Winter Production: Thoroughly Modern Millie
Audition Dates: November 26, 27, 28, 29
Show Dates: February 21, 22, 23, 28; March 1, 2
MORE INFO COMING SOON!
Millie Dillmount (Soprano, 20s)
Excellent tap dancer, strong physical comedy. Appealing, determined, smart and headstrong despite her naiveté.
Jimmy Smith (Tenor/high baritone, 20s)
Moves very well, some physical comedy. Charming, handsome,
self-assured and savvy.
Mrs Meers (Belt, 30s – 50s)
Strong actor, sinister villain, comedic skills.
Miss Dorothy Brown (Soprano, 20s)
Female. Millie’s best friend. Extremely naive, ingenue, tap dancer, comedic skills.
Ching Ho (Tenor/high baritone, 20s)
Asian male character. Moves well, comedic timing but deep love for Miss Dorothy.
Bun Foo (Tenor/high baritone, 20s -30s)
Asian male character. Moves well, comedic timing.
Miss Flannery (Belt, 20’s-40’s)
Bossy, severe. Some tap required.
Trevor Graydon III (Baritone, 30’s)
Handsome, businesslike. A big boy-scout, very pure (falls for Miss Dorothy).
The Hotel Priscilla Girls
Small speaking parts, lots of singing/dancing:
Ruth Gloria Rita Alice
Ethel Peas Cora Lucille
Lots of singing/dancing to play multiple roles, such as: female moders, male moderns, mugger, cops, men in jail, stenogs/office workers,etc.
Spring Production: May 2013
“Science Fiction Theatre” written by Jason Katz
Sree and Annie run a low-budget cable-access show out of Sree’s basement called “Science Fiction Theatre.” On the day they decide to show the camp classic “May the Farce be With You” (a play by David Rogers. See synopsis below), evil space-villain Lord Overkill plans to destroy them and their show forever with his latest secret weapon — his evil robot, Urg! Will Sree and Annie find the heroes Galaxy Man and his friendly sidekick Meteor to save the day in time to finish the movie? Tune in to channel 372 to find out!
“May the Farce be With You” by David Rogers
The “movie” that Sree and Annie show, “May the Farce be With You,” takes place at a unique health-spa located somewhere in New Mexico. The spa, O. McDonald’s Farm, is the secret getaway retreat for a band of superheroes known collectively as the EIEIO. A young man called Byron Ceps serves as the athletic instructor at the spa, but secretly he is “Superbrain,” an ultra-smart crimefighter whose lack of super-powers (and his lack of fashion sense) keep him out of the EIEIO. Meanwhile, Star Raider and space-vixen Deprava are planning to infiltrate the spa with a secret formula that will keep the superheroes locked in their mild-mannered alter-ego personalities forever! Will Superbrain with the help of another smart but not so snappy-dresser crimefighter Wizard Woman save the EIEIO and indeed the earth before the aliens destroy it? Maybe, and in the meantime, you will enjoy this cheesily hysterical sci-fi “classic.”
Directed by Jason Katz
Audition Dates: March 11, 12, 13* (*callback)
Performance Dates: May 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 24 (2013)
“Science Fiction Theatre” Characters:
Sree – A young boy with a love for old sci-fi movies. He hosts a cheesy show out of his basement called Science Fiction Theatre (like Wayne’s World meets Mystery Science Theatre 3000).
Annie – His best friend and co-host on the show.
Sree’s Mom – The naggiest sounding mother on the planet. Has her brain reversed at some point in the play.
Lord Overkill – The most evil space villain in the galaxy. Has no regard for puny space villains shown in movies because they always get defeated in the end. Wants to show the world what a “real” space villain can do.
Urg – Lord Overkill’s evil robot. Can only say two words: “Urg, SMASH!!!”
Galaxy Man — A super hero Sree and Annie find in the phonebook. “Protecting the galaxy from space villainy since 1929!”
Meteor — Galaxy Man’s sidekick.
Scene One of SFT takes place before the “movie” (May the Farce be With You) starts. Scene Two of SFT takes place after intermission, just before the start of Act 2 of MTFBWY. Scene Three of SFT takes place after the end of MTFBWY.
“May the Farce be With You” characters:
Brilla – a maid at O. McDonald’s farm.
Sparkle – a maid at O. McDonald’s farm.
Gleama – a maid at O. McDonald’s farm.
Byron Ceps/Superbrain – Byron is the athletic instructor at O. McDonald’s Farm. He acts like a big dumb moron. But really he is Superbrain, able to solve crimes with only his… brain!
Terry Secra – Ms. McDonald’s trusted secretary. A young woman who is a little less-harried than Ms. McDonald.
Ms. McDonald – A professional-sounding woman, a little harried, but proper, who runs the day-to-day affairs of the spa.
Vera Strong — The female athletic instructor at O. McDonald’s Farm. Does not like Byron Ceps because he’s a neanderthal. She doesn’t know that he is really Superbrain. Vera has a secret of her own!
Miss Broom/Deprava – Miss Broom is the slightly evil-Zounding (she speaks with a lot of ‘Z’s) housekeeper at O. McDonald’s Farm. She is really Deprava, an intergalactic space-villainess!
Star Raider – The evil space scientist/Overlord who is attempting, with Deprava’s help, to take over the world by masquerading as the spa’s new chef (cue maniacal laughter).
Nerd – One of Star Raider’s henchmen. A furry alien. Speaks in gibberish.
Yuck – Like Nerd, only yuckier.
KP3 – An evil robot disguised as a kitchen supply cabinet.
Acrobat Man – Is very acrobatic (offstage he does ‘triple-gainers’ on the spinning blades of a helicopter. Sees himself as a ladies man. He and Albatross continuously fight over Astarte.
Albatross – Acrobat Man’s loyal sidekick. (Like ‘Robin’ in Batman only MORE ridiculous.) Says things like “Exploding electrocutions, no!”
H20 Girl – Like Aquaman, but a girl. Swam as far as she could to New Mexico before she had to take a plane. “Arid!”
Astarte – A Phoenician goddess superhero who can control the weather. Her “cover personality” is Hyra Gliffix, a brooklynite.
Tapeman – Can stick to any surface, climb walls, etc. Part of the Terrific Trio (with Electroman and Miss Invisowrap)
Electroman – Can control electricity, duh. Is part of “The Terrific Trio” (a sub-group within the larger EIEIO group).
Miss Invisowrap – An invisible superwoman. Sometimes only her voice is heard. She is also adjustable and can wrap herself around villains like Saran-Wrap.
Keexie Lisp – The motht adorable thschoolgirl in Indiana. She IS Gadzooks when Gadzooks is not Gadzooks.
Gadzooks – A big hulking super-hero. Super-strong. Kind of like a mix between the Hulk and Superman. Except that for his “cover personality” he tranforms into Keexie Lisp, “the motht adorable thschoolgirl in Indiana”
Lt. Bullhorn – A gruff, loud-mouthed policeman who comes to investigate the disappearance of the kitchen staff.
Frenchie Cuisine – Chef Cuisine’s wife. She shows up with Lt. Bullhorn after the chef goes missing. She cries a lot (with Mrs. Onaze). She is an annoyingly devoted wife.
Mrs. Onaze – May, the salad girl’s mother. She shows up with Lt. Bullhorn after May goes missing. She cries a lot. She’s an older lady with an annoying voice — think “Mrs. Potato-head” from the Toy Story movies.