Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tucson: Catalina Players auditions - House of Blue Leaves

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Catalina Players announces auditions for
House of Blue Leaves by John Guare.
Directed by Leslie J Miller
AUDITION DATES: Tuesday May 22 & Wednesday May 23
Christ Presbyterian Church
6565 E. Broadway (between Wilmot & Kolb)
Fellowship Hall ( park in back parking lot)
Requirements for Auditions:
Resume & Headshot (if available)
2 Minute audition piece (preferred but not required)
Be prepared to cold read from script
Please contact Leslie Miller @ or Call 520-271-3590
for more information.
Performance dates August 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2007
Rehearsals Start Mid June
Casting the following Charactors:
Artie Shaughnessy: Lead male, age range 35-50, looking for someone who can play the piano or has some experience and is willing to learn.
Ronnie Shaughnessy: Supporting role, Male age range 18-30
Bunny Flingus: Lead role; Female age range 30-45
Bananas Shaughnessy: Lead role; Female age range 30-50
Corrina Stroller: supporting role; Female age range 20-35
(3) Nuns: supporting roles; Female age range 20-45
Billy Einhorn: supporting role; Male age range 35-50
There are two additional small male roles available with age ranges from 20-50.
Synopsis of play:
A late middle-aged zoo attendant still has lingering visions of being a songwriter, and these hopes are buoyed by his mistress who lives downstairs. On the day the Pope is making his first visit to New York, the mistress talks him into calling his old school chum, now a big Hollywood producer, for a job writing music for films. At the same time his son comes home AWOL from Fort Dix carrying a bomb with which he intends to blow up the Pope in Yankee Stadium. The songwriter has meantime called for the jiffy wagon to come and take away his cuckoo wife (her name is Bananas). The big time producer arrives shortly after his fiancée, who has broken her hearing aid, and at about the same time that three sightseeing nuns drop in from the roof. The son's bomb goes off prematurely, killing a bunch of these characters, and the producer ends by eloping to Australia with the songwriter's mistress. We are back at the beginning, with the frustrated songwriter and his nutty wife.  Winner of the 1971 Critics Award and the Obie Award as Best American Play, House of Blue Leaves was recently revived on Broadway. "A brilliant play... beautifully fashioned.... Wacky and sometimes sad [with]... combined hilarity, poignancy, outrageous stage aside and tragedy." N.Y. Daily News. "Enchantingly zany and original farce." N.Y. Times.

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