Lakewood Theatre Company
Auditions: One Man, Two Guvnors, May 2 & 3, 2016 - by appointment
Auditions for the Richard Bean comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors, are by appointment on MONDAY, MAY 2 and TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016. The director is seeking 4 ADULT WOMEN (ages 20s-60s) and 8 ADULT MEN (ages 20s-60s). Call Lakewood Theatre at 503-635-3901 to schedule an appointment time.
Location: Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Call 503-635-3901 to schedule an appointment.
One Man, Two Guvnors is directed by Don Alder.
Callbacks, if needed, May 9, 2016. Please hold that date available.
Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Call 503-635-3901 to schedule an appointment.
- Please bring a current headshot and a resume.
- The director will have actors read sides from the script. Those auditioning can either come early to review sides or check out script from the office to read onsite or check out for 24 hours for a nominal fee.
- Bring your calendar and be prepared to list all conflicts. Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored.
One Man, Two Guvnors opens Nov. 4, 2016 and continues through Dec. 11, 2016. Performances are Thurs-Sat at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 7:00 PM, Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM and two Wednesday evening performances (Nov. 16, Dec. 7) at 7:30 PM.
Rehearsals begin Sept 17, 2016 The tentative rehearsal schedule will be Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm, Sun 11 – 3 pm, and Mon – Thurs 6:30 – 10 pm. Final schedule will be determined once show is cast. All actors should bring calendar and list any rehearsal conflict.
ABOUT THE PLAY
It's the Swingin' Sixties and the easily-confused Francis Henshall attempts to keep his two employers (local gangster Roscoe Crabbe and upper class criminal Stanley Stubbers) from meeting and learning of his dual-employment. This Tony Award -winning comedy is a modern take on Goldoni's classic comedy A Servant of Two Masters. It's a laugh-out-loud satirical romp of slapstick and one-liners, with a live Beatles-era Liverpool band that keeps the party rockin'!
James Corden who currently hosts the late-night television talk show The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS originated the role of Francis which transferred from the National Theatre to the West End and then to Broadway. Corden won numerous awards in the role including the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
Breakdown of Roles:
Please note: All roles are open. Lakewood supports and encourages diversity in all casting. All roles receive remuneration.
SKIFFLE BAND: Actor/band members are 4-piece early-Beatles-type ‘skiffle’ band to play live on stage before and during the play. All players should be able to read charts and bassist/guitarists should have strong harmony vocals. (Musicians interested in these parts, and not auditioning for speaking roles, should call the theatre and leave their name and number for the director to contact at a later date).
- Electric and Upright Bass/Vocal
- Rhythm acoustic and Electric Guitar/Harmonica/Accordion/Keyboard/Vocal
- Lead Electric Guitar/Banjo/Vocals
CHARLIE ‘CHARLIE THE DUCK’ CLENCH: 50’s-60’s – a crafty Londoner made good in the scrap merchant business. Major role.
PAULINE CLENCH: 20’s – Charlie’s non-too-bright daughter, engaged (very recently!) to Alan. Major role.
HARRY DANGLE: 50’s-60’s – Charlie’s crafty and crooked solicitor. Supporting role.
ALAN DANGLE: 20’s – Harry’s son, an aspiring actor given to dramatic poses. Engaged to Pauline. Major role.
DOLLY: 30-50’s – works as the busty bookkeeper for Charlie. Shrewd; out for a good time. Major role.
LLOYD BOATENG: 40’s – 50’s – a friend of Charlie’s, landlord of The Cricketer’s Arms. Scripted as a Jamaican; ideal for any non-Caucasian actor and can be nuanced accordingly; happy to cast a Caucasian actor too. Major role.
FRANCIS HENSHALL: 20’s – 50’s Needs to be energetic, dexterous and be able to improvise. Major role ~ carries the play and the audience with him.
RACHEL CRABBE: 20-30’s – the first Guvnor. Disguised as her deceased twin brother, so spends the play dressed as a fashionable young man. Major role.
STANLEY STUBBERS: 20-30’s – the second Guvnor. Home Counties, privately educated, more than a touch of the upper class twit. A criminal to boot – the murderer of Rachel’s brother. Major role.
ALFIE: the “elderly” waiter. Age indeterminate; the butt of physical humor; needs to be agile. Cameo role but in several scenes.
GARETH / CAB DRIVER / POLICEMAN: 30’s – 50’s – A great chance for three cameos in one.
CHRISTINE doubles as POLICEWOMAN: 20’s – 40’s – a unique opportunity to play an audience member ‘invited’ into the action in the first Act. Total natural approach required. Cameo in Act 2.
Walk-on role for an “OLD LADY” – any age
Auditions are by appointment. Call 503-635-3901 to schedule an appointment. Callbacks, if needed, will be May 9 at the Director's discretion.
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