|Auditions set for comedic musical "Lucky Stiff"|
Join in the fun by auditioning for the Community Theatre's presentation of “Lucky Stiff.” This comedic musical has six men and four women. Auditions are open to the public, regardless of experience, age, or any other discriminating factor. There are parts for all ages.
Auditions are at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 17 and 18, at the Fire Hall Theatre in downtown Grand Forks. You only have to come one evening. Auditions are open to all ages, and all people, regardless of previous acting/singing experience. Auditionees should come prepared with 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song selection (an accompanist will be available), and a one-minute comedic monologue. Directors may or may not have callbacks.
For complete audition information, visit us at http://www.ggfct.org/audition.htm.
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the authors of “Once On This Island,” “My Favorite Year,” “Ragtime” and the animated film “Anastasia,” exploded on the musical theatre scene with this zany, offbeat, and very funny murder mystery farce about an unassuming English shoe salesman forced to take the corpse of his recently murdered Atlantic City croupier uncle on a week-long vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn.
The proceedings are sheer lunacy as Harry comes up against his uncle’s insanely jealous and legally blind mistress, her much put-upon optometrist brother and Annabel Glick, a zealous representative from the Universal Dog Home determined to see Harry’s inheritance “go to the dogs.”
Originally played on a unit set, “Lucky Stiff” is an intimate show with extremely modest production requirements. A small ensemble cast has plenty to do, playing a variety of bizarre, memorable roles. Exuberant, energetic, and impeccably crafted, “Lucky Stiff” is above all fun, with a sly, contemporary sensibility.
HARRY WITHERSPOON: A shy sweet-natured and insecure young Englishman, working as an underpaid shoe salesman in a dreary London suburb. Lonely, and beset by dogs and prying neighbors in his boardinghouse, Harry knows that life is passing him by, but feels incapable of making any changes or taking chances.
ANNABEL GLICK: A representative of the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. Annabel is a young woman with a natural bent for causes. She takes life very seriously, and denies herself any small pleasures, for fear that if she waits for happiness to knock, it won't. Instead, she dedicates herself to good works. Annabel is the type who wears protests buttons and carries a bag full of useful things like tire gauges and granola bars.
RITA LA PORTA: A handsome, hard-edged woman with an extremely volatile nature and a severe case of nearsightedness. Rita is passionate, impulsive, jealous, manipulative and very insecure about her looks. She is also putty in the hands of the man she adores. Things often get out of control when Rita is present. She is a chain smoker.
VINCENT (VINNIE) DI RUZZIO: Rita La Porta's brother. An optometrist. A nervous and conservative man, a pillar of the community and a person who would never do anything out of the ordinary, risky or controversial. Vinnie is allergic to smoke.
LUIGI GAUDI: A boisterous and gregarious Italian. Luigi is a pivotal character, although his part is relatively small. He wears a beard, and perhaps an eye patch.
ENSEMBLE PLAYERS: These performers (two men, two women) double a variety of parts, including: an English landlady, her boarders, an English solicitor, travelers on a train, a French waiter, a bellhop, tourists, gamblers, an emcee, a French nightclub entertainer, and others.
THE DEAD BODY OF ANTHONY HENDON
For more information, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us online at www.ggfct.org or grandforks.culturepulse.org.
-- Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre, email@example.com, 701-746-0847