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"Shakespeare in Hollywood" Stage Play Casting Actors

Eustis, FL, United States
ID: 265540Exp: 7/23/2024
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Auditions for "Shakespeare in Hollywood" play. Looking for cast. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: SYNOPSIS: It’s 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. With a little help from a feisty flower, blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant “asses” are tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp. Rate: All roles are volunteer. Additional info: TO PREPARE: Bring your up-to-date resume, recent headshot, and a list of your conflicts. Be prepared to do cold readings from the script. REHEARSALS Music rehearsals will begin Monday, July 29 from 7:00-10:00pm. A full schedule will be provided at the first rehearsal. Rehearsals are generally held on weekdays from 7:00-10:00pm. You will not necessarily be called for every rehearsal. Based on availability and production needs, there may be some weekend rehearsals scheduled. PERFORMANCES Friday, September 13 · 8:00pm Saturday, September 14 · 8:00pm Sunday, September 15 · 2:00pm Thursday, September 19 · 8:00 pm Friday, September 20 · 8:00pm Saturday, September 21 · 2:00pm Sunday, September 22 · 2:00pm Thursday, September 26 · 8:00pm Friday, September 27 · 8:00pm Saturday, September 28 · 2:00pm Sunday, September 29 · 2:00pm If you are interested, please apply.

18 roles

OberonMale30-44 y.o.All ethnicities

King of the Fairies (not that kind) — most famous from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Imperious, impatient, and commanding. Child like temper and a sense of whimsy about him.

PuckFemale25-35 y.o.All ethnicities

Shrewd and knavish sprite. Mischief maker of the fairy world. Enjoys pranks but is good natured at heart. The character of Puck is male, and everyone in the play interests with him as such, but, in the Shakespearean tradition, a female actress will play the role

Max ReinhartMale50-69 y.o.All ethnicities

Pixie-ish man, German accent, film director who fled Austria due to concerns over the Nazis. Really just wants to make his movie and is a little concerned that others are underestimating the Nazi threat.

Jack WarnerMale45-54 y.o.All ethnicities

Sharp dresser, tough as nails Warner Brothers studio head.

Lydia LansingFemale30-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Beautiful blond starlet, star of several successful and popular films, sweet, but whiny — “show girl” voice. Jack Warner’s girlfriend.

Olivia DarnellFemale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

Younger actress — Has the sass, beauty and natural charm of a heroine from the screwball comedies of the 1930s… Speaks with a stereotypical “Brooklyn actress” accent.

Dick PowellMale20-34 y.o.All ethnicities

Actor, good looking, boyish charm. All around nice guy, smitten with Olivia.

Louella ParsonsFemale50-69 y.o.All ethnicities

The #1 gossip columnist, and entertainment reporter in Hollywood. Loves to be an “insider” in the world of showbiz.

DarylMale25-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Studio assistant to Jack Warner Typical “yes man”.

Will Hays/Lil HaysBoth genders40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Creator of the “Production Code” which is a set of rules to “protect the American public so that movies do not contain anything vulgar, salacious, profane or obscene”. Full of bluster and vanity. Wields immense power in Hollywood and knows it.

Joe E. BrownMale35-45 y.o.All ethnicities

Good natured fellow with a wide grin who always looks bemused and slightly baffled by life. His last 3 films have been “baseball movies”.

Jimmy CagneyMale33-37 y.o.All ethnicities

(Mid 30s): He’s Jimmy Cagney, what else do you need to know? Famous movie star, known for gangster pictures. Despite his image playing tough guys, he’s very like-able.

Movie Stars Arriving at a Red Carpet PremiereBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble/extras — depending on the interest of those who audition, there are several non-speaking “extra” roles that could be filled. These actors and actresses might fill multiple roles in different scenes.

Fans at That Red Carpet PremiereBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble/extras — depending on the interest of those who audition, there are several non-speaking “extra” roles that could be filled. These actors and actresses might fill multiple roles in different scenes.

Camera PeopleBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble/extras — depending on the interest of those who audition, there are several non-speaking “extra” roles that could be filled. These actors and actresses might fill multiple roles in different scenes.

Other Workers “On Set”Both genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble/extras — depending on the interest of those who audition, there are several non-speaking “extra” roles that could be filled. These actors and actresses might fill multiple roles in different scenes.

Waiter/Waitress at a CafeBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble/extras — depending on the interest of those who audition, there are several non-speaking “extra” roles that could be filled. These actors and actresses might fill multiple roles in different scenes.

Diners at a CafeBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble/extras — depending on the interest of those who audition, there are several non-speaking “extra” roles that could be filled. These actors and actresses might fill multiple roles in different scenes.