OPEN AUDITIONS: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Musical Auditions
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
By Joe DiPietro, Jimmy Roberts
Directed By: Timothy John Kelley II
Music Direction By: Kent Wilson
Audition Video Submissions Due: Friday, June 26th, 2020 @ 11:59 PM PST
Callbacks: Sunday, June 28th, 2020 at 6:00 PM PST.
Rehearsal Timeframe: June 29th – August 28th.
Performance: August 29th , 2020 (LIVE STREAMED FROM THE MAJESTIC STAGE!)
The Majestic Theatre (a division of the City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation department) is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to creating a safe place for actors of all backgrounds to explore their craft. We are particularly eager to work with artists of color and other artists from marginalized communities. All auditions are free and open to the public. This audition is for an amateur, volunteer production. The Majestic Theatre staff and volunteers do not discriminate on the basis of age, national origin, race, gender, ethnic background, disability, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation.
This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as 'the relationship.' Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, 'Say, what are you doing Saturday night?'
FROM THE DIRECTOR
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is a musical that takes place in various locations. Presented in the form of a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The play's tagline is "Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers and in-laws, but were afraid to admit." With few exceptions, the scenes stand independent of the others, but progress in a fashion designed to suggest an overall arc to relationships throughout the course of one's life. A unit set on which various pieces of furniture and scenic elements can come and go quickly to suggest various locales such as a restaurant, kitchen, wedding chapel, living room, and four swivel chairs representing a car.
AUDITION AND CALLBACK INFORMATION
Please record a video of yourself singing 32 bars of a memorized song NOT from the show. It should be in the correct key for your voice. It is recommended that your music selection be a piece that is similar in style to the show. You may use live, pre-recorded, and online piano accompaniment. No Acapella singing please. Submit your headshot, resume, and video to ILYYPNC2020@GMAIL.COM by 11:59 PM on June 26h, 2020. Videos submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Callbacks are on Sunday, June 28th, 2020 at 6:00 PM PST. If you receive a call back you’ll be notified via e-mail on the evening of Saturday, June 27th, 2020 before midnight. In that e-mail you’ll be provided with the Zoom Video Conferencing details for Sunday along with attached cold readings from the show and a tentative rehearsal schedule.
All characters do not have a specific race or ethnic background; we're excited to see a diverse pool of artists audition for all roles. In the original production, all characters were played by a cast of four. Each scene in the revue introduces new characters who are not seen again, and therefore it can be cast with virtually as many performers as desired. However, due to COVID-19 we will be keeping the cast size small in order to adhere to physical distancing guidelines.
PERFORMANCE AND REHEARSAL LOGISTICS
Dialogue: Rehearsals involving character dialogue will be scheduled over our ZOOM video conferencing solution.
Vocals: Rehearsals will be spaced more than six feet apart wearing personal protective equipment in an open environment. Only the singer(s), director, vocal director and accompanist will be allowed in the room. All physical distancing measures will be followed. All rehearsals will be off-site (not at the Majestic).
Blocking/Staging: All performing artists, crew and musicians will be blocked over six feet apart during rehearsals and wearing personal protective equipment. All physical distancing measures will be followed.
Performances: The show will be performed LIVE on the Majestic stage and made available via a paid streaming service. The cast, crew, and musicians will all perform and operate over six feet apart during the entire run of the show. Crew and musicians will be wearing personal protective equipment.
If you have any further questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact the director at: DirectorTJK2@gmail.com. Thanks!