TheatreWorks New Milford Holds Casting Call for "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" March 3 & 4, 2014

NEW MILFORD, CONN. (February 14, 2014) — TheatreWorks New Milford is seeking a cast of 3 men (age 20 to 60) and 4 women (ages 18 to 55) for Alfred Uhry's comedy-drama THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play.

From the author who penned Driving Miss Daisy comes this funny and moving tale. It's Atlanta, 1939. Hitler has conquered Poland, Gone with the Wind is about to premiere, and Adolph Freitag, his sister Boo, and nieces Lala and Sunny can't wait for Ballyhoo – the social event of the year for Atlanta's elitist German-Jewish community. Adolph's new employee Joe Farkas seems an attractive eligible bachelor, but is a Jew of Eastern European descent deemed unacceptable to some members of the Freitag family. Unexpected romantic, touching, and comedic events unfold as the characters finally have to face where they really come from and who they really are.

Auditions will be held at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford (next to the CVS) on Monday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO is under the direction of Chesley Plemmons of Sherman.

Auditions will consist of reading from the script. All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome. No appointments are necessary. TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers, technicians, and directors. For character breakdowns, to download audition sides, and to get more info, visit:

Rehearsals begin in March with performances running May 2 to May 24. 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.


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