The Downeaster Theatre will be holding open AUDITIONS for its upcoming summer production of “Ring Around Rosalie” April 12-14.
This fast-paced farce begins in 1933, at the end of Prohibition. Benito “Benny” Bellarosa, a New York gangster, is attempting to make good on his promise to become a respectable businessman, while his rebellious daughter Rosalie concocts a plan – she leads Benny to believe that she is “in the family way,” hoping he will allow her to leave the house and marry her boyfriend. Unfortunately, Rosalie’s lover disappears and Benny is left with more suitors (and daughters) than he can handle. With the bankers arriving any moment, Benny is desperate to find a suitable husband and get a ring around Rosalie! Written by Whitney Ryan Garrity.
Roles available are as follows:
Nora: Irish maid, 20s
Bella: Benny’s wife, 40s
Spats: Benny’s right hand, 30s
Angelo: Spats’ sidekick, 30s
Danny: CPA, 20s
Rosalie: Benny’s daughter, 20s
Giuseppe: an Italian tailor, any age
Ellery: professor, 30s
Sister Camille: nun, any age
Hattie: maid, 40s
Community members 18 and up can audition for a part in The Downeaster’s latest production Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. or Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-noon at The Downeaster Theatre, 1120 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Lansing, MI. Those auditioning need only to attend one of the audition sessions. Those interested can also sign up to volunteer backstage for this production (i.e. makeup, costumes, box office, etc.).
“This show has me laughing out loud even before adding the physical comedy!” said Executive Artistic Director Kathryn Willis.
Community members are encouraged to mark their calendars for “Ring Around Rosalie” production, which will be performing at The Downeaster Theatre June 22 - July 1. Learn more at http://www.thedowneastertheatre.com