Auditioning at Footlite

Join the fun by auditioning for a show at Footlite Musicals. Our auditions are open to all members of the community, and Encore Association-eligible shows are never pre-cast. Footlite is an 100% volunteer community theatre. Our actors, designers, crew and orchestra are not paid. The audition process is different for each show, so please look for the contact listed if you have questions about a particular production.


 

About the show:

Based on the novel by Amanda Brow and the MGM motion picture, this musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal! Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle charms herself into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers and professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Production Staff:

Director – Rick Barber
Producer  Jerry Beasley

Footlite Musicals and director/choreographer Rick Barber & Chris Barber will hold open auditions for “LEGALLY BLONDE” on Sunday, August 26, at 6:30 pm. and Monday, August 27, at 7:00 pm. Sunday auditions will be held at the Footlite annex, across from the Hedback Community Theater, and Monday auditions at the Hedback Community Theater, 1847 N. Alabama St. Indianapolis, home of Footlite Musicals.

Rehearsals will begin late September, with production dates, November 30-December 16. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm. and Sunday afternoon performances are 2:30 pm.

AUDITION INFORMATION

The production team designed for you is looking for a large, diverse cast of talented singer/dancers of ages 16 and older.

Those auditioning for this production will be asked to read from the show script.
-Prepare 16-32 measures of a tradition Broadway song that will showcase your vocal ability. (It is advised to research show characters and style of music by watching a You Tube link of show prior to auditions). Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.
*Please no a-cappella singing and no prerecorded accompaniment.
-A choreographed movement audition by our staff choreographer will be required.

Please be sure to bring a list of any conflicts that you will have during the rehearsal/performance period.
*Anyone who is under 18 should bring a parent/guardian to auditions to sign a waiver and audition form.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
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 Bostonian 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!
Delta Nu Female Chorus ( Diverse Female Group consisting of12-18 Singer/Dancers) May be assigned other roles as well.
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! “Whipped into Shape”

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!

Supporting Roles: (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 reporter – Featured characters in the courtroom trial.

ENSEMBLES: UCSD students Prisoners/Dancers at Boston’s Women’s Correctional Facility Harvard Law students Courtroom spectators Sales personnel Parade Dancers

Footlite Musicals announces open auditions for MURDER BALLAD, the cabaret musical for the 2018-2019 season!
The staff is seeking 4 strong singer/actors to fill the show’s 4 roles.
Plan to arrive by the audition time on only one of the audition dates.
Please prepare to sing 16-32 bars of a song to show off your range.

What to bring:
Sheet music in the appropriate key (an accompanist will be provided)
Head shot and resume (if available)
Any conflicts between October 15th, 2018 and the run of the show (January 11th- January 20th, 2019)
(there will be breaks in rehearsals for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years) 
Wear what makes you feel best (there will be no dance or cold reading at auditions).
Actors needed to be seen for callbacks will be invited back on Tuesday, October 9th to sing from the show.

About the Show:
Murder Ballad, a new musical by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash, centers around Sara, a young New Yorker who is torn between her dangerous ex-boyfriend and her reliable husband. Led by a sexy bartender who serves as the show’s narrator, Murder Ballad documents the details of the torrid affair with vibrant pop-rock tunes. When Sara breaks up with Tom, a gritty bartender, she runs into the arms of Michael, a quiet poetry student at NYU. But after the couple gets married and has a daughter, Sara longs for her old, dangerous life and begins secretly seeing Tom at his bar downtown. As Sara’s passionate relationship with Tom intensifies, she begins to miss her old life with her husband and young child—but by then, it may be too late. With a title like Murder Ballad, you know that someone is bound to die!

Characters: 
Narrator
The storyteller providing all the transitions between the various scenes and occasionally speaking for the characters themselves. Philosophical, poetic, and a little opinionated.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 20 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Sara
Once Tom’s lover, she is an ambitious starving artist and musician. Initially depressed and jaded towards men after a sordid relationship. Michael helps her find happiness again through their marriage. She ends up straying from the marriage.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Michael
A poetry PhD who Sara elicits and her eventual husband. Sweet and calming, he is willing to provide nothing but the best for those he loves. He shows how cold he can become when he finds out about Sarah’s affair.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: F#2

Tom
Sara’s first lover and an ambitious starving artist and actor. His alcoholism, constant affairs, and general selfishness put a strain on his relationships. He becomes obsessed and stalker-like in his mannerisms toward Sara.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Murder Ballad Staff: 
Producers: Dennis Jones & Jerry Beasley
Director: Bradley Lowe
Vocal Director: Ginger Stoltz
Music Director: Ainsley Paton
Assistant Directors: Manny Casillas & Anna Olivia Gibson Lee
Stage Manager: Nikki Sayer
Costumer: Marina Turner
Lighting Designer: Stephen Reilly

Murder Ballad Band:
Ainsley Paton (Bass)
Kris Manier (Drums)
Ginger Stoltz (Keys/Acoustic)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the director, Bradley Lowe, on here or at bradley.lowe87@gmail.com.