Summer Theatre Auditions Planned for May 20-22
College-Community Summer Theatre to Present 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'
May 13, 2013
Auditions for two leading men and a large cast for Wilmington College-Community Summer Theatre’s production of the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will be held May 20, 21 and 22, at 7:15 p.m. WC’s Hugh G. Heiland Theatre.
Show dates are July 18, 19 and 20, at 7:30 p.m., and July 21, at 2:30 p.m. The Theatre Box Office will open in June.
Auditions will be limited to persons at least 15 years of age and no advance preparation is required.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is based upon the popular 1988 film, has been described as stylish, sexy, irreverent and “Broadway musical comedy heaven.”
The show features the exploits of two con men living on the French Riviera. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health.
After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town.
A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end.
The cast of characters for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels includes:
--Lawrence Jameson Male An older, wiser, and sophisticated con artist. Actor, singer, good dance/movement with distinguished, cultured physical style. Needs to be able to affect Middle European and German / Austrian accents at different points in the show. (will have ...to sing with Austrian accent)
G2 - Bb4 (Tenor) (age 40-50)
--Freddy Benson Male A young and in-experienced con artist. Actor, singer, good dance /movement /physically active, high energy. This actor also plays the part of a wheelchair confined vet and Lawrence’s crazy younger brother Ruprecht.
A2 - B4 (Tenor) (age 20-35)
--Christine Colgate Female An American heiress vacationing on the French Riviera and the target of Lawrence and Freddy's bet. Actor, singer, some dance/movement with sweet innocent look and appeal (needs both a standard American and a Brooklyn accent)
A3 - F#5 (Mezzo-Soprano) (age 20-35)
--Andre Thibault Male The Chief of Police and Lawrence's French assistant. Actor, singer, some dance/movement with distinguished, businesslike persona. Needs to be able to affect a French accent.
F2 - F4 (Baritenor) (age 30-50)
--Muriel Eubanks Female A wealthy socialite, one of Lawrence's victims, and Andre's love interest. Actor, singer, some dance/movement with distinguished, wealthy air
E3 - C5 (Alto) (age 40-50)
--Jolene Oakes Female An American oil heiress from Oklahoma vacationing on the French Riviera. New money — think of a combination of Ado Annie / Gertie (from “Oklahoma!”) having recently won the lottery.
Actor/Singer/good dancer/movement, spunky high energy Southern firecracker
A3 - D5 (Alto)
Lenore Female A wealthy socialite, and one of Lawrence's victims (age 17-30)
Sophia Female A wealthy socialite, and one of Lawrence's victims (age 17-30)
Renee Female A wealthy women and one of Freddy's victims (French accent) (age 20-40)
Gerard Male Renee’s Jealous Husband (age 20-40)
ENSEMBLE Male/Female The Ensemble play every other role in the show including: Croupier, Conductor
Waiter, Nun, Hotel Manager, Maid etc. These parts include singing, dancing, some lines and bits of business. (age 15 +).