Oak Ridge Playhouse auditions are open to everyone. No experience is required, although it is helpful. Please carefully check audition requirements, as they may differ from production to production.
MAME - Mainstage Musical
Saturday, May 6 and Monday, May 8
Saturday at 1:00 PM / Monday at 6:00 PM (Attend EITHER day.)
Casting for non-singing principal roles, singing and non-singing secondary roles, and ensemble.
DWIGHT BABOCK - 40-50s, non-singing. Officious and ultra-conservative banker. Mame’s antagonist and nemesis. Bull-headed and blustering. Preferably balding or bald.
PATRICK DENNIS, GROWN UP - 20s-30s. Bari-Tenor. Mame’s nephew as a handsome college student and adult. He has become more straight-laced and establishment than Mame would prefer, but they still have a strong loving bond.
ITO - 20s-30s. Minimal singing. Mame’s Japanese houseboy/manservant. Prefer an actor of Asian descent. Fun, giggly personality.
FEATURED SECONDARY ROLES:
(Although these characters do not sing, vocal ability is required because the actors in these roles are sometimes used in the ensemble.)
SALLY CATO MC DOUGAL - 30’s-40s. Southern beauty with an ugly soul. She is out to get Mame, once she realizes that Beau intends to propose to Mame. Dripping with charm and grace and malice.
CLAUDE UPSON - 50s, non-singing. Ultra conservative, snobby, closet racist. Wealthy Connecticut gentry. Pompous.
DORIS UPSON - 40s -50s, non-singing. Claude’s equally ultra conservative, snobby, closet racist. Silly and flighty.
MOTHER BURNSIDE - Beauregard’s aging, widowed, toad of a mother. Very unpleasant and gassy. Southern matriarch who hates Northerners.
FEATURED ENSEMBLE ROLES:
UNCLE JEFF - Beau’s Southern gentleman, Colonel Sanders-like uncle.
COUSIN FAN - Beau’s slightly, doltish, older un-married aunt.
LINDSAY WOOLSEY - 40's-50's. Mame’s close friend and confidant, might be a boyfriend if things were different. Has a handsome elegance about him.
PEGEEN RYAN - 20's. Mame’s interior decorator that eventually marries Patrick.
Large ensemble of singer-dancers to play a myriad of roles from party guests to policemen to firemen, to fox hunt guests to speak-easy patrons to college kids. All ages, late teens-50s. The show has an especially strong need for male dancers.
It's the height of the roaring 20's and the indomitable Auntie Mame becomes the guardian to her ten-year-old nephew Patrick. While her life is turned upside down and many of her priorities change, Mame stays true to her mantra, "Life is a banquet!", and takes on the establishment with style and panache, living life to the fullest while opening new windows to the eyes of her young charge. Mame is one of Broadway's biggest and brassiest musicals and will be the kick-off to the Playhouse's 75th Anniversary Celebration Season.
|PRODUCTION RUN||July 14-30|
|REHEARSALS BEGIN||May 22|
Please bring sheet music and prepare your best 16 bars of a golden age Broadway-style song. Please bring a recent photo or headshot. Women please wear heels. Cold reading from script. Be prepared to provide rehearsal conflicts May 22 - July 13. For dance audition, please bringa change of clothes or dress for dance.
*PLEASE USE GREEN ROOM ENTRANCE AT REAR OF BUILDING AT 27 E. TENNESSEE AVE.
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