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Mame  

Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
Directed by Patti D’ Beck

Director: Shonna Rash

Choreographer: Vanya Allen

Music Director:  Roger Blankenship

Performance Dates: October 9, 2014 – October 26, 2014

Audition Dates:  Monday August 11, 2014 7pm – 10pm  and Tuesday August 12, 2014 7pm – 10pm

Synopsis:

When young Patrick Dennis loses his father, his wonderfully self-centered, witty and eccentric Aunt Mame, a Fifth Avenue socialite, welcomes him with open arms and introduces him to a life he never imagined. Unaccustomed to children, but not so to interesting friends, parties and the finer things in life, Mame introduces Patrick to a life full of madcap parties, silly escapades and other surprises. Patrick embraces his new home with enthusiasm. Even a stock market crash can’t hinder Mame, who throws herself into a series of unsuccessful jobs and eventually finds a wealthy Southerner to protect her way of life. Love can be wild, fun, and have no bounds when Mame is around.  Mame is a heartwarming comedy that takes us on a journey of love, acceptance and hysterically wild fun over an 18 year period; 1928 to 1946.

Please prepare an upbeat tempo song. All those auditioning must have either sheet music or a CD of their song, if you do not have either you will be asked to sing from the score of Mame. You will be provided a dance combination by the choreographer and you may be asked to read from the script.

  • Mame Dennis (Lead) – glamorous, eccentric New York socialite), Female 35-60.
  • Vera Charles – a famous British actress from Pittsburgh, Mame’s best friend, Female 35-60.
  • Young Patrick Dennis – bright, curious, adorable young boy who is orphaned and comes to live with his eccentric Auntie Mame. Male 9-13.
  • Patrick Dennis, now a young man, Male 20-25.
  • Ito – Mame’s Asian houseboy, Male 25-50.
  • M. Lindsay Woolsey – Mame’s admirer, Male 35-60.
  • Mr. Babcock – Knickerbocker Bank President, Male 40-65.
  • Agnes Gooch – Patrick’s Nanny Female 25-40.
  • Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside – Mame’s wealthy southern suitor, Male 35-60
  • Mother Burnside – Beauregard’s southern mother, Female 50-70.
  • Doris Upson – proper , flighty mother of Gloria, Female 40-60
  • Claude Upson – proper, serious father of Gloria, Male 40-60
  • Gloria Upson – Patrick’s fiancée,  Female 20-25
  • Pegeen Ryan – young interior designer, Female 20-25.
  • Uncle Jeff – Southern gentleman, Male 18-35.
  • Cousin Fan – Snooty Southern Lady, Female 25-40.
  • Sally Cato MacDougal – young Southern belle, Female 25-30’s.

 

Many, many ensemble roles available for strong singers and dancers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Auditions for The Odd Couple by Neil Simon

Director: Daniel Eilola

Where: Lake Worth Playhouse - 713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth FL, 33444

When: September 29th and 30th at 7pm (rehearsals begin October 6th and continue until opening)

Requirements: Prepare a one-minute comedic monologue from a play, may also be asked to read from the script
Please familiarize yourself with the play and NOT the film or TV series.

Show dates: November 20th – December 7th, 15 performances total

Needed: 6 men, 2 women (varying ages)

Synopsis:
Two suddenly single pals — a sloppy sportswriter and a fastidious news writer — strain their friendship by turning roommates and unconsciously repeating the same mistakes they made in the marriages they just left.

Cast:
Oscar Madison: A slovenly, recently divorced sportswriter.
Felix Ungar: A fastidious, hypochondriac newswriter whose marriage is ending.
Murray: An NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix's poker buddies.
Speed: One of the poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray.
Vinnie: One of the poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed's verbal barbs.
Roy: One of the poker buddies. Oscar's accountant. Roy has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed.
Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon: Oscar and Felix's upstairs neighbors, a pair of British sisters. The former is a divorcée, the latter a widow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Auditions for Arsenic And Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

Director: Daniel Eilola

Where: Lake Worth Playhouse - 713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth FL, 33444

When: December 15th and 16th at 7pm (rehearsals begin January 5th and continue until opening)

Requirements: Prepare a one-minute comedic monologue from a play, may also be asked to read from the script
Please familiarize yourself with the play and NOT the film.

Show dates: February 26th – March 15th, 15 performances total

Synopsis:
The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the "Mayflower," but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero Mortimer Brewster is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein, to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

Abby Brewster - A darling lady in her sixties or early seventies who poisons elderly men, Abby is the sister of Martha and aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.
Martha Brewster - A sweet elderly woman with Victorian charm who poisons elderly men, Martha is the sister of Abby and an aunt to Teddy, Jonathan, and Mortimer.
Mortimer Brewster – Young Nephew of Abby and Martha, Mortimer is a drama critic who is engaged to Elaine. A good-hearted cynic who is about to have his world turned upside down.
Elaine Harper -  An attractive girl in her twenties and Mortimer’s fiancée, Elaine is the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Harper. She is surprisingly wise in the ways of the world for a minister's daughter.
Teddy Brewster - Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Teddy is a man in his forties who thinks that he is Theodore Roosevelt.
Jonathan Brewster - Nephew of Abby and Martha Brewster, Jonathan is a psychopath who has numerous murders to his credit and no scruples whatsoever. I bit oversensitive to his "new" appearance.
Dr. Einstein - A plastic surgeon and an alcoholic in his fifties, Dr. Einstein has changed Jonathan's face three times, with his most recent work resulting in a Boris Karloff resemblance.
The Rev. Dr. Harper - Minister and father of Elaine. A bit pompous and protective, very ministerial in his manner.
Officer O'Hara - A police officer, O’Hara is a would-be playwright who pesters Mortimer to read his play.
Officer Brophy /Lieutenant Rooney - A flatfoot Brooklyn cop with the usual charm of a police officer / A tough and dominating police officer
Mr. Gibbs/Mr. Witherspoon – An elderly man who wishes to rent a room from the Brewster sisters/The superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitarium

   
   

 

 

 

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