Casting Call: Scream Queens

General Information

LBMT is looking to cast its upcoming production of Scream Queens. The musical will be presented on October 28 and 29, 2022 for three performances at Kiwanis Hall in Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre. The show is being directed by Jesse Kahat and musically directed by Steve Vesely. For a complete listing of the show’s personnel, please visit our Next Season page. Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be adhering to current COVID-19 protocols set in place by the Province of Ontario and Ottawa Public Health. However, we are intending for the show to be performed without masks. The musical features a cast of six female characters, however, please note that we are also open to casting drag performers.

Rehearsals for the show will primarily be held at Riverview School of Music (480 Avalon Place). Weekly music rehearsals from 10:30-1:30 on Saturdays will start on August 13. Starting in September, 1-2 weeknight rehearsals will be added. These weeknight rehearsals will be scheduled according to the availability of the cast.

Audition Information

Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday, June 15: 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm
    • Audition Location: Riverview School of Music (480 Avalon Place)
  • Saturday, June 18: 11am, 12pm, and 1pm
    • Audition Location: Bronson Centre, Room 110 (211 Bronson Ave.)

If you are not available these audition dates but would like to still audition, please select “Not Available” on the audition form. We will contact you to make alternate arrangements.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that fits the style of the show and best demonstrates your vocal abilities. The song should be printed double-sided on 8.5×11 paper and should be hole-punched. Please do not choose anything too difficult for the piano accompanist or something with a lot of sharps and/or flats (if in doubt, ask a friend who plays piano). If you have any questions about the music portion of the audition, you can contact our music director, Steve Vesely, directly by email (steve@steveonline.ca).

You will receive a short scene that you might be asked to read during your audition (it will be a cold read). You may be given further instruction about the scene by the director at your audition. Please look it over prior to your audition time. Please Note: You do not need to memorize the scene.

A dance/movement segment of the audition will be required for all those auditioning. Please come wearing dance appropriate clothing, as you will not be able to change at the audition.

A session of callback auditions may be held at the discretion of the artistic team and may only require certain individuals. They are not an indication of whether you will be cast in the show, or if you are up for receiving a specific role in the production. Callbacks may not be required if the artistic team does not feel they are necessary for casting the production.

Please submit the audition application at the bottom of the page, if you would like to audition for the show. Because of some mature content in the show, we will only be casting those who are at least 18 years of age.

Show Synopsis

“They sing – they dance – they die!” A hotel ballroom, 1998, and six voluptuous B-movie “Scream Queens” revive their fading acting careers by presenting a musical revue for their fans at a science fiction and horror film convention. From young newbie to seasoned grand dame, the Queens strut their stuff in song and dance to prove “I Got All of the Talent I Need.” For 90 minutes of hilarious musical mayhem, they take the audience into the world of no-budget movies with awful scripts, fake monsters and gooey “Special FX.” They even involve the audience in a screaming contest and zombie talent search. As each Queen reveals her personal story, we share their hopes and dreams, from Tonya’s love of her idol “Fay Wray” to Alexis’ advice that “Everybody Starts at the Bottom” to DeeDee’s secrets of Scream Queen longevity: “Don’t Open That Door.” British screen veteran Nadine savors her joy of being “Still In Demand” while Bianca celebrates the lifetime achievements of “Roger Corman” and Richelle laments her own elusive “Happy Endings.” They also screen original clips from their direct-to-video “scary movie” spoofs such as “Revenge of the Psycho Bimbos” and “Malibu Vampire Vixens,” all hoping to attract the attention of a popular young horror film director lurking in the audience.

Characters

  • Richelle: The cute one; plays mid-thirties; alto; perky, a girl next door smile with a girl on the corner body. She was the most popular scream queen of the late twentieth century and is very anxious to revive her career. She has appeared at many dozens of these conventions and originated the idea for tonight’s show.
  • Nadine: The British one; plays mid-fifties; alto; sensual, yet aloof. She’s the senior scream queen who has see and done it all, having played everything from a corpse to a vampire princess to a prehistoric tribal maiden to a playboy centrefold – almost. She’s a semi-recovered alcoholic and sneaks a drinks from a small flask whenever she thinks no one is looking.
  • Bianca: The lovable one; plays thirties; mezzo; very buxom, good-natured with practical midwestern earthy-ness. She’s happily married with children but never lets the spotlight intrude in her private life. Her occasional clumsiness is due to the size of her breasts and her refusal to wear eyeglasses in public.
  • Tonya: The sincere one; plays late-twenties; mezzo; sweet, charismatic, still somewhat naive. A former tristate cheerleading champion, she is the most serious actress of the group and really believes that her b-movie career will lay a foundation for respectable stardom.
  • DeeDee: The trashier one; plays mid-thirties; mezzo; intense, edgy, tough on the outside but lonely and desperate within. She wears extreme makeup, hair and clothes to hide her natural beauty, and will do anything to, for and with anybody (including a popular porno video series) to get ahead and be noticed liked her idol Traci Lord.
  • Alexis: The smart one; plays early-forties; alto; compassionate, sisterly, level-headed. She has a college degree, invests carefully and acts as the politician, often refereeing amongst the other queens. She also has the good business sense to produce her own videos.

Please Note: These are volunteer positions.


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