Auditions

AUDITIONS FOR OUR FEBRUARY 2018 PRODUCTION

 

All the King’s Women
by Luigi Jannuzzi

Directed by Barbara Crawford

Enquiries: barbaracrawford4@gmail.com or 0414881844

Audition Dates: Sunday 29 October 2017 at 2.30 pm & Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 7.30 pm

Audition Venue:  Guide Hall, Glebe Avenue, Cheltenham (off Charman Rd)

Performance Dates:  16, 17, 18*, 22, 23, 24**, 25* February, 1, 2, 3 March 2018

Performance Venue: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale

**Saturday matinee, *Sunday matinees

Evenings 8 pm, matinees 2.30 pm

 

Synopsis:

True stories from the life of Elvis Presley told through the eyes of sixteen women. Some enthralled, some appalled, some obsessed. A fast-paced series of five comedic plays and three monologues based on the life of Elvis. From Tupelo Mississippi, where 11 year old Elvis wanted a BB gun instead of a guitar, to the Steve Allen show, from President Nixon’s office to Andy Warhol’s studio, from Cadillac salespeople to a Graceland guard. A touching, funny, nostalgic and novel view of the “King” from a female point of view, without him making an appearance. A family friendly comedy with heart that captures an Elvis you have never seen before. This production incorporates a generous helping of Elvis songs that the audience will know and love.

 

Characters Summary:

There are six cast members, five female and one male. The female ages are not important, the intention is to have a good mix of types and ages. The male will have to be convincing as an Elvis impersonator. The roles have been allocated equally and spaced to give each actor time to change character. A true ensemble piece, each actor has the opportunity to star as well as support the other cast members. No singing required.

 

Role 1 (female)         Saleswoman “One Tupelo Saleswoman”

                                    Cathy “When Nixon met Elvis”

                                    Lora “Pink Cadillacs and God”

 

Role 2 (female)         Abby “The Censor and the King”

                                    Alice “When Nixon met Elvis”

                                    Bonny “Warhol explains Art to Elvis”

                                    Guard “One Private Guard”

 

Role 3 (female)         Barbara “The Censor and the King”

                                    Beth “When Nixon met Elvis”        

                                    Cindy “Warhol explains Art to Elvis”

 

Role 4 (female)         Cynthia “The Censor and the King”

                                    Allie “Warhol explains Art to Elvis”

                                    Leslie “Leaving Graceland”

 

Role 5 (female)         Eve “Three am in the Garden with a God”

                                    Mona “Pink Cadillacs and God”

                                    Shop Assistant “Leaving Graceland”

 

Role 6 (male)            Paul “Pink Cadillacs and God”

                                    Eddie “Leaving Graceland”

 

Precast Characters: None

 

Other Information: All auditionees must have read the script, please email the director to acquire a copy. The auditionee should choose a section of one of the monologues to perform at the audition. It is not necessary to learn by heart. American accents required.

 

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