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AUDITION FOR ARTS CENTER PRODUCTION OF

 Kiss Me, Kate!

UPDATE: AUDITIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED FROM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, DUE TO HURRICANE DORIAN AND THE MANDATORY EVACUATION. IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR AUDITION TIME BECAUSE OF THE DATE CHANGE, PLEASE CONTACT GRAGLAND@ARTSHHI.COM

 

Auditions for "KISS ME, KATE!" are on Monday, September 23rd from 11am-6pm by appointment only.

Rehearsals for “KISS ME, KATE!” begin on November 12, and performances run from December 4-29, 2019. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Actors should wear dance attire and jazz shoes and prepare a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is welcome. An Accompanist will be provided.

Bring a headshot and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. Character descriptions are below. For more information about roles and to schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 202 or email her at GRagland@artshhi.com

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN - All Roles Are Available:

FRED GRAHAM/PETRUCHIO: (M 30-49) - the leading man; writer, producer, director, actor, and superman; worked his way up from the chorus and his ego is as large as his resume is long; must have a physically imposing presence, excellent facility with Shakespeare's text, and behandsome, charismatic, and funny; classic baritone; vocal range: Bb-G.


LILLI VANESSI/KATHARINE: (F 30-44) - the leading lady; returning to the stage after a not-so-successful Hollywood turn; a regal diva with a fierce temper and rapier-like wit, but a vulnerability underneath it all; must have the beauty, poise, and elegance of a 1940s Hollywood movie star; glorious soprano who also has a rich mezzo/belt; vocal range: A-B.

 

BILL CALHOUN/LUCENTIO: (M 20-30) - Broadway song and dance man; his compulsive gambling is always getting him into trouble with Lois Lane, who he loves but can't trust around other men; must be a first-rate entertainer with irresistible charm; excellent actor and singer; bari-tenor; vocal range: G-F.


LOIS LANE/BIANCA: (F 20-29) - A night club singer making her theatrical debut. Sexy and charismatic. An expert at employing her feminine wiles. Must be an incredible dancer with strong comedic abilities. Belter. Excellent actor and singer with a knockout Broadway belt/mix; vocal range: G-F.


FIRST MAN & SECOND MAN: (M 32-62) - Character men; two tough gangsters who look completely out of place in this world of bright lights and poetic beauty, but after six years in the prison library, they have developed a unique way with words and a great appreciation for Shakespeare and the theater; must have a great sense of classic vaudevillian comedy; good movers; vocal range: B-D


HATTIE: (F 26-39) - She is part Lilli's dresser and part psychologist. Unflappable and charismatic. She's seen it all. Sings the anthem "Another Op'nin', Another Show." Belt. Must be a stylish and accomplished dancer. Has an ongoing flirtation with Paul; vocal range: A-F. Prefer AFRICAN AMERICAN


PAUL: (M 26-39) - Fred's dresser; cool under pressure; has an ongoing flirtation with Hattie; featured vocalist with jazz style; Excellent and charismatic dancer. vocal range: C-F#. Prefer AFRICAN AMERICAN

 

HARRY TREVOR/BAPTISTA: (M 50+) - sings in the ensemble. He is a comic actor who appears mostly in The Shrew as Katherine and Bianca’s father, Baptista. He has mainly Shakespearean dialogue. Good mover and excellent singer in classic Broadway style. 

 

POPS/PRIEST/GENERAL HARRISON HOWELL: (M 40-59) - plays 3 roles: Pops…the kindly keeper of the stage door, Priest…the character in Taming of the Shrew who marries Kate and Petruchio, and Harrison Howell... a highly distinguished General of the U.S. Army with strong political ties to the White House; a man of rigid discipline determined to uphold military order and patriarchal family values, he clearly does not fit in with the bohemian nature of Broadway or even Baltimore; must have strong comedic skills; baritone; vocal range: B-F. 

 

ENSEMBLE — Strong Singers, Dancers & Actors. To play stage crew, actors, wardrobe, etc, who sing in the ensemble throughout, both in modern day and in The Shrew. All members of the ensemble require terrific dancers and excellent singers in classic Broadway style. Roles to be cast from Ensemble include: Gremio and Hortensio (suitors to Bianca, excellent dancer/singers with good Shakespeare dialogue facility) Ralph/Haberdasher (the frazzled stage manager of SHREW, and the over the top comic Shakespeare character in SHREW, Excellent singer/dancer and comic actor; Gregory, servant to Petruchio, comic Shakespearian character, excellent singer/dancer/comic actor

 

AUDITION SIDES

Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Paul Sides Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Paul Sides (1213 KB)

Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Pops/Harrison Sides Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Pops/Harrison Sides (1119 KB)

Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Bill Lucentio Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Bill Lucentio (1819 KB)

Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Female Ensemble Sides Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Female Ensemble Sides (1052 KB)

Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Fred Pertruchio Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Fred Pertruchio (2605 KB)

Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Harry Baptista Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Harry Baptista (948 KB)

Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Hattie Sides Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Hattie Sides (690 KB)

Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Lilli Katharine Sides Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Lilli Katharine Sides (2800 KB)

Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Lois Bianca Sides Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Lois Bianca Sides (1800 KB)

Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Male Ensemble Sides Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Male Ensemble Sides (2067 KB)

Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Man 1 & Man 2 Sides Kiss Me Kate Auditions - Man 1 & Man 2 Sides (264 KB)


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