NEW MILFORD, CONN. (November 20, 2012) – TheatreWorks New Milford is seeking a cast of 4 men and 3 women for its upcoming production of ADRIFT IN MACAO, a musical comedy with book and lyrics by award winning playwright Christopher Durang and music by Peter Melnick.
Nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Best Music, ADRIFT IN MACAO is a hilarious musical parody of classic film noir movies. Everyone who comes to Macao, China in 1952 is waiting for something, and though none of them knows exactly what that is, they hang around to find out. The characters include your film noir standards, like Laureena, the curvaceous blonde, who luckily bumps into Rick Shaw, the cynical surf-and-turf casino owner her first night in town. Then along comes Mitch, the American who has just been framed for murder by the mysterious villain "McGuffin." With songs and quips, puns and farcical shenanigans, this musical parody is bound to please audiences of all ages.
Auditions will be held at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford (next to the CVS) on Monday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
ADRIFT IN MACAO is under the direction of Bradford Blake of Danbury.
All audtioners must be confident singers. Although there are no real dance roles and no intense choreography in the show, it would be helpful for auditioners to have a dance sense when it comes to approaching the physicality and musicality of the characters. Most important is a good sense of comic parody. Auditioners should come prepared with 16 bars of an appropriate musical theatre song or a popular song from the 1940s or 1950s that fits the comic ilk of a film noir parody. Bottom line: choose something that best shows your vocal range and dexterity.
Actors will be provided with sides from the script. For character breakdowns and directions, visit: www.theatreworks.us/actors.
Rehearsals begin in January, with performances running February 22 through March 23.
TheatreWorks is an award-winning, non-Equity theatre company located on 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, CT.