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Auditions: Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig
December 4, 2018 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 2:45pm, repeating until December 5, 2018
Auditions are open to all E.C. Glass High School students. Students will be required to complete and turn in an audition form (PDF) before they can audition.
Two down on their luck English actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves performing Shakespeare for the Moose Lodge circuit in Amish Pennsylvania. When they learn that the wealthiest (dying) old lady in York, PA hopes to gift her fortune to long lost relatives, the two hatch a plan to disguise themselves as her nieces to claim the inheritance. Romantic entanglements abound. Mistaken identity, physical comedy, and fast paced entrance and exits ensue. Requires a great sense of fun, focus, physical comedy and language. Great comedic roles for young men and women! Think of these films: “Tootsie”, “Mrs.Doubtfire”, “Some Like it Hot” or “White Chicks”
Perusal scripts are available to check out for 24 hours in Mr. Worley’s office
Audition material will be posted on call board Monday 12/3 and on Glasstheatre.org
MEG SNIDER – Vivacious, warm & longing for life beyond York, Pa. Meg loves Shakespeare and secretly dreams of becoming an actress. Transforms from obedient girl to a confident woman. +Physical comedy.
LEO CLARK – As Leo, he’s a Shakespearean actor with a British accent. The instigator/planner.. As Maxine, a chic, flamboyant diva. Quick on her feet. A comedic tour-de-force. must be able to switch between genders and voices constantly. Must play Maxine believably…as if his life depends on it.
JACK GABLE – Faithful accomplice to Leo’s schemes. As Jack, he’s a Shakespearean actor with a British accent. As Stephanie, grows from shy and demure to mischievous. Requires comedic timing, physical humor, and a willingness to do anything to win the love of Audrey. .
AUDREY (20s) An innocent, kind and gullible. +this role roller skates. Tries to improve herself and her vocabulary. Good-natured. Pursued by Butch and Jack. Likes playing Sebastian in Twelfth Night.
DUNCAN WOOLEY- The local minister. Set in his ways,a bit scattered. Lives in his own world. Dislikes flamboyance. Requires good comedic timing: goes from mild mannered to occasional bursts of temper.
FLORENCE SNIDER -Meg’s great aunt. Richest woman in York. Crusty, has terrible eyesight: a tough old bird. Must switch quickly between sweetness and anger. + Physical acting and comedic timing.
DOC MYERS – The country doctor. Cantankerous, likeable curmudgeon. Spars with Duncan and Florence. Father to Butch. Also plays a “rollicking” Sir Toby Belch in the Twelfth Night scenes.
BUTCH MYERS A former high school football star. Not the brightest bulb. Earnest, sincere, with a big heart. Loves Audrey. Comedic in his awkward attempt as Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night.
Chief Moose- Local MC of the York, Pennsylvania Moose Lodge. Small town big-wig. Likes a fez. Has a monologue.Ensemble: People of York Pennsylvania; must be believable; Train Conductor, Moose Lodge members, Party Guests who Tango and Running Crew. Great opportunity to play with Farce.
**In Farce, characters take themselves seriously despite ridiculous situations. LEO and JACK have English accents. Both play Stephanie and Maxine like their lives depend on it. LEO, JACK and MEG have a gift for speaking Shakespeare; the others, less so. Don’t stress about the English accent. Give it a whirl-we’ll work on it. HAVE FUN!!