Open auditions for Ocala Civic Theatre’s TOM, DICK AND HARRY; Feb 2 & 3 @ 7p.m.
Tom and his wife Linda are adopting a baby. This should be the happiest day of their lives, if not for Tom’s bumbling brothers, Dick and Harry. Anxious to make a good impression on the adoption agency supervisor who is coming to inspect the prospective parents’ home, Dick and Harry arrive to “help.” Unfortunately, they arrive with a van full of smuggled goods, a pair of illegal immigrants who don’t speak a word of English, and a dead body. A menacing Russian mobster and a curious police constable further complicate matters. Is there hope for a happy family? This fast-paced farce is an absurd delight!
Roles are available for six men and three women:
- Tom Kerwood: A likeable Londoner.
- Linda Kerwood: His wife. Bright and attractive.
- Dick Kerwood: Tom’s brother. A lovable rogue.
- Harry Kerwood: Tom and Dick’s brother. A thickheaded genius.
- Katerina: An Albanian peasant. Poorly dressed, buxom, attractive. Confident and dangerous.
- Andreas: Her grandfather. Also an Albanian peasant. Small, stooped, and weather-beaten.
- Constable Downs: A police officer.
- Mrs. Potter: The formidable adoption agency supervisor.
- Boris: A stocky, smartly dressed East European.
It is only necessary to attend one night of auditions. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. Newcomers and theatre veterans alike are welcome and encouraged to audition. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre to make a separate appointment. Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out for one week with a $10 refundable deposit. Please call (352) 236-2274 before coming to make sure a script is in stock. Scripts checked out the week before auditions must be returned by Friday, January 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Rehearsals will be held at the Theatre beginning Monday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts with rehearsals. There will be 20 public performances of Tom, Dick, and Harry from March 19 – April 12, 2015.
Tom, Dick, and Harry is directed by Fred Mullen, who has been involved with Ocala Civic Theatre since 1977. He has worked as an actor, director, stage manager, and set designer in more than 100 productions at a variety of theatres. Acting roles include Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof, King Arthur in Camelot, Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Norman Thayer in On Golden Pond, Frank in Over The River and Through the Woods, Angus in The Drawer Boy, Sigsbee Scruggs in Sigsbee, Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, Parker Ballentine in Critic’s Choice, and Judge Francis Biddle in Trying. Directing credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, The Champagne Charlie Stakes, Death In England, The Foursome, Footsteps of Doves, Sylvia, and Ralphie and the Star-Maker.
Performing live on stage is a unique experience. Open auditions offer a great opportunity to join a grand tradition!