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Auditions for “The Man Who Came to Dinner”
January 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on January 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm
This stage classic is full of colorful character roles for actors of every age. Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, January 20-21 beginning at 7 PM both nights. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. No prepared monologues are required. Resumes and headshots are also not required, but are appreciated particularly for actors new to Dayton Playhouse. Performances are March 6-15. All roles are available and open to any ethnicity.
Director Jennifer Lockwood is looking for actors to fill the following roles:
Sheridan Whiteside, 50+ – beloved by radio audiences across the country and tolerated by those who really know him. Friend of the important and famous around the world. Self-centered in the extreme.
Maggie Cutler, late 20’s+ – his devoted assistant. She is used to his bluster but is blindsided to find herself on the receiving end of his shenanigans.
Bert Jefferson, 30s – local reporter trying to interview Whiteside. He falls hard for Maggie.
Mr. & Mrs. Stanley, 50s- small town well-to-do owners of the house, initially awestruck but quickly fed up with the constant inconvenience
Richard, 20s – their son, ready for a bigger life than their small town can offer
June, 18-22 – their daughter, also ready to rebel by marrying a union man
Harriet Stanley, 50+ – sister to Mr. Stanley, she seems not quite of this world
John and Sarah – live in servants at the Stanley house who Whiteside commandeers as his personal cook and butler
Miss Preen – nurse hired to tend to Whiteside, initially terrified of him, she eventually finds her voice
Dr. Bradley – small town doctor and a secret novelist
Professor Metz – famous European scientist friend of Whiteside
Lorraine Sheldon, 25-35, Broadway starlet who sees all men as fair game
Beverly Carlton, 40+ – English actor and writer a la Noel Coward
Banjo – comedian with no boundaries a la Groucho Marx (with a touch of Harpo’s physical comedy)
There are several other characters that will be likely be double-cast: neighbors, convicts, police, delivery men, etc.