Theater Philadelphia – Leading Ladies
Where: Philadelphia, PA
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Auditions for Leading Ladies, by Tony Award winning playwright Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) will be held on Sunday June 23rd and Monday June 24th at 7:00 PM at the Village Players of Hatboro theatre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Hatboro, PA 19040 (a short walk from Septa’s Hatboro Station on the Warminster Regional Rail Line). Check out our website, www.thevillageplayers.com.
To audition, simply arrive at the theatre shortly before 7 on either date- no appointments/headshots/resumes/monologues/experience necessary. All roles are volunteer. Auditions will be cold readings from the script.
Show dates are October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19, with three or four benefit performances on a few weeknights during the run (these dates will be available at the audition).
Plot: In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. 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! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.
Roles (ages approximate):
Meg (20s to 30s)- Vivacious, with enormous warmth and a great sense of humor. She knows there’s a big world outside her small town, but she hasn’t seen much of it yet. She harbors a world of dreams and sleeps on them every night. Requires a brief time in a towel and some kissing.
Leo (20s to 40s)- A great, though completely unknown, Shakespearian actor from London who, along with Jack, can’t get a break. He’s the “brains,” of the duo as it were, pushing Jack into one harebrained scheme or another. Requires a British accent and some kissing.
Jack (20s to 30s)- Leo’s partner who always ends up going along with Leo’s schemes, no matter how unwillingly. Requires a British accent and a brief comedic kiss with Doc and Butch.
Audrey (20s to 30s)- She’s sweet, she’s happy go-lucky, and bless her, she’s trying to improve her mind, even if she is a bit of an airhead. Requires a brief time in roller sakes.
Duncan (30s to 40s)- He’s the local minister and engaged to, and substantially older than Meg. He’s a good man at heart, but rather fussy, set in his ways, a bit scatter-brained, and lives in his own world.
Florence (50s+, the older the better)- A wealthy, crusty, aging old woman who still has a good head on her shoulders, despite having very poor eyesight.
Doc (50s)- Father to Butch. A crusty, likeable curmudgeon, a country doctor who takes no guff from anybody. Requires a brief comedic kiss with Jack.
Butch (20s to 30s)- A little slow on the uptake, but earnest and sincere, with a good heart. Somewhat of a country boy. Requires a brief comedic kiss with Jack.
Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: Philadelphia, PA
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