Kelsey Audition Notice: ‘Room Service’

Theater To Go has announced auditions for their 2016 production of Room Service. Here is all the information you need to know:

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AUDITION DATES

  • Sunday, November 22 (1pm – 5pm)
  • Monday, November 23 (7pm – 10pm)

AUDITION LOCATION

  • Mercer County Community College – West Windsor Campus – CM Building

PRODUCTION COMPANY

  • Theater To Go
  • Director: Ruth Markoe

PERFORMANCE DATES & LOCATION

  • The Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College
  • Friday, February 12 & 19 at 8pm
  • Saturday, February 13 & 20 at 8pm
  • Sunday, February 14 & 21 at 2pm

TO SIGN UP

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bring a headshot and resume, or send electronically to Auditions@TheaterToGo.com
  • Prepare a comic monologue
  • Be prepared to possibly do a cold reading from the script
  • Familiarity with the script is a plus
  • All roles require quick timing and physical agility

REHEARSALS

  • First read through will be early December with 1-2 rehearsals before the Holidays
  • Heaviest rehearsal period will be January/February
  • Production will try to work around conflicts

SYNOPSIS

A nimble-witted producer Gordon Miller is holed up in a Times Square hotel with 19 hungry actors, a ballooning room service bill and living on credit, is desperately in need of a good script. He finds one, and, by great good luck, he also finds an angel with $15,000. He tries to forestall eviction by concocting a series of preposterous events. The play shows how, during a hectic few days, the producer plays hide-and-seek with the angel who wants to withdraw his financial support, manages to outwit creditors, and at the very last moments puts over his play in spite of the most ludicrous and unexpected obstacles.

A Broadway hit in 1937, this very funny play about the wheeling and dealing of theatrical producing is still relevant today. Made into a Marx Brothers movie – but the play is funnier!

CASTING

  • Gordon Miller: (M – 30+) A fast talking, quick-witted producer with big ideas but a very small budget.
  • Joseph Gribble: (M – 30+) The anxious manager of the White Way Hotel where Miller is unable to pay the bills for his indigent troupe. He is also Miller’s brother-in-law.
  • Sasha Smirnoff: (M – 30+) A waiter at the White Way Hotel who was an actor in his native Russia and wants to revive his performing career in New York. Role requires a Russian accent.
  • Harry Binion: (M – 30+) The director of Miller’s production of Godspeed
  • Faker Englund: (M – 20s/40s) Miller’s general assistant who has an earthy quality and boundless energy.
  • Christine Marlowe: (F – 20s/30s) An actress hoping to become a Broadway star in Miller’s production, and his girlfriend. She finds a backer for Godspeed.
  • Leo Davis: (M – Clean Cut – Mid 20s/30s) An inexperienced young man from the small town of Oswego and the author of Godspeed, Miller’s intended production. He is unsophisticated in the ways of the world.
  • Hilda Manney: (F – 20s/30s) The secretary of Joseph Gribble.
  • Gregory Wagner: (M – 50s+) An overbearing, hot-tempered hotel executive who inadvertently becomes a backer of Miller’s play.
  • Simon Jenkins: (M – 50s+) Miller’s “angel” who is a representative of a wealthy man who wants to invest in a play.
  • Hogarth: (M – any age) A man from a collection agency whose job makes him responsible for repossessing Davis’s typewriter.
  • Dr. Glass: (M – 50s+) Harassed hotel doctor.
  • Senator Blake: (M – 50s+) The top executive of the hotel chain which runs the White Way Hotel.

TO SIGN UP

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