Open audition for OVER THE TAVERN by Tom Dudzick

Website URL The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves

A Historic Community Theater Guild

The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves announces open auditions for ‘OVER THE TAVERN’ by Tom Dudzick

March 5, 2019 at 7pm.
There are roles for 2 Women, 1 Man, 1 Teenaged Girl, 3 Boys (preteen – teen).

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a resume & headshot (any recent photo will do). No appointment necessary, BUT auditions will begin PROMPTLY at 7:00pm.
Link to our Audition Form:

Production Dates: May 3, 4, 5*, 9, 10, 11
Shows are at 8pm, *Sunday matinees at 2pm.
There is no show on Mother’s Day

In that most idealized period of 20th-century America, the Eisenhower years of the 1950s, the Pazinski family has a lot going on in their cramped Buffalo apartment. The youngest of the bunch, 12-year-old Rudy, is a smart, wise-cracking kid who’s starting to question family values and the Roman Catholic Church. When Rudy goes up against the ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa and announces that, instead of being confirmed, he’d rather shop around for a more “fun” religion, all hell breaks loose. A warm and hilarious look at family, growing up,  (-Playscripts)

RUDY PAZINSKI (12) – Full of fun. His world revolves around Mad Magazine and TV comedians. Does a great Ed Sullivan impression. His curious mind gets him in trouble with the Nuns at school when he innocently questions the rules of Catholicism.

GEORGIE PAZINSKI (13) – Though cognitively disabled, he possesses a jubilant spirit and an enthusiasm for each of his family members and is consistently good natured. He communicates with gestures, grunts and an occasional real word.

EDDIE PAZINSKI (15) – Typical swaggering teenage boy. Loves his family but wouldn’t be caught dead admitting it. Hides his sweet nature under a tough guy demeanor.

ANNIE PAZINSKI (16) – Insecure. Frets a lot. Everything’s a crisis. Battling a weight problem; sneaks Hostess Twinkies into her room.

CHET PAZINSKI (Mid/Late 40s) – The Dad. Former baseball player who never made it to the majors. Owns a neighborhood bar. A loving guy but lets life’s adversities get him down. Handles his workday frustrations by yelling at his kids.

ELLEN PAZINSKI (Mid/Late 40s) – The Mom. With great humor, energy, patience and love, she holds her family together. Though at times tired and weary, she can still summon the zest to dance a late night polka in the kitchen with her husband. And she’s feisty enough to snap a nun’s ruler in two when her kid is being threatened.

SISTER CLARISSA (55+) – A strict and stern nun from the old school. Reveals her true love for children in the play’s critical moment.

The Theatre Guild is located at 517 Theatre Lane Webster Groves MO 63119



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