June 11, 2014

Auditions Little Night Music

Leawood Stage Company*



CONTACT: April Bishop
Cultural Arts Coordinator
(913) 339-6700 ext. 157

EVENT: "A Little Night Music" Auditions
Leawood Stage Company

DATE: Saturday, June 28
Sunday, June 29

TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 pm both days

LOCATION: Leawood City Hall, Maple Room
4800 Town Center Drive
Leawood, KS 66211

Leawood Stage Company to Hold Auditions for "A Little Night Music"

Leawood Stage Company will hold auditions for A Little Night Music on Saturday, June 28th and Sunday, June 29th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm each day in the Maple Room on the lower level of Leawood City Hall. Auditioners should enter through the north doors of the building.

Call backs will be held by invitation only on Saturday morning, July 12th in the same location.

Be prepared to sing 32 measures from any musical with live accompaniment. There will be an accompanist provided so all those who audition are requested to bring sheet music in your key. Bring a photo and resume if available. No appointment time is necessary.

LSC is pleased to welcome Tim Braselton in his directing debut. Tim has previously been involved with productions as music director and accompanist for show such as "Titanic: the Musical" and "Songs for a New World" as well as this summer's production of "Hello, Dolly".

A Little Night Music with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim is full of hilariously witty and moving moments of adoration, regret and desire. This dramatic musical celebration of love is perfect to showcase highly-trained singers with its harmonically-advanced score and masterful orchestrations.

Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her. Both men, as well as their jealous wives, agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée's mother's estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

See the following casting information for potential roles.
Anne Egerman Female, 18-21 yrs old. Range: G#3 - Ab5. Giddy and virginal; naive at times. A breathtakingly gorgeous child bride and Fredrick's new wife.

Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm Male, 30-45 yrs old. Range: G3 - F#4. Vain, arrogant, and splendidly proportioned but ferociously jealous. He is Desiree's newest lover.

Countess Charlotte Malcolm Female, 30-40 yrs old. Range: G3 - F5. The Count's manic depressive, mistreated and downtrodden wife.

Desiree Armfeldt Female, 40-50 yrs old. Range: F#3 – Ab5.
A self-absorbed, once-successful actress now touring the country-side. She becomes entangled in a love triangle with the Count and Fredrick.

Fredrick Egerman Male, 35-45 yrs old. Range: A2 - E4. A middle-aged lawyer who is married to his second wife, Anne, and has a son, Henrik, from his first marriage.

Fredrika Armfeldt Female, 12-15 yrs old. Range: C4 - Eb5. Desiree's witty daughter who is very self-contained and formal with the precise diction of the convent-trained.

Henrik Egerman Male, 18-21 yrs old. Range: G3 - B4. Fredrick's gloomy son. He is serious but confused, as he studies for the Lutheran priesthood.

Madame Armfeldt Female, 70-85 yrs old. Range: C3 - F#4. Desiree's elderly mother; brutally honest and a veteran of discreet encounters with the crowned heads of Europe.

Petra Female, 20-30 yrs old. Range: F#3 - F5. Anne's earthy maid and closest confidante. She seizes every moment to rustle in the hay.

Ensemble: The Liebeslieder Singers, Servants, Helpers

Performances will run Friday, October 24 thru Sunday, October 26, 2014. Be a part of this unique community theater experience as the Leawood Stage Company completes their 16th season of presenting high quality entertainment.

Additional opportunities for staff, volunteers and orchestra members are available. For more information go to the LSC website at www.leawoodstageco.org or contact April Bishop at the City of Leawood, 913-339-6700 x157, or Email stageco@leawood.org.

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