Barn Players Bring a Little ‘High Fidelity’ to their Stage

The Barn Players Proudly Present

High Fidelity

Lyrics by Amanda Green
Music by Tom Kitt
Book by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures Film

March 3-19, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30PM, Sundays at 2:00PM
plus INDUSTRY NIGHT, Monday, March 13, 7:30pm

Directed by Tiffany Garrison-Schweigert
Music Direction by Delano Mendoza

When Brooklyn record store owner Rob finds himself unexpectedly dumped, his life takes a music-filled turn toward the introspective. Based on the popular novel by Nick Hornby, High Fidelity follows Rob as he struggles to discover how his relationship went awry, and strives to change his life in order to win back his sweetheart Laura. With memorable characters and a rock-and-roll score, this homage to music geek culture explores love, heartbreak, and the power of the perfect soundtrack.

Cast

ROB – Austin Stang
DICK – Michael Golliher
BARRY – Jeremy Walterman
LAURA – Brighton Gray
LIZ – Cori Weber
MARIE – Natasha Gibbons
IAN – Chris Zimmerman
ALISON/ANNA – Camille Breckenridge
JACKIE – Emmy Hadley
CHARLIE – Katie Pugh
SARAH – Kristen Altoro
PENNY/BACKUP SINGER – Larissa Briley
T.M.P.M.I.T.W. – Christoph Nevins
MOHAWK GUY/BRUCE – Nate Graybill
NEIL YOUNG – Andy Portwood
SOUND GUY – Mark McNeal Jr.
HIPSTER/ROADIE – Scott Salem
FUTON GUY – Miles Wirth

Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $12 for students (w/ID) and groups of 10 or more.  Industry night tickets are $12 at the door.  To order tickets, visit the Barn Players website at www.thebarnplayers.org or call 913-432-9100.  The Barn Players Community Theatre is located at 6219 Martway in Mission, KS.

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Date Change for Blue Barn Season Finale

The Blue Barn Theatre’s production of Priscilla–Queen of the Desert–The Musical will run May 18-June 25, 2017.

About Priscilla Queen of the Desert–The Musical

Based on the smash hit movie, Priscilla is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian Outback.  They hop aboard a battered old bus, “Priscilla,” searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of.

Featuring a hit parade of dancefloor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Hot Stuff,” “Finally,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “Go West,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and “I Love the Nightlife,” this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

About the BLUEBARN Theatre

The BLUEBARN Theatre has been bringing professionally-produced plays to area audiences since 1989. Since its inception, BLUEBARN has produced over 100 plays and has established itself as Omaha’s professional contemporary theatre company. Striving to bring artistically significant scripts and professional production values to Omaha and the surrounding region, BLUEBARN is known for high-quality entertainment and the fearless pursuit of stories that challenge both theatre artists and patrons.

The BLUEBARN is located at 1106 S 10th St in Omaha, NE.

Auditions Galore at Sioux Empire Community Theatre

Sioux Empire Community Theatre is proud to hold auditions for the following productions:

 

The Fantastic Mr. Fox Auditions

Audition Dates: February  21 and 23 at 7:00 pm

Performance Dates: March 23 – April 2 Thursdays – Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays at 2 pm. One school Matinée Tuesday, March 28.

SOME GENERAL GUIDELINES:

PLEASE COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. WE WILL BE SEEING MANY ACTORS SO IN THE EFFORT OF TIME, WE ASK THAT YOU COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO COMING BOTH NIGHTS
We are auditioning young actors 5th grade – 12th grade) and Adult Actors (12th Grade +)

AUDITIONS WILL CONSIST OF:
– Reading from the script
– Director led improv exercises
– A small movement audition. We will put you through you a small section of a exercises in small groups. You will then be asked to perform it in front of the production team as a group. Please remember to wear clothing that you can move in and appropriate shoes (i.e NO sandals, flip-flops, etc..)

Synopsis:

Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms.

They try to kill him by any means possible. Outwitted at every turn, the farmer’s ploys backfire. Fantastic Mr. Fox devises a plan which will ensure full stomachs for not only his family, but all his friends, who celebrate with a sumptuous feast.
Cast:

BADGER/NARRATOR – Avuncularly friendly
MR. FOX – Confidently courageous
MRS. FOX – Bravely protective
BOGGIS – A fat farmer
BUNCE – A “pot-belied dwarf” farmer
BEAN – A lean, tall farmer
RAT – Whining parasite
MABEL – Gossipy housekeeper
MRS. BADGER
YOUNG FARMER/MR. MOLE
YOUNG FARMER/MR. WEASEL
YOUNG FARMER/MR. RABBIT
YOUNG FARMER/RAT
YOUNG FARMER
MRS. MOLE
SMALL MOLES
MRS. WEASEL
SMALL WEASELS
MRS. RABBIT
SMALL RABBITS
SMALL BADGERS
SMALL FOXES
LANDGIRLS
LANDGIRL/RAT
CHAPERONES
VILLAGERS

The Amish Project Auditions

February  27  and March 1 at 7:00 pm

Performance Dates: April 6 – April 9 Thursday – Saturday at 7 pm.  This is our AACTfest entry so there is a chance that we could advance on to regional, national and internal tournament.

SOME GENERAL GUIDELINES:

PLEASE COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. WE WILL BE SEEING MANY ACTORS SO IN THE EFFORT OF TIME, WE ASK THAT YOU COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO COMING BOTH NIGHTS

We are auditioning young females 6-8, Young females 16, Women 25  – 60.  Men 30 – 60.

AUDITIONS WILL CONSIST OF:
– Reading from the script
– Director led improv exercises
– A small movement audition. We will put you through you a small section of a exercises in small groups. You will then be asked to perform it in front of the production team as a group. Please remember to wear clothing that you can move in and appropriate shoes (i.e NO sandals, flip-flops, etc..)

Synopsis:

The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake

Cast:

ANNA – Amish girl, age 14. Victim of the shooting.
CAROL STUCKEY – Widow of the gunman, age 31. English/non-Amish.
VELDA – Amish girl, age 6. Sister of Anna. Victim of the shooting.
BILL NORTH – English/non-Amish man, 50s. Scholar and professor on Amish culture, as well as friend and spokesman to several Amish families affected by the shooting.
AMERICA – Hispanic girl, age 16. Pregnant. Works in the local grocery store.
EDDIE STUCKEY – The gunman of schoolhouse shooting, age 33. English/non-Amish. Killed himself at the end of the schoolhouse attack.
SHERRY LOCAL – English, age 53. Resident of Nickel Mines, PA.

Jesus Christ Superstar Auditions

February 28 and March 2 at 7:00 pm.

Performance Dates: May 5 – May 21 Thursdays – Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays at 2 pm. One school Matinée Tuesday, May 9.

PLEASE COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. WE WILL BE SEEING MANY ACTORS SO IN THE EFFORT OF TIME, WE ASK THAT YOU COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO COMING BOTH NIGHTS

We are auditionimg actors: 16+

AUDITIONS WILL CONSIST OF:
– singing 32 bars of contrasting piece one upbeat contemporary and one more classical broadway ballad.  An accompanist will be provided for you.  Please do not accompany yourself.
– Reading from the script
– Director led improv exercises
– A movement audition. We will put you through you a small section of a exercises in small groups. You will then be asked to perform it in front of the production team as a group. Please remember to wear clothing that you can move in and appropriate shoes (i.e NO sandals, flip-flops, etc..)

Synopsis:

It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ’60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

Cast:

PRINCIPALS
1 Woman
2 Men FEATURED
6 Men ENSEMBLE
Large singing ensemble consisting of Lepers, Cured Lepers, Merchants, Apostles, Soldiers, Judas’s Tormentors, Reporters, Temple Ladies, and Soul Girls.

CHARACTERS
Mary Magdalene
Jesus of Nazareth
Judas Iscariot
King Herod
Caiaphas
Peter
Pontius Pilate
Simon Zealotes
Annas
3 Priests
Lepers
Cured Lepers
Merchants
Apostles
Soldiers
Judas’s Tormentors
Reporters
Temple Ladies
Soul Girls

If you have any questions please send them to patrick@siouxfallstheatre.com

Hope to see many of you there!

Sioux Empire Community Theatre is located at 315 N Phillips Ave in Sioux Falls, SD.

SNAP! Productions Holding Auditions for Horror Musical

Carrie the Musical
directed by Todd Brooks

SNAP! Productions
3225 California Street
Omaha, NE 68108

Auditions begin at 6:30pm

 

SNAP! Productions’ Summer show, CARRIE The Musical, will have auditions on March 13th and 14 th. The run of the show will be from June 1 – 25 (Thursday – Sunday only). The rehearsals will start on April 19th. Todd Brooks will Direct and Music Direct with Joshua Mullady (Producing) and Jason DeLong (Choreographer).

Please have a memorized piece of music to sing. An accompanist will be provided, so have sheet music. NO acapella singing. Remember this is a rock score and most females need to be able to belt. Men need to sing something that shows off high notes. There will be dancing for the high school roles, so wear appropriate shoes and clothes. There will also be cold readings from the script.

 

SYNOPSIS

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…

 

CAST BREAKDOWN
CARRIE WHITE:  (Female – able to look like a senior in high school)

A painfully shy outsider who, in spite of her best efforts to belong, has been the victim of her classmates’ cruel jokes since childhood, as well as her mother’s strict, biblically-ordained control at home. She transforms from ugly duckling into graceful-and then vengeful- swan. Vocally, she must be capable of lyrical sweetness as well as fierce power.

 

MARGARET WHITE:  (Female – Carrie’s Mom – 40’s to 50’s)

A woman of visceral extremes, she balances her fervent religious convictions with equally sincere true-believer spirituality and tender, maternal love for Carrie. Like Carrie, with whom she shares several duets, her voice must range from expressive and melodic to ferocious and frightening.

 

SUE SNELL:  (Female – able to look like a senior in high school)

A straight-A student who’s been popular her entire life, she’s remarkably level headed for her age. Her unthinking participation in a cruel act of bullying causes a crisis of conscience that leads her on a journey to try to right things. Vocally, she has a pop ballad voice that delivers sweet sincerity and strength.

 

TOMMY ROSS:  (Male – able to look like a senior in high school)

Popular star athlete, valedictorian, and all around stand-out, he’s the boy that all the girls want to be with, and all the boy want to be. Yet he also has unexpected, quirky sensitivity and is just starting to mine his personal life and feelings – a budding poet. His voice should have an effortless pop quality.

 

CHRIS HARGENSEN:  (Female – able to look like a senior in high school)

Rich, spoiled-rotten, and wickedly funny, Chris is a popular beauty whose arrogant self-assurance makes her believe that the rules don’t apply to her. Loaded with sexual dynamite, she has serious daddy and anger-management issues. Her voice is pop-rock percussive and powerful.

 

BILLY NOLAN:  (Male – able to look like a senior in high school)

Now in his sixth year in high school, Billy’s a sexy, stupid·like-a-fox bad boy whose wise mouth troublemaking has led him to spend more time in detention than in class. All these qualities make it easy for his girlfriend Chris to manipulate him to do her bidding. His voice is that of a wailing rocker.

 

MISS LYNN GARDNER:  (Female – able to play mid 30’s)

Mid-30s, this girls’ P.E. teacher can be a strict disciplinarian if necessary, but when Carrie arouses her maternal instinct, she surprises herself by also revealing a protective “fairy godmother” side. Her voice is warm and strong, just like the woman.

 

MR. STEPHENS: (Male – able to play mid 30’s)

Late-30s, this well-intentioned English teacher and guidance counselor struggles to help his students realize their potential. A dedicated educator, he’s stretched thin in his duties, woefully underpaid, and a bit overwhelmed as to how to handle the Billy Nolans of the classroom combat zone.

 

NORMA:  (Female – able to look like a senior in high school)

Bitchy, gossipy and a shameless suck-up to authority, Norma is second-in-command to Chris’ queen bee.

 

FRIEDA:  (Female – able to look like a senior in high school)

Sue’s brainy pal, she’s an easy-going, get-along follower and a tireless extracurricular committee volunteer.

 

HELEN:  (Female – able to look like a senior in high school)

Giggly and easily shocked, her immaturity and need to belong make her the perfect example of the herd mentality.

 

GEORGE:  (Male – able to look like a senior in high school)

Tommy’s jock wingman since childhood, George idolizes him. Perhaps a little too much …

 

STOKES:  (Male – able to look like a senior in high school)

A bit of a nerd, he’s happy to be included as one of Tommy’s posse.

 

FREDDY:  (Male – able to look like a senior in high school)

The wisecracking class clown and official yearbook photographer, be can’t believe any girl would ever give him the time of day.

Any questions, please contact Todd Brooks @ Brooks1965@aol.com. Please put “Carrie The Musical” in the subject line.

OCP Holding Auditions for Season Finale

Omaha Community Playhouse presents

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Auditions

Auditions:
YOUTH AUDITIONS – Saturday, March 4 at Noon
ADULT AUDITIONS – Monday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Enter through the west “Stage Door” entrance and proceed to the check-in table. High turnout expected for these auditions, so plan accordingly.

Synopsis: Step into the enchanted world of the beloved musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress, is guaranteed to entertain all audiences. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self — but time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costumes and sets and is a must-see for the whole family.
Director: Kimberly Faith Hickman

Roles: Seeking a diverse cast of singers, dancers and actors! All ages, ethnicities and genders.
Children must be of an independent reading level.

Note From the Director:
**Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a family friendly production in partnership with OCP’s Henry Fonda Theatre Academy. The cast of Beauty and the Beast should expect to interact with children during the run of this production.

Cast of Characters
BELLE – (Mezzo Soprano) a highly intelligent, plucky young woman from a provincial town. Actor must like interacting with children! There are going to be occasional special appearances made by Belle at pre-show Royal Tea parties, as well as post show photo ops.
BEAST – (Baritone/Tenor II) master of the castle who used to be a prince. Actor must feel comfortable wearing some form of prosthetic makeup.
MAURICE – (Bari/Bass) an inventor and Belle’s father
GASTON – (Baritone) a pompous “ladies man” who thinks he is the greatest man alive.
LEFOU – (Bari/Tenor) Gaston’s sidekick
LUMIERE – (Bari/Tenor II) a French maitre d’ who has become a candelabra
COGSWORTH – (Bari/Tenor II) an English major-domo of the castle who has become a mantle clock
BABETTE – (Soprano) a maid who has become a feather duster
MRS. POTTS – (Mezzo Soprano) a cook who has become a teapot
CHIP – (Mid range cambiata (unchanged) voice) Mrs. Potts’ son, who has become a teacup. This role will be shared between two children. Actors must feel comfortable sitting inside a cart.
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE – (Mezzo Soprano) an opera singer who has become a wardrobe
MONSIEUR D’ARQUE  – (Tenor) proprietor of the lunatic asylum
MANY other various roles: Narrator, Young Prince, Beggar Woman / Enchantress, Townspeople, Silly Girls, Gaston’s Cronies, Wolves, Servants (Napkins, Silverware, Plates, Salt and Pepper, Carpet, etc.). There will also be a children’s ensemble who play Townspeople, Servants, etc.

Requirements:

What to Bring:

  • Please come prepared with 16 bars of music prepared to sing. An accompanist will be provided.
  • There will be a dance audition, pleased come dressed ready to move or bring a change of clothes with you. Boots, sandals, flip-flips, slick shoes, etc. should not be worn during the dance audition.
  • You will be asked to fill out an audition form, please have all necessary contact information and personal schedules handy in order to complete the form.
  • A recent photo if you have one available. Please note, photos will not be returned.

Show Dates: May 26 – June 25, 2017
Location: Omaha Community Playhouse | Hawks Mainstage Theatre | 6915 Cass Street | Omaha, NE 68132
Contact: For more information, contact Jeannine Robertson, jrobertson@omahaplayhouse.com, at (402) 553-4890, ext. 164.

Upcoming Auditions at Barn Players

The Crucible

By Arthur Miller
Directed by David Martin
Assistant Direction, Set Design & Sound Design by Steven James
Stage Management by DK Evenson
Lighting Design by Chuck Cline
Costume Design by Jenny Knecht
Props Design by Valerie Martin

AUDITIONS:

Thursday, March 2nd
from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
At St. Pius Church
55th and Woodson, Mission, KS

EXPECTATION and PREPARATION:

Auditions will be an open call and will consist of cold readings from the script. Callbacks are by invitation only on Monday, March 6th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Please come to auditions with as close an idea as you can as to your availability for June and July. The rehearsal period will be a fairly standard Sunday-Thursday, 7-10 pm schedule. All efforts will be made to arrange a rehearsal schedule that allows for actors only to be called when needed, but please try to keep conflicts to a minimum. No conflicts will be accepted during the final week of rehearsal.

A NOTE ABOUT DIALECTS

All characters, with the exception of Tituba, are from the New England area and should speak with a more proper Americanized nearly British accent. No character should have a Boston accent, nor should they speak in full on British accents. The best way to think about it would be to think of an American Shakespearean actor aiming for a regionless dialect.

If you have any questions about the process for this show or expectations or to arrange an alternative audition time should those dates not work for you or anything at all, please contact David Martin at dmartin922@gmail.com.

PRODUCTION DATES:

July 14 – 30, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Industry Night is Monday, July 24th at 7:30pm

SYNOPSIS:

The Crucible is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the late 1600’s. It focuses on accusations, trials, heresay vs. evidence, and character assassination. This production will take those elements and paint a broader picture of persecution over the entire history of witchcraft along with historical moments of those wrongfully accused. Great attempts will be made to bring the audience in as pseudo-jury members for the trials portrayed within the play.

CAST BREAKDOWN
(all ages listed refer to playable age and not actual age):

LEAD ROLES

John Proctor
A local farmer known for his independence and temper. He is married to Elizabeth Proctor who is accused of witchcraft by Abigail Williams, in part because Abigail and John had a brief affair. John is also accused of witchcraft and eventually sentenced to hang. (Male – late 30’s-40’s)

Elizabeth Proctor
A quietly strong frontier wife who is honest to a fault and is accused of witchcraft by Abigail Williams. Married to John, she is spared the death penalty due to the fact she is pregnant. (Female – late 30’s-40’s)

Abigail Williams
Prior to the start of the play, worked as a maid for the Proctors until she was fired by Elizabeth under suspicion of an affair with John. The ringleader of the young girls in terms of creating the witchcraft scare in Salem. Reverend Parris’ niece. (Female – 20’s, young looking)

Reverend John Hale
A young minister from nearby Beverly, MA who is called in due to his knowledge of witchcraft. At first, Hale attempts to carry out the court’s wishes, though he later believes the entire situation to be false and fights for the victims of false accusations. (Male – 30+)

SUPPORTING ROLES

Reverend Samuel Parris
The minister of Salem. He is obsessed with keeping up his good reputation and assumes that anyone who does not attend church regularly or fails to recognize his piety is someone not to be trusted. (Male – 40’s)

Mary Warren
Replaced Abigail Williams as maid to the Proctors. She is alternatingly weak and strong when faced with pressure from others. She is a mostly sympathetic character who seems to simply be in over her head. (Female – 20’s, young looking)

Deputy Governor Thomas Danforth
The chief judge of the court, he is power hungry and believes in wielding his power over any and all who are accused. According to Arthur Miller, he is the true villain of the play for he should know better than to let the trials proceed. (Male – 45+)

Judge John Hathorne
A judge of the court who essentially believes Abigail against all evidence to the contrary. (Male – 40+)

Giles Corey
A close friend to the Proctor family, his wife is falsely accused of witchcraft. He is frequently accused of various crimes himself, so he knows the law. He may resemble a town drunk, but he is smart, honest, strong, and outspoken. Must be visibly strong. (Male – late 60’s+)

Tituba
Slave of the Parris family, Tituba came to Salem from Barbados. She has knowledge of a mystical nature and helps the girls become infatuated with magic. This character will speak in a Barbados dialect. (Female, African American – any age)

Rebecca Nurse
Well respected and pious, Rebecca is accused of both witchcraft and infanticide by Ann Putnam – Rebecca had worked as a nursemaid for Ann. Married to Francis. (Female – 60+)

Francis Nurse
Tries incredibly hard to clear his wife’s name and his other friends who have been accused. Married to Rebecca. (Male – 60+)

Ezekiel Cheever
Clerk of the court responsible for crafting and carrying out warrants for arrest. (Male – any age)

Betty Parris
The young daughter of Reverend Parris, the play opens with her being ill. This sets off belief that she was caused illness by witchcraft. (Female – 15ish, must look younger than the other girls)

Thomas Putnam
A rich landowner trying to use accusations of witchcraft to buy up land cheaply from those convicted. (Male – late 30’s-40’s)

Susanna Walcott
One of the group of girls experimenting with magic. (Female – 20’s, young looking)

Mercy Lewis
One of the group of girls experimenting with magic. (Female – 20’s, young looking)

Ann Putnam/Sarah Good/Martha Corey (these three roles will be combined)
Ann accuses Rebecca Nurse after seeing seven of her children die shortly after birth. Sarah is essentially accused for being strange. Martha (who we never see) has some questionable books about witchcraft and is eventually sentenced to die. (Female – late 30’s-40’s)

Marshal George Herrick
A heavy drinker, Marshal Herrick carries out warrants and guards the inmates under arrest. (Male – any age)

NOTE – The Role of Hopkins has been cut.

Rumors

by Neil Simon
Directed by Bill Pelletier

OPEN CALL AUDITIONS:

Saturday, April 8, 2017 1pm – 5pm &
Sunday, April 9, 2017 1pm – 5pm
(No callback is planned at this time)
At St. Pius School
55th and Woodson, Mission, KS.

SYNOPSIS:

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing (Palisades) townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusion and mis-communication mounts, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

EXPECTATION and PREPARATION:

Prepare: Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Prior to auditions, please read and familiarize yourself with the play and the role/s that interest you.

Bring: Please bring a current resume and headshot. Also bring all known conflicts from April 30 through the June production dates listed below.

Rehearsal: Rehearsals will begin Sunday, April 30 and run Sunday-Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 10 p.m. Rehearsal will be at St. Pius School until the production moves to the Barn Players stage on Monday, May 8.

Additional Notes: Cast members are required to assist with strike following the final performance on June 18. Cast members may also be asked to assist with costume pieces.

PRODUCTION DATES:

June 2 – 18, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Monday, June 12 (Industry night performance) at 7:30 p.m.

All performances take place at The Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

5M – 5FNOTE : Age ranges listed for characters are suggested ages only. These may be flexible depending on the actors.

KEN GORMAN – (M – 40) A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his temporary deafness.

CHRIS GORMAN – (F – mid-30s) Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered. Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which drives her to drink a bit more.

LENNY GANZ – (M – Late 30s, early 40s) – A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent destruction of his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in.

CLAIRE GANZ – (F – Late 30s) – Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and others’). Likes to gossip.

ERNIE CUSACK – (M – Early 50s – 60s) – A psychiatrist. Affable, loves his wife very much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner.

COOKIE CUSACK – (F – 40s – 50s) – Has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms. Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.

GLENN COOPER – (M – 30-40) A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair (which he may or may not be).

CASSIE COOPER – (F – late 20s, early 30s) Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her husband’s relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Obsessively rubs her quartz crystal to calm herself down.

OFFICER WELCH – (M – 30-50) – A city police officer having a rough night. Does not tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put on.

OFFICER PUDNEY – (F – 20-40) – Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.

For more information, please contact Eric Magnus, Artistic Director of The Barn Players, at emagnitude@me.com

The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.