Individual directors determine preparation criteria for the auditions of each production. Sometimes there are cold readings and sometimes a director will request auditioners to come prepared to do short monologues.

Upcoming Auditions      Audition Information

Upcoming Auditions

Little Shop of Horrors

Director – Nino Casisi

What to prepare

Audition Information

Auditions are slated for Monday-Tuesday, March 25 and 26 from 5:30-8PM at the Roger T. Sermon Center, 201 N. Dodgion, Independence, MO 64050. Once you arrive, please follow the signs or ask the Office Staff for audition location.

Audition Preparation: Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show (no songs from the actual production please) that will showcase your vocal talent. It does not need to be from a Musical as the style of this show lends itself to Pop/R&B, so follow that guideline. Please bring your highlighted sheet music for the provided accompanist. No acapella vocals or music tracks allowed.

Video Auditions: For those unable to attend the in-person auditions, please submit a video audition. Those may be sent to the Theatre Website (email address will be provided). These should be submitted NO LATER than March 22nd at 5PM for Director review.


About the Roles

Note: The ages of the characters listed below are suggestions. People will be considered for roles even if they are not in the specific ages listed.

Seymour Krelborn

Gender: Male, Ethnicity: ANY, Age: 20s to 30s, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: A2

An insecure, put-upon florist’s clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills.


Gender: Female, Ethnicity: ANY, Age: 20s to 30s, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G#3) Secret love of Seymour’s life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor.

Mr. Mushnik

Gender: Male, Ethnicity: ANY, Age: 40s to 60s, Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: G2

The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative.

Orin Scrivello, D.D.S.

Gender: Male, Ethnicity: ANY, Age: 30s to 40s, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: G2

An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. The actor will also play Skip Snip, Mrs. Luce, Mr. Bernstein and Patrick Martin.

The Plant (Audrey II)

Puppeteer (1 or 2). An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, the plant has an appetite for human flesh that is appeased by Seymour. Puppeteer doubles as other sizes of the plant.

Voice of The Plant

Gender: ANY, Ethnicity: ANY, Age: 20 to 50, Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: G2

An actor/vocalist. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart ‘villain.’ A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best.

Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon (The Trio)

3 actors. Gender: Female, Ethnicity: ANY, Age: 20s to 30s, Vocal range top: F5, Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are street urchins, acting as the occasional Greek Chorus. Young, hip, and smart, these girls are the only ones who have a grip on reality.

Skid Row Ensemble

2 Males and 2 Females to play Skid Row Residents, Reporters, Interviewer, City Folks, etc. Various Vocal Ranges


(by directors invitation only)

Callbacks: Wednesday, March 27th starting at 5:30pm (By Director Invitation Only). You will be told what room in the Sermon Center that the Callbacks will be. Callbacks will consist of reading script side from the show as well as a vocal selection that you will have a short amount of time to review before your audition.

Callback script sides and vocal selections will be emailed to you on the night you audition so you can prepare. You do not have to have it memorized but to get the full character, it helps.



First cast meeting: Monday, April 1 at 6PM and rehearsals will run Monday-Thursday with Music Rehearsals on Saturdays. A rehearsal schedule will be available at the Audition to review for Conflicts. The Cast and Staff will receive their Cast Packets and receive their Script Rentals. Deposits of $25 will be taken that night (No Deposit, No Script). Director to go over the Cast Packets (Director Rules and Regs and CTI Rules)

IMPORTANT: No conflicts after May 15. No more than 5 conflicts for the entire duration of the rehearsal process.

Preview: Wednesday, May 29

Performances: May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 (June 2 and 9 are 2PM Matinees)

Strike: June 9 following the 2:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

Audition Information

What to Bring

Some directors may ask that you bring the following:

Head Shot
Sheet Music
Pen to fill out an application

Dress to Impress

Even without a dance component at an audition, for both plays and musicals, it’s important to dress appropriately. Wear comfortable shoes, but avoid dressing too casually.

Avoid flip flops and open toe shoes.
You are welcome to change clothes if you prefer to do so for the dance portion of an audition.

Time Commitment

The rehearsal process is 6-8 weeks long and it is important for you to understand the time commitment.

Directors will provide a basic rehearsal schedule
You will be expected to provide scheduling conflicts on your application, so bring your calendar with you

Choosing Songs

Most musical auditions will require you to sing a specified number of measures from a Broadway musical.

Avoid choosing songs from the musical we are producing
You will be required to bring your own sheet music
An accompanist will be provided
Musical productions also usually include a dance component in the audition process