A Comedy of Tenors by Ken Ludwig
Sunday, September 26, 2021 / Audition slots starting at 2:00 pm
Monday, September 27, 2021 / Audition slots starting at 7:00 pm
Possible call-backs: Monday, October 4, 2021
*Actors will be required to show proof of vaccination.
Audition Sign-Up: Online Sign Up Form
Audition Packet: A Comedy of Tenors Audition Packet
Grandview Ave. Playhouse
21 Grandview Ave.
Worcester, MA 01603
December 3-12, 2021
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.
Audition Requirements and Character Descriptions:
Please Note: This play is a SEX farce. Be warned.
Those auditioning are asked to prepare a monologue (see selections below). Memorization is not required. In addition to preparing a monologue:
Because farce requires very agile, quick moving actors, auditions will include a brief improv movement piece to music (to be revealed). Choreography for the show is not required but some of the scenes are very fast moving and complicated.
As noted below certain characters must also be able to sing and audition will include a brief a cappella rendition of your choice. Singing in the production will be mimed to a tape recording.
Ludwig has written accents into script. Please see character descriptions.
Questions?: Please email Director Virginia Byrne at Drama1564@aol.com.
Saunders: Tito's manager, type A person, take charge, frustrated when things do not go according to plan, former mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. This concert means he will move into the global world of opera.
Max*: Former assistant to Saunders (who still treats him as one) now a professional opera singer (tenor) married to Saunders daughter who is pregnant.
Mimi: Tito's nubile daughter, innocent yet sexy, needs to appear in her underwear in Act 1. In love with opera singer Carlo.
Carlo*: Young, handsome Tenor. Will also appear in underwear in Act 1. From Brooklyn (accent needed)
Tito*: (same actor as Beppo) Italian accent; aging opera star (tenor); think Pavarotti; worried about being replaced in the Opera world by a younger singer.
Beppo (same actor as Tito): Bellhop at the hotel with an eye on the world of opera. VERY Italian...from Venice. Loud and boisterous.
Maria: Tito's "Sophia Loren" wife. Italian/ sexy/ hot bloodied/ passionate
Tatiana Racon* (only in Act 2): Russian/ arrogant/ passionate soprano (accent needed)
Jacques: Voice only but should be able to speak acceptable French
* Needs to sing