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Audition Announcements:

Legally Blonde: The Musical Audition Announcement

 

Omigod you guys! We are so excited to announce auditions for our upcoming production of Legally Blonde: The Musical! See audition details below and get ready to bend and snap with us! A link to sign up for auditions can be found here.

AUDITION TEAM:

Director: Taylor Gervais

Assistant Director: Cory Osborne

Music Director: Rebecca Caron

Choreographer: Ray Dumont

 

LOCATION: Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland

 

AUDITION DATES:

Monday, June 24th (6:00-9:00pm)

Tuesday, June 25th (6:00-9:00pm)

Callbacks: Sunday, June 30th (10:30am-1:30pm)

Please sign up for one 90-minute audition session using this form. Those contacted for callbacks will be provided with a callback schedule.

Questions regarding audition dates? Email us at info@portlandplayers.org.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:

September 13th-29th, 2024

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:30pm

 

REHEARSALS:

Rehearsals start Monday, July 8th and will typically be held Sunday afternoons and Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, though other days and times may need to be scheduled depending on cast and production team availability. You must be available for all tech rehearsals (beginning September 8th) and performances to be cast.

 

What you need for the audition:

  • Please note that the audition team is only considering performers aged 18+ for this show.

  • Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music as acapella auditions will not be allowed.

  • Please wear or bring comfortable clothing that you can move in, as there will be a dance call following your individual audition.

  • Please be prepared to list ALL conflicts between July 8th and September 29th, 2024, as well as any conflicts on June 30th (the day of callbacks) if you are auditioning for a principal role.

  • Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time to fill out an audition form.

 

Show Description:

Elle Woods appears to have it all, but her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

 

The Portland Players are deeply committed to casting based on talent and team-focused attitudes. We strongly encourage BIPOC, non-binary, and LGBTQIA+ adult actors of every age and body type to please share your talents with us.

 

Character Breakdown:

 

Elle Woods: Appears 20-25. Vocal range F#3 to G5. Elle is the quintessential valley girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality. She is lovable, determined, energetic, outgoing and vulnerable. This role requires onstage intimacy. Must be comfortable with dogs.

 

Emmett Forrest: Appears 25-30. Vocal range A2 to A4. Emmett is a smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. He is charming, quirky, lovable, and friendly. This role requires onstage intimacy. Strong singer and actor.

 

Warner Huntington III: Appears 20-25. Vocal range A2 to G#4. Warner is a good-looking but shallow and pompous guy who breaks Elle's heart and heads off to Harvard Law to further his career. This role requires onstage intimacy. Strong singer, comfortable with pop style.

 

Professor Callahan: Appears 45-60. Vocal range A2 to F#4. Callahan is a pompous, sleazy and manipulative law professor at Harvard who is a highly successful Boston lawyer, but completely immoral. This role requires onstage intimacy.

 

Paulette Bonafonte: Appears 35-50. Vocal range G3 to A5. Paulette is a brash, caring, romantic and optimistic hair stylist who befriends Elle, is a fan of Celtic everything, and longs to find a man for herself. Strong comedic actor and some dancing required. Must be comfortable with dogs.

 

Brooke Wyndham: Appears 25-35. Vocal range A3 to G5. Brooke is an exercise video mogul and former sorority girl, currently on trial for murder. She is energetic and charismatic and refuses to take the easy way out. Must be able to sing while jumping rope. Stamina and strong mover required. This role only appears in Act 2 and the actor cast in this role will appear in the ensemble in Act 1.

 

Vivienne Kensington: Appears 20-25. Vocal range A3 to Ab5. Vivienne is a smart, savvy, and uptight law student and Warner's fiance who initially dismisses Elle, but grows to be her friend. Strong singer with some movement.

 

Enid Hoopes: Appears 20-25. Vocal range G3-G5. Feminist Harvard Law Student. Enid is initially skeptical of Elle, but eventually becomes her friend. Great comedic timing, patter singing and some movement required.

 

Serena, Margot, and Pilar: Appear 20-25. Vocal range G#3-F5. Elle's best friends and sorority sisters who follow her through the story acting as her “Greek Chorus.” Pilar is sassy and sensible. Margot is seemingly dim-witted and boy-crazy, and must be comfortable with dogs. Serena is a strong-willed and energetic cheer team leader. All 3 must be strong singers and dancers with good comedic timing and youthful energy.

 

Kyle: Appears 30-45. Kyle is an attractive, good natured, smooth-talking, possibly Irish UPS worker who catches the eye and eventual heart of Paulette. Must be comfortable with dogs. The actor cast in this role will also appear in other ensemble roles throughout the show.

 

Kate: Appears 20-25. Vocal range Bb3-Eb5. Sorority sister of Elle. Kate is the brainy, sensible and gum-chewing Delta Nu sister that supports Elle in her studies to get into Harvard Law School. The actor cast in this role will also appear in other ensemble roles throughout the show.

 

Supporting Characters: Actors of varying ages, vocal ranges, and movement ability, all with big personalities! There are many supporting roles in this production, and these performers will be busy throughout the show playing characters such as Delta Nu sorority sisters, frat boys, Harvard Law students, salon employees, and prison inmates. Featured supporting roles include but are not limited to Elle’s Dad, Elle’s Mom, Aaron Schultz, Nikos, Carlos, and Chutney.


Ensemble/Understudies: We hope to offer understudies for the roles of Elle, Emmett, Warner, Paulette, and Vivienne in this production. Understudies will appear in minimal ensemble roles while studying one of these five principal roles in preparation for an understudy performance on Sunday, September 15th. Understudies should also be prepared to step in at a moment’s notice for any other performance that cannot be completed by the actor primarily cast in their role.

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