“Anything can happen if you let it!” If you are interested in auditioning for any of the 2019-2020 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.
CALENDAR GIRLS: A COMEDY BY TIM FIRTH
Auditions: August 12 and 13, 2019 | [3 Men (ages 18-60) / 9 Women (ages 18-mature)]
CALENDAR GIRLS is a deeply moving comedy-drama based on a true story. In 1998, a group of women in a small English village decided to raise money for their local hospital by producing a calendar which would parody the “cheese-cake” calendars they saw in their husband’s shops and garages. So they agreed to be photographed “topless” (though very well concealed) for their own calendar. They hoped to raise 900 pounds. By the end of the year they had raised over half a million pounds which they donated to Cancer Research. Six of the women in the show MUST be willing to expose their bosoms for a brief second behind a screen and (in keeping with the tradition begun by the play) The Playhouse will be making a donation to The American Cancer Society. Rehearsals for the show will begin on August 26.
SEE HOW THEY RUN: A FARCE BY PHILLIP KING
Auditions: October 6 and 7, 2019 | [6 Men (ages 18-mature) / 3 Women (ages 18-mature)]
One of the most popular and acclaimed British farces ever written, SEE HOW THEY RUN is set in a small English village. When Penelope Toop (now the local Vicar’s wife) receives a visit from Clive, an old friend she used to act with. They decide to attend a theatre performance off limits to the American military, so Clive dons one of her husband’s cassocks. This arouses the attention of a local busy-body named Miss Skillon, who becomes even more confused when the Reverend Toop’s Bishop shows up for an impromptu visit. By the end of the play, three prelates, a Russian spy and assorted neighbors are embroiled in a hilarious state of general confusion. In this play, every role is a gem! Rehearsals begin October 28.
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING: THE MUSIC OF RICHARD RODGERS & OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN
Auditions: November 11 and 12, 2019 | [4 Men (ages 18-60) / 4 Women (ages 18-60)]
Without question, the most successful songwriting team in the history of the American Musical Theatre, Rodgers and Hammerstein produced at least half a dozen of the most successful musicals of all time: OKLAHOMA, CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC, THE KING AND I, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and CINDERALLA. Their songs range from “Some Enchanted Evening,” Younger Than Springtime” and “Bali H’AI” to “Edelweiss,” “If I Loved You” and “Climb Every Mountain.” Needless to say, this revue will be an absolute pleasure for singers. We will incorporate as much movement as possible, but (with Rodgers and Hammerstein) voices carry the day. Rehearsals will begin on December 16.
STAGE STRUCK: A THRILLER BY SIMON GRAY
Auditions: January 13 and 14, 2020 | [3 Men (ages 30-60) / 1 Woman (ages 30-50)]
When Anne O’Neill and Robert Simon married seven years ago, they were both up-and-coming actors. But she has become a major star while his career has stalled to such an extent that he effectively works as her personal assistant. In an attempt to save what is clearly a floundering marriage, Anne consults a psychiatrist who advises her to leave Robert. When Robert realizes what Anne is considering, he devises an ingenious and potentially lethal plot to save his marriage that is part Noel Coward and part Agatha Christie. The plot he weaves is both diabolically amusing and just crazy enough to succeed. This play provides four wonderful roles for four very good actors. Alan Bates played the lead in London. Rehearsals for the show will begin on February 24.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS: A PLAY BY ROBERT HARTLING
Auditions: March 23 and 24, 2020 | [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.