“Anything can happen if you let it!” If you are interested in auditioning for any of the 2020-2021 Main Stage Plays at the Delray Beach Playhouse, see below for audition information.
All auditions will be held at the Delray Beach Playhouse at 7:30 PM. Prepared monologues are welcome, but not necessary. For further information, call (561) 272-1281 Ext. 5.
LOST IN YONKERS: A PLAY BY NEIL SIMON
Auditions: October 19 and 20, 2020 | [2 Men (ages 18-60) / 3 Women (one in her 70’s) / 2 Boys (ages 11-15)]
Neil Simon’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a father whose wife has recently died, leaving him in debt. In order to earn money, he needs to take a job as a travelling salesman, But he has two young sons and needs someone to care for them while he’s away. He appeals to his mother, a severe German business-woman who (having survived World War II) has taught herself to live without compassion. This play provides superb roles in the German grandmother, one daughter who is mentally deficient, another daughter who has a speech impediment and her two sons, one the salesman, the other a colorful con-man. The boys are between 11 and 15. [Rehearsals for the show begin on November 2.]
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM: A MUSICAL BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Auditions: October 26 and 27, 2020 | [20 Men and Women (between 18 and 70)]
Stephen Sondheim’s first musical as both a composer and lyricist is a Vaudeville-style romp based on two ancient Roman comedies. The plot is simple. Pseudolus (a slave) wants to be free; but he can only win his freedom by making sure that a beautiful young girl named Philia remains a virgin until her young suitor (Hero) can marry her. Unfortunately, Hero is not alone in desiring Philia. Both his father, a handsome young soldier and the local Brothel Keeper have designs upon her. The cast features a bevy of sexy young courtesans as well as a male chorus of 4 slaves who dance, sing and (hopefully) can do some simple gymnastics. We also need four mature gentlemen who can still do a bit of hoofing. [Rehearsals begin on December 7.]
STEEL MAGNOLIAS: A PLAY BY ROBERT HARLING
Auditions: March 15 and 16, 2021 | [6 Women (ages 18-Mature)]
One of the most popular and frequently revived plays in American regional theatre, this story (drawn from the real-life observations by author Robert Harling of his mother and her friends) tells the story of Truvy Jones who operates a beauty parlor in Chinquapin, Louisiana. Since every woman who’s “anybody” in Chinquapin comes to Truvy’s, we meet Ouiser (the town’s loveable curmudgeon, Miss Clairee (the owner of the local radio station), M’Lynn (a modern career woman), Annelle (Truvy’s apprentice beautician) and Shelby (M’Lynn’s lovely young daughter). A comedy-drama in the truest sense, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a dream play for actresses of every age. [Rehearsals begin on April 13.]
A DOLL’S HOUSE – PART 2: A PLAY BY LUCAS HNATH
Auditions: March 17 and 18, 2021 | [3 Women / 1 Man]
In 1879, Henrik Ibsen wrote a play called A DOLL’S HOUSE in which a young wife and mother rebelled against the restrictions imposed upon her in a completely patriarchal 19th Century society. So she left her husband and children to explore the world at large. When she left, she literally slammed the door behind her. George Bernard Shaw later referred to this action as “a door slam heard around the world.” Ibsen’s play was roundly damned, castigated and banned in several countries as immoral. Three years ago, Lucas Hnath wrote a sequel to Ibsen’s play in which Nora returns to her home after an absence of 15 years and answers a question theatergoers have been asking for 140 years: What did Nora do during those 15 years? The cast of four includes Nora (35-50), her husband (40-55), her daughter 17 to 25) and her old housekeeper (over 50). Needless to say, each role is a gem. [Rehearsals begin on May 3.]