AUDITIONS Feb 28 & March 1

7:30  All Saints Church. enter from the back parking lot by the gym

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

 a comedy

2 Men  4 women

THE STORY:Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

Play Dates : May 5,6,7,12,13

Director: Bryan Riess.

The Game’s Afoot

February 17,18,24,& 25 @ 7:30,

February 19 @ 2:00

Palos South Middle School 131st & 82nd Ave

 

Directed by   Jimmy Mazeika

Produced by  Jim Sharp

Assistant Director  Mary Tuminello

Cast:

William Gillette      –     Stphen Hoxworth
Martha Gillette         –          Rebecca May
Felix Geisel                –            Bryan Riess
Madge Geisel         –       Yvonne Ambrose
Simon Bright            –            Ben MacRae
Inspector Harry Goring – Scott Hickstein
Aggie Wheeler          –          Jackie Harney
Daria Chase            –            Shelly Burnett

 

Auditions November 28,29

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Auditions –  November 28,29
All Saints Lutheran Church
13350 S LaGrange Road
Orland Park, IL 60462
Performances: February 17,18,19,24,25
The Play
This new hilarious play from the master of comedy Ken Ludwig brings murder, mystery, mayhem and madcap adventure to our stage. Broadway superstar William Gillette, famous the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his opulent home for a dinner party. But when one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette will have to summon every ounce of Sherlock he can to solve the mystery. This play will keep you laughing and trying to figure out whodunit until the final bow.
Cast:
William Gillette: 
a dynamic and charming stage actor (based on a real man). Has made a fortune from his stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, whom he also plays. Recently shot in the arm in a bizarre incident, Gillette is determined to bring his Sherlockian skills to bear on solving the case. Must have great comic chops.
Simon Bright:
 the ‘mangenue’ of the company, Simon is an enthusiastic young man, eager to please and find success. A bit of a naïf, Simon can occasionally be overly sensitive. Recently married to Aggie, they make a charming and wonderful couple
Inspector Harriet Goring
English and eccentric, completely one of a kind. By turns, witty and incisive, suddenly lost and dim, she is disarming in her inability to be defined. Always off the mark, and yet never far from the truth, somehow she always gets her man. Wonderful opportunity for a character actress; must have great comic chops.
Martha Gillette
Gillette’s dotty mother, elegant though a bit foggy, Martha never shies away from a fight. Always willing to lob a criticism when necessary, all the same, Martha is loyal to Gillette and his gang of theatrical misfits. Must have great comic chops.
Madge Geisel
wry and outspoken (think Rosalind Russell), Madge, like her husband Felix, is a lifelong theatrical. Is game for anything, but back her into a corner and she will come out swinging. Must have great comic chops.
Aggie Wheeler
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Aggie is the ingénue of the company. Good-natured and kind, Aggie has had tragedy in her past, though she seems to have dealt with it well, and even moved on. Recently married to Simon, they make a charming and wonderful couple. Actress needs to have a dark side.
Daria Chase
glamorous and gorgeous, Daria is the theatre critic we all love to hate. Biting, bitchy, and utterly charming, you can’t help but like Daria, despite the terrible things she says and writes. A wonderful sense of humor goes a long way towards endearing Daria to the audience. The actress must have wonderful comic timing and be a skilled physical comedian.

Lend Me A Tenor – November 2016

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Performances: November 11,12,13,18 and 19 
winner! 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards
Nominee! 2010 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play

“An accelerating snowball of laughter, Lend Me A Tenor has the class and charm of a Kaufman and Hart comedy plus all the door-slamming hilarity of a Marx Brothers’ classic likeRoom Service.” – Jim Helsinger, PA Shakespeare Festival

Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. It was directed on Broadway by Jerry Zaks, and in London by David Gilmore.

 Performance photos are available on smugmug.com  604 shots/

hickstein-scottScott Hickman as MAX – assistant to Saunders

 

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Maria Wesler as MAGGIE – Max’s girlfriend
riess-bryanBryan Reiss as SAUNDERS – Maggie’s father, General Manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company
wcislo-len-1Len Wcislo as TITO MERELLI – a world-famous tenor, known also to his fans as Il Stupendo
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Kathryn Cargill as MARIA – Tito’s wife
Jimmy Mmazeika-jimazeika as BELLHOP – a bellhop
Mary Tumtuminello-maryinello as DIANA – a soprano
crawford-pegPeg Crawford as  JULIA – Chairman of the Opera Guild

 

 

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Director: up to $1000
Assistant Director: up to $500
Actor: up to $250
Ensemble: up to $100
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