The Fairmont State University Department of Theatre and Communication and Town and Gown Theatre are hosting auditions for the musical comedy, “The Boy Friend,” on Sept. 1 and 3.
Performance dates will be Oct. 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre. Auditions will take place from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 1 and 3 in Wallman Hall Theatre. The production will be directed by Susan Cato-Chapman. Musical director is Joshua Stubbs.
All roles are open. Roles include the following: Polly Browne, a young lady; four young ladies at Madame Dubonnet’s School; Madame Dubonnet, the headmistress; Hortense, a maid; Bobby Van Husen, a rich, good-looking American; Percival Browne, Polly’s father; Tony, a messenger; Lord Brockhurst, a frisky old gentleman; Lady Brockhust, his stuffy wife; three young men; waiter; and chorus.
Actors able to play character roles are needed. Those who audition should prepare a monologue (preferably memorized) of no longer than one minute in length. They will also be asked to learn a portion of a male or female song, at the musical director’s discretion. If possible, those who audition should bring a headshot and/or resume. A possible dance call-back will be held Sept. 2 and 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Rehearsals begin Sept. 7 and will be held Mondays through Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m.
To audition, e-mail email@example.com with name, contact information and preferred time slot (from 6 to 9 p.m.). Audition slots will be assigned by e-mail.
This throw-back production is part of Fairmont State’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. The jazz age lives on in this light, romantic spoof of a 1920s musical comedy. FSU has historic roots in theatre as the site of the creation of Alpha Psi Omega, Delta Psi Omega and the International Thespian Society.