Audition at HART

Footlight Frenzy by Ron House, Alan Shearman, Diz White, Bud Slocumb, Mark Blankenfield, Brandie Kemp, Mitchell Kreindel
Directed by Rick Hoover
Performances:  May 12,13,14,19,20,21,26,27,28 

Auditions will be held on February 11th at 12p and February 12th at 6pm.
Audition details: cold read scenes pulled from the play, round robin style.
Location: HART Theatre - 185 SE Washington St. Hillsboro, OR 97123

About the Play:

In a desperate attempt to save their bankrupt "School for Unusual Children,"  an inexperienced PTA group valiantly mounts an ambitious benefit play, written by a has been Broadway director. His near hysterical direction and the groups questionable talent turn the production into a shambles. The scenes shift back and forth from the real tribulations of the performance to the play they are "performing," and it is hard to tell which is sillier. This is fast and furious theatrical fun of the first order, with us watching the fun from the "back" of the stage.

Paul Becker
A mild mannered school principle in his late thirties and a devoted, but hen-pecked, husband. In TARNISHED SILVER, the play within the play, he is Nicky Vandermorgan, the hopeful young jazz composer and heir to the family millions.

Laura Becker
Paul’s wife and the mother of two problem children, is the hyperactive president of the P.T.A. In TARNISHED SILVER she plays Addie Starr, a downtown nightclub singer who’s soon to be heading uptown.

Tony Langdon
The maniacal has-been Broadway director, in his early forties, sees this production of his play TARNISHED SILVER as his last desperate bid to win back fame and fortune. He has cast himself in TARNISHED SILVER as Uncle Julian (and later Uncle Julian’s ghost), Nicky’s cantankerous uncle who controls the Vandermorgan millions

Alex Malone
The school’s slightly overweight accountant is a confirmed ladies’ man, who prefers partying to performing. In TARNISHED SILVER he plays Chas Courtney, a polo playing cad and school chum to Nicky.

Debbie Turner
Is the Rye School’s new drama teacher, and aspiring daydreaming Hollywood starlet. In her early twenties, she is cast in TARNISHED SILVER as Gwendolyn Vandermorgan, Nicky’s refined debutante sister who is headed downtown.

Benny Dibble
The Rye School’s janitor, in his early twenties has romantic dreams but is too shy and klutzy to get a girl. In TARNISHED SILVER he is cast as Johnny Chicago, a fearless gangster who owns The Hotsy Totsy Club, a downtown speakeasy.

Audition Hint: We will be looking for actors who can believably play two characters in this play within a play, one “onstage” persona as “the character” and one “off stage” persona as “the actor”.

Note: Please be aware that this is a very fast-paced, physically demanding show.  The play is ensemble based, which means every actor has to be at all rehearsals.

HART is a volunteer-based community theatre. There is no pay or stipend. Please direct questions to harrison.butler@hart-theatre.org or rick@rickhoover.net