Lights Up Entertainment will be holding open auditions for their Valentine’s Day production of I Love You Because, a musical set in modern day New York City inspired by Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice.
The story centers around a young, uptight greeting card writer’s life, and how it is changes when he meets a flighty photographer. Along with their eccentric friends and siblings, they learn to love each other not in spite of their faults, but because of them. The show will be performed at the Unity Theatre from February 12 to 15 2013. Tickets will go on sale later this month.
Written by Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham, the show was the pair’s thesis musical while studying at New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. It went on to open off-Broadway in 2006 to wide critical acclaim and has since been produced all over the world.
Lights Up Entertainment is a Liverpool-based entertainment company focusing on theatre production and artist management. Their first production, I Guess I Wish, premiered at the Unity Theatre in May this year.
The production team for I Love You Because consists of students from LIPA, but they are looking to cast the show with performers from different theatre groups from around Merseyside. They say experience is not important and everyone is welcome to audition.
They are looking to cast the following roles:
Austin Bennet (25; tenor to A): greeting card writer.
Jeff Bennet (28; baritone to G): pedi-cab driver.
Marcy Fitzwilliams (24; soprano, strong mix to F, belt to D): photographer.
Diana Bingley (27; alto to D): actuary.
NYC Woman (Various roles, soprano)
NYC Man (Various roles, bari-tenor)
Auditions will take place this Saturday November 10 from 10am at the School of Music of University of Liverpool, (80-82 Bedford Street South, L69 7WW). No appointment is necessary, but auditonees need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an audition pack. They will need to prepare one musical theatre song that shows off their vocal range, appropriate to the part auditioned for. Recalls will take place in the afternoon of the same day.