AUDITION INFORMATION

 
Production Audition Dates  Time  
The King & I - Adults Monday, July 27, 2015 6:30 pm  
The King & I - Dancers Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:30 pm  
The King & I - Kids Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:00 pm  
Leading Ladies Monday & Tuesday, August 24 & 25, 2015 7:00 pm  
Best Christmas Pageant Ever Monday & Tuesday, September 21 & 22, 2015 7:00 pm  
 
Auditions held at the theatre - 4155 Laurel Avenue

AUDITION INFO FOR

 

"LEADING LADIES"

 

August 24 & 25, 2015

7:00 pm

 

""Leading Ladies" Plot  Description

 

"Leading Ladies" tells the story of two English Shakespearean actors, Leo and Jack, who find their careers in a rut. They are performing  "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit when they hear that an old lady is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost relatives. Leo and Jack resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved nephews and get the cash. But when they show up, it turns out the woman's relatives are actually nieces and not nephews.

Things get even more complicated when Leo falls madly in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, and Jack falls hard for a family friend, Audrey. But how do you woo a woman when you are dressed as a woman yourself? And how can you get the money when Meg's suspicious fiance is watching your every move?

Leading Ladies premiered at Houston's Alley Theatre in October 2004, directed by the author.

 

 

" Leading Ladies" Character Descriptions

 

Leo (Male, 30s-40s, Comic Lead, British accent, plays Maxine in drag)

 

Leo is the play' s main protagonist, an actor who is full of himself despite evidence to the contrary. He doesn't think twice about embarking on an outrageous con and only ever pauses when he meets Meg and falls in love with her.  He is the type of man who forges ahead, no matter what because he is sure that he will be able to dig himself out of any situation. He is British, so you must be able to do a standard English accent (not Cockney or Northern). He also spends much of the play posing as Maxine, also British, just a higher pitched comic female accent.

 

Jack (Male, 30s-40s, Comic Lead, British accent, plays Stephanie in drag)

 

Jack is Leo's reluctant partner in crime. He is also an actor, but much more realistic about how low he is on the theatrical totem pole. Leo pushes him around quite a bit. He goes along with the con because he meets and falls in love with Audrey. He is British, so you must be able to do a standard English accent. He also spends much of the play posing as Stephanie, also British, just higher pitched comic female accent. Jack has plenty of physical comedy bi ts, including some moments where he is chased around the stage by two men who don't realize that he's actually a man under his Stephanie disguise.

 

Meg (Female, 30s-40s, Comic and Romantic Lead)

 

Meg is the dreamer, a woman who is engaged to be married to Rev. Duncan, but who knows that she is missing out on many of life's best parts. She's always dreamed of becoming a stage actress, and is thrilled when Maxine offers her the opportunity to pursue that dream. She is a standard romantic lead, although she has several physical comedy moments throughout the play.

 

Audrey (Female, mid-20s-mid-30s, Comic and Romantic Supporting Actress)

Audrey isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but she is so sweet and good-natured that it's impossible not to love her. She is a bombshell, which explains why Jack is immediately smitten when they meet. Audrey must roller skate and have the ability to do some simple physical pratfalls.

Rev. Duncan (Male, 40s-nominal villain)

 

Self-satisfied and sure of himself , Duncan is engaged to marry Meg, so he's the bad guy who must be displaced before the play ends. He is a suspicious little weasel, one who can't quite understand why nobody likes him or takes him seriously.

 

Doc Meyers (Male, older, Comic Supporting Actor)

 

Doc is a free-spirited physician who frequently bickers with Florence and Rev Duncan. He is not a great doctor, but that doesn't stop him from enjoying life. Some physical comedy required.

Florence (Female, older, Comic Supporting Actress) Very  funny, cantankerous older lady who refuses to die.

Butch (Male, 20s, Supporting Actor)

Butch is Doc's son who in love with Audrey. He is a bit of a lost soul who's always willing to help out.

 

 

AUDITION SIDES (Click link to download)

 

AUDITION FORM

 

Duncan

Jack Doc Florence

Jack Duncan

Leo Jack Audrey

Leo Jack Meg Florence Doc

Leo Jack

Leo Meg

Meg Butch Doc

Meg Duncan

 

 

 

 

 

AUDITION INFO FOR

 

"BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER"

September 21 & 22, 2015

7:00 pm

 

Character list for "Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

 

Father (Bob Bradley) - solid family man, age 35-38
Mother (Grace Bradley) - trim, attractive, age 35ish
Beth Bradley (the narrator) - strong voice and presence - age 10-11
Charlie Bradley - traditional kid brother, age 8-9
Ralph Herdman - ragged, scroungy, sloughing manner, touch of adolescent cool, age 12-13
Imogene Herdman - loud, bossy, crafty - age 11-12
Leroy Herdman - tough, sure of himself - age 10-11
Claude Herdman - tough, combative - age 9-10
Ollie Herdman - looking for trouble, Claude's usual partner in crime - age 8-9
Gladys Herdman - small, wiry, feisty - age 7-8
Alice Wendleken - prim, proper, pain in the neck, age 10-11
Mrs. Armstrong - largish woman, managerial in voice and manner - age 50ish
Mrs. Slocum - pleasant, motherly woman - age 35-60
Mrs. Clark - age 35-60
Mrs. Clausing - age 35-60
Mrs. McCarthy - a younger, less imperious version of Mrs Armstrong - middle 40s
Maxine - age 10-11
Hobie - age 9-10
Elmer Hopkins - age 12-13
David - age 8-9
Beverly - age 7-8
Fireman - age 25-30
Fireman - age 25-30
Shirley- age 5-6
Juanita - age 5-6
Doris - age 9-10
Reverend Hopkins - middle to late 40s
Extra angel choir members, baby angels, shepherds (need about 10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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