Clayton Community Theatre announces open auditions for The Philadelphia Story, by Philip Barry, directed by Heather Sartin.
Auditions: Thursday December 5 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
and Saturday December 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Read-Thru: Sunday, January 19th at 2pm.
First rehearsal: Rehearsals starting Wednesday, January 22nd with rehearsals on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Performances: March 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2020.
The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script (sides available on the web site and at the auditions) and will be held at the theatre: Washington University South Campus Theatre (the old CBC High School building), 6501 Clayton Rd, Clayton MO 63117. Auditioners are encouraged to download the audition form from http://placeseveryone.org/ and fill it out in advance.
Please sign up on SignUpGenius (see link at placeseveryone.org/auditions) if you can; if not, please come anyway.
The 1940 film stared Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart based on the Broadway play of the same name by Philip Barry. The story is about Philadelphia socialite, Tracy Lord, whose wedding plans are complicated by the arrival of both her ex-husband and a magazine journalist. The socialite character of the play was inspired by Helen Hope Montgomery Scott (1904-1995), a Philadelphia socialite known for her hijinks, who married a friend of the playwright Barry. This play is considered one of the best examples of a “comedy of remarriage,” a popular genre in the 1930’s-1940’s.
Dinah Lord – Looks to play roughly 15 years old
Tracy Lord – Looks to play mid-late 20’s
Margaret Lord – Their mother. Young and smart. In her 40’s-50’s
Sandy Lord – Dinah and Tracy’s brother. Late 20’s – early 30’s
Uncle Willie Tracy – In the 60’s range
Mike Connor – News reporter. In his 30’s
Liz Imbrie – News photographer. In her 30’s
Mac – The night watchman. In his 30’s
George Kittredge – Groom-to-be of Tracy Lord. In his early 30’s
C. K. Dexter Haven – Pleasant and good-looking ex-husband of Tracy Lord. In his early 30’s
Seth Lord – Tall, handsome, suave. He’s in his early 50’s
*Additional household staff to be cast: 2 maids, a butler, a cook, and a groundskeeper – These actors will have consistent stage business throughout the show, including visible scene changes as the show is in progress.
Visit Our Website to access the audition form and audition sides: placeseveryone.org
Bonus – everyone who auditions will receive a complimentary ticket to any CCT production this season!