Minneapolis Musical Theatre is holding auditions for the Twin Cities premiere of LIZZIE, directed by Amy Rummenie with Music Direction by Umar Malik.
ALL AUDITIONS WILL BE BY VIDEO SUBMISSION, DEADLINE FEBRUARY 8, 2020
1) Please prepare one (1) vocal selection in the style of rock/metal or rock opera that showcases the range of the part(s) you are auditioning for and one (1) 60-second monologue that best displays your abilities. Prepare a video and clearly state your name and the titles of your selections. For your song, we prefer that you sing with an accompanist or backing track, but a capella submissions will be accepted. If you play electric guitar, bass, keyboards, cello, or drums/percussion, you are invited to also play musical selection for your instrument. Upload the video to a site like Youtube or Vimeo (or a personal site if you have one) and send us the link, or upload it to Google drive and share the link for the file.
2) Download the audition form at the bottom of this posting and complete it.
3) Include a digital copy of your resume (PDF preferred) and headshot.
COMPLETE THE ABOVE AND EMAIL ALL REQUESTED MATERIALS TO [email protected] BY SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020 BY MIDNIGHT.
We are committed to a socially conscious and equitable casting process.
Rehearsals will begin mid-February 2020.
LIZZIE will perform March 27-April 19, 2020 at the TEK BOX at the Cowles Center in Downtown Minneapolis. There is no performance on April 12 (Easter Sunday).
ABOUT THE SHOW: On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small New England city, a prominent businessman and his wife were brutally axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect. Lizzie’s trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation, and her story has become an American legend.
Lizzie Borden took an axe
Gave her mother forty whacks
When she saw what she had done
Gave her father forty-one
LIZZIE is a new American musical based on equal parts history and mythology set to a blistering rock score - with a sound owing more to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Heart than to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The production features four women fronting a six-piece rock band.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
High belt: F#3-F#5 (belt to A5 if poss.)
High mezzo lyric/mix/belt: G3 (w/F#3 pick-up/ghost-notes in one number) – A5 (legit soprano)
Alto/mezzo belt: F#3-D5
Contralto/low alto: F3 (w/E3 pick-up/ghost-notes in one number) – Eb5 (E5 opt. in one ad lib.)
MMT may utilize understudies for this production. All actors are paid a stipend.
Callbacks will be held following the video submission period.
More information about Minneapolis Musical Theatre is at www.aboutmmt.org.