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Auditions

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Leading Ladies
by Ken Ludwig

 

Directed by Courtney Woolard

 

Runs: Jun 3-19, 2016

Rehearsals: TBA

 

Audition Times

  • Saturday, Apr 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, Apr 17, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Available Roles

Seeking three females and five males. Two males must be able to do a British accent.

  • Meg Snider: Early 30's, warm with a great sense of humor, beautiful and longing for adventure
  • Duncan Wooley: Meg's fiance, much older than Meg, local minister, set in his ways and lives in his own world
  • Doc Myers: lovable country doctor- Chief Moose, father to Butch
  • Leo Clark: 30s, British, classically trained Shakespearean actor
  • Jack Gable: 30s, British, Leo's best friend, also a Shakespearean actor who is ready to settle down and have a real life
  • Audrey: about 20, very pretty, bright, bubbly and extremely helpful. Must be able to roller skate
  • Florence Snider: Meg's aunt, A thousand years old,  crusty with terrible eyesight, must be relatively agile
  • Butch Myers: honest, sincere, early 20s, sweet but stupid. Doc's son and in love with Audrey or so he thinks

Audition Requirements

  • A monologue is not required; auditions will be cold readings from the script.
  • Resumes and recent headshots are helpful but not required.
  • Please bring a detailed list of rehearsal conflicts for April-May.

Synopsis

In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are 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, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg.

"Ludwig's newest farce is so funny, it will make sophisticated and reasonable men and women of the 21st century cackle till their faces hurt."
Houston Press

"Leading Ladies is consistently funny-indeed, increasingly hilarious as it progresses."
Houston Chronicle

"Look for Leading Ladies to become a staple of summer stock and community theatres. And, mind you, I mean that as a compliment."
Variety

Location

Auditions will held at the theatre, 319 N. Gay Street [directions]. For more information, email info@theatreknoxville.com.

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