AUDITIONS: LIVING ON LOVE


LIVING ON LOVE by Joe DiPietro

Based on the play PECCADILLO by Garson Kanin

Presented by Torrance Theatre Company
1316 Cabrillo Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501

Directed by: Perry Shields

When a demanding diva discovers that her larger-than-life maestro husband has become enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his largely fictional autobiography, she hires a handsome young scribe of her own. Sparks fly, silverware is thrown, and romance blossoms in the most unexpected ways in this delightful and hilarious romantic comedy by the author of OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, and THE LAST ROMANCE.

“It feels comforting, like an old black-and-white film, and yet there’s a newness here, too… [a] satisfying, sweet comedy…” – Associated Press


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Raquel De Angelis - One of the greatest opera singers on the planet, she couldn't be more beguiling. When Raquel De Angelis enters a room, everyone in the room knows it. 40s-early 50s, trying to hold onto her thirties. Must be able to sing.

Vito De Angelis - Raquel's husband. One of the greatest orchestra conductors on the planet. His Italian accent is thick. His temper is legendary. Mid 40s-early 50s, would never admit how old he is. Google 40s character actor Gino Corrado, or Chico Marx.

Robert Samson - A young, somewhat nervous writer. Forced to ghostwrite to earn a living. Has a huge crush on Raquel. When the play opens, we find out he is ghostwriting Vito's autobiography.

Iris Peabody - A young, dedicated, determined career woman.

Bruce - A servant. Haughty, controlled, and sarcastic.

Eric - A similar servant.

Puccini - A small dog ideally belonging to one of the actors we cast. *If your dog is a good fit, please let us know in your audition submission.*

TO AUDITION:
Please email Casting@TorranceTheatreCompany.com with the role(s) you are interested in. You will be sent an appointment time and sides to prepare.

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NON-UNION. NO PAY/NO DUES.


PREPARE AND BRING:

Current resume and headshot.

Sides will be provided.

AUDITIONS:
Monday September 16th starting at 7:00 pm

AUDITION LOCATION:
1316 Cabrillo Ave.
Torrance, 90501

REHEARSAL DATES AND TIMES:
Beginning the week of September 23rd.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs 7:00 – 10:00 pm


PERFORMANCE DATES:
November 9 - December 8, 2019

Thursdays at 7 pm (followed by Q & A)

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm

Sundays at 2 pm

Saturday November 23rd at 2pm

Saturday, December 7th at 2pm

No Performances November 24, and November 28 - December 1

AUDITION BASICS:

Auditions are often by APPOINTMENT ONLY, but sometimes they are held as OPEN CALLS. Please take special note of each individual announcement and follow the instructions therein. Appointments (and all communications regarding auditions) are handled through CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com

Interested actors should ALWAYS bring a current resume and headshot, even if they have submitted it online. It is also wise to bring your calendar, so that you can clearly and accurately relay to the production team any possible conflicts with the production calendar. 

If there are age restrictions, they will be listed on the notice.

The following is a general guideline for auditions, but, again, you should consult the audition announcement for any special instructions. 

FOR MUSICALS:

Interested actors should prepare 16 bars from a musical and bring sheet music in the appropriate key, with all the requisite cuts, etc. clearly marked, in a binder, if possible.

No acappella singing, no original songs, and often it is best to find something in the vein of the particular show for which you are auditioning. 

For the dance call of a musical, you should come warmed up, with the appropriate dance attire and shoes. No bare feet or flip-flops, no baggy clothing.

FOR plaYs:

Interested actors generally will be asked to prepare a brief comedic or dramatic monologue. (NO original works please.)

sign-up for the casting email blast:

By submitting your email, you will put you on our new casting email blast list. You will receive info on all six auditions for our season, and any special events that we are auditioning for.

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For more info:

If you have questions, please contact us at CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com