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Auditions for On Golden Pond-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1595507
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 05-28-19
Audition Date 08-19-19 Submission deadline 08-18-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness and slang in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.

Role # 1 Norman Thayer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Wicked sense of humor, rough around the edges. Strained relationship with his daughter Chelsea.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Billy Ray
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Divorced dentist dating Chelsea. Nice guy, serious, well put-together.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Charlie Martin
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Neighborhood Mailman. Friendly, helpful, kind.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Billy Ray Jr.
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Flippant boy to cover his adolescent awkwardness. This role will be double cast.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Energetic, warm, balances out Norman’s moods.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Chelsea Thayer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Divorced, stubborn, independent. Close to her mother, but strained relationship with her father.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -