Audition for Always a Bridesmaid

February 13, 2017 at 1:44 am

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What: Auditions

When: Friday, March 3rd  at 7:00 pm and Saturday, March 4th at 1:00 pm

Where: Stage West Community Theater – 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34606

Directors Theresa Stenger and Jay Ingle are looking for six (6) women:

1-KARI AMES-BISSETTE – late20s, kind hearted, spirited southern charmer, who in the end finds her man in an unlikely encounter
2-LIBBY RUTH AMES – late 40s, hopeless romantic with the perfect marriage, sweet country woman, plain spoken and guileless
3-MONETTE GENTRY – late 40s kinda flashy, kinda trashy, Southern-to-the-bone flirt who has made multiple trips down the aisle
4-CHARLIE COLLINS – late 40s, tree hugging, Birkenstock-wearing, not sure marriage is for her, acerbic Southern free spirit
5-DEEDRA WINGATE – late 40s, headstrong with a dry wit, no-nonsense Northern transplant whose marriage hangs by a thread
6-SEDALIA ELLICOTT – 60S, a gregarious, energetic, Virginia hostess and life force
Please brush up on your southern accent; everyone but Deedra has some degree of southern accent.
SYNOPSIS – The play takes place upstairs sitting room at historic Laurelton Oaks Manor  in Laurelton, Virginia. The play takes place over a period of 7 years.
Four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom to be in each others weddings……NO MATTER WHAT. More than 30 years later these southern friends-for-life are still making “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that vow.  ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID answers the “Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend”.
If you have ever elbowed a stranger to catch the bouquet, seriously questioned the mental state of the two saying “I Do”, or been forced to wear the worlds ugliest bridesmaid dress.  This JONES HOPE WOOTEN COMEDY is for you…….and your dearly beloved.

Rehearsals start Monday March 6th at 7 PM. We will rehearse Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and some possible Saturdays as needed.
SHOW DATES are 18th to the 30th (8 performances)
*If you have any questions please email Terry at stengerta@bellsouth.net or Jay at j_ingle_99@hotmail.com

UPCOMING AUDITIONS

October 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm

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WHAT? Auditions

WHEN? Friday, February 24th at 7 pm       AND      Saturday, February 25th at 1 pm

WHERE? Stage West Community Playhouse located at  8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. in Spring Hill, FL 34606

The Director, Ellen Hutt, is looking for TWO women for the following parts:

Louise Seeger – a Texas divorcee and fan of Patsy Cline; age 30 to 60          

Those auditioning for Louise should plan on auditioning with a Texas accent.  You will be doing a cold reading from the script.  Be advised that Louise does sing with Patsy (albeit badly) on two songs: “Come On In . . .”  and “Blue Moon of Kentucky”. Be aware that this actor is responsible for 98% of the dialog.

Patsy Cline – the legendary country singer at age

Those auditioning for Patsy Cline should be more concerned with SOUNDING like Patsy, than looking exactly like her.

Plan on singing a song from the show (song list below.) IN ADDITION, be prepared to sing 16 to 32 bars from either “She’s Got You,”  “Faded Love” or “If You’ve Got Leavin’ on Your Mind” (all of which are also in the show.) Note there are 27 songs in the show and LOTS of costume changes.

Honky Tonk Merry Go Round          Walking’ After Midnight           Crazy                           The Eyes of a Child

Back in Baby’s Arms                            Seven Lonely Days                     True Love                   Stupid Cupid

Your Cheatin’ Heart                             Blue Moon of Kentucky            Anytime                      Sweet Dreams

I Fall to Pieces                                       Shake Rattle and Roll               Lovesick Blues           Bill Bailey

Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray          You Belong to Me                       San Antonio Rose     Come on In . . .

Gotta Lotta Rhythm in My Soul        Just a Closer Walk                     How Great Thou Art

It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels

SYNOPSIS

Always…Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger.

Having first heard Cline on the “Arthur Godfrey Show” in 1957, Seger became an immediate and avid fan of Cline’s and she constantly hounded the local disc jockey to play Cline’s records on the radio.

In 1961 when Cline went to Houston for a show, Seger and her buddies arrived about an hour-and-a-half early and, by coincidence, met Cline who was traveling alone. The two women struck up a friendship that was to culminate in Cline spending the night at Seger’s house–a friendship that lasted until Cline’s untimely death in a plane crash in 1963.

The relationship, which began as fan worship evolved into one of mutual respect. It is the kind of relationship that many fans would like to have with their heroes.

Over a pot of strong coffee, the two women chatted about their common concerns. When Cline finally left for Dallas, her next job, the two women had exchanged addresses and telephone numbers. Seger never expected to hear from Cline again, but soon after she left, Seger received the first of many letters and phone calls from Cline. The pen-pal relationship provides much of the plot of the show.

The play focuses on the fateful evening at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom when Seger hears of Cline’s death in a plane crash. Seger supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous–Anytime, Walkin’ After Midnight, She’s Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy–to name a few.

The show combines humor, sadness and reality. It offers fans who remember Cline while she was alive a chance to look back, while giving new fans an idea of what seeing her was like and what she meant to her original fans.

Rehearsals start Monday, March 13th  at 7 pm. We will rehearse Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings if needed.

SHOW DATES are May 11th — 21st (7 performances)

               * If you have any questions email the director at: ellen_teach@yahoo.com *

Audition Dates for Our Upcoming Shows

June 20, 2016 at 2:14 am
Upcoming Audition dates are as follows:
Over the River and Through the WoodsSaturday, Nov. 12 @ 1pm and Sunday, Nov. 13 @ 7 pm
EvitaFriday, Dec. 9th @ 7 pm and Saturday, Dec. 10th @ 1 pm
Always . . . Patsy ClineFriday, Feb. 24th @ 7 pm and Saturday, Feb. 25th @ 1 pm
Always a BridesmaidFriday, March 3rd @ 7 pm and Saturday, March 4th @ 1 pm