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LEGALLY BLONDE AUDITION PACK

We are delighted to present our 2020 school production of LEGALLY BLONDE. The show will take place in the Crewe Lyceum Theatre on 10th and 11th February 2020 for 2 performances only.

DIRECTOR: Mrs O’Donnell<br\>
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Mrs Travis<br\>
CHOREOGRAPHER: Miss O’Connor

Venue for auditions – Main Hall.<br\>
Venue for rehearsals – Main Hall/Drama studio.

REHEARSALS & SHOW DATES

Rehearsals will commence in September, with some principal rehearsals starting in July. We will rehearse after school and at lunch times four to five times per week, however not everyone will be required for
every rehearsal. There will be at least one weekend rehearsal on the 8th and 9th of Feb, which all cast members will be required to attend. It is very important that all cast members make themselves available
for as many rehearsals as possible as there is a lot of work to do. If you cannot commit to rehearsals, please do not audition.

PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS

Monday 24th June from 9:00am – 3:15pm<br\>
When we have received all the audition forms, we will allocate you a time. Any year group is welcome in the ensemble, but you must be year 9 and above at the time of audition to audition for a principal role.
Ensemble roles may become available for year 7 and 8 students.

DANCE AUDITIONS

Anyone who is auditioning for the roles of Elle, Pilar, Margot, Serena or a Delta Nu will need to do a short group dance audition on the same day as the principal auditions. Please bring your PE kit to the audition.

CAST BREAKDOWN

PRINCIPAL ROLES

  • ELLE WOODS
  • VIVIENNE KENSINGTON
  • PAULETTE BONAFONTE
  • EMMETT FORREST
  • WARNER HUNTINGTON III
  • PROFESSOR CALLAHAN
  • BROOKE WYNDHAM (ensemble in Act 1)
  • PILAR
  • SERENA
  • MARGOT
  • ENID HOOPS
  • KYLE, THE U.P.S. GUY (ensemble in Act 1)

FEATURED ROLES

Recurring featured parts OR single scene roles, which double as dancer / ensemble in other scenes.
HARVARD ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE
SUNDEEP PADAMAN (Harvard student)
AARON SCHULTZ (Harvard student)
ELLE’S MOTHER & FATHER
GRANDMASTER CHAD (A UCLA partier)
KATE & ADDITIONAL DELTA NU “GREEK CHORUS” SINGERS/DANCERS
NIKOS<
CARLOS
FEATURED DANCERS (featured group singing & dancing in many ensemble numbers)
DEWEY – Paulette’s ex. boyfriend
CHUTNEY WINDHAM – Brooke’s step daughter
TRIAL ROLES: JUDGE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY

ENSEMBLE/ SUPPORTING ROLES

DELTA NU SORORITY GIRLS
HARVARD LAW STUDENTS
TRIAL JURORS & OTHERS AT TRIAL
RESTAURANT, MALL and BEAUTY SHOP PATRONS
OTHERS

AUDTION MATERIAL

You are required to sing and act the allocated songs and scenes for the auditions. You may audition for any of the roles listed above and you can audition for more than one role. However, we will consider you
for other roles if you choose to audition for one part only.

Audition Songs For Elle. (Both should be prepared. The second song will be used for recalls only if required )
SO MUCH BETTER
Karaoke track

Prepare the entire song.
LEGALLY BLONDE
Karaoke track

Audition Song for Vivienne
LEGALLY BLONDE REMIX (1st min only)
Karaoke track

Audition Song for Paulette
IRELAND REPRISE
Karaoke track

Audition Song for Brooke
WHIPPED INTO SHAPE (1st 50 secs – all parts)
Karaoke track

Auditions Songs for ALL OTHER FEMALE ROLES
OMIGOD YOU GUYS(up to 1:14 secs)
Karaoke track

Audition Song for Paulette
CHIP ON MY SHOULDER(Go from 1:05 secs to 1:50 secs.)
Karaoke track

A NOTE ABOUT ROLES

Please read the casting policy below carefully for information about how the show will be cast. On the audition form, there is an opportunity for you to select which roles you will accept. If you tick “dancer/ensemble”
as a role you would accept, then you will be cast in the show (in either an ensemble, principal, featured or supporting role). Students interested in performance are strongly encouraged to accept any role, as parts of
all sizes are an opportunity to learn and grow as a performer.

CASTING POLICY

Participating in a school production is a positive and enriching experience and an important part of many students’ time at Brine Leas. The audition process is designed to be transparent, fair and enjoyable for students.
At the same time, auditions can be stressful and the outcomes occasionally disappointing. Regardless of the outcome, auditions are a learning opportunity. Students who audition for multiple productions in their time at
Brine Leas will gain valuable experience, skills and confidence, which translate to future theatrical endeavours and other artistic pursuits.

How roles are cast can be a difficult process to understand, especially from the outside. Assembling a cast is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle: directors must consider the parts available in the show, the unique artistic
vision of the production, individual audition performance of actors in the casting pool as well as the overall cohesiveness of casting.

In auditions, students are evaluated on their acting ability, attitude and demeanour. For the musical, students are also evaluated on singing and dancing ability. Directors will be looking to see whether an individual
student has the skills necessary to perform specific roles and considering how all students fit into a cohesive vision for the show. Preference in casting is not given based on seniority or to students who have participated
in past productions. While there is never any guarantee for a student, individuals who consistently demonstrate a positive attitude and work ethic are most likely to be in good standing at future auditions.

On the audition form, students are asked to indicate whether they would accept principal, supporting or dance / ensemble roles. Students interested in performance are strongly encouraged to accept any role, as parts of all
sizes are an opportunity to learn and grow as a performer.

SO, WHAT DO I DO NOW?

We hope you will want to be part of our show and will want to audition! If you wish to audition, please fill in the audition form and return to Mrs O’Donnell before Wednesday 19th June. We will then notify you the time of
your audition. Best of luck!

AUDITION FORM

AUDITION PACKS AND CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

Audition packs and a character breakdown are available to download from the link below. You will need to get the password currently displayed on the TVs or from Mrs O’Donnel

Audition Material