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Leading Ladies Auditions-Cleveland, OH - Casting ID # 1589289
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Cleveland, OH Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-30-19
Audition Date 06-23-19 Submission deadline 04-15-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
As this drawing room farce by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor/ Moon Over Buffalo), begins, we meet Leo and Jack, two down-and-out British Shakespearean actors reduced to playing the Moose Lodge Circuit in Pennsylvania's Amish country in the late 1950's. When they learn that Florence Snider, a dying, wealthy old woman in York is seeking to reunite with her long, lost English nephews so she can leave them 2/3 of her fortune, they hatch a scheme to pose as the nephews only to discover from Audrey, a Snider family friend, whom they meet on the train to York, that the soon-to-be heirs are not nephews but nieces. To complicate things, Leo falls head-over-heels in love with Florence's niece, Meg, heir to the other 1/3 of the fortune, (and Jack with Audrey), necessitating that they play both the nieces and themselves. What follows is a classic farcical pastiche full of deceptions, romances, chaos, lots and lots of quick costume changes (think Mrs. Doubtfire / Tootsie) but not so many slamming doors.

Role # 1 Leo Clark / Maxine
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An actor possessing real talent, and a clever, quick-on-his-feet thinker, Leo contrives the scheme and directs it for the most part, posing as Maxine. When he falls in love with Meg, his skills are tested to their limits.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Jack Gable/Stephanie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An actor of some talent as well. A reluctant partner in crime with Leo ... more sincere and not so clever or conniving as Leo, who does know how to push Leo's buttons. His female persona is that of Stephanie.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Meg Snider
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A bright, vivacious young woman (in line for the other 1/3 of Florence's fortune) who loves the theatre and secretly dreams to experience far more of the world than York can possibly offer, but apparently resigned to settle for less as she has agreed to marry Duncan, an older, stuffy minister.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Duncan Wooley
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A local minister, substantially older than Meg. A good man at heart, set in his ways and anxious to control Meg's inheritance money. He suspects that Leo and Jack are frauds and would like nothing more than to expose them as such.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Audrey
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A sexy, attractive young woman, brighter than she appears to be at times. Ability to roller skate is a plus but not required.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Doc Meyers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Florence's doctor and family friend and father of Butch. Doc is basically a genuine guy who married for love but encourages his son to marry into money. At some point, he misperceives that Stephanie (Jack) is in love with him.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Butch Meyers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Doc's handsome son who, notwithstanding his dad's advice, is in love with Audrey. He is honest and sincere although a bit slow-witted at times.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Florence Snider
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A kind but crusty old lady with terrible eyesight but a sharp mind and tongue.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 61 to 85
Ethnicity: Any -