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Exit Laughing by: Paul Elliot
Show Dates: May 12-28, 2023
Audition dates: March 27 & 28, 2023 @ 6:30
(Audition dates are subject to change.)
Director: Linda Sturdivant
Synopsis: When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie – three Southern ladies – you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done, You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game And the wildest, most exciting night of your lives Which involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. A winner of the AACTNewPlayFest,
Auditions will be an open call and will consist of cold readings from the script.
Casting: 4 women, 1 man
Rachel Ann (20’s): A moderately attractive college student who seems to have issues with life and men until bridge night opens her eyes. She has a bit of an attitude.
Connie Harland (Mid-Late 50’s): Rachel’s mother. Discovers on bridge night that contrary to what she believes, life doesn’t end at 55.
Leona (Mid-Late 50’s): One of Connie’s closest friends and long-standing member of the bridge club. Beautician by day and caustic lush by preference, which is evident in her voice.
Millie (Mid-Late 50’s): Another of Connie’s friends and long-standing member of the bridge club. She marches to the beat of a different drummer. She is the one who “borrows” the ashes of the fourth member of the bridge club.
Policeman/Bobby (20’s): Rachel’s love interest and male stripper. Must be able to pull off a modified strip tease convincingly.
Sweet Charity a musical:
music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon
Show Dates: July 21-August 6, 2023 — Audition dates: April 17 & 18 @ 6:30
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Director: Linda Sturdivant -Music Director: Patrick Martin- Choreographer: Mariel Roy
Synopsis: Sweet Charity explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman, sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon, Sweet Charity captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist. The original 1966 Broadway version of Sweet Charity. Musical numbers include: “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “I’m a Brass Band” and “Baby, Dream Your Dream.”
Nominee: Nine 1966 Tony Awards, including Best Musical
Winner! Four 1986 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival
Nominee: Three 2005 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Music
Auditions will be an open call. Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song and dress comfortably for a dance audition.
Casting: 4 women and 4 men with a flexible ensemble
CHARITY HOPE VALENTINE (FEMALE, late 20’s-mid 30’s) Down-on-her-luck, but always hopeful. An optimistic dreamer with a heart of gold. Often to her detriment. A dancehall hostess who dreams of finding true love. Determined, funny, quirky, and also despairing. Triple threat. Strong physical comedy. Very strong dancer. Alto/Mezzo (E3-C#5)
HELENE (FEMALE, 20’s-30’s) Sultry and sassy dancer at the Fandango Ballroom; one of Charity’s best friends. Been around the block a bit. Straight talking, feisty, confident, and streetwise. A strong dancer. Mezzo with a big belty sound (F3-C#5)
NICKIE (FEMALE, 30-40) Brassy New Yorker, dancer at the Fandango Ballroom. Mother Hen of the Fandango dance hall hostesses and one of Charity’s closest friends. She has seen it all and is quick to offer advice to Charity and the other girls. A very strong dancer. Mezzo with a strong belt (F3-C#5)
OSCAR LINDQUIST (MALE, 25-40) A repressed, neurotic New Yorker. Claustrophobic, well educated, well spoken, and a very shy man. Works as an actuary (the most boring job in the world). A reluctant romantic. Strong physical comedy. Vocal Range: (B2-Gb4)
VITTORIO VIDAL (MALE, 30-40) Very handsome, international film star. Italian. Knows his place in the world. Charismatic and authoritative. Bari-tenor with an operatic sound (Bb2-G4)
HERMAN (MALE, 35-55) Owner of Fandango Ballroom. A tough taskmaster. Grizzled and annoyed at everything and everyone but with a good heart and surprisinglysensitive. A strong tenor (E3-B4)
URSULA MARCH/ENSEMBLE (FEMALE, 25-35) Beautiful, hot headed and jealous significant other of Italian movie star, Vittorio Vidal. A flair for the dramatic. Strong comedic chops.
DADDY BRUBECK/ENSEMBLE (MALE, 25-40) A true hippie, founder and leader of the Rhythm of Life Church. A spiritual, enigmatic, but laid-back kind of guy. A very strong singer who dances (C3-E4)
ENSEMBLE: The ensemble will be play multiple characters as well as: Park Crowd, Dancing Couples, 92nd Street Y Patrons, Rhythm of Life Church Congregation, Subway Riders, Coney Island People, Fan-Dango Ballroom Customers and Employees