AUDITION NOTICE: Big Noise Theatre Company Holding Auditions For BORN YESTERDAY: Monday, October 29th

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, will hold auditions for BORN YESTERDAY by Garson Kanin.Audition Date and Time:          Monday, October 29, 2012 from 7:00-9:00 pm, by appointment.


Callbacks (if necessary):         Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Audition Location:                     Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka IL 60093


Director:                                      Catherine Davis

Producer:                                    Peter Rasey

Stage Manager:                        Maggie NeumayerAuditions will consist of cold reading from script.  Please    bring resume. Headshot preferred, but not required.

For audition appointment time, call Peter Rasey at (773) 463-4180.

Rehearsals begin:                                     Early November

Show Dates:                                               Weekends from January 18 to February 3, 2013.
Performance Location:                             Prairie Lakes Theater, Des Plaines, IL:


SYNOPSIS:    Uncouth tycoon Harry Brock goes to Washington, D.C. with his brassy mistress, Emma ‘Billie’ Dawn, and his crooked lawyer, Jim Devery to “influence” a politician or two.  The lawyer presses Harry to marry Billie on the grounds that a wife cannot testify against her husband.  Dissatisfied with Billie’s ignorance and lack of manners, Harry hires a tutor, journalist Paul Verrall, to school and finesse BIllie.  Blossoming under Paul’s encouragement, Billie turns out to be much smarter than anybody realized and begins thinking for herself.


1 woman, mid 20s-early 30s (Billie Dawn) – An ex-chorus girl who is beautiful but her mind is a blank. At heart she is funny, kind and simple. Brooklyn accent.

1 man, 30s (Paul Verrall) – A personable, intelligent, nice looking, and energetic reporter hired to tutor Billie Dawn

1 man, 35-50 (Eddie Brock) – Harry’s cousin and stooge. Uneducated, but expressive.  Brooklyn accent.

1 man, 35-50 (Ed Devery) – A once promising, now corrupt lawyer who quiets his conscience with alcohol.

1 man, 40s-50s (Harry Brock) – An over-bearing, no-nonsense, rude thug who is also a successful business man.  Brooklyn accent.

1 man, 60s-75 (Sen. Hedges) – A pleasant, but worried, pale and worn corrupt senator. He looks like a great man, but isn’t.

1 woman, 45-60s (Mrs. Hedges/Helen)  – A socially graceful woman who is the perfect Congressional wife. Doubles as a cynical maid.

For additional audition information, please contact Peter Rasey (Producer) at (773) 463-4180.

Big Noise now offers all cast members participation in its CAST (Comp Assisted STipend) program. Each cast member will be provided with ticket vouchers, which may be sold at full value of $25.00 each.  The proceeds from the tickets may be kept by the performer providing a potential stipend.

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, celebrates their 10th anniversary of top-notch, live entertainment at the Prairie Lakes Theater in Des Plaines.  Big Noise strives to produce high-quality shows that stretch the creative talents of their actors and staff as well as surpass the expectations of their audience. Big Noise continues to be known for bringing downtown quality to the suburbs at reasonable rates.