AUDITIONS:

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE 
by Matthew Lopez 
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
By Mark Haddon

 

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte announces auditions for 2 productions in our upcoming Season 30:

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
By Matthew Lopez
Directed by
Rehearsal: Aug 5 – Sept 4
Runs: Sept 5 – 22
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
By Mark Haddon
Directed by Chip Decker
Rehearsal: Sept 9 – Oct 9

Runs: Oct 10 – 27

AUDITION DETAILS

Auditions will be held Saturday June 30th 10am-3pm. By appointment only. Non-Equity. All roles compensated. You may audition for either one, or both. (Please note that, because of overlapping schedules, no one actor can be CAST in both show) To schedule an audition time, please fill out the form located at: https://goo.gl/forms/CdEvJn74TmIUumjL2

After submitting the form, we will contact you via email to schedule an appointment time and provide audition material and details. Auditions will be located at Queens University Hadley Theatre at 2132 Radcliffe Ave. Please know that ATC rehearsals typically take place Monday-Thursday evenings 6pm-10pm, Saturday morning/afternoon and Sunday afternoon/evening. If you have any further questions, or are unable to attend on June 30th and wish to submit a video audition, please contact Production Manager Carrie Cranford at carriec@atcharlotte.org

 

SYNOPSIS AND CHARACTERS

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE- A feel-good, music-filled comedy. As an Elvis impersonator at Cleo’s bar, Casey had everything going for him, including a new sequin jumpsuit. But just like that he loses his gig, rent is overdue and his wife announces there’s a baby on the way. So when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, all hands are on deck for Casey’s transformation. He always knew he’d be a star – but not quite like this. With snappy zingers and show-stopping numbers, you won’t want to miss this wildly entertaining show.

Casey- man, late-20s. A Southern, charismatic, and good-looking small town high school football star turned Elvis impersonator; a loyal, loving husband who dreams big, if not practically. He’s unendingly charming – but he hasn’t yet figured out how to put all of his great skills to good work. He needs to be a great mover and singer, and have an adventurous, playful spirit. He’s incredibly comfortable in his body, and at varying levels of undress on stage. Transforms into Georgia McBride.

Miss Tracy Mills- man, 40s to 50s. Sweet-natured southern drag queen, and drag mother to Casey; her impeccable timing, wit, and charm can disarm anyone; deeply nurturing by nature, she thrives on being a mentor, but is ruthlessly pragmatic when she needs to be; ready to find a home and build something meaningful and lasting; equal parts inspiration and desperation. Role requires dancing in heels and lip syncing.

Rexy/Jason- man, late 20s. Rexy is hard scrabble and doesn’t mince words. She is feisty and sharp-tongued with a dark past. Thrives on conflict and is a bit of a hot mess. The same actor also plays Jason- Casey’s childhood best friend. He is down to earth and wants the best for Casey and Jo.

Jo- woman, late 20s. Casey’s wife. A hard-headed woman married to a soft-hearted man. She loves Casey, but is constantly frustrated by the choices he makes and the secrets he keeps.

Eddie- Man, 50s-60s. Owner of the bar where Casey performs his Elvis act. All about business and gruff, but loveable. Also, a terrible public speaker.

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME- Fifteen year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

All actors will be asked to audition with a British accent, according to class of character for which they are reading. All ethnicities are encouraged to auditions.

Christopher John Francis Boone - The narrator and protagonist of the novel. A brilliant mind who faces difficulties dealing with the common world. (THE ROLE OF CHRISTOPHER HAS BEEN CAST)

Ed Boone- man, late 30s-50s. Single father of Christopher. Father prepares meals for Christopher and sees to his daily needs. Later on, Christopher uncovers elements of his life that he has long tried to keep hidden. Father owns a heating maintenance and boiler repair business.

Judy Boone- woman, late 30s-50s. Christopher’s mother, who he believes has passed away. Remembered as a loving but impatient and volatile woman, she was at times overwhelmed by the difficulty of caring for her troubled son. Independent, lonely and proud, she doesn’t easily ask for help and has never had the proper social resources to help her. English accent appropriate to working middle class.

Siobhan- woman, late 20s-40s. Christopher’s teacher and mentor, she is the only person in Christopher’s life with an understanding of his situation. She strives to teach Christopher how society works and how to behave within its guidelines. Constantly negotiating around Christopher’s anger, she is professional, warm, caring, calm, gentle and self-possessed and also sensitive to his strained relationship with his father. She often serves as the narrator of Christopher’s story and of his feelings. Irish or Welsh or Scottish accent could be a possibility, instead of English.

Mrs. Shears/Mrs. Gascoyne/Others- woman, 30s-40s. Mrs. Eileen Shears is the ex-wife of Roger Shears. Christopher remembers that she would often visit to cook meals and play scrabble in the wake of his mother’s death. The murder of her dog, Wellington, provides the major dramatic impetus for the novel. Mrs. Gascoyne is The headmistress of the school for “special needs” children that Christopher attends. Condescending and lacking in sensitivity, nuance and imagination.

Mr. Shears/Duty Sergeant/Others- man, 30s-40s.  Mr. Roger Shears is the estranged husband of Eileen Shears. Mr. Shears once worked at a bank in town, but moved to London rather suddenly a couple of years ago, leaving Mrs. Shears behind. His mysterious nature leads Christopher to investigate him as a possible suspect in Wellington’s murder. Duty Sergeant is the local policeman who releases Christopher to Ed’s custody after Christopher’s been arrested. Firm, experienced, tough but fair-minded. English accents appropriate to class.

Reverend Peters/Station Policeman/Others- man, 40s-50s. Reverend Peters is tries to answer Christopher’s questions about religion and is pleasant enough. Station Policeman gets stuck on a train to London while trying to convince Christopher to get off the train. Easily outsmarted by Christopher.

Policeman/Mr. Thompson/Others- man, 20s-30s. The Policeman who arrests Christopher after Christopher hits him while being questioned about the death of Wellington, the dog. He has no patience or understanding of Christopher’s way of thinking. Mr. Thompson is a neighbor that Christopher interviews during his investigation of who killed Wellington, the dog. Doesn’t have patience for Christopher’s line of questioning.

Mrs. Alexander/Others- woman, 60s-70s. A kind lady, Mrs. Alexander lives a quiet existence filled by caring for her garden and pet dachshund, Ivor. She exhibits grandmotherly tendencies toward Christopher, owing in part to his resemblance to her own grandson. She reveals to Christopher important information about the affairs of Christopher’s father and mother.

No. 40/ Information/Punk Girls/Others- woman, 20s-30s. No. 40 is a woman who is a neighbor of Christopher’s who he interviews during his investigation of who killed Wellington the dog. She tries to gently suggest to Christopher that he should talk to his father before asking these questions. Information clerk in a London Railroad Station who Christopher asks for directions. Punk Girls is a young woman in the tube station who tries to help Christopher.

ATC HIRING POLICIES

While we recognize that there can be no interference with the artistic integrity or contractual rights of the author, we commit ourselves to equality. It is the policy of Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte to provide opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. ATC endorses the goals of equality, diversity, inclusion, and the principles of equal opportunity in all of its practices.

 

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