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Friday, February 1, 2013
Join us for auditions for our spring musical, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." Lots of parts for adults and teens! Newcomers and veterans are welcome to audition! This production requires a large cast of men and women. Actors ages 14+ and all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition.
Tuesday February 12, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday February 13, 7:00 p.m.
What to expect:
Please come prepared with sheet music, to sing 16-32 bars of a song (not from the show). Wear comfortable clothing, as there will be a general movement portion of the audition. You may be asked to do a cold reading from the script.
Location: ACT Rehearsal Space (250 Canal Street, 4th Floor, Lawrence, MA) Email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays from 7:00-10:00.
Charles Gracy, Director
Beth Kennedy, Choreographer
Chris Desjarsins, Music Director
May 3rd, 4th and 5th
About the show:
This happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cozy bordello until that puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution.
MISS MONA STANGLEY (F) Ex-working girl and proprietor of The Chicken Ranch. A business woman who plays house mother to the girls. Charming, attractive, well kept Madam, heart of gold. Endearing stage presence. Alto age 35 – 55
SHERIFF ED EARL DODD (M) The town’s Sheriff and long-time friend of MONA – a good ol’ boy who is blind to the power of the media. He tends to shoot off his mouth and gun before thinking. Towering actor. Sings. Baritone age 35 - 55
MELVIN P. THORPE (M) Publicity-seeking, self-styled-champion-of-moral-virtue, and
presenter of popular television programme “Watch Dog”, fanatical character man. Good Mover - Baritone age 30 - 55
JEWEL (F) Housekeeper and Miss Mona’s confidant. Sassy but respectful. An experienced, long-serving girl at The Chicken Ranch – Torch, blues style singer. Alto/Mezzo age 30 - 45
SHY (F) A naive, inexperienced girl, fresh off a farm, who arrives at
The Chicken Ranch looking for work. Some dancing. Mezzo age 18- 25
ANGEL (F) A somewhat experienced, street-wise working-girl, who
arrives at The Chicken Ranch looking for work. Mezzo age 25 - 35
DOATSEY MAE (F) A seemingly introverted waitress at the local diner/cafe, with secret
dreams of being wild and outgoing – Sings Country and Western. Alto 25 - 35
GOVERNOR (M) A Texas politician with a brilliant knack for managing to
sidestep all the important issues. Good mover, does a soft shoe - Sings. Tenor age 35 - 65
NARRATOR/BANDLEADER (M) Opens the show and the occasional-narrator of the story. Country and Western voice. Good speaking voice. Ability to play Guitar a plus! Age 18 +
THE GIRLS who work at The Chicken Ranch
LOU, DAWN, GINGER BEATRICE, TADDY JO, DURLA, RUBY RAE, ELOISE
All different characters. Singers/Dancers. Various ages 18 - 35
MAYOR RUFUS POINDEXTER (M) The local Mayor and used-car salesman. 35 – 65
C. J. SCRUGGS (M) President of local committee and insurance salesman. Age 35 - 65
EDSEL MACKEY (M) Editor of local newspaper. Age 25 - 55
SENATOR WINGWOAH (M) Local politician who takes the local football team, THE AGGIES, to The Chicken Ranch after a big win. Age 35 - 65
IMOGENE CHARLENE (F) Attractive cheerleader. Sings and Dances/ tapping. Age 18-25
Ensemble are also featured as
THE DOGETTES Melvin's singers
MELVIN P. THORPE SINGERS Gospel type singers
ANGELETTES Cheerleaders, some lines, dancing and some tapping required.
THE AGGIES High testosterone football team. "Singing, dancing with some solo dancing and tapping".
COWBOYS; A FARMER; A SHY KID; MISS WILLA JEAN; A TRAVELLING SALESMAN; A SLICK DUDE; CHOIR; LEROY SLINEY; SOUNDMAN; STAGE MANAGER; TOWNSPEOPLE; TV ANNOUNCER; PHOTOGRAPHERS; REPORTERS; GOVERNOR’S AIDES.