Mar 132019
 
Altona City Theatre
Altona, Victoria, 3018
Audition listing for Legally Blonde – The Musical
OHMYGOD YOU GUYS!! Elle Woods and her crew are making their way to the Altona stage for the July 2019 show, Legally Blonde. A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Elle Woods appears to have it all. However, her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. *(MTI International)

Audition Dates:

Monday 25th March from 7:30pm
Tuesday 26th March from 7:30pm
Thursday 28th March from 7:30pm

Dance Call: Sunday 31st March from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (invite only)

Callbacks: Sunday 31st March from 4:00pm

Please note that NOT all roles require a call back, however keep this time free
The minimum age for auditionees is 18 as at April 4th 2019

Audition Requirements

Vocal:

Please prepare two songs – one in the style of the show, and one that showcases your vocal ability, range and strengths as a performer. Remember that we are seeing lots of people with very limited time. Choose an appropriate starting point for your songs as you may not get to sing it all.
If you are auditioning for Elle you will also be required to complete a short dance routine during your vocal audition. Link information will be sent to you once your audition is confirmed.


Please prepare sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No backing tracks or accapella permitted.
Ensure you arrive 15 minutes early to complete appropriate paperwork. Please provide a theatrical CV and a headshot, if you have one.

Dance:

If you are invited to the dance audition, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
You will be advised by the evening of the 29th of March if you are required for a dance audition.

Lastly:

Don’t be nervous – we will try and make the process as enjoyable as possible. Relax. Enjoy. Don’t worry if you mess up we want to see what you CAN do, and we will conveniently ignore any mistakes you make. PS Learn your song off by heart! Extra points are always awarded for people who are prepared!

Character Descriptions

Female Characters

ELLE WOODS – This leading lady is the head of her UCLA sorority Delta Nu and has a love of fashion and style. When Warner dumps her for not being serious enough, she decides to prove him wrong by going to Harvard Law School. Her pink outfits, blonde hair, and Southern California attitude make her appear less intelligent and an outcast when compared to the prim and proper Harvard community. Elle Woods discredits the classic blonde bimbo stereotype and helps win a court case, graduates at the top of her class, and finds love with
Emmett who appreciates her intelligence and personality. Elle is a very positive person who always sees the best in others and herself. She is loyal, bubbly and honest. Actor should have strong vocal stamina (sings in 16 numbers) and be a true triple threat. Actor must be comfortable with dogs.
Female (Vocal Range: B3-Eb6) (Stage Age: 22-25)

PAULETTE BONAFONTE – Elle’s favourite brassy manicurist who longs for a meaningful romance of her own and loves anything to do with Ireland. Paulette provides sound advice and companionship to Elle. Must have great comic timing
Female (Stage Age: 25-40)

VIVIENNE KENSINGTON – Overachieving, smart and savvy law student; Warner’s new girlfriend and fiancé. Intellectually driven, yet feels threatened by Elle’s presence at Harvard. Dismisses Elle as classless at first, but grows to befriend her. Looking for a singer who can act and move.
Female (Vocal Range: A3-E5) (Stage Age: 25-35)

BROOKE WYNDHAM – A beautifully aging Delta Nu sorority sister who stars in her own line of exercise videos. She is accused of murdering her wealthy husband and refuses to testify in her own defence. Brooke should exude confidence and poise. Actor must be visibly physically fit with excellent cardiovascular strength/endurance; she belts while jumping rope. Looking for an actor who can sing and dance.
Female (Vocal Range: A3-E5) (Stage Age: 25-35)

PILAR – Delta Nu sorority sister/Greek Chorus Member. She is the sassy and sensible one.
Female (Vocal Range: G#3-D5) (Stage Age: 20-25)

SERENA – Delta Nu sorority sister/Greek Chorus Member. She is the UCLA cheerleader who has spunk and isn’t afraid to tell everyone her opinion. She is also Jewish.
Female (Vocal Range: G#3-D5) (Stage Age: 20-25)

MARGOT – Delta Nu sorority sister/Greek Chorus Member. She is the man hungry, seemingly dim-witted one. Actor must be comfortable with dogs.
Female (Vocal Range: G#3-D5) (Stage Age: 20-25)

KATE – Delta Nu sorority sister/Greek Chorus Member. She is the smart and nerdy one who is education chair at Delta-Nu. She helps Elle prepare for the LSAT.
Female (Vocal Range: Bb3–D5) (Stage Age: 22-25)

ENID HOOPES – Harvard law student and extreme feminist. An outspoken personality-active in Greenpeace and organises protests against insensitive cartoons-man-hater. Actor must be comfortable playing possible lesbian stereotypes. Looking for an actor who can sing and move.
Female (Vocal Range: Bb3–D5) (Stage Age: 22-27)

FEMALE ENSEMBLE – Harvard law students, Delta Nus, Greek Chorus, Inmates, etc.
Female (Stage Age: 20-30)

Male Characters

EMMETT FORREST – One of Harvard’s top law students; editor of the Harvard Law Review and Callahan’s Teaching Assistant. Goal-oriented, at the cost of his social skills. He takes an early interest in Elle, and remains interested throughout the story-giving her advice and tutoring help. Eventually falls in love with Elle. Emmett is charming and friendly.
Male (Vocal Range: B2-A4) (Stage Age: 24-27)

WARNER HUNTINGTON III – Charming, confident and good-looking law student who wants to be a senator someday; Elle’s ex-boyfriend. Plastic charm. His self-centred nature destroys everything that he could have had with Elle.
Male (Vocal Range: D3-G4) (Stage Age: 22-25)

PROFESSOR CALLAHAN – A self-important and manipulative law professor at Harvard. He objectifies Elle. Callahan should be both charismatic and conniving. Nearly devoid of morals, and aims to rid his students of their scruples.
Male (Vocal Range: A2-F#4) (Stage Age: 40-60)

KYLE – The UPS guy. Paulette’s Salon is on his route, and they are smitten with one another. Looking for a muscular, highly masculine individual with a matching speaking voice. Smaller role but will also be an ensemble member throughout the show. Actor must be comfortable with dogs. Irish step dances in Legally Blonde Remix.
Male (Stage Age: 25-45)

SUNDEEP PADAMAN – New Harvard law student. Was royalty in his home country until his government was overthrown. Attending Harvard primarily to network and gain allies to assist in taking back his throne. Actor will also double in the ensemble.
Male (Vocal Range: E3-C4) (Stage Age: 22-27)

AARON SCHULTZ – A new Harvard Law Student and multi-millionaire. Ridiculously accomplished and sure of himself, despite a bit of social awkwardness. Looking for a singer who can act and dance. Actor will also double in the ensemble.
Male (Vocal Range: C3-E4) (Stage Age: 22-27)

MR WOODS “ELLE’S DAD” – Elle’s wealthy, “country club” father. He loves his daughter and although he would rather have Elle stay in California, he is willing to pay for Elle to attend Harvard Law if she gets in. Comes to support her during her first trial.
Male (Vocal Range: D3-E#) (Stage Age: 48-60)

MALE ENSEMBLE – Harvard law students, Frat Boys, Inmates, etc.

Male (Stage Age: 20-30)