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The auditions will be held in-person at the Lamplighters Music Theatre rehearsal hall:
469 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Lamplighters Music Theatre (LMT) is pleased to announce auditions for the May/June 2022 production of the Tony Award winning Best Musical of 2014, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Stage Director is Dr. Michael Mohammed, Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Brett Strader.

Lamplighters is non-equity, with a mix of paid and volunteer cast. Pay shall be based on San Francisco minimum wage of $16.32 per hour, with total fees variable depending upon size of role, including number of rehearsals.

LMT actively values Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. All races, genders, and abilities are encouraged to audition and will be welcomed by the company.

Auditions will be held in a COVID-safe manner. All participants in the process are required to be vaccinated and masked, with only the person auditioning unmasked when singing. HEPA air filters are used and proof of vaccination is required.

Please prepare and bring sheet music for a song in English from a musical or operetta that shows off your voice. An accompanist will be provided.

The schedule for auditions and rehearsals follows:
Auditions
Friday 14-Jan 7pm to 10pm
Saturday 15-Jan 3pm – 6pm
Sunday 16-Jan 3pm – 6pm

Callbacks Sunday 23-Jan 3pm – 7pm

Rehearsals
18-Apr Table read and ensemble music
4/19-4/21 Music
4/25 week Table work and staging
2-May Music refresh
5/9 week Staging rehearsals
5/16 week Staging rehearsals
23-May Tech week
27-May Free student show
28-May 3pm performance (opening )
29-May 3pm performance
3-Jun 7:30pm performance
4-Jun 3pm performance
5-Jun 3pm Performance (closing)

Character Breakdown
Montague “Monty” Navarro
Handsome, clever, charismatic, vulnerable and endearing. Discovers he is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst and intends to kill off the family that stands in his way.
Gender: Male-identifying
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Miss Shingle
Monty’s unexpected visitor.
Gender: Female-identifying
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Sibella Hallward
The girl Monty loves.
Gender: Female-identifying
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Phoebe D’Ysquith
Monty’s cousin.
Gender: Female-identifying
Vocal range top: high sustained C#6 with an optional Eb
Vocal range bottom: G#3

The D’Ysquith Family
*Asquith D’Ysquith, Jr., a dandy
*Lord Adlabert D’Ysquith, Eighth Earl of Highhurst
*Reverend Lord Ezekiel D’Ysquith, a clergyman
*Lord Adlabert D’Ysquith, Sr., an elder banker
*Henry D’Ysquith, a country squire
*Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith, a benefactress
*Major Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith, a bodybuilder
*Lady Salome D’Ysquith Pumphrey, an actress
*Chancey D’Ysquith, a janitor

*These roles are all played by one actor
Gender: Any gender identity
Vocal range top: G#4
Vocal range bottom: F#2/Bb3

Ensemble of 6 or more at Stage Director’s discretion.
Gender: 3+ Male-identifying and 3+ Female-identifying
Soprano (coloratura)        Ab4 to Bb6
Mezzo                             Bb4 to G5
Alto                                Gb3 to Gb5
Tenor                              Ab3 to B5
Baritone                         Ab3 to G#4 
Bass                               C2 to G#4