Morris Park Players Presents: My Fair Lady!

Auditioning Non-Equity Actor/Singer/Dancers for Morris Park Players Fall 2018 production of My Fair Lady.

Auditions are from 6:30p to 9:30p, Thursday and Friday, August 16th and 17th.
Audition slots are in five minute blocks, but please expect to stay about a half hour for dance groups.
Callbacks are Saturday, August 18th, with specific calls in the afternoon to be determined.

Auditions will be held at Edison High School in Northeast Minneapolis.

My Fair Lady Production Schedule:

Performances:

October 26, 27 November 2, 9, & 10 - 7:30 pm

October 28, November 3, 4, & 11 - 2:00 pm
Rehearsals:
Begin September 4th at 6:30 pm. Morris Park Players rehearse Monday - Friday. There may be occasional satellite rehearsals for principal book scenes as needed and per individual availability.

What you need to prepare:
- Your headshot and resume.
- A song of at least 16 bars, preferably shorter than two minutes, with sheet music in the proper key. - Do NOT sing anything from My Fair Lady.
- A short monologue that highlights your command of an English accent. Preferably standard RP or a Cockney lilt. Alternatively you can read from short provided sides.
- Come dressed for movement.

- Fill out our audition form and reserve your slot at the following link! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHh1CMJmvvSpzsFJDdmuTp2VKis5AO...

 

When a chance meeting offers Eliza Doolittle a chance to climb the social ladder, she pursues the guidance of a most unlikely and unwelcoming Henry Higgins who takes a bet he can “pass her off” amongst the upper classes.The clash of their strong, stubborn personalities teaches them both lessons they did not expect to learn.

 

My Fair Lady is the classic musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’ by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. It has it all: compelling character study, comedy of razor wit, sincere drama, and a beautiful, memorable score.
Featuring many memorable numbers 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.”
As well as many memorable scenes including: the Training Montage, the Ascot Gavotte, the Ballroom, and the oft re-imagined and intentionally ambiguous ending.

 

Principal Roles:

Eliza Doolittle - A flower girl from low class who aspires to be more. Eliza is crass, clever, and insightful - a true (if unpolished) diamond in the rough. She has the strong will and fiery spirit to do what it takes to get ahead of her lot in life. Actor must have strong control of diction, and well developed vocal technique.

 

Henry Higgins - A brilliant young academic who has already achieved world renown as a phonetist and linguist. Henry is jaded, clinical, detached - his upbringing in high class has not prevented him from developing a toxic, ignorant, and hostile mindset towards women. Actor must have strong control of diction, and well developed vocal technique.

 

Colonel Pickering - A former British officer, author, and linguist. Pickering is playful, eccentric, kind, and honorable. From the middle class, he has risen in standing due to his hard work, ethic, and composure.

 

Alfred P. Doolittle - Eliza's deadbeat, alcoholic father. Alfred is boisterous, charismatic, and devoid of moral compass.

 

Mrs. Pearce - Higgins' head of household. She supervises all of the staff, deftly managing Higgins’ moods. From low class she has worked very diligently to reach her station, and hopes to guide Eliza towards upward mobility as well.

 

Freddy Eynsford-Hill - The young son of a rich, upper class family. Freddy is foppish and sincere, if not misguided on notions of romance.

 

Mrs. Higgins - A lady of high society, well versed in etiquette and decorum. She is exasperated by her son’s behavior and disposition.

 

Mrs. Eynsford-Hill - A lady of high society, well versed in etiquette and decorum.

 

Ensemble:
    Members of the ensemble will all have the opportunity to create multiple characters of high, working, and low class. They will play the supporting characters in the show, sing in all the choral numbers, act and dance in all the crowd scenes, and help with scenic transitions in character.

Supporting characters include:
    Harry and Jamie - Low class ne’erdowells who consort with Alfred P. Doolittle.
    Professor Zoltan Karpathy - A Hungarian phonetist, colleague and rival to Henry Higgins.
    George - Bartender at the Tottenham Court Road Pub

    Streetfolk, Servants, Stewards, Butlers, Footmen, Lords, and Ladies.

 

Please note that while there are no speaking roles for children in this show, we are looking to cast 4-6 youth over the age of ten to fill the ensemble.

NO ROLES have been pre-cast. Morris Park Players is a community theatre committed to casting ensembles that resemble the community of our own fair state. All are welcome, safe, and encouraged to audition.

 

Director: Joe Allen

Music Director: Blake Brauer

Producer: Laura B Dierke

 

Morris Park Players

 

Contact information

Morris Park Players
Laura Dierke
612-470-7153
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