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"Kiss Me, Kate!" - Open Call - LaSalle, Illinois

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1611365
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
LaSalle, Illinois - 61301
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
3-4-2020
Audition Date
4-4-2020
Expiration Date
4-2-2020
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Chicago, IL | Milwaukee, WI

Audition Description

Egotistical leading man, director, and producer Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another in a new production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. The battle of the sexes continues onstage and off, as it becomes clear that, as much as this couple profess to hate each other, they are also still in love. Throw in a number of cases of mistaken identity, the mob, and comedic routines into the mix and you get Kiss Me, Kate -- a dazzling Broadway classic that earned the very first Tony award for Best Musical. With a score by Cole Porter, this production is famous for classics songs such as Another O'penin' Another Show, Too Darn Hot and So In Love.


Auditioners should come prepared with a 30 second to 1 minute vocal audition. The selection should be musical theater based. Auditioners will be taught a one minute dance audition. Those with tap experience will be taught an additional tap combination. For those seeking principal roles, reads from the script will also be required. Preparation of these reads are not necessary, but are linked for those who wish to see prior to auditions. We encourage all to audition regardless of previous experience.

  • Role #1 - Fred Graham

    Strong baritone, commanding presence. He is actor, director and producer of the play within the play The Shrew and plays Petruchio—he has the lion\'s share of Shakespearean dialogue. He is also Lilli\'s ex-husband.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 50
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #2 - Lilli Vanessi

    Strong mezzo soprano. She is an actress of stage and screen,proud, haughty, much like her character Katherine in The Shrew, but also vulnerable. Ex- wife of Fred and engaged to Harrison Howell.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 50
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #3 - Lois Lane

    Strong mezzo belter. She is an actress, the quintessential airhead ingénue but with lots of charisma and charm. She also plays Bianca in The Shrew. ​
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 30
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #4 - Bill Calhoun

    Strong tenor or baritenor. He is a ne'er-do-well actor who has a bit of a gambling problem. Is a Broadway hoofer, so he should move well. He also plays Lucentio in The Shrew.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 30
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #5 - Harrison Howell

    Does not sing. Dignified gentleman from Georgia, very political, sometimes played as a general or retired general. He is a little stuffy and kind of a hick and can have a bit of a Southern accent. He is engaged to Lilli Vanessi. ​
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #6 - First Man

    (Gangster)comic baritone or tenor. He is the archetypical gangster complete with accent. Does some soft shoe in "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" so should move well. Also appears in The Shrew (unexpectedly)
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 59
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #7 - Second Man

    (Gangster)—Qualities the same as the First Man, but a bit more reserved and dryer of wit.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 30 - 59
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #8 - Harry Trevor

    Sings in the ensemble. He is an actor who appears mostly in The Shrew as Katherine and Bianca's father, Baptista. He has mainly Shakespearean dialogue.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 59
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #9 - Hattie

    Good voice. She is Lilli's dresser and sings "Another Op'nin', Another Show and sings in "Too Darn Hot". Opens the show, so should have a good voice and charisma.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #10 - Ralph

    Sings in the ensemble in "Too Darn Hot" and "Another Op'nin', Another Show", may be featured as soloist as well. Is the stage manager of The Shrew. This role can be played by a woman as well (name will be changed). ​
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #11 - Stage Doorman

    Sings in the ensemble in "Too Darn Hot".
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Tenor or baritenor. He is Fred's dresser and is the featured singer/dancer in "Too Darn Hot" so he should sing and move well.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #13 - Gremio and Hortensio

    Tenor or baritenor. Actors who appear in The Shrew. They will also sing in the ensemble of both The Shrew and in "Too Darn Hot". Both are featured in several numbers and should sing well and move well. ​
    Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #14 - Haberdasher

    Can be played by a woman. An actor who sings in the ensemble throughout and plays the Haberdasher in The Shrew.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #15 - Nathaniel

    Actor who sing in the ensemble throughout and play Petruchio's man servants in The Shrew. ​
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #16 - Gregory

    Actor who sing in the ensemble throughout and play Petruchio's man servants in The Shrew.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #17 - Phillip

    Actor who sing in the ensemble throughout and play Petruchio's man servants in The Shrew.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • Role #18 - Ensemble

    Actors, stage crew, wardrobe, etc, who sing in the ensemble throughout, both in modern day and in The Shrew. Many opportunities for small sung and danced solos.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Apr 2, 2020

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