Auditions: Ross Alternative Works (RAW) Fall 2014
AUDITIONS: ROSS ALTERNATIVE WORKS, FALL 2014
A Black Box production on the Barn Stage Proscenium
6 PERFORMANCES over 2 weekends:
Fri, Sat October 17-18, 24-25 8:00pm; Sun October 19, 26 2:00pm
The Ross Valley Players Barn Theatre
Marin Art and Garden Center,
Lagunitas and Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross
AUDITION DATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 10:00am-3:00pm
CALLBACKS: FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Sides for cold reading will be provided at the auditions.
Singing Required... prepared song --A Cappella
Non-AEA. No actor stipends.
ALCATRAZ THE ISLAND OF LOVE, book by Zazu Lein, music and lyrics by Billie Cox, directed by Billie Cox
It’s 1973 and ferry boats carry tourists from San Francisco to the Island of Alcatraz for the very first prison tour just as two beautiful Goddesses from the planet Venus crash land. Vonda and Vita, dressed in bathing suits and tiaras, of course, decide to honor their sacred Venutian code and stick around on a mission to spread the love just as two young people on a blind date, Marco and Jade, struggle to make a love match. To add to the magic, Marco’s matchmaking mother, Gina, and her 90-year-old sister, Aunt Teresa, rent a helicopter to land on Alcatraz to spy on Marco’s date. All these forces transform Alcatraz from an island of despair into…Alcatraz The Island Of Love.
ROLES: 6 principle (5 female, 1 male) and chorus
Vonda – Anthropologist, well known on Venus for her best seller, Earth, The Planet Confused About Love. Strong actor who can sing (Female 30 - 50)
Vita – Instructor at the prestigious Venus Sacred School of Succulent Seduction. Strong actor who can sing (Female 30 - 50)
Marco – An Italian boy. He is a wannabe screenwriter who works in his mother’s North Beach pizza place. (Male under 30)
Jade – An Asian girl eager to find Mr. Right. She plans to attend Law School and works part time in her family’s Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. (Female under 30)
Gina – Marco’s widowed mother. She is a relentless matchmaker and a force of nature. (Female 50 – 70)
Aunt Teresa – Gina’s 90-year-old sister. She is a proud survivor of the 1906 earthquake. An Italian Ethel to Gina’s Lucy (Female can play 90)
Chorus – Male and Female; strong singers
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