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January 16, 2020

Audition Announcement: Kinky Boots

Landmark Community Theatre is pleased to announce that it will be holding auditions for the Connecticut community theater debut, KINKY BOOTS, on Sunday February 2nd and Monday February 3rd from 6 pm to 9 pm on the main stage. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, February 6. The production opens May 2nd and runs until May 17th with Friday & Saturday evening performances at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Michael Calabrese will direct with John Dressel as music director.

Auditioners will be seen on a first come first served basis. No appointments are necessary. Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars (about a minute) of a fully memorized musical theater song in the same style of the show and vocal range of the character for which they are auditioning. Songs from KINKY BOOTS are allowed. Additional vocalizing may also be a part of the audition to determine vocal range and harmonizing skills. An accompanist will be provided; no recorded accompaniment is permitted. Auditioners will be asked to ‘move’ at auditions. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Rehearsals are TBD. Minimum age to audition is 18 years old for adult roles. There are 2 roles for younger actors. These are by appointment only. Please send a resume and headshot to andrea@landmarkcommunitytheatre.org 

Plot Summary: Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man that he is meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discover that, when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Character Breakdown:

CHARLIE PRICE (25 – 35) A bit confused, a bit unfocused, a hero hiding under a victim’s mantle.

LOLA/SIMON (30 – 35) A prize fighters physique draped in satin. A talented drag queen with a killer voice and winning ways.

NICOLA (20 – 30) Charlie’s long-term girlfriend. Driven and uncompromising.

LAUREN (20 – 30) Beautiful and strong working-class girl.

DON (20 – 40) Lola’s nemesis. Burly hypermasculine bear of a factory worker.

PAT (20 – 40) Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. Lola’s love interest.

TRISH (20 – 40) Factory worker with a husband and kids to worry over.

GEORGE (30 – 50) Factory manager keeping up traditions. Reserved.

THE ANGELS (20 – 30) The drag performers who populate The Blue Angel Nightclub. Not wall-flowers.

MR. PRICE (50 – 80) Charlie’s father.

SIMON SR. (30 – 50) Lola’s father. An unforgiving tower of anger.

HARRY (25 – 40) A contemporary of Charlie’s but his opposite. Successful, self-aware and confident.

RICHARD BAILEY (30 – 50) Nicola’s boss. An overtly attractive and successful man.

YOUNG CHARLIE (10 – 16) This is our lead as a young boy. Lost, Quiet, reflective. He works in the opening and closing sequences.

YOUNG LOLA/SIMON (10 – 16) This is Lola as a boy who already knows he is destined to wear high heels.

ENSEMBLE – Hooligans, Factory workers, Pub patrons, Photographers, Club patrons.

Any questions can be emailed to Andrea Bingham, Production Manager, andrea@landmarkcommunitytheater.org

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