The Saints and Poets Production Company is pleased to announce auditions for their fall production of Gorey Stories, a musical entertainment based upon the works of Edward Gorey. Adapted by Stephen Currens and with music by David Aldrich, Gorey Stories features an assortment of weird characters and humorous, horrid happenings drawn from the best of the famed author and illustrator’s works. The New York Post calls it “a unique, odd, perverse and engaging entertainment. It is not an evening you are going to easily forget.”
Saints and Poets is looking for an ensemble of 6-7 actor/singers who are open to learning puppetry skills, able to create a variety of unique characters, and have an appreciation for the comically macabre. Ages 16+, no gender restrictions. Auditions will consist of solo and group readings and solo singing. Please come prepared with a short selection (around 32 measures) of a song from an appropriate genre. Accompaniment will be provided. Audition scenes and forms are available below and hard copies will be provided at auditions.
Auditions will be Monday, August 14, and Wednesday, August 16, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm both nights. Those auditioning need only attend one evening but please check in as close to 6:30 as possible. The audition location is the Off Center for the Dramatic Arts at 294 North Winooski Avenue in Burlington. Rehearsals will begin in early-September, 3-4 times per week in the south end of Burlington and occasionally in Colchester. Performances are October 19-28 at the Off Center.
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