MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 6:30PM
Auditions for the last production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, “Shakespeare In Hollywood”, have been scheduled for Monday, October 6th at 6:30 pm on the Theatre 29 Main Stage at 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The show will take the stage for five weeks beginning November 21st through December 20th.
It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. With a little help from a feisty flower, blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant "asses" are tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp.
Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare in Hollywood had its world premier in 2003 at Arena Stage and won the Helen Hayes award for Best New Play of the Year.
Director John Wright, A Desert Theatre League “Desert Star” award winner, will be seeking a cast of eight male and four female comedic performers, over 17 years old, for this production with various roles playing multiple parts; along with 4 to Ensemble performers.
Auditions will consist of cold readings and a little dance, as there is a ballroom scene. Dress prepared to move.
The production is also seeking technical assistance as stagehands, set builders and costume construction. Anyone 16 years or older wishing to participate backstage please also attend auditions (you will not be required to audition).
For more information, check out the audition details on Theatre 29’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Theatre29TwentyninePalms, or contact the director, John Wright at (760) 368-8653.
“Shakespeare In Hollywood” will run five consecutive weekends from November 21st through December 20th. The curtain will rise Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00 pm and Sunday Matinees will be offered at 2:30 pm on November 30th and December 14th.
Tickets are available at the Theatre 29 website, www.theatre29.com, or by calling the Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151.
Theatre 29 is an all-volunteer, non-profit Community Theatre Organization.
The roles being cast are:
Louella Parsons; an iconic gossip columnist and well-known radio personality.
Lydia Lansing; (Also plays Helena) A blond starlet with a whiney showgirl voice
Olivia Darnell; Has the sass, beauty and natural charm of a heroine from the screwball comedies of the 1930s
Puck; The mischief-maker from the fairy world from, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has that shrew & knavish sprit. Though Puck is a male, he’s played by an actress.
Max Reinhart; A pixie-ish man in his 60s, has a pronounced German accent.
Jack Warner; A natty dresser, tough as nails
Oberon: King of the fairies from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Imperious, impatient and commanding, child-like temper, a sense of whimsy about him.
Dick Powell; (Also plays Groucho Marx & Lysander) A good looking, boyish actor, late 20s
Daryl; (Also plays Tarzan) 25-30, Known in the trade as a “yes-man”
Will Hays; (Also plays Samuel Goldwyn & Harry Warner) 50s, full of bluster, vanity; he wields immense power & he knows it
Joe E. Brown; (Also plays Albert Warner & Thisbe) A good-natured fellow with a wide grin who always looks bemused & slightly baffled by life
Jimmy Cagney; (Also plays Sam Warner & Pyramus) Despite his image playing tough guys, hes very likable.
4 to 6 Male and Female performers as background and ensemble members.
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