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The Great American Trailer Park Musical
12 Apr, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
To book your auditions, please email the Director (Lorna Mackie) via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0413031509 (email preferred). We look forward to seeing you at the auditions!
Auditionees should prepare 12 bars of two character songs, preferably in an American “Trailer Park” accent, for the first round of the audition. Please bring backing with you, a CD is preferable. The show contains a range of musical styles, however the overwhelming theme is “country” so a clear modern country sound or gruff bar sound will suit well, as well as more traditional musical theatre sounds. The point of the singing audition is to show your range and your characterisation ability (and thus suitability for the show), therefore please chose songs with this in mind. Please do not sing a song from the show.
You will also be asked to learn a short set piece which will be provided when you attend the auditions, and it will need to be delivered in an appropriate “Trailer Park” voice. There will also be a short movement audition, the piece will be taught on the day, so dress comfortably with this in mind.
Please also bring details of your availability and known schedule conflicts for April – August 2014.
This show has adult humour and dark themes, therefore all auditionees must be 18 years of age at the time of audition.
We are looking to cast 7 actors – 5 female (cause they ain’t no ladies!) and 2 male roles. All roles are speaking, singing and dancing – this is an ensemble production with no “lead” roles, and no “chorus” – all cast have equal stage time etc.
Jeannie has lived in a trailer at Armadillo Acres for 20 years with her husband and high-school sweetheart, Norbert. A faded beauty, she was 17 when she married, 18 when her son was born and 23 when he got kidnapped. That, coupled with a really bad perm, has turned her into an agoraphobic. She hasn’t left her trailer in all these years, and the man she loves is drifting further and further away and she’s determined to get him back…that is if she could manage to get out of the trailer to do it…
Stage age 35-45 y/o, singing Belt / Mezzo
Jeannie’s husband Norbert collects tolls for a living and tries to be as good a husband as one can be to an agoraphobic. A former high-school football star, any good looks he may have had when younger, are now marred by fatigue and the stress of his difficult marriage. He is a simple man who desperately wishes his wife could get out of the trailer, but he’s not equipped with the emotional or intellectual tools to help her do it. He has never loved or slept with another woman other than Jeannie. That is until he meets…
Stage age 35-45, singing High Baritone
Up to this point, Pippi’s life has been about surviving. She is a professional stripper who has gotten by on her looks and talents for dancing and petty theft. She means no harm and is ready to stop making bad choices and start making changes, but first she has to get lost in a hick-town trailer park in North Florida so she won’t be found by her last bad choice… *Those auditioning for Pippi will also be asked to do some free style bump and grind stuff.*
Stage age 28-35, singing Big Belt
Duke is Pippi’s obsessive, possessive and excessive Magic-Marker sniffing boyfriend; ex-boyfriend according to Pippi. Not so, according to Duke. Not the brightest guy south of the Mason-Dixon Line, Duke leaves a trail of disaster in his wake wherever he goes. His road trip to Starke is no exception and his arrival at the trailer park is full of surprises- even for a group of people who have had their share of excitement
Stage age 20-28, Singing Rock Tenor
Betty attended high school with Norbert and Jeannie Garstecki and has lived at Armadillo Acres for just as long. She now runs the leasing office and makes it her business to know everything about everybody who passes through the trailer park. Though a self-proclaimed bad-ass, Betty is really a mother hen to the denizens of the trailer park. Of all “The Girls,” Betty is the most grounded, earthy and dry.
Stage age 38-50’s, Singing Rough Belt
A newlywed, Donna is called “Pickles” because she is perpetually hysterically pregnant- that is, she is so convinced she should be pregnant she’s exhibiting symptoms. Her husband is a lot fancier than she is, as he is from the big city of Jacksonville. His parents haven’t been very supportive of his marital choice, so Pickles is desperate to give her husband a family of his own – even if she has to fake it. The dimmest of ”The Girls,” Pickles is airy, sweet and blissfully ignorant.
Stage age 17, singing Belt
Lin (Linoleum – it’s a family name)
Sex crazed, tough cookie Lin just wants to be loved. Her man, Earl, has been on death row in the state penitentiary for years, and Lin has made it her job to stop his demise. Meanwhile, she’s getting very… what’s the word….um, frustrated.
Stage age 25-40, Singing Belt