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The Wimberley Players Open Auditions for “Sundown Town” (Wimberley, TX)

Casting / Audition Details:
The Wimberley Players Announce Auditions for
Sundown Town
By Kevin Cohea

At the Wimberley Playhouse
450 Old Kyle Road
Wimberley, TX 78676

Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 1 pm
And
Saturday, February 24, 2012 at 1 pm.

Sundown Town is a new drama with acoustic music, singing and some dance. The setting is in and around Healing Springs, Arkansas in the late summer of 1918. Singing will be both with accompaniment and a cappella in the old-timey folk and shape-note gospel styles. Musicians will be part of the cast and will perform both on and offstage.

Cast:

2 Women
7 Men (a principal role for an older fiddler)
Plus additional:
Chorus/towns people
Musicians: acoustical string instruments only (old-timey/bluegrass, such as fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, auto-harp,etc.)

What to expect at auditions:
Auditions are general open calls
You will not need to bring any prepared monologues or songs
During the auditions you as a group will learn some simple dance combinations
During the auditions you as a group will learn some songs from the show.
During the audition you will read sides from the show
Actors please bring/wear appropriate clothing and shoes for dancing.
Musicians: please bring your instruments and be prepared to play a little something and/or jam with the other musicians

Performance dates:
April, 13, 2012 – May 6, 2012

For more additional information or to check out a script please contact:
Adam Witko
512/632-7638
or via the submission form below.

CAST OF CHARACTERS (in order of appearance):

DUB HALE: 40s. Owner/operator of Hale’s Apple Orchards. Honest and hard-working. A good man. He serves his farm, his family, his country, and his God. In that order.

REVEREND JOHN LOFTON: 50s. A Southern Baptist minister, all hellfire and brimstone. The saver of, if not souls, at least his own ideals.

LORETTA HALE: 40s. Dub’s wife. A Sunday-Sunday-Wednesday Baptist. The rock of the family. Rocks can also fracture.

ANNIE HALE: 16. Daughter of Dub and Loretta. Innocent, curious about the world, and Moses LaRue.

BILL CHEATHAM: Early 30s. A land developer, seeking Annie’s hand in marriage. Wants to buy Hale’s Orchard and Kelley’s General Store and build hotels. Trusted by few.

MUTT MCCLELLAND: Early 30s. Once a drifter, he’s now Cheatham’s right-hand man. Rough and ready. An alcoholic. He’s done very bad things in his life.

JOSHUA “JUNEBUG” KELLEY: 19. More simple than slow. Scratch’s “nephew”; helps Scratch run the general store. Townsfolk call him “Junebug.” A childhood friend of Annie’s.

HAROLD “SCRATCH” KELLEY: Late 70s. Owns Kelley’s General Store. A Civil War veteran, fought for the Confederacy. Blinded and left unable to walk by cannonball shrapnel, a large scar running across his left eye, down the side of his face, earning him his nickname. A fiddle player.

MOSES LARUE: 19. An African-American drifter, originally from New Orleans. An old soul, looking for a new life.

CHORUS/TOWNS PEOPLE: Sing both a cappella and with string accompaniment and some dance.

MUSICIANS: Acoustical string instruments only (old-timey/bluegrass, such as fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, auto-harp, etc.). Musicians will also be part of the cast and perform both on and offstage.

Casting Calls Categories: Theater Casting Calls/ Musical Casting Calls
Audition Date: 2/18/12 & 2/24/12
Project: Sundown Town
Location: Wimberley, TX

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