Upcoming Auditions at Oyster Mill Playhouse
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Directed By: Patrick Hughes
Following the Tony-nominated revival of Lend Me a Tenor on Broadway, Ken Ludwig’s, The Fox on the Fairway, debuted at the Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C. on October 19, 2010. A tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. Genre: Farce
CASTING: 3M, 3F (ages listed are playing ages)
- JUSTIN HICKS – (20s): Bingham’s new eager-to-please assistant who volunteers his services as a golfer to help Quail Valley win the golf tournament. He is romantically involved with Louise and proposes to her early on, but becomes emotionally distraught when things become difficult between them.
- LOUISE HEINDBEDDER – (20s): A waitress at the Quail Valley Country Club. She is very attractive, and a bit flighty, but studious. She gets engaged to Justin early on, but a mishap results in her becoming very upset over their future together, making her bawl at a moment’s notice.
- HENRY BINGHAM – (40+): Director of the Quail Valley Country Club. He is witty and cynical at times, much like Basil Fawlty from Fawlty Towers. He gets into a high-stakes bet on a golf tournament and is determined to do what it takes to win. He is also unhappy in his marriage to Muriel and becomes involved with Pamela.
- PAMELA PEABODY – (35+): A member of the Quail Valley Country Club. She is very attractive and sophisticated, but a bit loose and a bit of a drinker. Throughout the play she aids Bingham in his plans to make sure their club wins.
- DICKIE BELL – (40+): The director of the rival Crouching Squirrel Country Club, with whom Bingham gets into a high-stakes bet. He is a bit obnoxious, including his fashion sense, but tries to come off as good-natured. He is Pamela’s ex and has a thing for Bingham’s wife Muriel.
- MURIEL BINGHAM – (40+): Bingham’s wife, who runs an antique shop, which becomes part of the bet between Henry and Dickie. Generally overbearing and stern, she somehow has a soft spot for Dickie.
Performance Dates: 5/31/19 – 6/16/19 | Audition Dates: 3/31/19 & 4/1/19
Directed by Mike Raguski
Brighton Beach Memoirs at Oyster Mill Playhouse
Here is part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states “if you didn’t have a problem, you wouldn’t be living here.”
- Eugene Morris Jerome, almost 15
- Blanche Morton, 38: Eugene’s widowed aunt
- Kate Jerome, about 40: Eugene’s mother, a strong Jewish matriarch
- Laurie Morton, 13: Eugene’s younger cousin, has heart problems
- Nora Morton, 16½: Eugene’s beautiful older cousin
- Stanley Jerome, 18½: Eugene’s older brother
- Jacob “Jack” Jerome, about 40: Eugene’s father
Genre: Comedy Performance Dates: 7/12/19 – 7/28/19 | Audition Dates: 5/5/19 & 5/6/19
Directed by Lois Heagy
What ho! Bertie Wooster inflicts his charming ineptitude on America when he adventures across the pond armed only with his handsome fortune, talent for trouble, and his remarkable manservant Jeeves. But when a childhood friend gets Bertie mixed up with a vengeful thug named “Knuckles” McCann, he ends up mistakenly engaged to the meddling Vivienne Duckworth. Even the illustrious Jeeves may not be up to the task. Based on the stories and characters of Jeeves & Wooster created by P.G. Wodehouse. Genre: Farce
Performance Dates: 8/16/19 – 9/1/19 | Audition Dates: 6/9/19 & 6/10/19
Directed by Michael Hosler
One of Tennessee Williams’ more famous works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Set in the “plantation home in the Mississippi Delta” of Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon, the play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy’s family, primarily between his son Brick and Maggie the “Cat”, Brick’s wife. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof features motifs such as social mores, greed, superficiality, mendacity, decay, sexual desire, repression and death.
Genre: Drama Performance Dates: 9/27/19 – 10/13/19 | Audition Dates: 7/21/19 & 7/22/19
Directed by Beverly Spangler
Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic. Genre: Musical
Performance Dates: 11/8/19 – 11/24/19 | Audition Dates: 8/25/19 & 8/26/19