Ryan Gibbs, artistic dir.
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Ryan Gibbs, artistic dir.
Allenberry Playhouse, under new administration, is holding auditions for the first half of its 2014 season. The season includes "Dixie Swim Club," "Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath," "42nd St," "Oklahoma," "Mame", a small musical review TBA and an original Christmas show. Company states: "Allenberry is located on a historic 57 acre resort and entering it's 65 season of operation. We are actively seeking Principal and Feature Roles for our first three shows, but will also accept submissions for the later half of the season at this time. We are hoping to hire actors to carry into several shows."
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin March 18; season closes Dec. 19, 2014. Each show rehearses for two weeks and runs for four or five weeks. All rehearsals and performances take place in Boiling Springs PA.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
All positions are paid in varying scales: Intern through Principal. All contracts include shared room housing and meals provided during showtimes.
The Dixie Swim Club:
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.
Casting all women to read 40’s-50’s.
Sheree: the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and "perfect" life, and continues to be the group's leader.
Dinah: the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life.
Lexie: pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married—over and over and over again.
Vernadette: This self-deprecating and acerbic lady is acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos.
Jeri Neal is sweet, eager-to-please experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. Starts as Nun, ends as a cougar.
Good Night Ladies/Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath
By Cyrus Wood
Revived Off Broadway under title of "Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath", "Good Night Ladies" has perennial appeal. The story is that of a young college girl who is in love with a shy professor. He's terrified of women. This particular night the women go to the turkish bath while the men take the professor to a nearby Pagan Revel party and to break down his phobia. The party is raided and the men end up in the ladies' turkish bath after donning disguises to shake the police.
NOTES: This is a standard and charming 1920’s farce, all characters are comedic and broad and played with earnest.
SPECIAL NOTE: All the women appear in a bathing suit.
Mathews: early 30s. The center of our story. A hopeless nerd who is a professor and the world’s foremost authority on insects. He is clinically terrified of women. **REQUIRES PARTIAL NUDITY***
Dodie: 20’s our leading lady. Smart, forward thinking, bright eyed college student in love with her former professor.
Marie: 20’s to 50’s The maid of the estate. Comedic role, long suffering help to the Tarkleton family.
Kittie: 20’s to 30’s Daughter of the Tarkleton’s and Dodie’s sister and best friend. Determined to find her sister a man.
Mike: Kittie’s husband and the instigator of the whole Farce. Trying to hook up Dodie with Mathews.
Mrs. Tarkleton: 40’s-50’s: The Mother from another generation. Wants her daughter to find love.
Alicia:Late 20’s A long time friend of the sisters and wife of Mike’s business partner, Fred. A bored wife, looking for a few laughs
Fred: 30’s A director of advertising, and husband of Alica. Life of the party.
Mrs. O’Brien 50’s: A longtime patron of the Turkish bath and a contemporary of Mrs. Tarkleton.
Myrtle mid 30’s-40’s: Another patron of the Turkish bath and long time bored housewife
Anna: 20’s-50’s: The attendant at the Turish bath. Exhausted by taking care of all of the women.
Ms. La Bouche: A Burlesque Artist. Strong and proud, dominating and brazen.
Music by: Harry Warren
Lyrics by: Al Dubin
Book by Michael Hart and Mark Bramble
42nd Street tells the story of a young actress named Peggy Sawyer who has come to audition for a new Broadway musical, Pretty Lady. Peggy soon catches the eye of the famous director, Julian Marsh, and he gives Peggy her big break. However, the show's aging leading lady, Dorothy Brock, quickly grows to dislike Peggy. In only thirty-six hours, Peggy learns twenty-five pages, six songs and ten dance numbers and becomes a star.
Julian Marsh – 40’s Famous, but notorious, director
Peggy Sawyer – 18-25’s Nervous but enthusiastic new chorus girl
Billy Lawlor – 20’s-30’s Leading tenor in Pretty Lady
Dorothy Brock – 40’s Past her prime Prima Donna,
Maggie Jones – 30’s Co-writer and producer of Pretty Lady
Bert Barry – 30’s Co-writer and producer of Pretty Lady
Abner Dillon – 40’s-50’s Producer of "Pretty Lady"; Dorothy's "Sugar Daddy" and Texan admirer
Andy Lee –20’s Choreographer/Dance Director of Pretty Lady
Pat Denning – Dorothy's former vaudeville partner and romantic interest
"Anytime" Annie- leader of our spunky group of Chorus girls.