RAISE THE STAKES: A MUSICAL COMEDY
Production name: Raise the Stakes
Date production rehearsal/job starts: Oct. 1st, 2018
Audition date: First round video auditions due May 24th
Callback: May 27th
Deadline to submit: May 24th, Midnight.
Email applications to: [email protected]
Contact name: Taylor Lavigne
Raise the Stakes is seeking hilarious/versatile performers for its world premiere production at the Olde Walkerville Theatre in Windsor, ON, this October.
All roles are paid, non-union. Accommodations will be provided for Toronto talent.
Raise the Stakes is a Canadian Musical, written by Taylor Lavigne, music by Mike Karloff. Bram Stoker’s Dracula has been flipped on its head, shook up, made over and released into the night as an outrageous musical comedy! Raise the Stakes is a hilariously R-rated story of blood, sex, and monsters. Fans of horror-comedies, will really sink their teeth into this show!
DRACULA: 25-45, King of the vampires, with a twist. Dracula is a gay, super-being. He is driven by sex, blood, and little else. That is, until he meets Johnathan Harker and it awakens him to feelings of true love. He is confident, classy, sexy, and extremely deadly. For reference: Frank-N-Furter (Rocky Horror). Rock Bari-Tenor with dance ability. Fight skills a plus.
JOHNATHAN: 20-35, Not your typical leading man, Johnathan is timid, weak, shy and unimposing. He has spent his life as doormat, never amounting to anything. However, he stands out in his village because of his kind, gentle nature. This draws Mina’s attention and affections. He is a reluctant hero. British accent. Strong Tenor.
MINA: 20-35, Tough, brassy, and fearsome, Mina is the leading female of the story. She owns and runs the local tavern and has no problem putting drunks twice her size in their place. She is very smart but also lonely. Johnathan is the first decent man she’s met in a long time. British accent. Soprano. Fight skills a plus.
LUCY: 20-35 Lucy begins the show as a sweet, beautiful, ingénue. However, through unforeseen circumstances she becomes a devious seductress capable of manipulating people into doing her bidding. Mezzo-Soprano. Fight skills a plus.
VAN HELSING: 20-40: The anti-hero, Van Helsing seeks to kill Dracula and his vampire army. He strength and skill are legendary. He has killed hundreds of monsters and demons. His strength is only matched by his arrogance and bravado. Strong Baritone. Fight skills a plus.
POOKIE/DEATH: 20-30 Dracula’s pet man-bat. Pookie’s tone is always happy and cheerful but the words coming out are dark. He often talks about how he wants to die, or does so in song form. He is trapped in Dracula’s castle. Will be double cast as Death, a sarcastic scythe wielding lord of the underworld. Strong comedic role, must be a strong tapper, Bari-Tenor.
IGOR: 20-30 Dracula’s servant. Mostly he delivers his iconic line: “Yes Master” but we soon learn there is more to Igor than meets the eye. Bari-Tenor. Some tap experiences. Must be able to rap.
ARTHUR: 30-50 One of 4 gargoyles that narrates the show from atop Dracula’s castle. Arthur is a stuffy British aristocrat. He is a very no nonsense character, doesn’t understand jokes/sarcasm. Baritone/Bass.
FLORENCE:20-35 One of 4 gargoyles that narrates the show from atop Dracula’s castle. Florence is the voice of reason. She attempts to keep the other gargoyles in line. A stuffy British upper-class woman. Mezzo-Soprano.
MORRIS: 20-30 One of 4 gargoyles that narrates the show from atop Dracula’s castle. Morris is American and represents the “dirty uncle” character of the bunch. He always says inappropriate things. He is very sarcastic and crude. New York accent. Bari-Tenor.
BRAM: 20-30 One of 4 gargoyles that narrates the show from atop Dracula’s castle. Bram is an idiot and often shouts out things that are random or incoherent. He idolizes Morris but can never live up to his quick wit. Strong comedic role. Bari-Tenor.
ENSEMBLE: 6 Ensemble roles as cast. Must have strong dance and vocal ability