We are excited to announce auditions for our upcoming Regional Premiere of the new musical, Unlock’d!
Queensbury Theatre invites both Equity and non-Equity performers to audition. All performers over 18 will be compensated. Equity performers will be contracted under a Guest Artist contract.
Auditions will be conducted by the director, choreographer, and music director. The writers, Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, and Producer, Judy Lavin, will be in attendance.
Unlock'd, a whimsical, romantic musical comedy, follows has been described Clever Clarissa is tired of living in the shadow of her flirtatious sister Belinda, the most adored woman in England. Wits sharpened and scissors in hand, Clarissa sets out to cut Belinda—and her glorious locks of hair—down to size...and to find a man of her own! The Baron has it all: good looks, charm, and a sizable inheritance. By contrast, his brother, Edwin, is bookish and shy. Will one—or both—make a love match with Belinda? And will Clarissa get tangled up in the farce and create a snag in the plan? With an innovative, lush, and quirky musical score featuring electric guitar alongside harpsichord and strings, the lovers and the mischievous spirits that surround them are transformed by human emotion and find their identities and hearts “unlocked” in this cheeky fairy tale.
Based on Alexander Pope's satirical poem «The Rape of the Lock», Unlock’d currently is seeking Regional productions following the enthusiastically-received Off-Broadway limited run in June/July 2013, produced by Prospect Theatre Company at The Duke on 42nd Street.Unlock’d, four lovers in an enchanted 18th-century England. Rhyming couplets collide with a contemporary sensibility in this fresh, funny, and moving musical, which «A Midsummer Night's Dream meets Mean Girls».
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
— RODERICK SHEARING (Baron Windsorloch)
Edwin’s elder brother. War hero, but inexperienced with girls.
— EDWIN SHEARING
Baron’s younger brother. Bookish, restrained.
— BELINDA FERMOR [pron. “fair more”]
Clarissa’s step-sister. Beautiful, sweet, and vacuous. Pursued by everyman.
— CLARISSA EVERS
Belinda’s step-sister. Clever, frustrated at living in Belinda’s shadow.
— SYLPHS (air spirits)
AVIA: Leader of the sylphs, no-nonsense, icy.
ARIELLA: Youngest sylph; pretty, squeamish, wilting.
ESTHER: A sexually-frustrated sylph.
— GNOMES (earth spirits)
UMBRIEL: Gnomes’ leader, mischievous, enjoys taunting sylphs.
BARNEY: A Love-besotted gnome.
CALEB: Smartest of the gnomes; frightened of the sylphs.
— MAIDENS OF COURT
KATHERINE: A forceful maiden.
MADELINE: A sweet, naïve maiden.
GERTRUDE: A weary maiden.
— GENTLEMEN OF COURT
LORD LITTLEWIT: A blundering nobleman.
SIR INCONSTANTINE: A stern and suspicious courtier.
SIR FLITTYBUD: A fop.
— THE RINGLETTES
Belinda’s locks of hair, played by the actresses playing sylphs.
Belinda’s favorite lock of hair, played by the actress playing Ariella or the Serving Maid.
— SERVING MAID
A young woman
A young man
A deus ex machina
WHAT TO PREPARE:
*Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition. Please prepare a 16 bar cut of sheet music for the audition. An accompanist will be in attendance—please no recordings or a cappella singing. Please arrive at the start of the dance call and wear clothing that you can move in.
*Auditions are for 18 and older only.
Open Singer Call: September 11, 2017, 10am-2pm, 3pm-7pm
Please sign in upon arrival.
Dance Call: September 12, 2017, 10am-2pm
Callbacks: September 13, 2017, 10am-2pm
Queensbury Theatre, Black Box Theatre, 12777 Queensbury Lane, Houston, Texas 77024
Please park in the adjacent garage. Parking ticket will be validated.
Director: Marley Singletary
Choreographer: Dana Lewis
Staged Reading: October 23-29, 2017
Rehearsal Schedule: January 9-31, 2018 (Mondays off)
Performance Dates: February 1-3, 2018 (Previews); February 8-11; February 14-18; February 22-25
Potential Extension Dates: March 1-4
For further questions, please email Production Manager, Ashley N. Peters at [email protected]