SARATOGA REPORT

Home Made Theater Holds Open Auditions for She Loves Me 

 

Home Made Theater announces open auditions for their December production of She Loves Me, book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. This production will be directed and choreographed by Johnny Martinez, with musical direction by Richard Cherry. 

The auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 11th  and Wednesday, October 12th starting at 6:30 at Home Made Theater’s headquarters at the Wilton Mall (near JC Penney).  

The principle cast consists of five men and two women ranging in ages from 20 to 65. There will also be an ensemble consisting of both men and women of various ages. 

Set in a 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 that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. The original Broadway production opened in 1963 and there have been several revivals produced for the stage, as well as being the basis for the film You’ve Got Mail. 

For the audition please prepare 16-32 bars of a song similar in style to the show that showcases your voice. Bring your own sheet music in your key; a pianist will be provided. No a cappella singing, please. Wear or bring comfortable clothes and shoes that allow for movement for a brief choreography audition. Bring a current photo (cannot be returned) and a resume. Be prepared to list all potential conflicts from the first rehearsal through closing (with the exception of Tech Week and performances, conflicts can be worked around if known about in advance). 

Rehearsals will be Sundays from 5:00-9:00pm, and Mondays through Thursdays from 7:00-10:00PM, starting on Sunday, October 23rd. Rehearsals will be held at Home Made Theater’s headquarters in the Wilton Mall until the week before tech. Then rehearsals will move to the performance venue, Saratoga Arts, in downtown Saratoga Springs. 

Performances are weekends December  9-11 and 16-18. There will be performances Friday and Saturday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons (four performances per weekend). 

For a detailed flyer with character descriptions visit Home Made Theater’s website, www.homemadetheater.org.