The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce the cast of Flemming (An American Thriller), directed by Paul Campbell:
Henry Flemming - Gary Mlinac
Karen Flemming - Diana Doyle
Stan Spencer - Jim Cannizzaro
Suzy Spencer - Ann Marie Weaver
Walter Larsen - Bob Maibor
Lieutenant Davis - Tanner Tillotsen
Vito Mardigian - Mike Long
Miss Havenhurst - Leanne Law
Congratulations to the cast and thank you to all who auditioned!
Auditions for Lucky Stiff with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, will be Sunday, January 14th at 3 PM at Walpole Footlighters, 2 Scout Rd, East Walpole, MA. Audition slots are 3-4:30 or 4:30-6. Please sign up for a 90-minute slot by e-mailing Peter McElhinney, Assistant Director/Stage Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Callbacks (only if necessary) will be Monday, January 15th at 7 PM.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals to begin in February. They will be Tuesday and Thursday nights; Sunday afternoons (pending final cast availability)
Performances: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8:00 pm; May 6, 20 at 2:00 pm
Director - Dan Delaporta
Assistant Director/Stage Manager - Peter McElhinney
Music Director - Dan Moore
Choreographer - Lisa Kelleher
About the show
Looking for a versatile comedic ensemble cast who can have a blast creating a musical farce. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, think “Weekend at Bernie’s” – the musical. The score is fantastic and it’s the first produced show from the Tony Award-winning writing team (Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's) behind Ragtime, Seussical, Once on this Island, and most recently Anastasia. There’s plenty of content from show out there on YouTube.
Based on the novel, The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn... or else his uncle's gun-toting ex!
If you want to learn more about the show or have any questions, please contact the director Dan Delaporta (email@example.com).
All age ranges approximate – it’s all about if you can believably play that range (with costumes and make up)
HARRY WITHERSPOON - A shy, sweet, earnest, insecure, but ultimately charming shoe salesman from England. He likes to play it safe, feels incapable of taking risks, and steps outside of his comfort zone to head to Monte Carlo to honor his uncle’s last wishes (and potentially inherit $6 million). Male, British accent, 20s-40s; Range: Bb2 - F#4
ANNABEL GLICK - A no-nonsense representative for the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. She is a proactive citizen with what seems to an overly attentive, semi-aggressive personality (but it comes from passion for the cause, so she’s still likeable - think Sarah in Guys & Dolls). She becomes the unexpected love interest of Harry Witherspoon. Female, 20s-40s; Range: F#3 - E5
DOMINIQUE DU MONACO - A seductive French nightclub singer in Monte Carlo with a memorable dance number. Will also play Spinster, Southern Lady #2, and Dancing Roulette Wheel. Female, 20s-30s .
LUIGI GAUDI / VOICE OF TONY HENDON (on tape) - Luigi is a mysterious, boisterous Italian tourist in Monte Carlo who wears a beard and an eye patch. Tony is Rita's lover from New Jersey. Male, 30s-50s. Range: B2 - F#4
RITA LA PORTA - Vinnie's high-strung sister with poor eyesight. Impulsive, loud, erratic. Think Karen from Will & Grace or Fran Drescher in The Nanny as potential examples of where to take role with character voice. Female, 30s-40s. Range: F#3 - D5
VINNIE DI RUZZIO - Rita's neurotic and mild-mannered brother who is dragged into her mess and is forced to travel to Monte Carlo. He is an optometrist with predictably conservative tendencies. Gets an amazing comedic solo! Male, 30s –40s; Range: A#2 - F#4
THE BODY OF UNCLE ANTHONY – The dead guy, who has been preserved. Think Bernie in Weekend at Bernie’s. The body of a man believed to be "Uncle Anthony," who Harry brings with him on a very special trip. Potential for hilarious physical comedy by playing dead in wheelchair throughout show. Male, late 40s-60s; Non-Speaking Role (so huge plus - no lines to learn!)
Not your typical show, and not your typical ensemble roles! A huge opportunity to cast strong triple threat character actors to create multiple different quirky and hilarious characters – when else will you get to play so many different types of characters in the same show? Casting at least 2 men and 1 woman.
MAN 1 - Surly Lorry Driver, Solicitor, Prosperous Man on Train, Clothing Salesman, French Emcee, Croupier, Nun, Old Texan; age range flexible
MAN 2 - Offstage Telegram Deliverer, Vicious Punk, Mr. Loomis the Eye Patient, French Waiter on Train, Stationmaster's Voice (taped), Bellhop, French Waiter in Club, Dapper Gambler, Leper; age range flexible
WOMAN 1 - Landlady, Miss Thorsby the Secretary, Puerto Rican Nurse, Southern Lady #1, French Airline Voice (taped), Drunken Maid; age range flexible
The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce the cast of Radium Girls by D. W. Gregory:
Ashley Harmon: Grace Fryer
Finley Smith: Kathryn Schaub, Society woman, Harriet, Shopgirl, Board Member #1
Cynthia Small: Irene, Miss Wiley, Board Member #2, Mrs. Michaels
Ninette Cummings: Sob Sister, MacNeil, Clerk, Mrs. Fryer, Elderly Widow
Shelley Wood: Mrs. Roeder, Mme Curie, Customer, Board Member #3
Mark Adams: Arthur Roeder
Woody Farrick: Lee, Bailey, Drinker, Lovesick Cowboy, Male Shopper, Court
Paul Campbell: Berry, Martland, Flinn, Store Owner
Joe Rich: Tom, Reporter, Knef, Venecine Salesman
George Motley: Markley, Von Sochocky, Photographer
Thank you to all who auditioned!
The Walpole Footlighters are proud to announce the cast for The Savannah Sipping Society:
Randa: Cindy Bell
Dot: Kay Blaha
Marlafaye: Cindy Wegel
Jinx: Barbara Schapiro
Thank you to all who auditioned!
The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce auditions for our fall play, The Savannah Sipping Society by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, directed by Barbara Pettis. Auditions will take place on Thursday, June 22nd at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m., with call backs if needed on Monday, June 26th at 7:00 p.m. at the Footlighters Playhouse at 2 Scout Road, East Walpole, MA.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script and a monologue. Bring a prepared monologue (not from the play) or one will be provided.
Rehearsals will start in late August and will be 3 nights a week. Show dates are October 20, 21, 27, 28, November 3, 4 at 8:00 p.m. and October 29, November 5 at 2:00 p.m.
The cast consists of four women (southern/western) ages 50 to 70.
In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate and an impromptu happy hour and decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment and most importantly, realize it's never too late to make new old friends.
Randa Covington: A perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one.
Dot Haigler: Still reeling from her husband's recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch in a new town, and all alone.
Marlafaye Mosley: Earthy and boisterous, a good ol Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of
losing her husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex.
Jinx Jenkins: Also new to town, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she over-looks the fact that she's the one most in need of sage advice.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the director at (508) 528-9134.
For all auditions, please bring a headshot and resume, if possible. Please download and complete our audition form or come prepared to fill out the form before the audition starts, including scheduling conflicts.
The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce auditions for their spring production of Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers, on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 7, at 7:30 pm at the Footlighters Playhouse, 2 Scout Road, East Walpole, Mass. Callbacks if needed will be on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 pm.
|Lois Lane (Bianca)||Ashley Harmon|
|Bill Calhoun (Lucentio)||Joe Rich|
|Lilli Vanessi (Katharine)||Rachel Parkman|
|Fred Graham (Petruchio)||Ken Golner|
|First Man (Gangster)||Peter Bradley|
|General Harrison Howell||Michael Dornisch|
|Pops (Stage Doorman)/Padua Priest||Jim Daly|
|Ralph (Stage Manager)||Elaine Sheffield-Bono|
|Harry Trevor/Baptista/ |
|Phillip/ Stagehand #2||Jennifer Kuzmeskas|
|Haberdasher/General's Driver/ |
|Ensemble||Geoff Hermann |
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