After tackling chamber musicals like John & Jen and The Last Five Years, we're now looking to the off-Broadway musical comedy hit, I Love You Because. While the show has gained quick favor from regional theatres around the country, this production will be its Texas premiere.
I Love You Because runs June 9-26 at Hyde Park Theatre. Michael McKelvey directs and David Utley is set designer. For more about the production, visit the show page of our website.
When: January 9, 2010 from 7-10pm
Where: St. Edward’s University Carriage House
What to prepare: 32 bars of a song in the style of the show (contemporary musical, a little on the pop side). You may audition with a selection from the show. Please bring sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. No acapella! Please pick something that shows your range and acting ability. A synopsis and character descriptions are provided below.
To schedule an appointment: Please email Michael McKelvey at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins please.
Synopsis I Love You Because is a modern twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Set in New York City, this sweet and quirky romantic comedy follows Austin Bennet, a young greeting card writer, whose life is turned upside down when he finds his girlfriend with another man. Forced back out into the treacherous urban dating scene, Austin meets Marcy, whose spontaneity is matched only by her ability to drive him insane. I Love You Because explores the bewildering rules and nuances of dating and reminds us that true romance is learning how to love someone, not in spite of their differences, but because of them.
For a more detailed synopsis visit the publisher's website.
Austin Bennet (25, tenor to A): greeting card writer.
(This role has been cast.)
Jeff Bennet (28, baritone to G with optional A): pedi-cab driver.
Marcy Fitzwilliams (24, soprano with strong mix to F and belt to D): photographer.
Diana Bingley (27, alto to D): actuary.
Cocktail Watress, Baristress, Neighbor, Chinese Food Restaurant Manager, Woman (soprano)
Bartender, Barista, Waiter, Chinese Food Restaruant Waiter, Man (bari-tenor)