Director, Karen Buchheim and Musical Director, Nancy Whitfield will hold auditions for the musical Violet at The Little Theater of Virginia Beach Jan. 18 and 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.. Rehearsals will begin immediately for the show which runs March 18 - April 10, 2016
Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway, Violet features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel from one of most vibrant composers of modern musical theatre - Jeanine Tesori (Caroline Or Change, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek). With its powerful story, Violet has astounded critics and audiences alike making it one of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the '90s.
As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved she's traveling across the 1964 Deep South towards a miracle - the healing touch of a TV evangelist that will make her beautiful. Though she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those that are lying deeper than her skin; and on the way she meets a young, African-American soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical "imperfections".
There are roles for 5 women and 6 men as follows:
Late 20's - mezzo ( belt)
Early teens - mezzo soprano
Older woman- hotel singer
Mid 30's - music hall singer
Mid- Older woman - gospel soloist
Late 20's - baritone
Mid 20's - tenor
Late 30's - baritone
Mid 30's - tenor
Early 20's - tenor
Older man - radio singer
Those auditioning should bring one brief upbeat and one brief slow style sheet music which best displays their vocal range. The director will require cold readings from the script. Call backs will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7:00 p.m., with first rehearsal on Saturday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m.