The Explorers Club Performance dates - 8:00 pm June 8,9,10,15,16,17,22,23,24 /2:00 pm June 18 Directed by Frank O’Donnell email: email@example.com
Auditions Saturday, March 4 - 3:00 pm Main Stage
Cast Needs: 8 men, 1 woman (All will use British accents; accent help can be provided as necessary.) Those auditioning will read from the script. A short monologue is optional.
Brief Synopsis of Plot
The setting is an exclusive club of scientists in Victorian London — an era when intrepid adventurers explored the globe, a pre-Brexit Brittania ruled the waves — and Gilbert & Sullivan ruled the stage. But the prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible! The female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire. And how do you make such a decision without a decent drink? Put down your brandy and cigars and strap yourself in for this madcap farce as our characters dodge deadly cobras, irate Irishmen — and, egad, a chap with blue skin!
LUCIUS FRETWAY: (male, 25-50) a botanist and a man of science. Intelligent and sensible, but naive in the ways of romance.
PHYLLIDA SPOTTE-HUME: (female, 25-40) an anthropologist, smart, feminine, and adventurous, trying to be accepted in a man’s world. The actress will also play COUNTESS GLAMORGAN, twin sister to Phyllida and an entitled aristocrat.
HARRY PERCY: (male, 25-50) an intrepid explorer, bold and arrogant. The pinnacle of Victorian manhood. And he knows his Gilbert & Sullivan!
LUIGI: (male, age open) a NaKong tribesman. Smart, and observant. Must be able to do physical comedy. Will be shirtless, body painted blue, and sporting a mohawk.
PROFESSOR COPE: (male, 30-65) a perfect Victorian gentleman, well-mannered and enthusiastic. Loves his pet cobra, Rosie. Best friends with Professor Walling.
PROFESSOR WALLING: (male, 30-65) a zoologist, amiable and gentlemanly. Best friends with Professor Cope. Loves his caged guinea pig.
PROFESSOR SLOANE: (male, 55+) an archeo-theologist (!) Irritable and haughty, he does not like change! But he has made a discovery of Biblical proportions…
SIR BERNARD HUMPHRIES: (male, 40+) private secretary to Queen Victoria, polished, distinguished and refined — the man you send to sort out the unpleasantness.
BEEBE: (male, 35+) an explorer transformed into a warrior monk seeking vengeance. The actor also likely will play the IRISH ASSASSIN, who dies a quick, but memorable death. A degree of athletic ability would be a plus.
Depending on space and actor availability, we will likely rehearse several times a week for the first month: possibly two evenings and a weekend afternoon. All actors would not be needed for all rehearsals. Rehearsals should become more frequent as we near the production.
Backstage participants are as crucial as the actors!! A successful production will depend on skillful set design, construction and dressing, costumes, props, makeup, music and lights!! This has the potential to be a visual spectacular.
AVENUE Q: the musical - RATED R Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx Book by Jeff Whitty Directed & Choreographed by Lee Hamby Performance dates - 8:00 p.m. August 10,11,12,17,18,19,24,25,26 / 2:00 p.m.August 20 For questions please contact director Lee Hamby at LHamby1000@gmail.com
Auditions Sunday June 4, 2017 2:00pm
Amelia Community Theatre is a volunteer based, not for profit 501c3 corporation registered with the State of Florida. Auditions and participation are open to all.