AUDITION INFORMATION for SSP's production of
DROP DEAD! by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Millmore
Directed by Steve Twilley
AUDITION DATES: Sunday, MAY 22 and Monday, MAY 23
7:00p at SSP's Riverfront Theater, Downtown Milford, DE
PERFORMANCE DATES: JULY 22-23-24 and JULY 29-30-31, 2016
Second Street Players, Riverfront Theater, 2 S. Walnut St., Milford, DE
SHOW SYNOPSiS (from Samuel French):
In this hilarious comedy, a cast of has-been actors plan to revive their careers in “Drop Dead!,” a potboiler murder mystery directed by “Wonder Child of the Broadway Stage” Victor Le Pewe (a psychotic eye twitching megalomaniac). At the dress rehearsal the set falls, props break, and the producer and an actor are murdered. During the opening night performance, the murders continue so the remaining thespians must save the show and their careers, solve the mystery and stay alive for curtain calls.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
7 men and 3 women to play ages late teens to 60+.
Victor Le Pewe - The Director. Megolomaniac, pill-popping, eye-twitching golden boy of Broadway. To play age 40-60.
Philip Fey - The Stage Manager. Secretly idolizes the director, and tries to keep the set from falling apart. To play age 20-50.
Chaz Looney - The Apprentice. Young rookie who wants to make it big on Broadway. To play age 18-30.
Brent Reynolds - The Method Actor. Older Shakespearian actor trying to revive his career. To play age 40-60.
Piggy Banks - The Producer. Lecherous, womanizing, and shady. To play age 30-60.
Dick Shalit - Gene Shalit's brother. Last-minute replacement for one of the cast who is more than meets the eye. To play age 30-60.
Alabama Miller - The Playwright. A recovering alcoholic who is determined to make his play a success, if only he had the right cast. To play age 30-60.
Candy Apples - The Porn Star. Girlfriend of the producer. Trying to get into Broadway, but a bit clueless. To play age 18-30.
Mona Monet - The TV Star. Snooty, high-maintenance actress who is trying to revive her career. To play age 30-50.
Constance Crawford - The Old Stage Star. Fading, elderly actress, mostly deaf and senile. To play age 60+
Auditions will be cold readings from the script. All roles are open and no experience is necessary.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:00p - 9:00p Tech week is Sunday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 20 with longer (after work) hours. Scheduling is somewhat flexible based on the cast’s availability.