Auditions

The musical is about Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming English shoe salesman, that lives an uneventful life in East Grinstead, England. His life takes a dramatic turn when he learns that his uncle Anthony, a casino manager from Atlantic City, has been killed by his blind lover. Harry learns that he stands to inherit $6,000,000 from his uncle – but only if he agrees to take his Uncle’s corpse on a trip to Monte Carlo. Otherwise, the money will all go to his uncle’s favorite charity, the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. In a quest to gain his uncle’s inheritance, Harry sets out to fulfill Anthony’s dying wish. However, in Monte Carlo, he meets a host of quirky characters who are also in hot pursuit of his uncle’s money.
 
Auditions will take place on Friday, May 19th at 5-8 PM and Saturday, May 20th at 3-6PM at Island School’s Frear Center.
Call Backs will be at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse on Sunday, May 21, from 11:30-2:30.

Please prepare a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is also welcome if you would prefer-accompaniment will be provided.
There will then be a cold reading from the script. If you are not familiar with the show I recommend listening to the cast album.

Video submissions will be accepted and must be sent to chris.alderete@gmail.com by May 20

Character descriptions: This show is a Farcical Comedy. All of these characters are larger than life!  

HARRY WITHERSPOON – (LEAD-TENOR)-shy sweet-natured and insecure young Englishman, working as an underpaid shoe salesman in a dreary London suburb.

-Song- Mr.Witherspoons Friday Night

ANNABEL GLICK- (LEAD-ALTO)-Representative of the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. Annabel is the type who wears protests buttons and carries a bag full of useful things like tire guages and granola bars.

-Song- Times like these

LUIGI GAUDI-(SUPPORTING)-Boisterous and gregarious Italian. Luigi is a pivotal character, although his part is relatively small. He wears a beard, and perhaps an eye patch. As Tony Hendon, all disguises come off to reveal he is Rita’s love interest.

RITA LA PORTA- (LEAD-ALTO)- A woman with an extremely volatile nature and a severe case of nearsightedness. Things often get out of control when Rita is present.

-Song- Fancy Meeting you Here

THE DEAD BODY OF ANTHONY HENDON-(LEAD)-The preserved body of Harry’s Uncle. Never speaks or sings but is arguably the funniest part in the show. Actor who plays him must have great physicality!

VINCENT (VINNIE) DI RUZZIO-(SUPPORTING-BARITONE)-Rita La Porta’s brother. An optometrist. A nervous and conservative man.

-Song- The Phone Call
DOMINIQUE DI MONICO-(SUPPORTING-ALTO)- A French club singer. Try’s to get Harry to come out of his shell.

-Song- Speaking French

ENSEMBLE PLAYERS-These performers double a variety of parts, including an English landlady; boarders; an English solicitor; travelers on a train; a French waiter; a bellhop; tourists; gamblers; an emcee; a French nightclub entertainer-a nun, a Texan, etc