Auditions for musical comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”
Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) announces auditions for the musical comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” written by Joe DiPietro with music by Jimmy Roberts. The show calls for a strong ensemble cast of four actors—two men and two women–who play a total of 58 characters ages 30 to 80. Characters can be any ethnicity and all actors are encouraged to audition.
SYNOPSIS: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is a witty exploration of everything you ever secretly thought about sex, dating and marriage–but were afraid to admit. This musical comedy is a funny, fast-paced series of songs and vignettes about the trials and tribulations of people trying to connect in the modern world. The scenes basically stand independent of each other, but progress in a fashion designed to suggest an overall arc of relationships throughout the course of life, from dating through marriage, children and old age. While it is a satirical musical revue, it must also be played for the emotional truthfulness of each scenario.
Performances are at BAT in Burien from Feb. 13 through March 22, 2015 on the weekends. Rehearsals begin in earnest in early January, although there will be about 5 days of rehearsal in December—specific dates will depend on cast and director schedules and will work around the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Auditions are Wednesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. Callback are Sunday, Nov. 16 from noon to 5 p.m. There may be additional callbacks on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. for those who can’t attend on Nov. 16.
The stage director is Jane Ryan.
$100 stipend provided.
Please prepare a one-minute contemporary comedic monologue and two short (24-32 bars each) contrasting songs (serious/comedy, ballad/patter), one of which should highlight your vocal range. Bring written music in your key for accompanist, as well as resume and headshot. A cappella is discouraged. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script and working with music from the show.
The actors play a total of 58 characters. A few of those characters are soppy parents, quarrelling lovers, egotistical one-night stands and senior romantics. So the actors must be versatile and have strong comic timing. All four must be capable of singing both strong solos and close harmonies. Ability to read music and sing some songs a cappella is essential.
WOMAN 1 – female – late 20s to early 30s. Soprano–low A to Bb.
WOMAN 2 – female – late 20s to early 40s. Alto–low F# to Db.
MAN 1 – male – late 20s to late 30s. Bari-tenor—middle C to Ab.
MAN 2 – male – late 20s to early 40s. Baritone—lower Db to upper Gb.