Little Shop of Horrors Pit Auditions Announcement!

Calling all instrumentalists! Do you want to be part of the the team that will “never stop the terror”? Then come on down to Little Shop of Horrors Pit Auditions on Sunday, September 25th 12:00-3:00PM!

Auditions will be held at the Livingston Theatre Building (31 Postal Plaza), which is down the street from the Quads bus stop on the Livingston campus. Auditions are open, so just show up at the Livingston Theatre Building any time during the above time frame and we’ll be sure to hear you. Also, all pit auditions this year will be BLIND.

NOTE: You must be a current Rutgers undergraduate student to audition.

The audition will consist of a prepared piece of your choosing, 2-3 minutes, which showcases your musical and/or technical abilities, as well as sight-reading from the Little Shop book for your instrument. Both of these are mandatory. Those auditioning on multiple instruments need only prepare a solo piece on one instrument, but must sight read on all instruments they are auditioning on.

Little Shop of Horrors is a horror comedy rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour".

Musically Directed by Liam McGeary & Megan Kalberer

Assistant Music Director/Conductor: Patrick Phillips

THU, 11/10/2016 - 8:00PM
FRI, 11/11/2016 - 8:00PM
SAT, 11/12/2016 - 2:00PM
SAT, 11/12/2016 - 8:00PM
SUN, 11/13/2016 - 2:00PM

The Instrumentation we will be auditioning is as follows:

GUITAR (Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Nylon Acoustic, Steel String Guitar)
PERCUSSION (Bongos, Cabasa, Castanets, Chimes, Congas, Cowbell, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Mark Tree, Ratchet, Rattle Samples Hand Claps, Shaker, Sizzle Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal, Tambourine, Timpani, Triangle, Vibes, Vibraslap, Woodblock, Xylophone)
REED 1 (Bb Clarinet , Eb Clarinet , Flute , Tenor Saxophone)    
REED 2 (Bb Clarinet , Baritone Saxophone , Bass Clarinet , Flute)    
TRUMPET 1 (Flugelhorn, Trumpet)
TRUMPET 2 (Flugelhorn, Trumpet)

*REEDS AND BRASS: If you don’t have access to all reed instruments or a flugelhorn, bring what you can. BUT, please keep in mind we will take a preference to those musicians who are able to play ALL the required instruments for that book.

With the exception of those auditioning on keyboard and percussion, all auditionees are asked to provide their own instruments. Those auditioning on keyboard may use their own keyboard if they wish.


You will be sight-reading mallet percussion parts on a keyboard and performing Bongo/Conga Patterns. (Hand drums will be provided, however, we strongly prefer you bring your own.)

If you know of anyone who doesn’t know about LTC and would be interested playing, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any further questions regarding auditions, please email our Music Coordinators, Thomas Silkowski and Liam McGeary, at 


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