Director Benjamin Mauritz will be holding auditions for SCCT’s production of LEADING LADIES on Saturday, December 2 at 5:00 PM and Sunday, December 3 at 6:00 PM.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Set in the 1950s, Leading Ladies focuses on two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find their careers in a rut. They are currently performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of 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, however the actors resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. Hilarity ensues when it turns out the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Things get even more complicated when Leo falls madly in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.
Please arrive early to fill out the audition form (be sure to bring a list of all conflicts). Everyone auditioning will be asked to read aloud from the script. Rehearsals will begin shortly after the cast is selected.
Friday, January 12 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 13 – 7:30 PM
Friday, January 19 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 20 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 21 – 2:00 PM
Thursday, January 25 – 7:30 PM
Friday, January 26 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 27 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 28 – 2:00 PM
Roles are available for 5 men and 3 women. Please note that the ages listed just serve as a guide. All roles are available and casting is open. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to audition.
MEG SNIDER (Early 30s): 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.
DUNCAN WOOLEY (Early 40s): Local minister, engaged to Meg. A good man, but fussy, headstrong, egocentric.
DOC MYERS (Mid 50s): Local doctor, Chief Moose, likeable curmudgeon, boisterous, stocky, father to Butch.
LEO CLARK (Early 40s): A clean shaven, Shakespeare actor from England (English accent required), marginally gifted, charming yet mildly pompous, prone to temper tantrums, longs to achieve stardom…
JACK GABLE (Late 30s to Early 40s): A clean shaven, Shakespeare actor from England (English accent required), Leo’s partner, easily dragged into Leo’s harebrained schemes, nice guy, longs to settle down…
AUDREY (Early 20s): A well-built, extremely sweet and good-natured, an “intelligent airhead.” Audrey roller-skates.
BUTCH MYERS (Early 20s): A little slow on the uptake, built like he played high school football, sincere, good-hearted.
FLORENCE SNIDER (60+): An extremely crusty old lady, terrible eyesight, wealthy, wily, ailing… or hypochondriac?
If you are interested in getting involved with the show but do not want to appear onstage, there are many areas in which you can help, including backstage, technical work, costuming, and set construction.
For more information, please contact the theater at (712) 233-2788 or email the director, Benjamin Mauritz, at firstname.lastname@example.org.