Voiceover Auditions for Belle!
Belle Gunness
Sudden Productions of Northwest Indiana will be transferring the new musical, 'Belle!', to a full length animation with a premiere expected in late fall.

Auditions will be held for singing and non-singing parts. Time and location for auditions and recording sessions are extremely flexible. See below for parts needed and click for audition application.

'Belle!' received developmental readings at Canterbury Theatre, Michigan City, and Porchlight Theatre, Chicago.

Recent animations from Sudden Productions include 'Pinocchio Unbound' and 'The Last Days of Digger'. Here's a Sample of Belle Animation in progress.

Contact us at Belle@SuddenProductions.com.

It's a chance to strut your stuff -- Without being on stage!

Character List for
REMEMBER:You don't have to act your age. You don't have to look the part. You don't even have to be the same gender.
(NOTE 1: The number of asterisks(*) roughly indicates how much singing the character does and the singing skill required. Range: 0 to 3 asterisks. In general, we are more interested in voice quality and presentation than in singing ability.
NOTE 2: Depending on need, actors may cover more than one character or character group.
NOTE 3: Auditions will be by appointment, possibly virtually. Rehearsals, possibly virtually, will be solo or in small groups. Recording will be solo or in small groups.)

BELLE - Norwegian immigrant. Late Forties. Strong. Alluring. Light to mild accent. ***
THE REVEREND DOCTOR SCHNELL - Pastor to Belle and her family. Would-be confessor for Ray Lamphere. Early 60's. Compassionate, confident and erudite.
RAY LAMPHERE - Hired farm hand, confidant to Belle. Late 40's. Morally weak. Tentative.*
JENNIE OLSON - Adopted daughter of  Mr. & Mrs. Gunness. 16-17. Sweet, almost ethereal. Mysterious past.**
RALPH - Late teens. In love with Jennie. Naive. Later as older man.*
ELIZABETH SMITH - Strong-willed Black woman. Mid-50's. Intimate with Ray and friend of Belle.**
ANDREW & ANSELM – Brothers, Norwegian farmers, late forties. Andrew is conniving, Anselm meek. Mild accent.*
O. C. BUDSBERG - Frail Norwegian farmer, 80's. Timid. Victim.*
MYRTLE, LUCY, PHILIP - Belle’s children: 11, 9 and 6 years old.


Sudden Production Music 2000/2022

2022: Belle Gunness, the Murder Musical! ~ Animation & Music
2021: The Last Days of Digger ~ MC Video Fest. Michigan City Public Library
2020: Pinocchio Unbound ~ MC Video Fest. The Nest.
2019: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea ~ Original Music, video restoration. 1915 silent film brought back to life. The Nest.
2019: 5th Annual MC Video Fest ~ Original Music, video. The Nest & Michigan City Public Library.
2019: Sand, Shifting Performances ~ Original Music, video and tech consult. Michigan City Move Dance Company.
2019: Prince Achmed ~ Musical score and live actors for silent film. Coastline Children's Film Festival.
2018: WaveSpeak & Lilly of San Louis ~ Video production, animation and original music and songs. MC Video Fest.
2018: Ralph Kipniss's Wonderful World of Puppetry ~ Video production and original music. Valparaiso University.
2018: Sacred Sands Walking Tour ~ Original score and sound production. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
2017: Dunes Summer Theater ~ Sound Design and Original Music for various productions.
2016: Music for Sacred Sands and Poems About Indiana Dunes
2016: Music for Silent Film Fest at the Nest
2016: Aelita in La Porte ~ The Queen Meets Her Subjects
2015: Short Videos at the Michigan City Video Fest
2015: Aelita at The Acorn ~ The Queen among the Featherbones
2013: Seven Day Wonder ~ Postcards from the South Shore
2011: Aelita at Links ~ The Queen Speaks...
2009: Parades, Ribbons & Streets ~ Dispatches from the past...
2008: New Musical Comedy Sparkle! starring Jeff Schmidt
2007: New Musical Comedy Ee Gads!, 4th Street Theater
2007: Score for Lion In Winter, 4th Street Theater
2006: Score for 4th Street Theater production of Of Mice and Men
2005: Score for 4th Street Theater Production of Laramie Project
2005: Music, Lyrics & Libretto for A Dream of Kings
2004: Silent Film Movie Musical Aelita, Queen of Mars
2004: 4th Street Theater production of Down the Road
2003: Original music for The Hobbit, Dunes Arts Foundation Summer Theater. Michiana Shores, IN.
2002: MACBETH! the Rock Opera, 4th Street Theater, Chesterton, IN.
2002: Score for Don Varda's feature film, Best For Last
2002: Body Chime at the The AVA Project - Troy, NY.
2002: Original Score for Harry Petrakis' Love Stories, 4th Street Theater, Chesterton IN.
2002: Original Score for silent film classic The Man With The Movie Camera, Vickers Theatre, Three Oaks, MI.
2001: A most delicious Pop Opera, Roxann's Kiss
2001: Original Score for silent film classic Wings, Vickers Theatre, Three Oak, MI.
2000: Original music for Aladdin, Dunes Arts Foundation Summer Theater. Michiana Shores, IN.
2000: Original Score for Fritz Lang's Metropolis, Vickers Theatre, Three Oak, MI.