Casting call auditions for the Branson Regional Arts Council production of Legally Blonde the Musical, will occur on Thursday May 17th 6-9pm and Friday May 18th 6-9pm at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial Street, Branson, MO 65616
Rehearsals begin June 4th and performance dates are July 12-15, 2018, and tickets are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix.
- Director – Jacob Estes
- Choreographer – Kristen Dasto
- Music Director – Lloyd Alexander-Holt
General Auditions: Thursday, May 17 & Friday, May 18
- Singing: 6pm-8:30pm
- Dance call: 8:30-10pm
- Call backs: Saturday, May 19
- Arrive 10 minutes before your audition slot.
- Bring one copy of your head shot and resume.
- Prepare two contrasting songs, 16-32 bars of each only. (Do not sing from Legally Blonde.) It is likely you will only be asked to sing one selection. But make sure you have a second in case the directors ask for it.
- Accompanist will be provided. You may also use a track. If using our accompanist: bring a clean copy of your music in the correct key, preferably in a binder. Lead sheets will not be accepted.
- If using a track: the music must be in a digital format. No CDs or tapes.
- All interested MUST attend the dance call AND have a singing audition, unless otherwise specifically stated.
- MUST be 16 years of age or older to audition. No exceptions. If cast, minors will need a signed parent/guardian consent form on file. Only actors over the age of 18 will be considered for the role of Elle.
- Video/online submissions MAY be accepted. Please contact casting director for information.
Please contact casting director Casting Coordinator, Melissa Rivera () to sign up for an audition slot. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.
Legally Blonde: The Musical Character Breakdown
Elle Woods (Gb2-G5 Soprano Belt) – Elle is a very bubbly college-age girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality to offer the world! She is very lovable, determined, vulnerable, energetic and outgoing! A true triple threat. Must be comfortable being kissed on stage, must be comfortable with dogs. Preferably 5’-5’7”.
Emmett Forrest (B2-A4 Tenor) – Emmett is a smart, quirky, sensitive and personable law student. He ends up taking Elle under his wing and believes in her when it seems that no one else does. Must be comfortable being kissed on stage, must be comfortable with dogs. A strong singer/actor with great comedic timing! Preferably taller than Elle.
Paulette Buonofuonte (A3-A5 Soprano Belt) – Paulette is the funny owner of a local salon. She becomes friends with Elle and longs to marry a man from Ireland. She and Elle help each other achieve their dreams! Must be comfortable with dogs, must be willing to be kissed on stage. Strong singer with a powerful belt to match the personality! Must play older than Elle.
Pilar, Margot, Serena (G#3-F5 Belt) – Pilar is the sassy and sensible sorority sister. Margot is the seemingly dim-witted, boy-crazy sorority sister. Serena is the energetic cheerleader, sexy, sorority sister. Margot, Serena, & Pilar are Elle’s entourage who follow her through the story acting as her “Greek Chorus”. Strong singers and dancers with good comic timing and youthful energy! Diversity preferred and encouraged!
Professor Callahan (A2-F#4 Baritone) – Callahan is a pompous and manipulative law professor at Harvard. Actor must be comfortable with a stage kiss. Callahan should be charismatic, but able to turn instantly into a conniving shark at the turn of a hat. Silver fox.
Warner Huntington III (Eb3-Ab4 Tenor) – Warner is attractive and charming, but very self-absorbed. He will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a senator, including breaking Elle’s heart. Actor must be willing to perform a stage kiss, and very comfortable on stage to best display the characters’ charisma! Tall.
Vivienne Kensington (A3-F5 HUGE Soprano Belt) – Vivienne is an overachieving, stuck-up, wealthy, smart and savvy law student who is intellectually driven. Yet
she feels very threatened by Elle’s presence at Harvard. Must be comfortable being kissed on stage. Powerful solo in Act II! Needs to effectively contract Elle.
Brooke Wyndham (A3-G5 Alto or Soprano) – Brooke is an exercise video star and Delta Nu alum sorority girl who was accused of murder. Being physically fit is a must for this role, to properly do high level aerobics with enough stamina to continue singing.
Kyle B. O’Boyle (no vocal requirement) – Kyle is a physically fit, smooth-talking UPS deliveryman. We soon find out that he is Paulette’s dream guy. Must be comfortable with dogs, must be willing to be kissed on stage.
Enid Hoops (G3-G5 Soprano Belt) – Enid is a strong, opinionated, feminist law student at Harvard. Great comedic timing!
Elle’s Mom (C4 – E5 Alto) – High society socialite from Malibu.
Elle’s Dad (D3 – E#4 Baritone) – High society golfer from Malibu.
Kate (Bb3 – Eb5 Alto) – Delta Nu scholastic chair, the bookworm! Featured in “What You Want”
Sundeep Padamadan – A foreign Harvard law student. Former leader of his country. Featured in “The Harvard Variations”
Aaron Schultz – A smug and arrogant Harvard law student. Featured in “The Harvard Variations”
Dewey – Paulette’s rude, mean, dog stealing, trailer-trash ex-boyfriend.
Nikos Argitakos – Brooke Wyndham’s pool boy. Featured in “Gay or European”
Carlos – Nikos’ “best friend”. Featured in “Gay or European”
Grand Master Chad – frat boy. Featured in “What You Want”
Winthrop – Harvard Law admissions officer.
Pforzheimer – Harvard Law admissions officer.
Lowell – Harvard Law admissions officer.
Whitney – Vivienne’s best friend at Harvard law. Her father is next in line to be the Speaker of the House and Vivienne brags about it.
Chutney Wyndham – Brooke Wyndham’s jealous step-daughter. Featured in the courtroom as a witness.
Judge – Featured characters in the courtroom trial.
CASTING PLAN (Subject to change based on availability)
Elle Paulette Brooke Vivienne Enid Serena Pilar Margot Kate/Chutney/Ensemble Courtney/Mrs. Woods/Ensemble Store Manager/Judge/Ensemble (4) Greek Chorus/Delta Nu Girls/Dept. Store Ladies/Whitney
Warner Emmett Callahan Kyle/Dewey/Grand Master Chad/Ensemble Sundeep/Nikos/Frat Boy/Ensemble Mr. Woods/Winthrop/Ensemble Carlos/Lowell/Frat Boy/Ensemble Aaron/Jet Blue Pilot/Frat Boy/Ensemble Pforzheimer/Frat Boy/Ensemble
QUESTIONS? Contact Casting Coordinator, Melissa Rivera,
Would you like to improve your audition abilities with one, fun afternoon workshop?
On Saturday, May 12th from 1-5pm, Director Lloyd Alexander-Holt will teach you how to maximize your chances of landing that important role at your next audition. This workshop is especially recommended for anyone Interested in auditioning for Legally Blonde the Musical.