CAT Theatre auditions for BINGO, The Winning Musical

By | November 25, 2018

CAT Theatre auditions for BINGO, The Winning Musical by Michael Heitzman, Ilene Reid, and David Holcenberg) will be December 16 and 17 at 7 pm at the theatre, 319 N. Wilkinson Road in Richmond. Performances are scheduled for April 19 through May 4, 2019.

Director Pat Walker is seeking one man and six women for this new musical comedy.

Three best friends and bingo pals brave a monstrous thunderstorm to make it to their beloved game. As the storm knocks out the power, the three remind each other of a similar night fifteen years ago that ended in a rift among friends, a rift that still exists. Will tonight’s game bring about a healing?  Or simply make it worse?

Vern – 40s: Matriarch of the group. Funny, robust, stubborn, and crusty but with a good heart buried under her gruff exterior. Mermanesque Broadway belt, showing range and power from low A to a solid C.

Patsy – 40s: Somewhat mousey, neurotic, and obsessively superstitious, yet underneath all that anxiety lies a rock star who can let it rip! Pop belt to F.

Honey – 40s: Leggy, beautiful, but a little past her prime. She’s an extremely lovable sex kitten if not the brightest of bulbs. Belt/mix to E.

Sam/Frank – 40s: Sam is the bingo caller – tall, rugged, handsome. He loves his job and takes his calling very seriously. The only thing that can distract him is Honey – the woman of his dreams. In flashbacks, he doubles as Frank, a long-haired hippie bingo caller from the past. Baritone to F.

Minnie – 60s: Friendly bingo hall manager, she’s everyone’s favorite cute, cuddly grandma. Spry and quick on her feet. She must be extremely comfortable interacting and improvising with the audience and have a good, warm energy. Belt up to C.

Bernice – 40s: Super mom, genuinely sweet and cheerful. She’s the peacemaker and pie baker and spreads sunshine wherever she goes…maybe a bit passive-aggressive with her friends. Belt to C.

Alison – 20s: Bernice’s daughter – fresh-faced, passionate, optimistic, perky and quirky. She is a young comedic character woman in an ingenue’s body. Must be able to belt F sharp.

Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song that will demonstrate your range and power. An accompanist will be provided. Readings will be from the script. Sides are available at www.cattheatre.com. There will be additional excerpts from the script for cold readings at the audition.

For further information, email cat@cattheatre.com or call 804-262-9760.

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