TWENTIETH CENTURY, Theater To Go at Kelsey Theatre, 11/05/2017

Show: Twentieth Century
Theater: Theater To Go
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Theater Phone: (866) 701-2187

Start date of auditions: 11/05/2017

THEATER TO GO will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of TWENTIETH CENTURY, adapted by Ken Ludwig to be produced at Kelsey Theatre January 26-February 4, 2018

All roles are Non Equity, unpaid

Kelsey Theatre (at MCCC) room TBD, 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor NJ 08550

Sunday Nov 5: 1-5 pm
Monday Nov 6: 7-9:30 pm

Fridays, Jan. 26 & Feb. 2, 2018 at 8pm
Saturdays, Jan. 27 & Feb. 3 at 8pm
Sundays, Jan. 28 & Feb. 4 at 2pm

APPOINTMENTS SUGGESTED: Please prepare a comic monologue. You may be asked to cold read from the script
ONLINE sign up
TELEPHONE: 609 895 9661

Rehearsals will begin in late November /early December. For questions or comments or to get some suggested readings from the play, please contact

Set in March 1933 on the Twentieth Century Limited, a train from Chicago to NYC, Broadway ballyhoo meets Hollywood hustle. Bankrupt, with his career on a downslide, egomaniacal Broadway director Oscar Jaffe boards the Twentieth Century Limited train and encounters his former discovery and ex-chorus girl Lily Garland, now a temperamental Hollywood star on the train between New York and Chicago. He pulls out all the stops in persuading her to return to Broadway in his upcoming show. He lies, cheats, and even pretends to be dying. Trying to make sense of the chaos are his long-time assistants Webb and O’Malley. Other hilarious characters include George, Lily’s lover, and Max (another ex-lover and producer) and a religious fanatic looney who has escaped from an institution. Adapted by Ken Ludwig of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo


Oscar Jaffe (male, 40-60) Larger than life, self-absorbed Broadway producer. A combination of Orson Welles and Max Bialystok, whose voice “is a lofty instrument designed to meet the great moments in life

Lily Garland (female, age 35-45) One-time chorus girl discovered by (but since estranged from) Oscar Jaffe. Now a Hollywood star. She is stunning, histrionic, glamorous, egotistical…and totally magnetic.

Ida Webb (female, age 35-60) Tough, efficient, smart-mouthed dame who plays poker with the boys…and usually wins

George Smith (male, age 30-40) Lily Garland’s agent (and current lover). “A collar ad with temperament.” Attractive, but not the brightest porch light on the block.

Anita Highland (female, age 25-35) Down to earth office manager to Dr. Grover Lockwood

Dr. Grover Lockwood (male, age 30-45) Nervous disposition.

Matthew Clark (male, age 40-60) Outwardly meek but a religious fanatic.

Porter (male, any age).

Owen O’Malley (male, age 35-60) A cynical and bellicose Irishman, but not without some charm. Irish dialect a plus but not mandatory

Conductor (male, 40-65) A dignified, no nonsense sort of man.

Beard, Detective, Max Jacobs (male, age 30-60) These three roles may be played by one actor. German accent a plus

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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, web development and digital marketing 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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