Auditions for Laundry & Bourbon, Lone Star and The Last 5 Years

Laundry & Bourbon Lone Star The Last 5 Years
April 15, 2016

Laundry & Bourbon

Lone Star

Two one-act comedies

WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday, April 17

WHERE: Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine

Laundry & Bourbon centers on the discontent and very funny gossip of three small-town wives, Elizabeth, Hattie and Amy Lee, whose marriages have turned out to be less than they hoped for. Lone Star is set in the cluttered back yard of a small Texas bar with Elizabeth's macho husband, Roy, who just returned from Vietnam with tales of war and amorous exploits. ADULT

ROLES

3 women (Laundry & Bourbon) - Elizabeth, Hattie, Amy Lee

Directed by Shelli Long

3 men (Lone Star) - Roy, Ray, Cletis

Directed by Beth Lambert

SHOW DATES

June 3-26, 2016

**Matuza Main Stage & Koger-Gamache Studio

Preview: June 2 - Terrific Tuesday: June 7

**This show is two one-act plays. The first will be on the Matuza Main Stage with assigned seating, and the second will be in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre (black box) with general admission seating.

REQUIREMENTS

Actors will perform cold readings from the script. Prepared dramatic monologues of 1 to 2 minutes are not required, but they will be accepted. 
Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings; and 2 p.m. Sunday afternoons. One Terrific Tuesday performance at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the run.
Rehearsal schedules will be determined by cast availability.
Please bring a list of conflict dates for rehearsals.
Performers cast in the show must be available for all performances.

LAUNDRY & BOURBON

The setting is the front porch of Roy and Elizabeth's home in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets which are so much a part of small-town life. They are joined by the self-righteous Amy Lee who, among other tidbits, can't resist blurting out that Roy has been seen around town with another woman. While the ensuing conversation is increasingly edged with bitter humor, from it emerges a sense of Elizabeth's inner strength and her quiet understanding of the turmoil which has beset her husband since his return from Vietnam. He is wild, and he is unfaithful, but he needs her, and she loves him. And she'll be waiting for him when he comes home-no matter what others may say or think.

LONE STAR

The play takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar. Roy, a brawny, macho type who had once been a local high-school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam and trying to reestablish his position in the community. Joined by his younger brother, Ray (who worships him), Roy sets about consuming a case of beer while regaling Ray with tales of his military and amorous exploits. Apparently Roy cherishes three things above all; his country, his sexy young wife, and his 1959 pink Thunderbird. With the arrival of Cletis, the fatuous, newlywed son of the local hardware store owner, the underpinnings of Roy's world begin to collapse as it gradually comes out that Ray had slept with his brother's wife during his absence and, horror of horrors, has just demolished his cherished Thunderbird. But, despite all, the high good humor of the play never lapses, and all ends as breezily and happily as it began.

**This show is two one-act plays. The first will be on the Matuza Main Stage with assigned seating, and the second will be in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre (black box) with general admission seating.

The Last 5 Years

Musical

WHEN: 6 p.m. Sunday, April 17

WHERE: Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. ADULT

Directed by Bradley Akers 

SHOW DATES
July 29-August 21, 2016
Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre 
Limelight Theatre
Preview: July 28 - Terrific Tuesday: Aug. 2

REQUIREMENTS

Those auditioning should be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a Contemporary or Classic Musical Theatre piece that follows the style of The Last 5 Years. Those auditioning should bring their own sheet music (please no lead sheets) as an accompanist will be provided. Pre-recorded tracks and acapella auditions will not be accepted.
Headshots and resumes are preferred but not required. This is very helpful when casting.

ROLES 
1 female
1 male

CATHERINE HIATT: Character arcs from an ambitious, fresh-faced girl in a new relationship to a woman stunned by a betrayal and a divorce that she is only beginning to understand.

Female, An actor that can believably play ages 23-28, vocal range: F3 - D#5

JAMIE WELLERSTEIN: Character arcs from an ambitious guy on a promising first date with a dazzling career to someone who is blinded by success and ego. He is very lovable, yet makes unintentional choices that sabotage his own happiness.

Male, An actor that can believably play ages 23-28 vocal range: A2 - Bb4