Upcoming Actor Auditions

Leading Ladies

By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Michael Bolinski

Monday & Tuesday, July 13th & 14th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at TheatreWorks

 

From the author of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo comes LEADING LADIES, an outrageous new comedy. Jack and Leo are two English Shakespearean actors who are so down on their luck, they are reduced to performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. But 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. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces and, in the tradition of any Ken Ludwig farce, absolute hilarity ensues.

Character Breakdown

Meg Snider (25-35) – a vibrant soul yearning to burst forth and soar; loving; loyal; resigned/engaged to marry Duncan at the play's start; holding out hope that life still holds adventure and excitement.

Leo Clark (40-ish) – British-accent (standard); a nearly over-the-hill actor, holding out hope for a career breakthrough; scheming; passionate; clever; charismatic; impersonates Maxine (Florence's long-lost niece).

Jack Gable (40-ish) – British-accent (standard); loyal side-kick and part of the two-man theater troupe with Leo; seeking an exit from showbiz and hoping to settle down (wife/kids/house); begrudgingly dragged into Leo's schemes; passionate; impersonates Stephanie (Florence's long-lost niece).

Duncan Wooley (50-ish) – local minister with a puritanical bent; settled in his ways; scheming; miserly; engaged to marry Meg at the play's start; contains an inner Snidely Whiplash.

Florence (70-ish) – dowager of great wealth; petulant; grudge-bearing; judgmental; impatient; loving; on her death bed; last dying wish is to see her long-lost nieces.

Audrey (25-ish) – boundless energy, a true-life Tigger; loving; affectionate; credulous; open to opportunity and adventure; lover of big words; girlfriend to Butch at play's start.

Doctor "Doc" Meyers (50-ish) – brash; crass; horny; a medical doctor, but not a good one; gleeful Head Moose of the local Moose Lodge ("Awhoo!"); father to Butch.

Butch (25-ish) – confused about his path in life; slight lunkhead; loving; lifelong friend of Meg; boyfriend to Audrey at play's start; son to Doc Myers.

Audition Sides

Additional Notes

Auditions will consist of reading from the script.
TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers and technicians.
All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome.
No appointments are necessary.

Production Runs September 18 – October 10, 2015
Rehearsals begin in August