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Oct. 18th & 19th

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Auditions for

Curious Savage

Directed by Spot & Amber Beecher

SYNOPSIS: 

Curious Savage (Mrs. Savage) is unfortunately a widow, recently inheriting ten million dollars from her beloved. Her greedy and inept step-children decide that since the funds are negotiable, they want to  “bring her to her senses” by having her registered in a sanatorium. While there, Mrs. Savage meets various residents of the Cloisters, as it is called. These individuals just cannot adjust themselves to life, except that Mrs. Savage finds that she loves the Residents and wants to help them anyway she can.   

As she meets these colorful and unique characters, she finds happiness in helping them realize their plans, visiting their dreams, and does her best to bring out the best in them. Unfortunately, the doctor residing over the sanitorium does not have any ability to retain Mrs. Savage in the facility. Mrs. Savage now struggles to the idea of facing a world full of money-hungry, deceitful people.   

Meanwhile, her selfish, foolish stepchildren continue their efforts to try and win the money back from their step-mothers' clutches, however, Mrs. Savage seems to welcome the challenge and continues the cat-and-mouse style game they are trying to play.  The Residents of the sanitorium conspire to get rid of her stepchildren hoping to help their newfound friend escape their ruthless intentions.  

The dominant mood is high comedy, reflecting on the neglected virtues of kindness and affection while observing their rare genuine beauty in a world full of greed and bitterness.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES;

January 13th through February 4th

 

AUDITIONS: 

For Curious Savage, we ask that a comical monologue be prepared. This can be between 30 seconds to a minute.  

After the monologue, the auditionee will review the characters and discuss the script shortly before performing the provided side(s) for their character(s) of choice. Additional characters may be asked for you to review and also read with the production staff.  

 

Audition Sides: Curious Savage Sides 

 

REHEARSALS: 

Will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights, and Saturday mornings. Opening week will include mandatory Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday rehearsals.

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

There will be flexibility in casting for age, gender, body type, etc. 

 ALL ROLES ARE OPEN FOR AUDITION 

THE RESIDENTS 

 Florence Williams (20's - 40's+): The elegant "mother" of the Cloisters, she believes she has a five-year-old son named John Thomas; in fact, John Thomas is a doll.  During Mrs. Savage's stay at the Cloisters, Florence believes that John Thomas has the measles. 

Fairy May (early 20's+): Fairy is a compulsive liar who is obsessed with having others love her.  She is unkempt throughout the play but believes herself to be stunningly beautiful.  She is also very childlike, behaving and speaking in the tone of a six-year-old. 

Jeffrey (20's - 30's+):  Once a military pilot, Jeff was shot down in the war, surviving a crash that killed all his men.  He now believes that he has a scar on his face, which he constantly hides from others.  He plays the piano but is too shy to do so around other people.  He is also married to Miss Willie, but does not remember that he is, due to the crash.  Miss Willie works at the Cloisters in the hopes that one day her Jeffrey will remember her.

Hannibal (20's - 40's+): Hannibal, once a statistician, was fired and replaced by an electronic calculator.  He has then taken up the violin, which he wrongly believes he can play beautifully.  He is a kind man with a vast array of knowledge stored in his sometimes sarcastic head. 

 

Mrs. Paddy (40's+): Mrs. Paddy paints with the quality of Hannibal's violin playing.  She paints only seascapes, which strikes Hannibal as "odd, because she's never seen the ocean."  The other patients say that Mrs. Paddy stopped talking when her husband told her to "shut up" one day, and she hasn't spoken since.  She only speaks to announce what she hates.  She hates "everything in the world."  Her main lines are lists of random things she hates, strung together loosely alphabetically.  Her tirades are ignored by the other characters.  She has given up electricity for Lent and turns off all the lights multiple times throughout the play, causing mayhem. 

  

THE SAVAGES 

Titus: He is the eldest step-son of Mrs. Savage.  He has been sent so many threatening letters that he is listed by Western Union as a "tangible asset"; Titus is the least popular senator in congress.  He is sober, humorless, and direct.  Titus also has a temper that tends to come out most when dealing with his mother. 

 

Lily Belle:  Lily Belle, the middle step-child, was once married to a Slovak prince, and has remarried five times since then.  A celebrity heiress, she is arrogant, chic, and self-assured.  She is also very selfish and is constantly putting forth the effort to make sure others respect her.  When Lily Belle first met Ethel, she bit her new stepmother's finger and has promptly been just as vicious ever since. 

 

Samuel:  The youngest step child of Ethel, Samuel has the distinction of being the judge with the most overturned decisions in the U.S.  He walks in the shadows of his siblings, offering a sassy, short comment every once in a while, only to be shot down. 

 

Mrs. Ethel P. Savage: Referred to as "Mrs. Savage" for the majority of the play, she is a witty, kindhearted, blue haired woman with a shifted viewpoint of humanity.  The events of the play are centered around her and her decision to hide the money which she has inherited from her late husband from her greedy stepchildren, to give away to those less fortunate or to fulfill others' random, yet important lifelong dreams.  She dislikes her stepchildren, but learns to love the residents of the Cloisters, accepting their own realities and delusions with an open-mindedness that others on the outside do not. 

  

THE STAFF 

Dr. Emmett: The staff doctor for this wing of the Cloisters, Dr. Emmett is kind and warmhearted, and he works hard to help his patients. 

 

Miss "Willie" Wilhelmina: Miss Willie is an administrative assistant and nurse. She is married to Jeff but struggles to pretend not to be because he doesn't remember her.  She occasionally calls Jeff her pet name "Bingo."  He is the reason she is working here, but she is nonetheless extremely kind and understanding towards all the residents of the Cloisters.

Cast List

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CINDERELLA

Cast of Characters

 

Ella   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     Morgan Richards

Topher   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Nathan Scott

Madame  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Leslie Richards

Sebastian   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Garrett Ashby

Marie   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     Shanna Smith

Gabrielle  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Caitlin Strait

Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     Abigail Payne-Peterson

Jean-Michel   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Steven Mair

Lord Pinkleton   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    TBA

DANCERS/ENSEMBLE:

Nicole Atkinson                                                      Jack Toll

Emily Bingham                                                        Easton Button

Stephanie Windsor                                                Michael Mair

Maillie Henrie                                                          Duncan Christensen

Lara Kennedy                                                          William Bruce Baird

Laura Ann Wright

 

ENSEMBLE:

Brittany Roring                                                       Megan Keller

Tammy Roring                                                        Brittney Rae

Laura Anne Wright                                                Rebecca Genther 

Rob Christensen                                                     Dimond Loosli

Jennifer Christensen                                             Millie Smith

Janelle Wiser                                                

 

 Cast Meeting: Sept. 20th at 6 PM

Thanks to all who auditioned.  So much talent came forward, and so few parts are included in this particular version of Cinderella.  Much thought and consideration went into the casting, including schedule conflicts.  Please come back in the future; your talent is recognized and appreciated.