a comedy by Matthew Lopez
Performance Run Commitment: November 9 – December 3, 2017
What: auditions for The Legend of Georgia McBride
When: Saturday, August 12, 1pm
Where: Manoa Valley Theatre
About the show
He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he’s going to have to adapt to a whole new show business like none he’s ever known as he trades one sequined outfit for another and genderbends into a drag show headliner.
The show is performed by a cast of 4-5 men and 1 woman. All roles are available. All auditionees will be asked to perform a drag lip-sync, as well as read from the script. Actors auditioning for the role of Casey will also perform an Elvis impersonation and will need to demonstrate proficiency with a guitar and a decent singing voice. Actors auditioning for the role of Casey must be willing to dye their hair black, if necessary. The roles in the show are:
CASEY (20’s), male; Caucasian; incredibly charming, good-natured, and physically fit; the protagonist of the show; an undeniably straight man Elvis impersonator who subsequently transforms into the fishy-real, glamorous, and fabulous drag queen, Georgia McBride.
MISS TRACY MILLS (40’s/50’s), male; a queen graced with poise and wisdom, but do not throw her any shade.
ANOREXIA “REXY” NERVOSA* (20’s/30’s), male; this queen is the picture definition of a “hot mess.” She possesses a caustic personality, an acerbic wit, and an unfortunate affinity for vodka; struggling against the pain and violence that has followed her throughout her life.
JO (20’s), female; African-American; Casey’s wife; a smart, strong, and beautiful woman who tries to balance her husband’s dream of being a successful Elvis impersonator with the harsh realities of paying rent and having food on the table.
JASON* (20’s/30’s), male; Casey’s childhood friend, current landlord, and decent guitarist.
EDDIE (50’s/60’s), male; owner of the dive bar where Casey and the drag performers work; transforms from a mumbling country boy into a Liberace-esque emcee.
* – these characters might be doubled by one actor
||September 18, 2017 – November 8, 2017
|performance run commitment
||November 9 – December 3, 2017 (max: 17 performances), Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm. There will be no performance on November 22 or 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Performances will be held at Manoa Valley Theatre. Rehearsals will be held at Iolani School, 563 Kamoku Street. The rehearsal schedule will be Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays as necessary. Cast members will uniformly receive an honorarium to help defray the out-of-pocket expenses associated with volunteerism and participation in this production. This honorarium is not an offer of employment.
About The Director
Alex Munro (Guest Director) holds an MFA in directing from UHM. His MVT directorial work includes co-direction of The Elephant Man, and direction of Equus, for which he received a Po‘okela award for Director of a play, and Overall Play. At UHM, he directed very still & hard to see, for which he received a Po‘okela award, and A Lovely Violent Ghost Haiku with Gun, and Balloonacy. He assistant directed or was a directing intern on MVT’s productions of The Addams Family, Next to Normal and Spring Awakening. He is also a performer and was seen onstage at MVT in the title role in Peter and the Starcatcher.
Scripts are available for perusal on premises at the Manoa Valley Theatre business office, 2833 East Manoa Road, between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays. For more information please call MVT at 988-6131.
More Information and Photo Submissions
For more information on the roles and auditioning, or to optionally submit headshots and full-length photos in and out of drag prior to the audition, please contact the director at email@example.com.
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