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My Fair Lady Auditions

Monday August 28 and Tuesday August 29, 2017
6:30pm-9:00pm (drop by as able)

Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49203
Actors should park in the rear of the church and enter the southwest door, which will be marked.

Artistic Director  Steven Owsley
Vocal Director  Lisa Cryderman
Choreographer Serenity Sanders Gerrild

Synopsis
Acclaimed Professor and confirmed bachelor Henry Higgins makes a wager with his linguistic colleague Colonel Pickering that in six months he can pass off “gutter snipe” Eliza Doolittle as a duchess at an embassy ball. Through arduous training, day and night, Eliza learns how to speak English “properly,” and transforms into a lady respected and adored by all classes. Along the way she bewitches young Freddy Einsford-Hill into falling in love with her, and convinces a supposed linguistics expert that she is royalty. Through her transformation process, Eliza forges a deep connection with Colonel Pickering and most especially with Professor Higgins. However, she finds herself in a difficult position, now too refined to go back to her old life and not with any means or desire to live life as a lady of leisure – especially by herself. When Higgins completely fails to acknowledge Eliza’s role in her own transformation, she leaves his home. It is only then that Higgins realizes that he cares deeply for Eliza. The play ends with Eliza’s return to Higgins’ home, and the ending is left ambiguous, yet it is beloved for being both one of the cleverest and one of the most romantic plays of all time.

Performances
November 3, 4, 5 & 10, 11, 12, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm
Jackson College's Potter Center, Baughman Theatre

This production calls for...
All genders, ages 18+.
Though this is a family-friendly musical, this production will not include children.


What actors should expect at auditions
Prepare to spend a full hour at the audition. Actors should expect to sing, recite their 1 minute selection, and answer a few questions from the directing team.

What actors should prepare for auditions
16-32 bars of a song from Musical Theater that best reflect their abilities in relation to the type of material of the show. Some pop songs are appropriate, but nothing with a heavy rock rhythm. No a cappella, please. A pianist as well as a boombox with aux cord & cd player will be provided.

Actors must prepare a short monologue, no more than a paragraph. It is acceptable to tell a short story from your life in lieu of a piece from a published play. You will have 1 minute to perform your selection. Prepare to say the words in your natural voice. Accents may be requested in the audition space, or at call backs. However, the initial contact with the actor must be in their natural voice.

Come in clothing that you can move in, as a dance audition will follow your vocal and acting audition.

Character List
Henry Higgins
Eliza Doolittle
Colonel Pickering
Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Mrs. Higgins
Mrs. Pearce
Professor Zoltan Karpathy
Alfred P. Doolittle
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
Bystander
Costmongers
Butler
Footman
Lord Boxington
Lady Boxington
Flower Girl
Selsey Man
Hoxton Man
Queen of Transylvania
Harry
Jamie
Mrs. Hopkins
George
Ensemble

Rough Rehearsal Schedule
Monday-Thursday 6:30pm-9:00pm until tech week (subject to change).
Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal.
Rehearsals will begin on
Tuesday September 5, 2017.

Contact
Director Steven Owsley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or (517) 539-4118.