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The Miss Firecracker Contest-Austin, TX - Casting ID # 1540989
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Austin, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 02-01-17
Audition Date 07-10-17 Submission deadline 07-09-17
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The Fourth of July is just days away, and 25-year-old Carnelle Scott is dancing her heart out. She has flaming red hair, a sparkler between her teeth, tap shoes on her feet, and The Star Spangled Banner on the tape deck, not to mention a burning desire to win the crown in this year's Miss Firecracker Contest — the annual beauty pageant in her tiny Mississippi town. Known around town as "Miss Hot Tamale" for a past that she would like to forget, Carnelle hopes a Firecracker victory will help her shake her tarnished reputation and leave town in a blaze of glory.
town in a blaze

Role # 1 Carnelle Scott
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The product of a broken home in small town Mississippi, Carnelle turned to promiscuity in a search for attention. In the process she earned for herself the monicker of "Miss Hot Tamale.” She is attempting to redeem her reputation by entering and winning the Miss Firecracker Contest.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Popeye Jackson
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A local seamstress responsible for designing Carnelle's pageant wear. Her nickname is the result of a childhood prank gone wrong. She learned to sew by making costumes for bullfrogs because she didn't have any dolls. Naive but sincere, she falls in love with Carnelle's cousin Delmount.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Elain Rutledge
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Carnelle's Cousin. Having won the Miss Firecracker contest when she was only seventeen, she is everything Carnelle is not. Success as a beauty queen was followed by marriage to a wealth man and a life of luxury. However, she now plans to leave her husband and their two sons feeling suffocated by them.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Delmount Williams
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Carnelle's cousin and Elain's brother. He was previously institutionalized for mental instability. Rash to act and violent at times, he fancies himself a bit of a philosopher and is obsessed with exotic beauty. He is equally disdainful of the Miss Firecracker Contest and of Elain's life choices.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Mac Sam
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A former lover from Carnelle's promiscuous past who still caries a torch fer her. He is the carnival's alcoholic, tubercular, and syphilitic balloon vendor who, outside of his affection for Carnelle, has grown tired of life.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Tessy Mahoney
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A coordinator with the Miss Firecracker Contest, her job is to keep the contestants on schedule. Her past includes a scandalous fling with Delmount which she is eager to renew.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60