“The Odd Couple” comedy by Neil Simon
Production Dates: August 26 – September 4, 2016
Audition Dates: July 10 and 11 at 7:30
- Directed by John Freeman
- 6 M, 2 F
OSCAR MADISON Slob
FELIX UNGAR Clean Freak
GWENDOLYN PIGEON British Accent
CECILY PIGEON British Accent
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.
“Messiah on the Frigidaire"
Production Dates: October 14 – 23
Audition Dates: August 28 and 29 at 7:30
- Directed by John Freeman
LOU ANN HIGHTOWER - an attractive woman in her early to mid-thirties; Southern beauty, but no belle
DWAYNE HIGHTOWER - a man in his early to mid-30s; still handsome, but life has taken its toll
BETSY GRIDLEY - an attractive woman in her early to mid-thirties; though her better days are behind her, she still enjoys flaunting her sexuality
REVEREND CECIL HODGES - a man in his 50s; pious preacher at Elroy First Baptist Church
LARRY WILLIAMSON - a man in his late 30s; balding, cocky, and condescending City Councilman
WOMAN - mother in her late 30s to early 40s
BOY - blind nine-year-old
STRANGER - mysterious man in his late 40s or 50s
The small town of Elroy, South Carolina is thrust into the evangelical spotlight when what seems to be the image of Jesus appears on a refrigerator in a trailer park. The discovery sets into motion a frenzy of conflict, communion and good old fashioned commerce. In a region where religion is as much a part of life as grits and cotton fields, God surely moves in mysterious ways.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka - Musical
Production Dates: December 9 – 18
Audition Dates: October 16 and 17 - 6:00 for children 7 - 12
and 7:00 for teens and adults
- Directed by Haynie-Voss
- Bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 16 bars
- 15 Main Roles
- Kids; Cooks; Squirrels; Oompa-Loompas
“A Higher Place in Heaven”
Production Dates: February 3 – 12
Audition Dates: December 18 and 19 at 7:30
- Directed by Erin Ferrell
- 1M-3F-2 Boys
MADISON: A white lady in her late fifties.
SIMPSON: A black lady in her mid fifties.
BILLIE AUGUSTA: A stylish white lady in her early thirties.
SON: He is in his late thirties and Miss Madison’s oldest son.
FRISKY: He is fifteenish. Miss Madison is his mother.
ULYSSES: He is thirteenish. Miss Simpson is his mother.
Pamela Parker’s play Second Samuel was a popular hit last season with MLT audiences. The themes of love and acceptance continue in its prequel, A Higher Place in Heaven. From her front porch, the plantation owning widow Mrs. Madison and Miss Simpson, her close companion who was born into slavery on the plantation, tell how their sons, Frisky and Ulysses, become best friends in pre-Depression era rural Georgia. And, of course, there are even more delightful surprises in this gem of a play!
Blame It On the Movies! - Musical Revue
Production Dates: March 24 – April 2
Audition Dates: February 5 and 6 at 7:30
- Directed by Haynie Voss
- Bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 16 bars.
Moon Over Buffalo
Production Dates: May 12 – 21
Audition Dates: March 26 and 27 at 7:30
- Directed by John Freeman
George Hay-(Male, 50s) very dramatic, a slapstick type, over-the-top actor Must be able to do strong physical comedy, including pratfalls, running, stage combat (fencing), etc.
Charlotte Hay-(Female, 50s) She helps to run the acting troupe and plays all the leads even those for which she is a bit too old. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.
Ethel-(Female, 70s)Charlotte's mother. Grumpy, trouble-maker, hard of hearing, leading to comic misunderstandings. Should have huge stage presence and strong comedic skills.
Rosalind “Roz” Hay-(Female, 20-30years old) George and Charlotte's daughter, used to be an actress and a member of their acting troupe, but she decided that she wanted a real career, so she left determined never to act again or be like her parents. Must be able to do an upper class British accent.
Eileen -(early 20s) is an aspiring actress, eager to please. She has a crush on George and has been having a fling with him.
Howard-(late 20s-early 30s) a weatherman and Rosalind's fiancé. He comes across as a wimp, a little annoying, nervous, and very excitable. Must be able to do strong physical comedy.
Paul - (late 20s-early 30s) is a member of the acting troupe, who used to be with Rosalind and still loves her and wants her back; but he is an actor first and foremost, so he wouldn't leave the troupe to be with her. Must be able to do strong physical comedy
Richard-(50s) George and Charlotte's attorney, but he is in love with Charlotte -always trying to get her to leave George. He is wealthy and used to getting what he wants.
The hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950's. At the moment, they’re performing in repertory theatre in Buffalo, New York. On the brink of a disastrous split-up, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.