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Auditions

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Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will?
by Del Shores

 

Directed by Terry Copeland Pfeiffer

 

Runs: January 9 – 25, 2015

Rehearsals: TBD

 

Audition Times

  • Sunday, November 30, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Monday, December 1, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Available Roles

Seeking 5 women, 3 men:

  • Sara Lee Turnover - female, mid-30s; Slightly overweight middle sister, the town beautician. Single and still lives at home. Strong-willed with a wonderful sense of humor.
  • Lurlene Turnover Rogers - female, early-mid 40s; the oldest sister. Preacher's wife and elementary school teacher. Attractive, stylish, very Christian - but she has a bite.
  • Evalita Turnover - female, early-mid 30s; the youngest sister. Six-times married, loves to shock her family. She was a beauty and still is ---from a distance. Has a worn look about her. A wounded soul.
  • Mama Wheelis - female, 80s; The Turnover children's grandmother. She's feisty, speaks her mind, and rules the household.
  • Harmony Rhodes - male, early-mid 30s; Evalita's latest fiancé. A musician and vegetarian. Attractive, tan, off-beat, long curly hair. Looks like Jesus with earrings. Has a past.
  • Orville Turnover - male, late 30s-early 40s; the brother. Fat, abusive, unhappy and mean. A redneck trash collector.
  • Buford "Daddy" Turnover - male, late 60s-early 70s - the father. A stroke victim. Partially paralyzed on his left side, but can walk with a slight limp. Has occasional moments of coherency.
  • Marlene Turnover - female, mid-late 30s, Orville's wife. Temporarily overweight. A constant victim of Orville's abuse. However, losing sixty-two pounds can boost a girl's confidence.

Synopsis

Set in a small Texas town, Daddy's Dyin' concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. But it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or of the drafting of his will ... it's a story of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit.

"It's a fast, delicious, easy tale with funny moments, tense moments, touching moments, and characters you care about."
The Hollywood Reporter

"A masterful comedy."
Variety

"A well written piece of mainstream theatre that's consistently funny and occasionally touching."
The Los Angeles Times

"A knockout."
L.A. Weekly

Location

Auditions will held at the theatre, 319 N. Gay Street [directions]. Please bring a headshot or recent photo, if possible, and a list of any rehearsal conflicts you may have throughout December. Resumes are helpful but not required. No prepared monologue is needed; auditions will be cold readings from the script.

For more information, email info@theatreknoxville.com.

Please join our "actors" email list for notification of auditions.


 

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts

 

Directed by Doug James
Musical Director: Melony Dodson

 

Runs: February 13-March 1, 2015

Rehearsals: TBD

 

Audition Times

  • Sunday, December 7, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Monday, December 8, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Callbacks: Tuesday, December 9

Available Roles

Seeking 2 women, 2 men.

Calling all musical theatre character performers! This fast-paced, hysterical musical has 4 actors playing around 12-14 characters each. We need two men and two women. Ideally there would be an older couple and a younger couple but not required.

Audition Requirements

  • Prepare 32 bars of sheet music to an uptempo song. If you have 16 prepared, that is fine, but we would love to hear 32. Remember this is a character-driven show so try to choose something that shows vocal flexibility paired with technique.
  • Prepare a one minute monologue that you will perform as two completely different characters. We are hoping to see you be able to take the same text and transform into two different believable characters.

Call backs will consist of music from the show and cold readings. Please get yourself used to that music as well. Dress prepared to move. We will not be dancing, but we will be doing a small characterization workshop. Hope to see you there!

Synopsis

The second-longest running Off Broadway musical. Nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award as Outstanding Off-Broadway musical in 1997.

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as 'the relationship.' Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set.

This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, 'Say, what are you doing Saturday night?'

"Hilarious! The most entertaining show on or off Broadway!"
Gannett Newspapers

"If this show were a blind date, you'd feel relieved, grateful and pleasantly surprised."
Newsday

"So smartly conceived...catchy tunes and witty lyrics."
Variety

Location

Auditions will held at the theatre, 319 N. Gay Street [directions]. Please bring a headshot or recent photo, if possible. Resumes are helpful but not required.

For more information, email info@theatreknoxville.com.

Please join our "actors" email list for notification of auditions.

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