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Casting "Leading Ladies" -Portland, OR - Casting ID # 1597004
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Portland, OR Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-02-19
Audition Date 07-18-19 Submission deadline 07-16-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Leading Ladies is Ken Ludwig’s love letter to Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot and William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It is a delightful comic romp set in the 1950’s that follows the exploits of two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors who attempt to replenish their coffers by impersonating two of the three heirs to a very large estate in York, Pennsylvania. Trouble confronts them when they discover the heirs are the opposite gender, the “deceased” auntie is still alive and kicking, and the other heiress is a delightfully gorgeous Bardophile who has seen them, as their male counterparts, perform.

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

A young woman who dreams of a bigger world beyond York PA, Meg is vivacious, warm, loyal, and has a great sense of humor. She has a fresh, natural beauty. She loves Shakespeare and dreams about being an actor. As the author says, “our play is all about Meg,” as she transforms from innocent obedience to self-confident woman.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Leo Clark
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As Leo, he’s a Shakespearean actor with a British accent who masterminds the plot to steal Meg’s millions ... until he falls in love with her. As Maxine, she’s a chic and flamboyant diva who commands the stage and all those around her. A comedic tour-de-force, he/she must be able to switch between genders and voices constantly.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Jack Gable
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As Jack, he’s a Shakespearean actor with a British accent, who is the faithful accomplice to Leo’s schemes. As Stephanie, she is shy and demure at first, but eventually grows more comfortable with her feminine side. Requires great comedic timing, physical humor, and a willingness to do anything to win the love of Audrey.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Audrey
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An innocent girl that is kind and gullible, but she’s trying to improve herself and her vocabulary. Extremely attractive, very sweet and good-natured. She is pursued both by Butch and Jack. Enjoys playing Sebastian in Twelfth Night.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Duncan Wooley
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The local minister, he’s a good man at heart, but rather fussy, set in his ways, scatter-brained, and lives in his own world. He distains actors and is very suspicious of Leo and Jack. His telephone conversations with the police should demonstrate comedic timing and contrast his mild manner with occasional bursts of temper.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Florence Snider
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Meg’s aunt, she’s the richest woman in York. Florence is extremely crusty, has terrible eyesight, and is a tough old broad. Must switch quickly between sweetness and anger, life and apparent death.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 60 to 79
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Doc Myers
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The country doctor, he’s a cantankerous, likable curmudgeon that takes no guff from anyone and often spars with Duncan and Florence. He’s also the Chief Moose in the local Moose Lodge. Doc is a loving father to Butch. Also plays a “rollicking” Sir Toby Belch in the Twelfth Night scenes.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Butch Myers
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A former high school football star, Butch isn’t the brightest bulb, but he is earnest and sincere, with a good heart. Loves Audrey. Argues with Doc, but they adore each other. Steals the Twelfth Night scenes as Sir Andrew Aguecheek.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -