auditions

Show: Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical Category: Non-Equity Audition Pay: $650 Stipend

Description:

Kokandy Productions is currently accepting VIRTUAL SUBMISSIONS for Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical, directed by Artistic Associate Adrian Abel Azevedo.

Open to all ethnicities, genders and ability (18–early 30s). We encourage Trans and Gender Non-Conforming performers to submit for any roles they are interested in; genders listed are those of the character, not the performer. Seeking strong actor/singers; actor/singer/dancers and dancers.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY TUESDAY, APRIL 12.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Based on the acclaimed hit film starring Reese Whitherspoon, Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar, Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical is the ultimate throwback party. Rulers of their elite Manhattan prep school, Sebastian and Kathryn have placed a mischievous bet. As their vengeful crusade wreaks havoc on the students at Manchester Prep, the two devilish step-siblings become entangled in their own web of deception and unexpected romance in this raucous jukebox throwback, featuring fresh takes on familiar 90s jams from No Doubt, *NSYNC, TLC, Garbage, Goo Goo Dolls and more.

For a complete casting/character breakdown, see below.

 

Casting

Kathyrn Merteuil; Female-identifying, 18–early 30s, Ethnicity: Open To play 17-18 years old; sexy, manipulative, and devious with a heart two sizes too small; Sebastian’s stepsister. Mezzo-Soprano, must belt up to a high D#; played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the original film.

Sebastian Valmont; Male-identifying 18–early 30s, Ethnicity: Open To play 18; Manhattan’s richest and most dangerous playboy and Kathryn’s manipulative step brother. Baritone/Tenor; played by Ryan Phillippe in the original film.

Annette Hardgrove; Female-identifying, 18–early 30s, Ethnicity: Open To play 17-18 years old; a smart Kansas transplant thrust into New York City’s rich prep school world when her father is made headmaster of Sebastian and Kathryn’s school; she is passionate about abstaining from sexual activity before marriage; she becomes Sebastian’s virginal summer conquest turned first true love. Mezzo-Soprano; played by Reese Witherspoon in the original film.

Cecile Caldwell; Female-identifying 18–early 30s, Ethnicity: White To play teen; a naive incoming freshman that Kathryn plans to corrupt in her quest for revenge. Mezzo-Soprano, must belt up to a high D; played by Selma Blair in the original film.

Ronald Clifford; Male-identifying 18–early 30s, Ethnicity: Black To play 18-22; Cecile’s well-mannered music tutor who also becomes a pawn in Sebastian and Kathryn’s game. Baritone/Tenor; played by Sean Patrick Thomas in the film.

Blaine Tuttle; Male-indentifying, 18–early 30s, Ethnicity: Open To play 17-18; out and proud, Blaine is a gay high schooler who enjoys the fine art of blackmail; and sleeping with so many “straight” guys in school, he has a lot of black mail to dish out; Tenor; played by Joshua Jackson in the film.

Greg McConnell; Male-identifying 18–early 30s, Ethnicity: Open To play 18; Manchester Prep’s All-American football stud known for tackling the tight ends on and off the field. Also covers Sebastian; high Tenor, must belt up to a high B. Played by Eric Mabius in the film. 

Bunny Caldwell; Female-identifying 30s–50s, Ethnicity: White To play 30-50; Cecile’s mother, Bunny. Cecile’s mother is a full-time wasp and part-time racist. Alto; played by Christine Baranski in the film. 

Ensemble/Understudies

 

Time Commitment:

Rehearsals begin the week of May 9. Tech begins in early June, with first preview on Thursday, June 9. The show will open on Sun, June 12, and run through Sun, August 7 (Thurs-Sat evenings, Sunday matinees).

Material to Prepare:

Please submit 1 (one) 32-bar cut, music in the style of the show that best shows off your voice.

Please submit your headshot & resume along with your video, and indicate whether you are interested in a specific role(s). Also indicate your availability for afternoon/evening callbacks on Wed, April 20 and Thurs, April 21.

Reply to Email: casting@kokandyproductions.com