We will hold auditions for our summer productions – Crimes of the Heart and Second Samuel – in April at the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina (1400 Red Banks Rd, Greenville).
Sunday, April 15 – 2:00-4:00
Monday, April 16 – 6:00-8:00
Sides from each show will be provided at the auditions. You may audition for one or both shows. Show dates:
Crimes of the Heart – June 8-16
Second Samuel – August 10-18
Second Samuel and official play website
B-Flat (Male Age Range 20-25)- B-Flat is the heart and soul of the play and of the town. The actor playing this part must be able to convince the audience he is retarted-while performing page after page of monologue, imitating the town folk and showing the simple wisdom he possesses. The audience must love and identify with him.
Frisky (Male Age Range 30-50)- He is the best good ol’ boy you’ll ever meet. Frisky owns the local watering hole and is the unofficial leader of the town. To be best friends with a black man in a rural community during the 40′s shows a strength and goodness that we can only imagine today. He and Omaha are married.
U.S. (Male Age Range 30-50)- He is a black man raised in the south by white well-to-do family. He is a little better educated than his peers, but he still speaks with a black dialect. Because of his relationship with Frisky he can say and do some things other blacks would not be allowed.
Mansel (Male Age Range 30-50)- He is not a drunk but he does like to have a beer or tow. Mansel tends to get into trouble. He is a silly, harmless red neck. He is good-looking or has a good quality about him which is why Marcela puts up with him.
Mr. Mozel (Male Age Range 50-70)- The town biggot. He represents the dark side of people. Because of his age (60 or up) he is somewhat benign, but not completely.
Omaha (Female Age Range 25-45)- She is cute and stylish. Omaha is the “boss” on the women’s side and runs a tight ship.
Jimmy Deeanne (Female Age Range 25-40)- Pretty and thoughtless, Jimmy Deeanne is a beauty queen and a bitch, but she has a lovely singing voice. Must be able to sing.
Ruby (Female Age Range 20-40)- Sweet and plain, Ruby works at the hair salon. She is quiet and knows her place as an underling. Coming from this position, she makes a 360 degree turn when she smacks Jimmy Deeanne.
Marcela (Female Age Range 30-50)-She is a good natured, hard working country woman. Most of the trials of her life come from being married to Mansel, but she loves him.
Doc (Male Age Range 40-60)- Doc is one of the town’s leaders. He is one of the few people in town who has gone to college. He knows everybody’s secrets but because he is a gentleman he ain’t telling.
June (Male Age Range 30-50)- The town’s undertaker. He’s a little prissy and absent minded.