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AUDITIONS FOR LAUGHTER ON THE 23rdFLOOR
SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 2:30 - 4:00pm

Andrews Hall at SCC 276 E Napa St. Sonoma, CA 95476

 SEEKING 
7M-2F for this comedy by Neil Simon.

PREPARATION
Please prepare contrasting monologues (2 mins each)
Headshot and resume required,

PERSONNEL
Director: Michael Ross
Stage Manager: Moira McGovern

Inspired by the playwright's youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman "Max Prince".

Roles

Max Prince: Male, 40-59 A bigger than life comic actor who is the mega-star of a hugely popular “The Max Prince Show” based on Sid Caesar and “Your Show of Shows” cannot help but dominate a room entirely.

Lucas Brickman: Male, 20-30 The freshman writer; sensible and sincere.

Milt Fields:  Male, 40-45 The flamboyant “gag” man; a joke a minute wholesaler who deals in fast paced patter.

Val Slotsky:  Male, 40-49 A senior member of the staff, the most politically aware of all the writers; a Russian immigrant, he should still carry a strong accent.

Brian Doyle:  Male, 35-45 An Irish American with a biting sense of humor and acerbic outlook on life; a heavy smoker, heavy cougher and heavy drinker.

Kenny Franks:  Male, 35-40 Considered the “boy genius” of the group but also the most sophisticated of the writers.

Ira Stone:  Male, 35-45 A hypochondriac who come in late every day with a new ailment; his humor is wrapped around despair.

Carol Wyman: Female, 30-40 The only woman writer on the show; has a strong and quick defense system.

Helen:  Female, 20-30 Max’s secretary; attractive in a quirky way; completely out of her element in the writers’ room.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals will begin 4/18/2020 and will typically be Su-W 6:00-10:00. Performance dates are 6/5-21. Laughter on the 23rdfloor will perform Th-Sun at the Sonoma Community Center (276 E. Napa St.) in Sonoma

 

AUDITIONS FOR THE TAFFETAS

SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 4:00- 5:30PM

 

SEEKING 

Seeking 4 women to play characters age 30-40. Must have ability to sing 4-part harmony, in 1950’s style. Such songs as: Sh-Boom, Mr. Sandman, I’m Sorry, Arriverderci Roma, Sincerely.

PREPARATION

Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided.  Please bring sheet music, in your key with cuts clearly marked.  No acapella or recorded music, please.
Headshot and Resume required
                                                                                                           

PERSONNEL
Director: Michael Ross
Choreographer: LC Arisman
Musical Director: Sherrill Peterson

Stage Manager: Mercedes Rivera                         

In 1950-something, four singing sisters from Muncie, Indiana, are making their national television debut on the Dumont Television Network's Spotlight on Music. The Taffetas pays tribute to the sounds of The McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and The Chordettes.

Roles

Kaye (Supporting): Female, 28-40 the level-headed one, very maternal, the group’s business-minded leader, likes to write and record all of her experiences in her diary and hopes to publish it under the title “My Life In Taffeta”.

Peggy (Supporting): Female, 28-40 the most studious, spends her free time studying short hand, her favorite pastimes are learning to cook all of her mother’s favorite recipes and painting by numbers, she will probably leave the group to become a secretary.

Donna (Supporting): Female, 28-40 looking for a guy with a Chevrolet convertible, loves to collect film star photos and - best of all - riding in the front seat of her Daddy’s dreamy two-tone Chevy Belaire convertible.

Cheryl (Supporting): Female, 28-40 has man trouble, is crazy about Johnny (who has dumped her), her favorite pastime is improving her Canasta game, and her spare time is spent performing her duties as president of the Mario Lanza fan club.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin 3/22/2020.  Rehearsals will be Su-W from 6:00-10:00. Performance dates are 5/1-17.  The Taffetas will perform Th-Su at Sonoma Community Center (276 E. Napa St.) in Sonoma.

 

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