a musical comedy
Book by Terrence McNally Music and lyrics by David Yazbek
Performance Run Commitment: September 7 – October 8, 2017
When: Monday, June 5, 7pm
Tuesday, June 6, 7pm
Where: Manoa Valley Theatre
Guest Musical Director
About the show
While spying on their wives at a ‘Girls’ Night Out,’ a group of unemployed steelworkers see how much their ladies enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work, and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold way to make some quick cash…by doing their own show. Claiming it will be better, though, because they’ll go the “full monty”—strip all the way, these six loveable misfits attempt to conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices in this heartwarming, upbeat musical comedy.
The show is performed by a cast of approximately 7 men, 4 women, 1 boy, and an ensemble of approximately 7 men and women. All roles are available. PLEASE NOTE: This show contains adult themes and language. There is the possibility that some roles may be non-dancing and/or non-singing, but everyone should sing and dance at the auditions. The six main men characters (Jerry, Dave, Harold, Malcolm, Ethan and Horse) plus Keno should be comfortable performing in their underwear and even a G-string. As far as going for the Full Monty (frontal nudity), anyone auditioning for these roles should be prepared and agree to do so. No need to undress at the auditions.
Auditionees must be 18 years old or older, with the exception of auditionees for the role of Nathan (see below). For music, please prepare a 1 minute cut of a contemporary uptempo or ballad musical theatre piece that shows range and character. Feel free to sing from the show. The musical director will be the audition accompanist. No a capella or boom boxes, please. For movement, be prepared for movement exercises and learning a simple dance routine. Auditionees for the principal male roles will be asked to demonstrate a (simulated) strip tease. For all auditionees, reading the play in advance is recommended. Time permitting, there may be readings from the script.
The roles in the show are:
JERRY LUKOWSKI, an unemployed mill worker
NATHAN LUKOWSKI, his young son, 12 years old. Must be at least 10 years old to audition. Parents must read the play beforehand and agree to let their son audition. The character says one F-word.
PAM LUKOWSKI, his estranged wife
TEDDY SLAUGHTER, her live-in boyfriend.
DAVE BUKATINSKY, an unemployed mill worker
GEORGIE BUKATINSKY, his wife
HAROLD NICHOLS, an unemployed supervisor at the same mill
VICKI NICHOLS, his wife
MALCOLM MACGREGOR, an unemployed mill worker, lives at home with his mother
ETHAN GIRARD, an unemployed mill worker
NOAH (HORSE) T. SIMMONS, a retired mill worker, older African-American
JEANETTE BURMEISTER, a piano player of indeterminate years
The following roles will double with other roles below:
BUDDY (KENO) WALSH, a male stripper
MOLLY MACGREGOR, Malcolm’s ailing mom
REG WILLOUGHBY, an unemployed mill worker
TONY GIORDANO, a Buffalo club owner
MARTY, an unemployed mill worker
GARY, an unemployed mill worker
ESTELLE GENOVESE, JERRY’s occasional girl friend
DOLORES, friend of ESTELLE
SUSAN HERSHEY, a friend of PAM and GEORGIE’s
JOANIE LISH, another friend of PAM and GEORGE’s
July 10, 2017 – September 6, 2017
September 7 – October 8, 2017 (max: 24 performances),
Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm.
Performances will be held at Manoa Valley Theatre. Rehearsals will be held at Iolani School, 563 Kamoku Street. The rehearsal schedule will generally 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 Directors
Paul Mitri (Guest Director) has worked on over 170 productions as an actor, director, playwright, fight choreographer, dance choreographer, videographer and producer. He is Professor of Theatre and Head of Acting at UH-Manoa’s Dept. of Theatre and Dance, and recently served as Chair of the Department. He is also Artistic Director of All the World’s a Stage Theatre Company, and received multiple Po‘okela Awards for acting and directing. Most recently, he was seen in the title role of The Elephant Man at MVT while also co-directing the show. Other directing credits include the recent ballroom version of Twelfth Night (UHM), Sunday in the Park with George (UHM), RENT (MVT), Spring Awakening (MVT) and many more.
Jenny Shiroma (Guest Musical Director) studied piano with Julie Jordan at Juilliard. She holds a degree in musiceducation from the University of Hawaii. She has been the pianist as well as musical director for many productions in Hawaii as well as NYC including “Renewal” and “Sex on Trial,” which were both performed in the Times Square Arts Center.
Mareva Minerbi (Guest Choreographer) holds a BFA in dance from the University of Iowa and an MFA in dance from the University of Hawaii. She is Drama Director at Saint Francis School where she has directed and choreographed numerous productions. She is also Lecturer in Dance at Kapiolani Community College. She has choreographed for Honolulu Museum of Art School, Oahu Fringe Festival, Marks Garage, and UH Late Night Theatre. In Hawaii, she has danced with Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre.
Script Perusal and More Information
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.