DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, Forge Theatre, 06/04/2017

Theater Website: http://www.forgetheatre.org
Theater Phone: (610) 935-1920

Start date of auditions: 06/04/2017

Forge Theatre Announces Auditions:
Forge Theatre in Phoenixville, PA announces open auditions for their production of the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, book by Jeffrey Lane and music by David Yazbek. Produced by MTI Music Theatre International, 421 West 5th St., NY, NY 10019
June 4th and 6th at 7:00pm at Forge Theatre on 241 First Ave. in Phoenixville www.forgetheatre.org
Rehearsals Tues., Thurs., and Sun. nights from 7-10
Show runs September 8 – October 1
Director Wendy Mirto is looking for energetic men and women of all ages. Come prepared to sing with 16 to 32 bars of music that will show off your range. No Acapella. Be prepared to dance. We will have cold readings from the script. For more information contact Wendy at wmirto@comcast.net.
Based on the popular 1988 film, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS centers on two con-artists living and playing in the French Riviera. The first is the suave and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson who makes his lavish living by charming rich women out of their money. The other, a small-time grifter named Freddy Benson, swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting on a train, these men attempt, unsuccessfully, to work together to con several rich women at the resort, only to find that the small French town isn’t big enough for both of them. They finally agree to a contest; the first one to swindle $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, is the winner and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will have audiences laughing and singing all the way home.
Character breakdown:
Lawrence (45-70) A wise, and sophisticated mature con-artist. A distinguished, cultured physical style. Needs to be able to affect German/ Austrian accents for Act II. Sings with an Austrian accent in Act II. G2 – Bb4 (Tenor)
Freddy (25-45) An immature, inexperienced and crass con-artist. Becomes Lawrence’s apprentice. Physical comedy. Pretends to be a wheelchair confined veteran and Lawrence’s lunatic, younger brother Ruprecht. A2 – B4 (Tenor)
Andre (30-60) French accent. The Chief of Police and Lawrence’s French assistant. Distinguished, businesslike persona. F2 – F4 (Baritone)
Miriam (30-60) A wealthy socialite, one of Lawrence’s victims, a romantic, becomes Andre’s love interest. E3 – C5 (Alto)
Christine (25-50) Another victim. (or is she?) An American heiress vacationing on the French Riviera and the target of Lawrence and Freddy’s bet. Sweet innocent look and appeal (needs both a standard American and a Brooklyn accent) A3 – F#5 (Mezzo-Soprano)
Jolene (25-55) An American oil heiress from Oklahoma vacationing on the French Riviera. New money, over the top, spunky, high-energy, Southern firecracker. A3 – D5 (Alto)
4-5 women of all ages to play and sing various roles. The Ensemble is featured in every other role in the show including: Renee, Sophia, Lenore, Nuns, Maids, tourists, etc. These parts include singing, dancing, lines and characterization.
4-5 men of all ages to play and sing various roles. The Ensemble is featured every other role in the show including: Gerald, Renee’s jealous husband, Croupier, Conductor, Waiters, Hotel Manager, tourists, etc. These parts include singing, dancing, lines and characterization.

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Ms. Bradford is founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bare Stage Theatre. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts and administrative abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster over 30 years ago, and leading STAGE to new levels of success.

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