Audition

Welcome!  We hope you will audition for a Sunset show!

We hold auditions for all performances at Sunset Playhouse, and everyone is welcome to try-out for every show!

Scripts may be checked out at the box office Tuesday (1-7 pm), Wednesday-Friday (1-5 pm) and Saturday (1-4 pm) with a $10 deposit. No guarantee of availability. For further information or if you have any questions, contact the box office by calling (262) 782-4430.

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER AUDITION INFORMATION

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER will be directed by Brian Zelinski. Auditions may consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
 

Auditions: Monday, July 23 – Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, July 30 – Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Performances: Thursday, September 6 – Sunday, September 23, 2018

 

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions! 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit. 

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
 

Synopsis

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley are thrilled when Sheridan Whiteside, a brilliant, witty, and widely beloved radio celebrity, accepts their invitation to dinner on his tour through their little town of Mesalia, Ohio. As he leaves their home, he slips on their doorstep, breaking his hip, and a tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow. The Stanley living room is monopolized by the quick-tempered invalid, ex-convicts are invited to meals, and transatlantic calls bring a $784 phone bill. The arrival of strange gifts from his friends further destroys domestic tranquility.
 

Character Descriptions

Male Characters

RICHARD STANLEY (ages 18-25)
 Grown son of Earnest and Daisy, photographer, wishes he could travel and take pictures.
JOHN (age 40+) Butler who has been around awhile
MR ERNEST W STANLEY(ages 40-60) Rich factory owner, uptight, and put out by the audacity of his guest.
DR BRADLEY (age 50+) Whiteside’s local doctor, who diagnoses his injuries by looking at the wrong x rays. He is also a late-blooming author who tries to get Whiteside to read his book, Forty Years an Ohio Doctor.
 

SHERIDAN WHITESIDE (age 40+) A middle-aged, Falstaffian-girthed celebrity. He is a critic, lecturer, and radio personality, the intimate friend of anyone worth knowing. He is an egomaniac who “would see his mother burned at the stake if that was the only way he could light his cigarette.” His cruel wit and penchant for aggressive repartee make him a great comic character, insofar as humor often depends on other people’s misery or discomfort. That he is obviously impossible to live with is amply demonstrated when he disrupts, through his presence, a conservative upper-middle-class household in a small town in Ohio. Most of the time, he acts the consummate tyrant, but a few isolated acts of genuine kindness make him human, although not redeemable. For all of his sins, he remains disdainfully unrepentant.

BERT JEFFERSON (ages 20s-40s) The owner and editor of the Mesalia Journal. He is “an interesting looking young man” who has written a producible play. He naïvely and ambitiously allows himself to be lured by the chance of making it to the big time, even if it means the sacrifice of personal happiness.
 
PROFESSOR METZ (age 30+) “A strange-looking little man,” an entomologist who once lived for two years in a cave with nothing but plant lice. The first of three eccentrics to visit Whiteside during his convalescence, he arrives bearing a gift–a colony of ten thousand roaches.
 
BANJO (ages 30s-50s) A famous Hollywood comedian, a grown-up adolescent. He is as loony off-screen as on (the Marx brothers all wrapped into one) but he good-heartedly allows himself to be the means by which Maggie can retrieve her happiness.
 

4 Men, ages 20s-40s, to play multiple smaller & non-speaking roles, including:

Westcott (the head radioman)
Luncheon Guests (prisoners)
Mr. Baker (guard)
Expressman
Radio Technicians
Deputies
A plainclothesman
4 – 6 boys, ages 9-12 

Female Characters
 
MRS DAISY STANLEY (ages 40-60) Always trying to play the hostess and keep her husband from flying off the handle.
 
MISS PREEN (ages 30+) Frantic Nurse attending to Whiteside, not enjoying the task. A spinsterish, humorless prude, she becomes the constant butt of his insults and name-calling, to which she reacts with routine indignation.
 

JUNE STANLEY (ages 18-25) Grown daughter of Earnest and Daisy, wants to get married to Sandy who is starting union trouble at the factory.

SARAH (age 40+) Housekeeper who has been around awhile
 
MRS DEXTER (age 30+) Visiting society friend of Mrs. Stanley
 
MRS McCUTCHEON (age 30+) Visiting society friend of Mrs. Stanley
 
MAGGIE CUTLER (ages 20s-40s) Whiteside’s executive assistant, very businesslike most of the time, but also a romantic who falls in love with Bert Jefferson. Whiteside’s private secretary and chief interference runner for the past ten years. In her thirties, she is sarcastic and cynical, and she knows where the bodies are buried. After she meets Bert Jefferson and goes ice skating with him, she decides that the fast lane with Whiteside is infinitely less preferable than conventional delights of domesticity. The fear of losing a good secretary prompts Whiteside to try to destroy the relationship, but her seriousness about her love induces him to help her achieve her goal.
 
HARRIET STANLEY (age 50+) Earnest Stanley’s eerie sister, floats in and out when Whiteside is alone.
 
LORRAINE SHELDON (ages 30s-40s) a snobby actress, young and beautiful, the vicious epitome of the glamorous, brainless, superficial superstar. Whiteside lures her to Ohio by telling her that Jefferson’s play has a marvelous part for her. She thus unwittingly lets herself be used to break up the romance between Jefferson and Maggie. Seducing a man for benefit is, for her, all in a day’s work.
 
SANDY (age 20s) a labor-organizer in Mr. Stanley’s factory, big strong lad.
 

BEVERLY CARLTON (ages 30s-50s) English thespian, songwriter, musician. A Noël Cowardish character who dashes around the world composing and writing plays and being devastatingly charming. His latest comedy, he says, is the best since Molière. He breezes in to visit Whiteside and wish him a “Merry Christmas. He stays about a quarter of an hour, using part of the time to regale him with a number from his new revue. Maggie enlists him in an attempt to lure Jefferson away from Lorraine Sheldon, trying to counter Whiteside’s attempt to break up her romance. (pianist preferred, not required)

 
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm.

MARY POPPINS AUDITION INFORMATION

MARY POPPINS will be directed by Nate C. Adams with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Ashley Patin. 

To audition, please sign up for an audition time slot below.  For your audition please arrive with a 32-bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is highly encouraged. Please bring your own sheet music, in your key, clearly marked, and in a binder. We will not hear acapella auditions. Callbacks will be held on Friday, August 17 and will consist of song and scene cuts. There will be a dance call at your audition, so please bring clothes to move in. If you have tap shoes, please bring them. Those who can tap will learn a short tap combination. 

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – MARY POPPINS. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Note:  If you are cast as Mary, Burt, or an ensemble member you MUST be available on both October 4 & 5 from 10 AM – 6 PM for flight training for Mary and Burt and flight training operation for the ensemble.

 Auditions: Monday, August 13 – Tuesday, August 14, 2018

6:00 – 7:00 pm Kids Auditions
7:00 – 9:00 pm Adult Auditions
9:00 – 10:00pm Dance Call

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Callbacks: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

 
 
Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click hereto see our other upcoming auditions!
Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit. 

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
 

Synopsis

Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Mary takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grownups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
 
Character Descriptions
 
Seeking to cast 10 males and 10 females. Please note, this production contains a full working ensemble. Ensemble members must be able to dance.
 
Male Characters
 
Bert (age: 30s) The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk artist and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent and is a song-and-dance man. Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: B2
George Banks (age: 40s) The father to Jane and Michael Banks is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding “precision and order” in his household, he is a pipe-and-slippers man who doesn’t have much to do with his children and believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. A baritone, George may speak-sing as necessary.  Vocal range top: Eb4  Vocal range bottom: Bb2
 
Michael Banks (age: 9 to 11)  The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents.  Vocal range top: E5*  Vocal range bottom: A3*  
*NOTE: This role requires an unchanged boy’s voice.
 
Robertson Ay (age: 20s)  The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. He doesn’t do a lot of singing, but his “Spoonful” solo can be a fun surprise.  Vocal range top: G#4  Vocal range bottom: F3
 
Neleus / Ensemble (age: 20-30)  The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. Must dance extremely well. Ballet experience is preferred.
 
 
Male Ensemble #1 / Male Dance Captain: Valentine / Von Hussler
A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.
 
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
 
Male Ensemble #2: William / John Northbrook
An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.
 
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
 
Male Ensemble #3: Park Keeper
Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.
 
Gender: Male
Age: 30s
 
 
Female Characters
 
Mary Poppins (age: 20s)  Jane and Michael Banks’ new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well. She can have a more traditional soprano sound, but precision and diction is the key.  Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: Gb3
 

Winifred Banks (age: 30s)  George’s wife and Jane and Michael’s mother. A former actress, she is a loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband’s desire to only associate with “the best people” as well as be the model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she’s not up to the job of “being Mrs. Banks,” yet, she is, and more. She has great warmth and simplicity to her tone.  Vocal range top: D5  Vocal range bottom: A3

Jane Banks (age: must read 11-13 on stage)  The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.  Vocal range top: F#5  Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Mrs. Brill (age: 50s)  The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harrassed, she’s always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn’t have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. She does not have to be a strong singer.  Vocal range top: D#5  Vocal range bottom: F#3
 
Female Ensemble #1 / Female Dance Captain: (ages 18-30) Fannie
 
Female Ensemble #2: (ages 18-30) Annie
 
Female Ensemble #3: (ages 18-30) Glamorous Doll
 
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 6:30 -10:00 pm.

THE BAD SEED AUDITION INFORMATION

THE BAD SEED will be directed by Michael “Paco” Pocaro. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. 

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the   Audition Sheet – THE BAD SEED.  You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (October 14 -17) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Auditions: Tuesday, September 4 – Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 7:00pm

Rehearsals: TBA

Performances: Thursday, October 18 – Sunday, October 21, 2018

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click hereto see our other upcoming auditions! 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit. 

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
 

Synopsis

When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed, for the boy who was drowned had won the penmanship medal Rhoda felt she deserved.
 

Character Descriptions

Male Characters
 
Col. Kenneth Penmark (Age: Late 20’s to Late 30’s) Rhoda’s father, and a good-looking, straight arrow military officer. He adores his wife and child. 
 

Leroy (Age: 30-45) Janitor of the building and grounds. He is sly, but he is an embittered man who feels like he’s been victimized by the whole world. He dislikes and admires Rhoda at the same time. There is tension between them, but the audience gains the greatest insight of these two characters through their
relationship. 

Reginald Tasker (Age: 35-50) A crime writer with an air of mystery who has become somewhat of an expert in the history of crime. He is a friend of Christine and Monica. Should have an air of mystery. 
 
Mr. Daigle (Age: 45-55) Quiet, but apologetic for his wife’s obsessive grief and embarrassed by her drinking and assertions about the murder.
 
Emery Wages(Age: 40’s-60’s) He is younger than his sister, Monica, with whom he resides. He is usually played shorter and slighter than Monica, but that will be flexible. Monica’s younger brother. He is friendly, conversational, tolerant, and stable and is calmer compared to his sister. 
 
Richard Bravo (Age: 50-65) Christine’s father, once a well-known homicide detective who became an author. He is also a well-known radio journalist, but he hides the secret of his daughter’s past. He adores his daughter
and granddaughter. 
 
Female Characters
 

Rhoda Penmark: The character is 8, but the actor can be older, up to a petite 12 or 13 year old. She should look innocent and act very polite, but it is important that she be mature enough to understand the role. A very large role for a young actress, Rhoda is the title role-the “Bad Seed” who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Christine Penmark (Age: Late 20’s to Mid 30’s) Rhoda’s mother and the leading role of the show. She is a gracious, pretty woman who adores her child and her husband, but she is torn when she realizes the truth about Rhoda. 

Monica Breedlove (Age: 40’s to Mid 60’s) Tall, imposing-looking, perhaps overweight, no-nonsense, can-do type, but she is also kind and friendly-perhaps too friendly-and offers humor without being a clown. She is a widow who owns the house, which she has converted into apartments and where she and the Penmarks reside. 

Miss Fern (Age: 50’s to 60’s) A spinster who runs a tight ship as head of one of the most aristocratic schools in the state. She expects others to cooperate and to contribute. 

Mrs. Hortense Daigle (Age: Early 30’s to Mid 40’s) A later-in-life mother, relative to other women of her time, who has suffered the murder of her only son whom she adored. She is grief-stricken and very confused and self-conscious
around Christine. She drinks. 
 
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm.
 

CHRISTMAS BELLES AUDITION INFORMATION

CHRISTMAS BELLES will be directed by Becky Spice. Auditions may consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – CHRISTMAS BELLES. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
 

Auditions: Monday, October 1 – Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, October 8 – Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Performances: Thursday, November 29 – Sunday, December 23, 2018

 

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions! 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit. 

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
 

Synopsis

It’s Christmastime and the Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink, and Honey Raye – are not exactly in a festive mood. Frankie is weeks overdue
with a surprise set of twins, Twink is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town, and Honey Raye, the over-sexed sister with a tarnished reputation, is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos, while Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, attempts to take over the show. When Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, but the feuding sisters find a way to pull together and present a Christmas program that the citizens of Fayro, and you, will never forget.
 

Character Descriptions

Male Characters
 
JOHN CURTIS BUNTNER ( age: 30 – 55) Deputy sheriff, loves the ladies just as much as he loves his donuts and coffee.
 
DUB DUBBERLY (age: 40s) Frankie’s husband.  Life revolves around NASCAR, hunting, and drinking beer – and playing Santa.
 
JUSTIN WAVERLY (age: 20s) Interim Pastor at the Tabernacle of the Lamb, very sweet and innocent.
 
RAYNERD CHISUM (age: 15 – 25) Part-time employee at The Dairy Dog, very simple and earnest, always speaks from the heart.
 
Female Characters
 
MISS GENEVA MUSGRAVE (age: 50 – 70s) Crusty owner of the town flower shop, also the local town gossip.
 
HONEY RAYE FUTRELLE (age: 40s) Over-sexed sister, trying to regain her reputation in the town
 

GINA JO (G.J) DUBBERLY (age: 20s) Frankie and Dub’s daughter.  

Guileless and enthusiastic, she is your typical Daisy Duke sort of girl.
 
TWINK FUTRELLE (age: 30s – 40s) The “black sheep” of the Futelles, loud and the toughest of the sisters.
 
FRANKIE FUTRELLE DUBBERLY (age: late 30s – early 40s) Good hearted, but cranky and pregnant with a late-in-life surprise set of twins, the most normal of the sisters and full of wit.
 

RHONDA LYNN LAMPLEY (age: 40s – 50s)

Flashy manager of The Dairy Dog, a cross between Martha Stewart and Paula Dean.
 

PATSY PRICE (age: 

30 – 60) Elegant society matron, high-class and never wrong.
 
 
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm.

A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED AUDITION INFORMATION

A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED will be directed by Carol Dolphin. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
 

Auditions: 

Monday, November 12 – Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks: 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: 

Monday, November 26, 2018 – Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Performances: 

Thursday, January 17 – Saturday, February 2, 2019
 
Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions!
Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit. 

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
 
Synopsis

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place of a murder to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the home’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the solution, at some risk to herself, in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.

Characters – A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED
(British accent required unless otherwise noted.)

 MALE:   

PATRICK SIMMONS:  Julia’s brother, good looking, smooth, a few years older than Julia. late 20’s and up.

EDMUCH SWETTENHAM:  Mrs. Swettenham’s son, privileged, earnest, fledgling writer, mid 20’s to mid 30’s

RUDI SCHERZ: Strongly built, commanding voice, Swiss/German or Swiss/Italian accent (cameo role)

INSPECTOR CRADDOCK: The chief inspector of the case, in control, rational, 50’s – 60’s.  There is good chemistry between Craddock and Miss Marple.

SERGEANT MELLORS; Craddock’s helper, could be any age or type (a small role)

FEMALE:

JULIA SIMMONS; Attractive, sweet, unmarried, mid 20’s 

LETITIA BLACKLOCK; Sophisticated, monied, still attractive, “beyond middle age,” never married. Owner of Chipping Cleghorn, scene of the play

DORA BRUNNER (BUNNY): Long time friend of Letitia, slightly older, a bit dotty and confused

MITZI: The cook/maid middle European (with Hungarian or Slavic accent), an explosive character, mid 20’s to mid 40s, emotional and melodramatic

MISS MARPLE: The famous Christie character, 60’s or older, quick witted.  (She might be any body type – no preconceived requirements here)

PHILLIPA HAYMES: Elegant, classy appearance, sophisticated, mid 20’s, a widow with a small son

MRS. SWETTENHAM: One of the grand dames of the area; sophisticated, haughty, mid 40’s to 50’s

 
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 6:30 -10:00 pm. (Generally, Sunday – Thursday)

THE CURIOUS SAVAGE AUDITION INFORMATION

THE CURIOUS SAVAGE will be directed by Dustin J. Martin. Auditions may consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – THE CURIOUS SAVAGE. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
 

Auditions: Monday, January 7 – Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, January 21 – Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Performances: Thursday, February 28 – Sunday, March 17, 2019

 

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions! 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit. 

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
 

Synopsis

Mrs. Savage is an elderly woman whose late husband has left her ten million dollars. She intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their “foolish dreams,” but her stepchildren strongly object. To prevent her from doing away with the family’s wealth and ruining their legacy, they have her committed to a sanatorium called The Cloisters, and it is among the gentle residents there that she finds her true family. 
 
A warm comedy that compares the kindness and loyalty of psychiatric patients with the greed and hostility of so-called “normal people.”
 

Character Descriptions

Male Characters
 
TITUS SAVAGE (age: 35-50): A senator; well-dressed businessman of conservative taste; humorless, direct, and driven by his political power and wealth.
 
SAMUEL SAVAGE (age: 40-50): An undistinguished man who works as a Judge; his siblings constantly overshadow him, and his rulings in court are usually overturned.
 
JEFFREY (age: 20-40): A war veteran convinced that his face is badly scarred, even though his scars are strictly mental; an accomplished piano player, but keeps this secret to himself and never plays.
 
HANNIBAL (age: 20-65): A sweet, cherubic man; former statistician and loves math; quite proud of his talents as a violin player, even though he only knows two chords; like the other guests, he is frightened of the world outside.
 
DR. EMMETT (age: 35-65): Kind doctor who treats his patients with genuine care and respect; highly professional and does not get caught up in financial or political affairs; his patients’ health and safety are his top priority.
 
Female Characters
 
ETHEL SAVAGE (age: 50-70): Wealthy older woman with a youthful, mischievous spirit; clever, quick, and imaginative; her youthful attitude belies her true age.
 
LILLY BELLE SAVAGE (age: 20-30): Ethel’s step-daughter; chic, impatient, and self-assured; she and Ethel do not get along; has been married six times and is extremely driven by money.
 
FLORENCE WILLIAMS (age: 30-50): An elegant woman with a gentle disposition and a sweet, tumultuous smile; she lost her son at an early age and has never emotionally recovered so she carries a doll around named John Thomas, whom she treats as her son.
 
FAIRY MAY (age: 18-25): Happy and cheerful nature, but a perpetual liar; terrified of the outside world; desperately seeks love and approval from others.
 
MRS. PADDY (age: 40-65): A middle-aged woman with extreme ferocity; refuses to speak to anyone; constantly turning off the lights because she hates electricity, among other things, which she has no trouble sharing with others; her only entertainment comes from painting seascapes.
 
MISS WILHELMINA (age: 25-40): A young woman who works as a caregiver at the home so that she can secretly be close to her husband, Jeffrey, who does not remember that they are married; kind and loving with incredible integrity.
 
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm.

RABBIT HOLE AUDITION INFORMATION

RABBIT HOLE will be directed by Donna Daniels. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. 

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – THE RABBIT HOLE.  You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (February 17 – 20) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.

Auditions: Monday, November 5 – Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Rehearsals: TBA There will be two table reads in late November, early December.  Blocking rehearsals begin Monday, Jan 14, 2019.

Performances: Thursday, February 21 – Sunday, February 24, 2019

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions! 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit. 

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
 

Synopsis

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. A Pulitzer Prize-winner.
 

Character Descriptions

Male Characters
 
Howie: 30’s-40’s -Becca’s husband. He is very caring, but has a hard time dealing with Danny’s death, which causes him to be angry and depressed, though he hides it as much as possible. He obsessively watches home movies of Danny and thinks that the best way to move on is to try for another child. He attends group grief counseling meetings. It is implied that he has an affair with a woman from this group. He does not want to meet with Jason, whom he blames for Danny’s death.
 
Jason Willette: 17-year-old boy who accidentally hit Danny with his car, leading to Danny’s death. He lives with his mom; his father’s whereabouts are never revealed, but the script suggests he’s dead. He enjoys science fiction and writes a story about wormholes to other dimensions in Danny’s memory, which he publishes in the school’s literary magazine. He sends this story to Becca and Howie. He later shows up at the open house, wanting to talk to Howie and Becca. Howie chases him away, but he later meets with Becca. He blames himself for Danny’s death.
 
Female Characters
 

Becca: 30’s-40’s Howie’s wife. She is usually a very responsible and sensible person, but makes some rash decisions throughout the play because of grief. Howie accuses her of subconsciously trying to “erase” Danny by selling the house, packing up his artwork, and getting rid of their dog, even erasing the most recent home video of Danny.

Izzy: 20’s-30’s Becca’s irresponsible but well-wishing sister. She is unwed, but in a relationship with Auggie. She is pregnant throughout the duration of the play. Tension is created as Becca’s mourning for her lost child lingers, and she is suspicious of Izzy’s ability to raise her own.

Nat: 50’s-60’s Izzy and Becca’s mother. She is the voice of reason for her daughters. She helps Howie and Becca in the moving process, and provides motherly experience to Becca. Her son (Becca’s brother, Arthur), a heroin addict, hanged himself at the age of 30. Becca, however, does not want to hear this, as she feels that the deaths are not comparable. She eventually realizes that her mother has gone through this as well, and accepts the comfort.
 
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00 -10:00 pm.**

AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY AUDITION INFORMATION

AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY will be directed by Dustin J Martin. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. 

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY.  You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (March 31 – April 3) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
Auditions: Sunday, February 17, 1-4 PM – Monday, February 18, 2019, 7 – 10 PM 
Callbacks: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (if necessary)

  

Rehearsals: TBA

Performances: Thursday, April 4 – Sunday, April 7, 2019

 

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click hereto see our other upcoming auditions! 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit. 

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
 

Synopsis

Holed up in the large family estate in Osage County, Oklahoma, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat. A Pulitzer Prize-winner.
 

Character Descriptions

Male Characters
 

Bill Fordham (49 years old) Husband of Barbara and father of Jean. Physiology professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Bill has been having an affair with a student, and him and Barbara are currently separated.

Charlie Aiken (60 years old) Husband of Mattie Fay and father of Little Charles.

Little Charles Aiken (37 years old) Son of Mattie Fay and Charlie. Unmarried. Having a secret love affair with Ivy who turns out to be his half-sister.

 
Steve Heidebrecht (50 years old) Engaged to Karen. Businessman. Lives in Miami, Florida.
Sheriff Deon Gibeau (47 years old) Friend of the Weston family, who reports the discovery of Beverly’s drowned body to the family. Barbara’s high school boyfriend.
 
Female Characters
 
Beverly Weston (69 years old) Violet’s husband and father of Barbara, Ivy and Karen. Alcoholic, famous poet and former writing professor at the University of Tulsa. His mysterious disappearance, which turns out to be suicide by drowning, serves as the inciting incident, bringing the family together for the weekend.
Violet Weston (65 years old) Beverly’s wife and mother of Barbara, Ivy and Karen. Addicted to prescription drugs. Cigarette smoker. Undergoing chemotherapy for mouth cancer.Barbara Fordham (46 years old) Daughter of Beverly and Violet. Wife of Bill and mother of Jean. Lives in Boulder, Colorado. Bill has been having an affair with a student, and him and Barbara are currently separated.

Jean Fordham (14 years old) Daughter of Barbara and Bill. Smokes marijuana and cigarettes. Loves old films.

Ivy Weston (44 years old) Daughter of Beverly and Violet. Librarian at the University of Tulsa. Unmarried. Having a secret love affair with Little Charles who turns out to be her half-brother.

Karen Weston (40 years old) Daughter of Beverly and Violet. Lives in Miami, Florida. Engaged to Steve Heidebrecht.

 
Mattie Fay Aiken (57 years old) Sister of Violet. Wife of Charlie and mother of Little Charles.
 
Johnna Monevata (26 years old) Cheyenne Native American who Beverly hires as a live-in housekeeper before he mysteriously disappears.
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00 -10:00 pm.**
 

SPAMALOT AUDITION INFORMATION

SPAMALOT will be directed and choreographed by Karl Miller with music direction by Mark Mrozek. Please show up on one of the dates listed below with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script.
Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the  Audition Sheet – SPAMALOT. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
 
Dance Workshop: Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 1:30  This workshop is not required for auditions but attendance is highly suggested as the audition piece will be taught at this workshop.

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Thursday, March 14, 2019 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, March 18 – Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Performances: Thursday, April 25 – Sunday, May 12, 2019

 

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions! 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit. 

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
 

Synopsis

Lovingly lifted from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy
Grail,” SPAMALOT recounts the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and is a mustsee.
 

Character Descriptions

Male Characters
 

KING ARTHUR (Baritone Low G2 – High F4) The King of England, who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Round Table and find the Holy Grail. Great humor. Good singer.

SIR ROBIN (Tenor/Baritone Low D3 – High G4) A Knight of the Round Table. Ironically called “Sir Robin the Brave,” though he couldn’t be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing.

SIR LANCELOT (Tenor/Baritone Low C3 – High E4) A Knight of the Round Table. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate discovers his “softer side.” 

PATSY (Tenor/Baritone Low Bb3 – High G5) King Arthur’s horse and servant. Under-appreciated but always longing for Arthur’s approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing. 

SIR GALAHAD (Tenor Low Bb3 – High Bb5) A Knight of the Round Table. Begins as Dennis, a lower class “mud gatherer” who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. 

SIR BEDEVERE (Tenor/Baritone with falsetto Low D3 – High G4) A Knight of the Round Table. An inept scholar. 
HISTORIAN (Tenor Low A2 – High A5) A tweedy academic. May play other characters/come out of ensemble
 
NOT DEAD FRED (Tenor Low A2 – High A5) A sickly little fellow who — despite others’ beliefs — claims he is “not yet dead”.  May play other characters/come out of ensemble
PRINCE HERBERT (Tenor Low A2 – High A5) The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower.  May play other characters/come out of ensemble
 
MINSTREL (Tenor Low A2 – High A5) In Sir Robin’s band.  May play other characters/come out of ensemble
 

FRENCH GUARD (Tenor Low A2 – High A5)   The condemnatory sidekick to the French Taunter. May play other characters/come out of ensemble

EVERY “Ensemble” member plays at least SIX roles. 

MALE ENSEMBLE (6 – 8 men) Seeking strong dancers and singers to play many roles including the other Knights of the Round Table, Sir Not Appearing, Sir Bohrs, Bodies in “Not Yet Dead,” the Dancing Monk,  French Citizens, Finland Citizens, a French Guard, Robin’s Minstrel, Guard 1, Brother Maynard, The French Taunter, Knights of Ni, Tim The Enchanter, Mayor, Guard 2, Prince Herbert’s Father, The Black Knight, Concorede.  Strong dance skills preferred; tap skills are encouraged.

Female Characters
 
THE LADY OF THE LAKE (Alto with large range Low E3 – High B6) A Diva. Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show. Great singing voice is essential, as she must be able to sing effortlessly in many styles and vocal registers. Sings everything from opera to pop to scatting. Gets angry easily.
 
FEMALE ENSEMBLE (6 – 8 women) Seeking strong dancers and singers to play many roles including the Camelot Girls, the Laker Girls, a French Guard, Knights of Ni, Knight of Ni, two of Robin’s Minstrels, French Citizens, Finland Citizens, the Dancing Nun, Dennis Galhad’s Mother, Cancan dancers. Strong dance skills preferred, tap skills are encouraged.
 

**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 6:30 pm -10:00 pm. 

Weekend rehearsals will be scheduled. 

SIDE SHOW AUDITION INFORMATION

SIDE SHOW will be directed by Becky Spice with music direction by Mark Mrozek. Please show up on one of the dates listed below with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – SIDE SHOW.  You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (May 26 – May 29) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
Auditions: Monday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:00pm 
Rehearsals: TBA

Performances: Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2, 2019

 

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click hereto see our other upcoming auditions! 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit. 

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
 

Synopsis

Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bond brings them fame but denies them love.
 

Character Descriptions

Male Characters
 
Terry Conner: (age: 30 – 40) A talent scout/agent for the Vaudeville circuit. Handsome, smooth, and suave; a leading-man type. Daisy’s love interest. Actor will ballroom dance.
Baritone with strong upper range – F#2 – G4
 
Buddy Foster: (age: 20 – 35) Usher turned Entertainer. Bright and energetic, but a bit naive. A song and dance man. Violet’s love interest.
Tenor; big range – F2 – A4
 
Jake: (age: 25+) “Side Show” Foreman. Very strong physical presence even when silent. Secretly in love with Violet. Strong singer who can move well. Athletic build. Jake is also the Cannibal King, and will likely appear bare-chested in his King costume.
Tenor/baritone with strong top range – G2 – A4
 
The Boss: (age: 30+ preferred) Formidable presence; the sleazy, mean owner/emcee of the “Side Show.”
Strong Tenor voice – C3 – G4
 
Reptile Man: (any age) Half man/half reptile. 
 
Bearded Lady: (any age) Must be comfortable appearing in women’s clothes.
 
Fakir: (any age) Far East/Indian character whose act involves a bed of nails. Athletic build. May appear bare-chested.
 
The Geek: (any age) A “refined but deadly” wild man whose act includes biting the head off of a live chicken or snake.
 
Sheik: (any age) A Middle-Eastern tribe ruler whose act includes his harem of virgins. Prefer athletic build.
 
Roustabouts(4): (any age) Athletic, well-built “Carnies,” they are part of the “Side Show,” managing the equipment, patrons, etc. Actors will play a multitude of roles and should move well. Some may appear bare-chested.
Female Characters
 
Daisy Hilton*: (age: 20 – 35) The dominant and more outspoken of the twins, her dream is to become a famous performer/celebrity. 
Alto/Mezzo with belt; big range – E3 – G5 sustained
 
Violet Hilton*: (age: 20 – 35) The shy and more composed of the twins, her dream is to marry and raise a family at home. 
Mezzo/Soprano with belt; big range – Eb3 – F#5
 
* NOTE: Since the Hilton sisters were conjoined twins attached at the lower spine/hip, actors interested in these roles MUST be comfortable acting, moving, and dancing in tandem with another, and may be paired at the audition or callback with other candidates for scenes and dances.
 
Fortune Teller: (any age) Exotic look. Strong belter/gospel voice.
 
Snake Lady: (any age) Athletic/dancer’s body. Snake Charmer.
 
6th Exhibit: (any age) Considered one of the strangest exhibits in the sideshow.
 
Dolly Dimples: (any age) Listed as the classic “Fat Lady” with Baby-Doll attire. Actor may be stuffed for size.
 

Harem Girls (2 – 4): (any age) Fit/trim; dancers. 

**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00 -10:00 pm.**
 

LEADING LADIES AUDITION INFORMATION

LEADING LADIES will be directed by Michael “Paco” Pocaro. Auditions may consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – LEADING LADIES. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
 

Auditions: Monday, April 22 – Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Monday, April 29 – Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Performances: Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 23, 2019

 

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions! 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit. 

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
 

Synopsis

In this hilarious comedy by the author of LEND ME A TENOR and MOON OVER BUFFALO, two English actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge Circuit in 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!
 

Character Descriptions

Male Characters
 

Duncan Wooley (age: early 40’s) Local minister, engaged to Meg. A good man, but fussy, headstrong, egocentric. 

Doc Myers (age: mid 50’s) Local doctor, Chief Moose, likeable curmudgeon, boisterous, stocky, father to Butch.

Leo Clark (age: early 40’s) A clean shaven, Shakespeare actor from England (yes, English accent required), marginally gifted, charming yet mildly pompous, prone to temper tantrums, longs to achieve stardom…

Jack Gable (age: late 30’s to early 40’s) A clean shaven, Shakespeare actor from England (yes, English accent required), Leo’s partner, easily dragged into Leo’s harebrained schemes (think Ethel to Leo’s Lucy), nice guy, longs to settle down… 

Butch Myers (age: early 20’s) A little slow on the uptake, built like he played high school football, sincere, good-hearted. 

 
Female Characters
 
Meg Snider (age: early 30’s) Local girl, vivacious, warm, great sense of humor. Has unfulfilled dreams of the great big world outside of central Pennsylvania she has yet to experience. 
 
Audrey (age: 20) A well built, extremely sweet and good-natured, an “intelligent airhead.” Audrey roller-skates. The director would most likely be really impressed if auditioners showed up with their own roller skates prepared to dazzle. 
 

Florence Snider (age: 60+) An extremely crusty, terrible eyesight, wealthy, wily, ailing… or hypochondriac?

 
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm.

HAIRSPRAY AUDITION INFORMATION

HAIRSPRAY will be directed by Tommy Lueck with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Reggie Kurschner. Please show up on one of the dates listed below with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes, jazz and tap shoes (if you have them) for the dance audition as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the  Audition Sheet – HAIRSPRAY. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
 

Vocal/Dance Auditions: Monday, May 13th – Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Thursday, May 16th, 2019 (if necessary)

Rehearsals: Tuesday, May 28 – Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Performances: Thursday, July 18th – Sunday, August 11th, 2019

 

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions. Click here to see our other upcoming auditions! 

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a

$10 cash deposit. 

Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm

Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
 

Synopsis

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do!
 

Character Descriptions

Male Characters
Corny Collins (Age: 20 to 35) The charismatic host of the Corny Collins Show. Good looking and smooth talking, he is a genuinely nice guy both on and off camera.
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3
 
Edna Turnblad (Age: 30 to 50) Tracy’s big and blonde mother. She is a working housewife who has lost her confidence and dream to be a plus-size clothing designer. Boisterous and commanding. Played by a male in drag.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
Link Larkin (Age: 15 to 30) The star heartthrob on Corny Collins’ show. He is extremely attractive and talented. Hoping to get his big break with a recording contract, he unexpectedly falls for Tracy.
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3
 
Seaweed J. Stubbs (Age: 15 to 30) Tracy’s classmate and friend, who is discriminated against due to his skin color. He is cocky but surprisingly lovable. Talented in song and dance. He falls for Penny.
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
 
 
Wilbur Turnblad (Age: 35 to 55) Tracy’s simpleminded and kind father. He owns a joke shop and supports his daughter in spite of everything else. He also loves his wife, Edna, very much.
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Ensemble
Corny Collins Kids (Tammy, Brad, Brenda, Sketch, Shelley, Etc.); Students; Hookers; Protestors
 
Female Characters
 
Tracy Turnblad (Age: 15 to 30) Our story’s unsuspecting protagonist, she is large and in charge. Confident, talented, and incredibly determined. A romantic with a good heart and desire to cut up the dance floor. Always on top of the latest trends.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3


Penny Pingleton (Age: 15 to 30) Tracy’s best friend and dorky sidekick. Not the brightest girl, but she has good intentions. Bursting to get free of her mother’s dominating control, she falls for Seaweed with childlike curiosity.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 
Velma Von Tussle (Age: 30 to 45) Amber’s mother and the director of Corny’s show. She is a devious taskmaster and snobby racist. The former Miss Baltimore Crabs will go to any length to ensure her daughter is the next big thing.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3
 
Amber Von Tussle (Age: 15 to 30) Link’s girlfriend and Tracy’s nemesis. She is pretty, thin, shallow, snobby, and racist. Can’t dance but is expected to win Miss Baltimore Hairspray. Always feels the need to be the center of attention.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
 

Little Inez (Age: 13 to 20) Seaweed’s little sister and just as talented a dancer.  Tries to audition for The Corny Collins Show but is turned away because she is black by Velma.

Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C5
 
Motormouth Maybelle (Age: 30 to 45) Seaweed and Little Inez’s mother, she also appears as the Guest DJ on the Corny Collins Negro Day show. Big, blonde, beautiful and proud of it. She is sassy and confident.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Prudy Pingleton (Age: 35 to 45) Penny’s strict mother. Very conservative, controlling, and close-minded.
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: D4
 
Ensemble
Corny Collins Kids (Tammy, Brad, Brenda, Sketch, Shelley, Etc.); Students; Hookers; Protestors
 
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 6:30 -10:00 pm.