Want to be on stage at an Ignite! production? Here’s information on our upcoming auditions. Ignite auditions usually consist of “cold readings” from the script. While it is always good to be familiar with the script/show prior to auditions but is not a requirement for casting. Please come dressed in appropriate attire for movement and be willing to work with others.
December 4 & 5 – 6:30pm: Dual Auditions
Auditions for Sunshine Boys & Don’t Dress for Dinner will both be held at Ignite on Monday and Tuesday December 4 & 5. Auditions will include cold readings from the script and auditioners may be asked to move around or do some improv.
Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years haven’t spoken to each other for the 12 years since the act broke up. When Willie’s nephew books them for a CBS “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, hostilities, comedy and poignancy.
WILLIE CLARK: (m, 65-80) Half of a once great vaudeville comedy team, “Lewis & Clark”, he is a bitter, sarcastic old man railing against aging who retains his comedic knack.
AL LEWIS: (m, 65-80) The other half of the team. Al is the quieter straight man to Willie’s explosive temperament, yet he can dish it out on an equal level.
BEN SILVERMAN: (m, 30-45) Willie’s caring nephew and agent. He tries to find work for Willie, but Willie’s age and personality present great challenges.
EDDIE: (m, 20-30) A young Production Assistant. Everything falls on his shoulders, and is trying to get this production ready for broadcast. My double
PATIENT: (m, 30-50) He is an actor playing the role of a patient for the broadcast.
BURLESQUE NURSE: (f, 20-45) Also part of the broadcast. She is the object of lewd jokes. She has a good figure and appears to be not so bright.
REGISTERED NURSE: (f, 40-60) She is savvy and practical, but enjoys caring for Willie and is a good foil for him.
VOICE of the TV DIRECTOR: (m, any age) may double as announcer.
NARRATOR: (m. or f. any age ): Strong voice and good ability to paint with words.
Don’t Dress for Dinner
While Bernard’s wife is away, he plans a romantic weekend with his mistress. He invites along an alibi in the form of his best friend as well as a cook. When his wife refuses to leave, everyone assumes a role in the charade that ensues. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as everyone improvises at breakneck speed.
Directory Bryan Durbin will be looking for 3M and 3W.