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Open Auditions for “Twentieth Century” – New York, NY

Casting Call Details:
The Heights Players will hold Open Auditions for Twentieth Century, by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, adapted by Ken Ludwig, directed by Ed Healy.

Auditions and Callbacks will take place in the Heights Players theater, 26 Willow Place (between State and Joralemon Streets) in Brooklyn Heights. Please prepare a one-minute comic monologue for the audition. Also, please bring a resume and headshot if you have them. Rehearsals will begin the week after callbacks, and will include Labor Day Weekend.

Audition Dates: Monday, July 16th and Tuesday, July 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Callbacks: Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m.
Performance Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, September 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays, September 9, 16 and 23 at 2:00 p.m.

What we have here is the original screwball comedy – the age-old battle of the sexes.
Bankrupt, with his career on a downslide, egomaniacal Broadway impresario Oscar Jaffe boards the 20thCentury Limited and encounters his former discovery and ex-chorus girl Lily Garland, now a temperamental Hollywood star on the same train between Chicago and New York. Oscar pulls out all the stops to persuade her to return to Broadway in his upcoming show. It is a wild ride.

Character Breakdowns:

Oscar Jaffe (M, 40-60) Larger than life, self-absorbed Broadway impresario. A combination of Orson Wells and Max Bialystock, whose voice “is a lofty instrument designed to meet the great moments in life.”

Lily Garland (F, 25-45) One-time chorus girl discovered by (but since estranged from) Oscar. Now a Hollywood star – she is stunning, histrionic, melodramatic, glamorous, egotistical…and totally magnetic.

Anita Highland (F, 30-50) Attractive, down-to-earth office manager and girlfriend to Dr. Lockwood.

Dr. Grover Lockwood (M, 30-50) Erstwhile philanderer and playwright; a man with a very nervous disposition.

Matthew Clark (M, 40-60) A small, meek and somewhat off-center religious fanatic.

Owen O’Malley (M, 35-60) A cynical and bellicose Irishman, quick, with charm.

Train Conductor (M, 40-65) A dignified, no-nonsense sort of man.

Ida Webb (F, age 35-60) Tough, efficient, smart-mouthed dame who plays poker with the boys and usually wins.

George Smith (M, 30-40) Lily’s agent and current boyfriend, “a collar ad with temperament, not bright, but tenacious.“

Porter, Beard, Detective, Max Jacobs (M, 30-60) – Four roles to be played by one very good character actor. A lot of fun.

Casting Calls Categories: Theater Auditions / Open Casting Calls
Audition Date: Monday, July 16th and Tuesday, July 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Project: “Twentieth Century”
Casting Call Location: Manhattan, New York City

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