Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Arthur Kopit (adapted from the Italian by Mario Fratti)
Director Chuck Grigaitis
Music Director Lenny McGuire
Choreographer Kaitlyn Ekstrom-Doig
WORCESTER COUNTY LIGHT OPERA COMPANY (WCLOC), Grandview Ave. Playhouse, 21 Grandview Avenue, Worcester, MA.
December 12 & 14, 2023 at 7:00pm
December 17, 2023 at 1:00pm (Call Backs)
Audition Materials (music with measure notes): Audition Material Folder
WCLOC is committed to diverse casting and encourages individuals of all races and gender identities to audition.
For any questions, please contact director Chuck Grigaitis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guido Contini – (male) sexy, passionate film director, in love with his wife and all the women in his past (High baritone)
Guido at an early age – (male) young looking boy between ages of 7 and 12; innocent & full of wonder (Ab below middle C to F, two above middle C)
Luisa Contini – (female) Guido’s wife, a strong, forceful woman, standing by her man (Contralto with strong mid-range: low E to Cb above middle C)
Carla – (female) Guido’s mistress, sexy, naïve, & believes Guido will leave his wife for her (Mezzo soprano: E, two above middle C (+ requires vocal gliss up & down from high C)
Claudia – (female) less naïve, very classy movie star who has outgrown Guido (Alto: E, two above middle C)*the role of Claudia has been cast*
Guido’s Mother – (female) Part angel, part nun who represents the “good” Guido (Soprano – Ab, two above middle C)
Liliane LaFleur – (female) Shrewd, smart producer & former show girl still caught up in the Guido myth (Alto – low G to B above middle C)
Lina Darling – (female) LaFluer’s mysterious accomplice (No solo singing)
Stephanie – (female) Sexy critic, disturbing, and a nuisance (Alto – up to B above middle C)
Our Lady of the Spa - (female) (Alto – E, two above middle C)
Saraghina – (female) Sexy, voluptuous prostitute (Contralto – strong low G to G above middle C)
Sofia, Maria, Juliette, Annabela, Diana, Renata, Olga Von Sturm – (female) All vocal ranges, solo music and dialogue- play multiple roles
April 26, 2024 through May 5, 2024
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ABOUT THE SHOW
The spectacular musical adaptation of Fellini's "8½" features one man and the dozens of women in his life.
"NINE" centers around Guido Contini, a famous Italian film director and ladies man.
His last couple of movies have been panned by the critics, and Guido is under pressure to make a return to form with his latest film.
However, there is one major problem: he hasn’t written a line of the script and has lost all inspiration.
Guido’s professional and personal lives becomes intertwined as he attempts to save both his career and his marriage.
His wife, Luisa, threatens to divorce Guido unless he can pay more attention to the marriage, but the director is constantly pulled in another direction by his saucy mistress, Carla, who shows up at the most inconvenient times.
In an attempt to find peace and inspiration, Guido suggests that he and Luisa go to a luxury spa near Venice.
However, he does not expect his whole film crew and production team to follow him also.
As Guido struggles to find a story line for his film, his mind becomes increasingly preoccupied, and fantasy and reality become inextricably intertwined.
As he tries to create a new masterpiece, Guido must face the ultimate decision of life and death.
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