Auditions at The Weekend Theater

 

The Weekend Theater announces auditions for Ain’t Misbehavin’ and The Best Man. Auditions will be the weekends of December 1-2 (Ain’t Misbehavin’) and December 8-9 (The Best Man) at The Weekend Theater.

 

Ain’t Misbehavin’

The cast will include three women and two men, ages 18 and up, African-American or Latino. Those auditioning should bring a headshot and sheet music and be prepared to sing 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided.

Ain’t Misbehavin’, conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz with music by Thomas “Fats” Waller, is a musical celebration of legendary jazz great Fats Waller. The show will be directed by Danette Scott Perry.

Show dates are February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, and March 1, 2, 3, 2019. Rehearsals begin January 12.

Fore more information, contact the director at danette2277@yahoo.com.

Audition dates:  Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m.; Sunday December 9, 2018, 6:00p.m.

Performance dates:  March 22,23,29,30,31, April 4,5,6, 2019

“The Best Man”

By Gore Vidal

Co-Directed by: Drew Ellis and Jamie Scott Blakey

Two presidential candidates vying for their parties nomination. One a wit and scholar with high liberal principles, beloved of the eggheads and suspected by practical politicians.  The other a ruthless and hard-driving young man who will let no scruples stand in the way of his ambitions.  The scruples don’t appeal to the ex-president, who enjoys seeing the men fight.  All of this contrasts the minds, emotions and fighting spirits of the two candidates.

 

Casting requirements:

We need 8 men and 4 women, and 6 others of any gender to play the reporters, delegates, etc.

 

The Candidates

 

BILL RUSSELL:   He is the Eastern Establishment intellectual candidate.  The description is that he is a “youthful-looking man of fifty.”

He could be played by someone 40-50.

 

JOE CANTWELL:  He is the more ruthless candidate.  Will stop at nothing to get elected.  “In his 40s.”  He could also be played by someone 40-50.

 

The Wives

 

ALICE RUSSELL:  She is more demure and less outgoing than Mabel.  She can be played by someone 30-50.

 

MABEL CANTWELL:  Southern Belle.  “Blonde pretty woman of 40.”  She can be played by someone 30-50.

 

 

The Campaign Mangers

 

JENSEN:  Male, probably any age.

BLADES:  Male, probably any age.

 

Others

 

MRS. GAMADGE:  Female.  Older.  Probably 50-60.

 

CATHERINE:  Female, secretary.  Probably any age.

 

HOCKSTADER:  Male, former President.  Probably 60-70.

 

SEN. CARLIN:  Male, Senator.  Probably 40-60.

 

ARTINIAN:  Male, physician.  Probably 40-60.

 

SHELDON MARCUS:  Male, contemporary of Cantwell.  Probably 40-50.

 

THANK YOU!

We are a theater which features plays of social significance, and we strive to treat each other with kindness, empathy and respect. Auditioning with us is designed to be a sharing and learning experience, not a competitive trauma, so please come join our Weekend Theater family!


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The Weekend Theater will offer professional head shots for only $20.00 to those attending the upcoming auditions. You will receive one full color 8×10 and one digital image for one low price. This service is courtesy of Dale Ellis at d.Ellis photos with proceeds to benefit The Weekend Theater.

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