Foote in the Door Productions
Kiss Me, Kate – Auditions
“Singing, Dancing and Much Festivity”
Foote in the Door believes in open casting and supporting a diverse production environment with the philosophy that art should reflect the diversity of the communities in which we live. We encourage auditions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. We cannot engage equity members. All performers are unpaid.
Auditions: Tony Award winning classical musical Kiss Me Kate
Company: Foote in the Door Theatre Productions (email@example.com)
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
June 27th- 28th from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Please read all information carefully before signing up for your audition slot.
Director- Jason Duiker
Music Director – Daniel Belland
Choreographer(s)-Barbara Mah, Julia Stanski, Katie Hayes
Stage Manager-Kahlan Oosterveld
Producers – Russ Farmer, Ruth Wong-Miller
Please consider before auditioning-
Rehearsals begin August 28th (there will be a break on all long weekend Sundays). Rehearsals are Tuesdays, Wednesday 7:00- 10:00p.m. and Sunday 1:00-5:00p.m. Not all cast members will be called for all rehearsals, but please recognize that schedules need to be flexible to accommodate the needs of the show. There will be mandatory evening technical rehearsals from November 20-24 and performances will be November 25th to December 3rd. There are evening performances each day with the exception of November 27th, which will be a matinee. All technical rehearsals and performances will be at La Cite Francophone in the French Quarter. November 28th and 29th are dark.
We are looking for strong, trained voices, dancing/movement background and acting ability to bring these characters to life.
We strongly suggest that you familiarize yourself with the script and music.
Callbacks –Saturday, July 2, 2022 from 1:00 – 5: 00 pm. Movement and dance auditions will take place at callbacks. (Not everyone will be required to attend; those who will be required to attend will be contacted individually.)
Audition Location: The address of our rehearsal space is 17523 107 Ave NW. The entrance is on the side of the building and the parking lot is around back there too (by the big red dumpster). Signage will be posted to guide you to the rehearsal hall.
What to Bring:
1) Please have the song indicated above memorized and have your song performance ready (i.e. tell the story, don’t just sing the song).
2) We will accept either sheet music for your accompanist or voiceless tracks on mp3/iPhone.
3) Please send a headshot and resume in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4) NO ACAPELLA SONGS, PLEASE
Roles being cast:
Lois Lane – 20-40, strong mezzo belter. They are an actress, the quintessential airhead ingenue but with lots of charisma and charm. They also plays Binaca in The Shrew. Must be a strong singer and dancer.
Bill Calhoun – 20-40, good tenor or bairtenor. They are a ne’er do well actor who has a bit of a gambling problem. Is a Broadway hoofer, so they should move really well. They also play Lecentio in The Shrew
Harrison Howell – 50+, does not sing. Dignified gentleman from Georgia. Very political, someimtes played as a general or retired general. They are a little stuffy and kind of a hick and can have a bit of a Southern Accent. He is engaged to Lili Vanessi.
First and Second Gangster. 40-50, any gender. Archetypuical gagnster complete with accent. Does some soft shoe in Brush up your Shakespeare so shold move well.
Harry Trevor – 50+ Sings in the ensemble. They are an actor who appears mostly in The Shrew as Katharine and Bianca’s Father, Baptista. They have mainly Shakespearean dialogue
Hattie – 18+ They are Lilli’s dresser and sings Another Op’nin and Too Darn Hot. Opens the show, so should have a good voice and charisma
Ralph – 18+, sings in the ensemble, may be featured as a soloist as well. is the stage manager of The Shrew. This role can be played by any gender and the name can be changed.
Stage Doorman – any age, sings in the ensemble
Paul – 18+, They are Fred’s dresser and are the featured singer/dancer in Too Darn Hot, so should sing and move well.
Gremio and Hortensio – 18+. Actors who appear in The Shrew. They also sing in the ensemble in Too Darn Hot and The Shrew. Both are featured in several numbers and should sing and move well.
Haberdasher – any age, any gender. An actor who sings in the ensemble throughout and plays the Haberdasher in The Shrew
Nathaniel, Gregory, and Phillip. Any Age. Actors who sing in the ensemble throughout and play Petruchio’s servants in The Shrew.
Ensemble – Actors, stage crew, wardrobe, etc. Sing in the ensemble throughout. Many opportunities for small sung and danced solos along with some named roles.
The roles of Frank Graham/Petruchio and Lilli Vanessi/Katharine have been cast prior to this process.