Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Come out and PLAY!

Casting Call

Open Auditions - Culver City Hall

Tuesday August 27th 6pm  - - & - -  Wednesday August 28th 6pm

  Auditions are open to all interested in participating in our fall production, actors of all ages are needed.  No experience necessary, simply the time and willingness to work hard, have a lot of fun, and lend a hand in keeping this art form alive and well in our community.
the play
Semi-musical Comedy

Vaudeville's my Home

by Ken Bradbury

  It's 1926 and two vaudeville troupers are stranded in the village of Pleasant Corners.  Broke and hungry they devise a plan to swindle the local populace by convincing them they have enough talent to produce their own vaudeville show!
  The try-outs are Hilarious, will the show make enough money for a new school?  Or is there something fishy about "Fish & Hooker" and why is a New York Detective looking for them?

the characters

Harvey - The opera house janitor, a cagey old cuss in his 60's.  (55 lines)
Fish - One-half of the "Fish and Hooker" vaudeville team.  (singing part), easy-going, good-head for business.  25-30s (183 lines)
Hooker - A smooth talker, feels his over-dramatic talent is wasted on vaudeville.  (singing part) 30-50s. (411 lines)
Joyce - President of the local National Alliance for Good Schools (N.A.G.S.)  Neat prim, social leader. 50s (95 lines)
Mrs. Scott, Reed, Wilson, Peterson, and Arnold - Mid-western housewives, (N.A.G.S.)  Will sing and dance but talent NOT necessary.  30-50s (few lines each)
Mrs. Gaglianno - Fiery Italian housewife, more tolerated than loved by the community. 50-60s (15 lines)
Antonio Gaglianno - Local butcher, a jolly energetic little man, 60s (31 lines)
Eloise - Local spinster, she suspects everyone of everything, uses a cane and walks hunch-backed.  70s (87 lines)
J.T. McDowell - Head of the McDowell clan.  A big man who rules with an iron hand and a slow drawl. (plays fiddle, guitar, or jug) 40-50s (28 lines)
Elsie McDowell - Mother to the clan, plainest of plain.  40-50s. (0 lines) instead she stomps, clogs, cries and plays the kazoo.
T.J. & G.J. McDowell - Brothers, slow calm, deliberate, (both play guitar)  Pre-teens, (2 lines each)
Emma Jean McDowell - Possesses the only intelligence in the family.  (singing part) 20s (19 lines)
Margaret - Well groomed HS girl who spends most of her time fluttering her eyelashes.  HS-teen. (11 lines)
Willy - In jeans, tennis shoes and a big bow-tie, Willy seems to have little interest in girls.  HS-teen. (22 lines)
Sgt. Tim O'Sullivan - New York Detective, down-to-earth, dedicated, under-paid cop.  30-40s. (49 lines)

Notes:  All those auditioning may be asked to sing.  Do not get hung up on the characters age, costumes, make-up and acting can create the illusion. 
Rehearsals will be tuesdays, wednesdays, and thursdays, with additional requirements one week prior and the two weeks of performances.