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Act 1 Theatre Productions is hosting auditions for our January production of Ken Ludwig's "Leading Ladies".
In this uproarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. Romantic entanglements abound and hilarity ensues.
Character Breakdown / Project Needs
All ages are approximate and will depend on audition turn-out. Only
importance is that Florence is old and Doc is old enough to be Butch’s father.
Leo - early 40’s, English actor. Still dreams big of “making it” as an actor. Has the bright idea that he & Jack will pretend to be Florence’s long-lost relatives and “inherit” her money.
Jack - also early 40’s English actor, but ready to “settle down.” Has had enough of the “actor life” and Leo’s plans for him.
Meg - a local girl in her early 30’s, engaged to Duncan. She’s vivacious, with enormous warmth and a great sense of humor. She also has the fresh, unstudied beauty that most women would kill for. She knows there’s a big world outside York, Pa., but hasn’t seen much of it yet. She harbors a world of dreams, and sleeps on them every night. They keep her alive, but she doesn’t know it.
Duncan - the local minister and substantially older than Meg. He’s a good man at heart, but rather fussy, set in his ways, a bit scatterbrained and lives in his own world.
Audrey - about 20, extremely well-built and extremely sweet and goodnatured. She’s a knockout. Roller-skating waitress. Dating Butch.
Florence - Meg’s aunt. Very old, extremely crusty, and her eyesight is terrible. Millionairess on her death bed.
Doc - Chief Moose of the Shrewsbury Moose Lodge. A crusty, likable curmudgeon, a country doctor who takes no guff from anybody.
Butch - early 20’s, Doc’s son. A little slow on the uptake, but earnest and sincere, with a good heart. He played football in high school. Doc and Butch argue a lot and adore each other.
October 29th, 30th 7-9 pm
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
November 1st 7-9pm
Actors will be expected to provide two contrasting monologues. One comedic and one dramatic. Total audition should range from 2 to 4 minutes. Please be prepared for the possibility of cold readings directly from the script, any warm ups, or movements the directors may ask to see directly related to the role.
We are a strictly non-profit volunteer based theater group. No monetary compensation will be provided to the actors.
Leading Ladies added October 17, 2012, 12:34 am
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