Saturday, June 10, 10am – 5pm
Actors will sign up for a specific time slot at time of registration (link at the right)
Video auditions are accepted via registration form until 5pm on Friday, June 9.
Callbacks will be held between the hours of 12pm and 8pm on Sunday, June 11.
Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston TX 77070
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare a single song selection no more than 90 seconds, or 2 contrasting song selections no more than 60 seconds each. Selection(s) may be from the show or in similar style. A pianist is not provided. Please bring your backing track on a device such as a phone or tablet. Bluetooth speaker will be provided.
First rehearsal is July 16. The general rehearsal schedule is as follows. Not all actors will be called for each rehearsal.
Mondays through Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm
Saturdays from 10am to 6pm with an hour meal break
Sundays from 1pm to 6pm
Thursday, August 31, 6:30-10:30pm
Friday, September 1, 6:30-10:30pm
Saturday, September 2, 10am-3pm and 5pm-10pm
Sunday, September 3, 1pm-6pm
Tuesday, September 5, 6pm-11pm
Wednesday, September 6, 6pm-11pm
Thursday, September 7, 6pm-11pm
Due to the ensemble nature of this production, it is imperative that each actor have flexible availability. We respectfully ask that conflicts be limited to 3 per cast member. More than that may affect casting eligibility. Remember, not all actors will be called for each rehearsal. No conflicts will be accepted after August 26.
Adult actors who are 18 and up are paid a modest stipend.
Friday, September 8th through Sunday, September 24th with a possible extension through Sunday, October 1st. Performances at Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Meals will be provided on two-show days.
The creative team is committed to casting practices that advance diversity and inclusion. All ethnicities, types, and abilities will be considered for every role with the exception of roles on which the storyline is dependent on a particular race. These exceptions are noted specifically in the character breakdown below. Additionally, the genders listed in the breakdown below are specific to the pronouns used in the script, however the creative team may consider any gender identity for roles provided that the performer can execute the vocal requirements. Actors must be at least 16 years old by September 2023.
Violet is a smart, efficient, widowed mother of a teenage son who is constantly being passed up for promotion in the boys’-club world of climbing the corporate ladder. She runs the office from her desk while her boss takes the credit. She is frustrated with her position, but not bitter. Witty, attractive, strong, ambitious. Alto (F3–D5).
Judy Bernly is a meek housewife with her first foray into the working world when her husband runs off with his secretary. A bit insecure, determined, and hopeful—Judy changes throughout the play into a force to be reckoned with. Mezzo-soprano (Ab3–F5).
Doralee Rhodes is a sexy, country gal who is the secretary for the boss, Franklin Hart. She is misunderstood at the beginning of the play due to rumors about an affair with the boss, but comes to be a strong cog in the machine that destroys Hart. Country singing. Comedy is sharp and no-nonsense. Mezzo soprano with high belt (G3–E5)
Roz Keith is the office busy-body, is not-so-secretly in love with Mr. Hart, and does everything she can to undermine the rest of the office to earn his affections. Over the top comedic role. Alto (C5–G3)
Franklin Hart is a pompous jerk of a boss. If he weren’t the boss, he would have no friends at all. Smarmy. Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical, Bigot. Baritone (Gb4–C3)
JOE Charming, attractive accountant who is interested in Violet. Doubles in the Men’s Ensemble. Tenor (G4–B2)
Doralee’s supportive husband. Country. Doubles in the Men’s Ensemble. Tenor (G4–E2)
DICK BERNLY Judy's soon-to-be ex-husband. An average guy, he is sporting a little less hair and a little more paunch than he did ten years ago.
Violet’s awkward teenage son. Must look young enough to pass as a teenager, but old enough to double in the Men’s Ensemble.
Office Gossip. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble.
Office lush. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble.
Young and vibrant secretary. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble.
Hart’s Wife. Fluttery and ditzy. Doubles in the Women’s Ensemble.
Great character types and/or strong singer-actor-dancers who will fill out the rest of this wacky world as office employees, police officers, hospital employees.
Questions? Contact our Managing Artistic Director, Ryan Scarlata via email.