By PAM HARBAUGH
You may want to postpone those vacation plans a bit. Some area theaters are holding auditions this month.
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM: Melbourne Civic Theatre will hold auditions for this riotous musical at 7 p.m. June 25 and 26. The show is scheduled to run Aug. 11 to Sept. 17. MCT is at 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Call 321-723-6935 or visit MyMCT.org.
FIRST DATE: The Musical: Orlando-based Generations Productions will hold auditions for an immersive theater musical 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday (June 18) with callbacks 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday (June 19). Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY and are for non-Equity only. Auditions will be held at The MEZZ in downtown Orlando, 100 S Eola Dr Suite #200, Orlando, FL. The show runs September 14 – 30 at The Abbey in Orlando. To get an audition appointment, click here. If you have questions, contact Kenny Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s the character breakdown:
Aaron—Late 20s-30s Male. Tenor. New Yorker. Jewish investment banker. He has never been on a blind date before. Out of his element, nervous, and trying way too hard.
Casey—Late 20s-30s, female. Great belt/mix voice. Daring, bold, and delightfully controversial. All as a defense mechanism.
Man#1 (Jewish Chorus/Gabe/Edgy British Guy)—25-40; Male, any ethnicity. GABE is the mega dude/womanizer. Has every answer to every question about women that has ever been asked. And probably has a catch phrase to go with that answer. Aaron’s best friend since childhood. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey’s past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating. Baritenor range.
Woman #1 (Grandma Ida/Lauren/Female with Megaphone #2/Aaron’s Mother)—25-40, Female, belt/mix with soprano. Casey’s sister, LAUREN is happily (somewhat) married to her highly successful husband, Kevin, and wonders out loud why Casey can’t break her bad habits and learn how to catch a winner. Constantly trying to fix Casey, Lauren is more concerned with listening to her own advice than actually helping her sister. GRANDMA IDA is Aaron’s dead grandmother, who feels strongly that her son should marry a Jewish woman.
Man #2 (Reggie/Aaron’s Future Son/Edgy Rocker Guy)—Late 20s-30s. Male, tenor. REGGIE is Casey’s fabulously fierce gay and over-imaginative best friend. Easily sent into a tailspin of jealousy, paranoia, and drama. EDGY ROCKER/BRITISH GUY are bad boys from Casey’s past. Cocky and neglectful, they are overcompensating.
Woman #2 (Jewish Chorus/Allison/Google Girl/Female with Megaphone #1)—25-35, female. Aaron’s ex-fiancé. Gorgeous, sexy, uptight, conservative, controlling, manipulative. Must have great belt and some soprano.
Man #3 (Waiter/Casey’s Christian Father/Friendly Therapist)—35-45, male, baritenor. A career waiter, who dabbles with songwriting and performing on the side. A romantic. He wants nothing more than for love to blossom in his restaurant. A closet poet as well. CASEY’s CHRISTIAN FATHER is a stereotype super-Christian, praising the Easter Bunny and denouncing Judaism.
The photo comes from a previous production of ‘A Chorus Line’ at Riverside Theatre.