AUDITIONS
The Opera House Players of Broad Brook, CT
Auditions for

SHE LOVES ME

Book by JOE MASTEROFF
Music by JERRY BOCK
Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK

Based on a Play by Miklos Laszlo
Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Originally Produced on Broadway by Harold Prince

in Association with Lawrence N. Kasha and Philip C. McKenna
Original Orchestrations by Don Walker
Adapted by Frank Matosich, Jr.

She Loves Me
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

In this scented case of mistaken identity and letter writing,
two feuding perfume clerks have no idea they are in love.


An intimate and touching show, featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler On The Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), She Loves Me was nominated for five TONY Awards in 1964, the 1993 Broadway revival won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the 1994 Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance.

Set in a 1930's European perfumery, we meet shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Discover with Amalia and Georg the identity of their true loves and all the twists and turns along the way! She Loves Me showcases a small but strong ensemble cast playing a range of memorable characters of all ages.

Based on the play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo, three movies were also made based on the same play - "The Shop Around The Corner" starring Jimmy Stewart, "In The Good Old Summertime" starring Judy Garland, and "You've Got Mail" starring Tom Hanks.

Remember to "sell us" your song!
Be prepared to dance, dress appropriately.
Bring a head shot/resume if you have one.
Bring your schedule to determine rehearsal conflicts.
All roles are available, actors need to display high energy and great stage presence.

Directed by Jeffrey Flood
Musical Direction by Steven D. Cirillo

Auditions - Sunday May 31st at 1:00PM and Monday June 1st at 7:00PM
Callbacks - by invitation only on Thursday, June 4th at 7:00PM
Performance Dates - September 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Rehearsals begin Sunday, June 28th. Not all actors will be needed at every rehearsal.

For the correct feel, tempo, and sound of the show, we will be following the 1993 revival
version. To learn the audition songs, please listen to this recording at:
YOU TUBE


READ CAREFULLY - All singers should prepare two songs - a standard Broadway song of your choice (NO pop, rock, or contemporary theatre music), and then 16-32 bars of one of the songs from the show listed below in the breakdown. The first 16-32 bars of the show song are fine. If you are auditioning only for ensemble, you should be prepared to sing the beginning of "Twelve Days To Christmas" in addition to a ballad of your choice. The lyrics for this are at the end of the breakdown.

You must bring your own sheet music, and an accompanist will be provided.  We will have the score to the show for the pianist to use. No singing to tracks or a cappella singing, please.

Auditions will be held at Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook, CT.
Contact the director at jflooddirector@gmail.com with any questions.


Character Breakdown and Song Requirements:


1) GEORG NOWACK (Store Manager)
An established employee of Maraczek's Parfumerie, he resembles a hopeless romantic. Shy, intelligent, handsome, likeable and soft spoken. A regular guy.
Male, 25-35 yrs old. Lyric baritone, sings to "F"
PREPARE "SHE LOVES ME" OR "TONIGHT AT EIGHT", plus song of your choice


2) AMALIA BALASH (Store Clerk)
The eager new employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. Despite being a skilled saleswoman, she easily becomes intimated and nervous. Strong willed but shy. Attractive and innocent in nature, bright, and a lover of literature.
Female, 25-35 yrs old. Sweet but gutsy soprano, sings to "B"
PREPARE "WILL HE LIKE ME" OR "VANILLA ICE CREAM", plus song of your choice


3) STEVEN KODALY (Store Clerk)
A well respected and liked employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. Though he is considered dapper and occasionally charming, he is more of a shallow womanizer, a slick "ladies man". Elegant, refined, self-assured, yet a cad.
Male, 25-35 yrs old. Tenor, sings to “A” (falsetto helpful for some sections)
PREPARE "ILONA" OR "GRAND KNOWING YOU", plus song of your choice


4) ILONA RITTER (Store Clerk)
Employed at Maraczek's Parfumerie. She is sexy and experienced, yet still sensitive.
Has been through many men, but longing for something more from the game of love.
Female, 25-35 yrs old. Strong rich belt voice, belts to "Db"
PREPARE "I RESOLVE", plus song of your choice


5) LADISLAV SIPOS (Store Clerk)
Not the brightest employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. A confidant to Georg, he is an optimistic family man who looks like a huggable father. Sometimes comic, a compliant man who will do anything not to lose his job. Average looking.
Male, 25-35 yrs old. Baritone, sings to E
PREPARE "PERSPECTIVE", plus a standard Broadway BALLAD of your choice


6) MR. MARACZEK (Store Owner)
Owner of Maraczek's Parfumerie. Mature looking with a commanding presence, his dedication to the trade is rivaled only by his faithfulness to his wife. Displays many character traits - strict, stern, stubborn, playful, vindictive, warm.
Male, 40-60 yrs old. Bass-baritone, sings to "D"
PREPARE "DAYS GONE BY", plus a song of your choice


7) ARPAD LASZLO (Delivery Boy)
Delivery boy at Maraczek's Parfumerie. His exuberance is infectious and commitment to his job remarkable. He is ambitious and adorable, youthful appearing and boyish.
Male, 18-25 yrs old. Light baritone, sings to "E"
PREPARE "TRY ME", plus a standard Broadway BALLAD of your choice


8) WAITER
Comical in appearance and manner. An enigmatic role, eccentric, over the top.
Male, no particular age. Baritone (or Tenor), sings to G
PREPARE "A ROMANTIC ATMOSPHERE", plus any COMEDY song of your choice


9) KELLER
Detective, speaking role only.


10) ENSEMBLE - 4-8 chorus members
Restaurant patrons, shop customers (including 3 featured females), and townspeople/carolers. Must sing well and move well (minimal dance skills required).
PREPARE "TWELVE DAYS TO CHRISTMAS", plus a Broadway BALLAD of your choice


Lyrics for "Twelve Days To Christmas":

Twelve days to Christmas,
Twelve days to Christmas,
Plenty of time to do your Christmas shopping,
These are the people who shop in time, shop in time, plenty of time,
These are the people with time to spare who shop at their convenience.

Twelve days to Christmas,
Twelve days to Christmas,
Look at the way they do their Christmas shopping,
They can go shopping and still remain calm and sedate,
These are the people we envy and the people that we hate!

Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
© 1963 (Renewed 1991) MAYERLING PRODUCTIONS LTD. and JERRY BOCK ENTERPRISES
Sunday, May 31st at 1:00PM

Monday, June 1st at 7:00PM


Callbacks - by invitation only
Thursday, June 4th at 7:00PM