May 12, 2018 | 1:00 PM | Saturday

Sat May 12, 1:00 PM - Sun May 13, 7:30 PM

New Moon Theatre Company

2085 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

Community: Memphis



MUSCIAL AUDITIONS! New Moon announces auditions for Lizzie (The Lizzie Borden Rock Musical), directed Kell Christie. Audition dates are May 12 and 13, 2018 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave.

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Audition Dates: May 12 & 13, 2018. Saturday at 1:00, Sunday at 5:30
Callbacks if needed will be Sunday May 13 at 8:00
Location: Theatreworks, 2085 Monroe Ave.
Directed by: Kell Christie
Audition Material: Prepare approximately 18 bars of a rock ballad style song. Bring sheet music with you.
Needed: 4 women of various ages. Lizzie 25 – 35, Alice 25 – 40, Bridget 20 – 45, Emma 30 – 45.
Rehearsals begin: Early September
Production Dates: Oct. 12 – 28, 2018
More info: 901-484-3467

Character descriptions:
Lizzie Borden (high belt: F#3-F#5, belt to A5 if possible) is damaged, twisted. She can turn on a dime from fragile, broken, meek and obedient to conniving, sinister, furious and terrifying. She is a wounded animal backed into a corner, terrified but enraged. We find her at the moment she realizes she has nothing to lose. She is transformed through an act of unspeakable transgression, turning her own historical infamy into an ascension to legend.

Emma Borden (alto/mezzo belt: F#3-D5) is the older sister, eclipsed by the younger. She must content herself by playing a motherly Lady Macbeth to Lizzie, dripping her own hatreds into Lizzie’s ears over the years, stoking the fires of Lizzie’s rage, disappearing when the deeds must be done, and suffering with guilt afterwards. Emma is a woman who has come to see that every opportunity for happiness has passed her by. She's furious, but she's also desperately sad.

Bridget Sullivan/Maggie (contralto/low alto: F3 with E3 pick-up/ghost-notes in one number) – Eb5 (E5 opt. in one ad lib.) is the Borden’s Irish maid. She may be a Banshee, called to wail at the Borden’s door. She always seems to know what is going to happen, does things one step before anyone else. She’s put upon, angry, and as resentful of the Borden sisters as she is of the parents. Bridget is the Sex Pistols rock and roll nihilist; ready to fuck things up because she knows that’s the only way an

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