[Capdist-auditions] A THOUSAND CLOWNS AUDITIONS
casting at confettistage.com
casting at confettistage.com
Mon Oct 20 12:13:13 EDT 2008
Confetti Stage is pleased to announce auditions for
The American Theater Classic
A Thousand Clowns
by Herb Gardner
directed by Liana Martino
ROLES AVAILABLE FOR 4 MEN, 1 WOMAN, & 1 BOY (12-14)
AUDITIONS ARE SCHEDULED FOR
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 & TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
Registration begins at 6:45pm
Auditions begin at 7:00pm
The Women's Building ? 79 Central Avenue ? Albany NY
THOSE AUDITIONING WILL BE ASKED TO
READ SELECTIONS FROM THE SCRIPT.
PLEASE CONTACT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, NEILSON JONES @
NEILJONES at CONFETTISTAGE.COM OR CALL 518-253-1253
FOR MORE INFO.
Copies of A Thousand Clowns may be purchased through
Samuel French, Inc. (www.samuelfrench.com)
Synopsis: This benchmark of Broadway comedy produced one of the
theatre's most beloved roles: unconventional Murray, uncle to
precocious nephew, Nick. Tired of writing cheap comedy gags for
"Chuckles the Chipmunk", a children's television star, Murray finds
himself unemployed with plenty of free time with which to pursue
his...pursuits. When uptight social workers descend to insure that
Nick is receiving proper care, he finds himself solving their
problems. And most of his own.
"Would be a standout comedy in any season. Filled with laughter and
warmth and sweetness and inspired daffiness." -N.Y. Daily News
Rehearsals: Begin January 2009
Performances: February 2009
is an unemployed television writer and the uncle and unofficial
guardian of Nick. Murray is a free spirit, an independent thinker,
and he cannot be tied down to a nine-to-five job, wearing a suit and
answering to a boss.
just of grad school, is a psychological social worker with the New
York Bureau of Child Welfare. She cannot help but become emotionally
involved in her cases.
is the star of the Chuckles the Chipmunk children's television show.
While he is in character, he is wildly cheerful. Off camera, he is
insecure and depressed. He knows that children do not like him, and he
suspects that he is not even funny. He says of himself, he is nothing
but "the biggest phony you ever met."
is a social case worker with the New York Bureau of Child Welfare,
sent to investigate Murray's fitness as a guardian for Nick. He takes
his job seriously and wants to do it well, but he has no affinity for
is Murray and Arnold's twelve-year-old nephew, the son of their sister
Elaine and an unknown father. When Nick was five, Elaine left him at
Murray's apartment and took off. Nick is unusually intelligent and
thinks he can read people and that he is skilled at telling them what
they want to hear. Nick loves Murray and wants to stay with him, and
he tries desperately to convince the other adults to appreciate Murray
the way he is.
is Murray's brother and also his agent. He is the most successful and
stable member of the family, working for a large company of theatrical
agents in New York City. Arnold looks after Nick and Murray
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
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