Auditions

AUDITIONS!

The Big Five-Oh

Aug. 22 & 23
7 p.m.


Marion Ross Performing Arts Center
147 N. Broadway, Albert Lea

THE STORY
The Big Five-Oh is a hilarious, sometimes touching account of a grown man coming to terms with his age, his relationship with his son, and his future. Whoever said life is better after 50 had better be right! George Thomas is turning 50 on Saturday, and it has been a terrible week. His dog is sick, his son is a slacker, and his daughter wants to marry a Republican. With a neurotic wife and a widowed neighbor providing more challenges than even George can overcome, this may be the worst week of his life. Through these trying days, George will discover the wonders of family, the responsibilities of parenthood, and the results of his latest physical.

WHAT WILL AUDITIONS BE LIKE?
You will sign in and fill out an audition form to tell us about yourself. Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before — experience isn’t required. A script will be given to you at auditions. You will be asked to read from the script, along with others who are auditioning.  You do not need to attend both audition nights. Auditions are from 7-8:30 p.m.

WHAT ROLES ARE AVAILABLE?
There are roles available for three men and four women. There are no roles for children in this play.

  • George Thomas – Professor of Sociology, 50 years old
  • Marie Thomas – Loving wife of George, 50 years old
  • Julie Thomas – Daughter, 25 years old
  • Eric Thomas – Son, 22 years old
  • Douglas – Julie’s fiance, 44 years old
  • Kathy Walters – Widowed neighbor; sweet grandmotherly type, 65 years old
  • Sara Donavan – George’s student, 19 years old

WHEN ARE REHEARSALS?
Beginning just a few days after auditions, rehearsals will be scheduled weeknights, with some weekend involvement closer to the performance dates, which are Sept. 29, 30; Oct. 1, 2(matinee), 5, 6, 7 and 8.

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
ACT is a non-profit, volunteer organization providing quality theatre and entertainment for our community. If you’re not interested in being on stage, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in other ways, such as backstage crew, building and painting sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, usher or in the box office. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information about auditions, contact act@actonbroadway.com.