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Auditions

You: I am not throwing away my shot.

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My Fair Lady

Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Music by Frederick Loewe
Director: Marty Bussert
Music Director: Betsy Forrrest

Auditions for My Fair Lady,
Sunday June 3rd and Monday June 4th - Singing and movement
Tuesday June 5th - Readings and some songs from score
Performance dates July 27 thru Aug 18

Please prepare 32 measures (approximately 1-2 minutes) of music from a Broadway musical. Please bring sheet music to the audition; an accompanist will be provided. The song does not have to be from the show, but it should show off your voice in the best possible way. After singing auditions, there will be a movement audition. We would like to see your ability to move onstage. Please wear appropriate footwear (no sandals or crocs).

On Tuesday, we will do readings from the script, and there will be some singing from the show. Music will be provided.

Character Breakdown

Eliza Doolittle
A flower girl who works outside Convent Garden. Strong willed and Cockney.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Henry Higgins
A world renowned phonetist of the upper class British society.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 60
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Colonel Pickering
A former British officer and author. Friends with Henry Higgins and a fellow phonetics enthusiast.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Freddy Eynsford-Hill
A young, upper class British man who falls in love with Eliza.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Alfred P. Doolittle
Eliza's boisterous and charismatic father.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 70
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G3

Harry
A friend of Alfred P. Doolittle's.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 70

Jamie
A friend of Alfred P. Doolittle.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 70

Mrs. Pearce
Higgin's housekeeper.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: E4

Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
Freddy's mother and a friend of Mrs. Higgins.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 70

Mrs. Higgins
Henry's mother.
Age: 60 to 80

George
A bartender at the Tottenham Court Road Pub.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 50

Mrs. Hopkins
A Cockney woman.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 60

Professor Zoltan Karpathy
A Hungarian phonetist and former student of Henry Higgins.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40

Ensemble
Cockney men and women, townspeople, servants, stewards, lords, ladies.
Gender: Both

Synopsis
Lerner and Loewe's award-winning story of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady is widely considered one of the greatest musicals of all time. When Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady opened on Broadway, it collected six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, while the film version took home eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre's greatest scores, including: "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," "With a Little Bit of Luck," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Get Me to the Church on Time," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face."

Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with an unmistakable Cockney accent which keeps her in the lower rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor Henry Higgins tries to teach her how to speak like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish.

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General Info

Audtioning at Peninsula Community Theatre

Generally, Auditions are held for each show during the run of the previous show. They are held on stage at our Theatre at 10251 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, Virginia, usually on Sunday and Monday evening. You only need attend one of the two audition dates. Different shows will have different call-back requirements, usually completed in the week following the audition.
Audition forms will be available at the theatre, but you can print and fill-in the form ahead of time as well.

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Peninsula Community Theatre

Last update May 18, 2018