerable and endearing. Discovers he is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst, and intends to kill off the family that stands in his way. Quirky, a man with substance. The perfect combination of leading man and agile physical comedian.

Male, 20-35, Vocal Range Bb3-A5

 

Sibella Hallward

The girl Monty loves. Light, bubbly, pink. A street smart social climber who wants to have her cake and eat it too.

Female, 20-35, Vocal Range: G3-D5


 

Phoebe D’Ysquith

Monty's cousin. Sister of Henry D’Ysquith, is charmed by Monty following her husband’s unexpected passing. Book smart, introverted, selfless, a beautiful down to earth woman.

Female, 20-35, Vocal Range:C4-Bb 6 (opt Eb)

 

Miss Shingle

Monty's unexpected visitor. An older woman, well versed in the history of the D’Ysquiths and Monty’s lineage.

Female, 40-60, Vocal Range A3-C5 

 

Ensemble of 6 

All are eccentric character actors/singers. All tracks play multiple comic roles. Seeking actors with ability to change characters and accents at the drop of a hat.

 

Must be experienced part singers.

 

WOMAN #1: 20-40, Alto.

WOMAN #2: 20-50, Soprano 2.

WOMAN #3: 20-40, Soprano 1.

MAN #1: 20-50, Tenor 2.

MAN #2: 20-50, Baritone/Bass (C#2) 

MAN #3: 20-50, Tenor 1.

VLOG is a membership-based community theater company that charges a modest yearly membership fee. If you are cast, you will be required to pay dues. However, this should not be a barrier to auditioning. If you are facing hardship, please let the audition monitor know. There are several options available. We want you to sing with us!

The Village Light Opera Group (VLOG) and its membership are actively and enthusiastically committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. This encompasses age, cultural background, education, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. We are actively committed to diversity in casting, and encourage performers, directors, designers and crew of diverse backgrounds to join us. VLOG is committed to being a group that tells a diverse portfolio of stories which reflect the human experience and demonstrates the remarkable spectrum in our community.. We are committed to creating a safe space for everyone. It is through diversity that we are made stronger, smarter, and more compassionate.

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