Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Sept 15, 2009

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(NEW) Die, Mommie, Die!
Thursday Sept 17th at 7:30pm, Foster Hall, 2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
Take the 6 train to Westchester Square Station and take a right out of the station.
718-823-6434. Sides will be provided. Monologues okay but not required. Email contact JThad78@comcast.net.

Center Stage Community Playhouse is holding auditions for Charles Busch's zany parody Die, Mommie, Die!, directed by Shani Murfin (A New Brain). This comic melodrama evokes the 1960's movie thrillers that featured such aging cinematic icons as Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner and Susan Hayward. Faded pop singer, Angela Andrews, is trapped in a corrosive marriage to film producer, Sol Sussman. In her attempt to find happiness with her younger lover, an out of work TV star, Angela murders her husband with the aid of a poisoned suppository. In a plot that reflects both Greek tragedy as well as Hollywood folklore, Angela's resentful daughter, Edith, convinces Angela's emotionally disturbed son, Lance, to avenge their father's death by killing their mother. Lance, demanding proof of Angela's crime, slips some LSD into her after-dinner coffee, triggering a wild acid trip that exposes all of Angela's dark secrets. Production Dates: November 6, 7, 8, 13, 4, 15, 20, 21, 2009 Evenings at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. No Pay.

Angela Arden
- 40s - Aging singing star of indeterminate age, in the style of the aging screen sirens of the 1960's. Can be played by a woman or a Female Impersonator.

Edith Sussman - 21 - Daddy's girl with a manipulative twist in a Mod package.

Bootsie Carp - 30s+ - Dedicated family housekeeper with a drinking problem and a love for Jesus.

Tony Parker - 30s - Hollywood actor with a reputation.

Sol Sussman - 50s - Movie producer mogul with constipation.

Lance Sussman - 19 - Son with gay tendencies and occasional explosive rage.

(NEW) Play On!, CT
Tuesday, September 15th & Wednesday, September 16th at 7:00 pm in the Town Hall Council Chambers at 131 Cedar Street (Rt. 175) in Newington, CT. Email: tnos1@juno.com.

Theatre Newington On Stage, a non-profit, community theatre group in existence since 1962, announces auditions for the Rick Abbot comedy Play On! Ever been in that show that you knew was going to implode on opening night? When a theatre group is offered a royalty-free play, Murder Most Foul from a novice playwright, they welcome the chance to return the theatre’s finances "to black ink" for the first time in years. They rehearse desperately, amid non-stop interference from the authoress, who continually revises the script until almost opening night. During the actual performance anything that can go wrong does. The actors are awful, the script is appalling, and the props malfunction. The "play within a play" somehow strikes all the right notes in this wildly discordant comedy.

Rehearsals begin on Sunday, October 18th and the show will run Friday and Saturday evenings December 11th and 12th. Performances will be held in the beautiful Scottish Rite Temple Auditorium, located at 207 Deming Street in Newington. This is TNOS’ third appearance at this venue. Those who prefer working behind the scenes or in front of the house are also encouraged to attend. TNOS is accessible by phone: (860) 202-9793 and electronically: Website: www.theatrenewington.org. Email: tnos1@juno.com.

Seeking: seven women (playing mid-20'-60’s) and three men (playing late 20’s-60’s). British accents are required for three female and all male characters. Scripts will be available at audition sessions for cold readings.