MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
Songs by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on “The Kensington Stories” by Sally Benson
and the MGM motion picture “Meet Me In St. Louis”
Songs by Martin & Blane published by EMI Feist Catalog, Inc.
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is a rare treasure in the musical theatre, and is based on the heartwarming movie. Join the Smith family at the 1904 World’s Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family.
Memorable musical numbers include The Boy Next Door, A Raving Beauty, The Trolley Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Whenever I’m with You and A Day in New York.
AUGUST 24, 2015 7:00PM
AUGUST 25, 2015 7:00PM
Auditions will take place on the Mainstage of the Lake Worth Playhouse.
DIRECTOR/MUSIC DIRECTOR: MICHAEL URSUA
CHOREGRAPHER: ALEX JORTH
Please prepare 16-32 bars of an up-tempo musical theatre song; also be familiar with the music from Meet Me In St Louis. You will also be required to dance at the auditions, a dance will be provided for you, dress accordingly. Readings from the script will also take place.
Esther Smith — lively and attractive daughter, about seventeen
Mrs. Anna Smith — fortyish, good and loving mother
Tootie Smith — bright six-year-old daughter
Rose Smith — beautiful and chic daughter, about eighteen
Katie — the Smiths’ cook and housemaid, Irish and about fifty
Agnes Smith — tomboyish twelve-year-old daughter
John Truitt — handsome, athletic boy next door, about nineteen
Lon Smith — good-looking, nineteen-year-old Princeton freshman
Mr. Alonso Smith — fortyish, father and lawyer
Warren Sheffield — Rose’s suitor, an eligible young man from a rich family
Lucille Ballard – a sophisticated and charming young lady
Grandpa Prophater — Mrs. Smith’s father, a Civil War veteran
Eve — Lon’s date at his going-away party
Ensemble Men and Women
I HATE HAMLET
By: Paul Rudnick
September 28, 2015
September 29, 2015
7:00pm at the Lake Worth Playhouse
Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew's series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew's agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew's apartment. This prompts a seance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew's life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor's destiny. The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew's deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.
Please prepare a comic monologue, you may also be asked to read from the script.
Felicia Dantine: Andrew Rally's real estate broker, Felicia Dantine claims that she can speak to the dead; however, her séance arranged to speak with the ghost of Barry more appears on the surface to have been a failure.
Andrew Rally: Young and popular, Andrew Rally is a television actor and star of a recently canceled soap opera. He just moved to New York City from Los Angeles, where he will soon be playing Hamlet on stage. He is both overwhelmed and chagrined by the challenge, because it is the stage, not Hollywood, and because it is perhaps the most difficult role ever written. However, he has unwittingly moved into the apartment of the deceased John Barrymore, perhaps the greatest Shakespearean actor who ever lived.
Deirdre McDavey: Attractive and emotional, Deirdre McDavey is Rally's girlfriend. She is committed, much to his annoyance, to "saving herself" until they are married.
Lillian Troy: Rally's agent, Lillian Troy in her early twenties remembers fondly an affair she had with John Barry more many years ago, in the apartment Rally now lives in.
John Barrymore: A lengendary actor, John Barrymore, or, rather, his ghost is still quite active (in many ways) and appears to help Rally in the nuances of both acting and love.
Gary Peter Lefkowitz: A cocky, pompous television producer, Gary Peter Lefkowitz gave Rally his first big break. He wants Rally to move back to Los Angeles to film a new television series and can't understand why he isn't jumping at the chance.