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CASTING for a premier of “I Haven’t Got a Clue” by AspenDream Productions.  Non-Union/Paid    

ADP is committed to diversity and promotes a positive model of inclusion. We encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit. Must be 21+, have reliable transportation, and be available for rehearsals, previews and shows assigned to.  Must have experience.  LOCAL PERFORMERS ONLY- CT (ADP does not provide housing or travel).

Compensation & Union Contract Details: Non-Union/Professional Pay (dinner included)

 

KEY DETAILS: When/If you are at the auditions but are not auditioning, you will be required to wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintain social distancing. You can remove the mask when you are auditioning. All actors/crew will maintain social distancing and sanitation protocols during rehearsals and performances.

Compensation & Union Contract Details: Non-Union/Professional Pay (dinner included)

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit your name/ profile/ and the role(s) you want to audition for and the time/date you prefer.  We will get back to you and coordinate your audition. Actors that make appointments will read from the script. Can’t make the audition?  See next section.

 

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS: Can’t make auditions? Follow instructions above and submit a one (1) to two (2) minute comedy monologue stating the role(s) you are interested in and email to us.

Email head shot/photo and resume and desired date/time.  Auditions will be 15 minutes apart.

 

SUBMIT TO:  ADPDinnerTheater@gmail.com

 

AUDITION LOCATION:  Marion (Southington) CT. Actors will read from the script

Roles: Each role will be double cast

Email Janice Luise, AspenDream Production’s Casting Director at ADPDinnerTheater@gmail.com

 

AUDITION DATES:

Monday, August 16, 2021 Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Sunday, August, 22, 2021 Time 3:00pm to 5:00pm

 

REHEARSAL DATES:

Thursday, September 9, 2021 ZOOM Read-thru 7:00pm

Sunday, September 12, 2021 2:00pm to 6:00pm Marion (Southington)

Sunday, September 19, 2021 2:00pm to 6:00pm Marion (Southington)

Sunday, October 3, 2021 2:00pm to 6:00pm Marion (Southington)

Sunday, October 10, 2021 2:00pm to 6:00pm Marion (Southington)

There will also be 1or 2 unpaid previews not yet scheduled.

 

SHOWS:  on-going through-out the year.

 

"I Haven't Got a Clue"

CAST BREAKDOWN:

Jackov Waddlesworth: (Age range 30-75)

English accent) the maitre d'. His job is his life.  He knows it inside and out. He will do anything to uphold the honor of his Lord, Master, and Host. He can spot a spot on a glass from a mile away. Ramrod straight, may seem like a grumpy and uptight fellow, but gives a fake smile when necessary,  formal, never relaxed. (See Carlson from Dowton Abbey for “Butler” tips.) Tux and a black tie. One of the pivotal characters of the play. He is not intended to be 'pigeonholed' by the audience, who should always be left wondering what facet of his character will be revealed next. Also portrays Agent Orange.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Agent Orange: (Age 30-75)

A rather high strung American intelligence agent who acts paranoid and irrational and appears to be slightly mentally unstable at times. Also plays Waddlesworth.

 

Cleavette: (Age range 20 - 50)

An actress hired by Waddlesworth who pretends to be a sexy French hostess. She dreams of making it big in acting and one day…A rather jiggly, gum-snapping (blonde) woman. (She wears a French maid outfit which is not what Waddlesworth was looking for.)  She does not take her job too seriously. (She speaks in a poor French accent.) She throws herself into the role but quickly learns it isn’t all that she bargained for. Doesn’t really like Waddlesworth but he pays her so…

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Mr. Hottie: (Age range 20- 60)

The flamboyant, irrepressible new proprietor of the “Club”. Likes to be called Lord and Master. Self-absorbed and dim-witted, Hottie believes he's sizzling HOT. Did commercials for Sears and the Dollar Store. Portrayed a prom king and a murdered runway model on the Hallmark channel. His “shoot from the hip” comedy must endear him to all. He must be able to do the physical comedy easily and with great flair.  Must love “playing for the audience”. Hobby: Harassing people (especially his enemies).Expanding his nefarious schemes. Goals: Expanding his net wealth and fame any one of tonight’s guests for murder. Crimes: Murder, attempted vehicular manslaughter, attempted incrimination, corruption, abuse of power, embezzlement. Mr. Hottie just obtained the deed to Franco Machiavelli’s night club, My Way. Also plays Man. Could he be Mama’s son Danny?

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Man: Hottie in disguise – car breaks down and enters party. Well-dressed confident man with a smooth suave, charming exterior.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Franco Machiavelli (Age range 40 - 70)

Mob Boss. Franco is a murderer and a thief who preys on society and exploits the system shamelessly to enrich himself. He is not too bright but he has made is way up the system thru charm and wit. He generally seems to win out and big.  He has the money and the women. He wears a pure white suit which sets him apart. Hottie calls him KFC behind his back. Had affairs with many, including the Ice Queen. But the one affair with the Cartrashian’s is the one he needs to “cover up”. He never loses.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Ice Queen: (Age range 20-50)

Mob Boss of Vegas - a manipulative and aggressive female mob boss who sexually harasses men that break up with her. She once dated Franco and never forgave him for breaking up with her.  Ice Queen got even by taking   compromising photos of Franco while he was passed out and threatened to release them to the press. She wears diamonds and a diamond tiara and thinks nothing of it. A killer, who has no shame in admitting it.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Goon:  this role can be played by any one of the mob roles established by ADP. i.e. Luigi “the Squeegy”, Sal Manilla, Tony “Two Bits”, Moe “the Muscle” etc. Works for Franco, bouncer at his strip club, dumb, loveable but has a bit of a temper. A killer. Sidekick killer, funny, prankster, goofball, and a sociopathic killer, tall, thin, fat and handsome, or classically mobish, with a constant nervous energy, seems to be waiting for something to pounce on.  He hits on Cleavette. And thinks a lot of himself. Says he was a model for BBB. (See script.)

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Mama Lambrusco: (Must look old. May be portrayed by a man or a woman. But is identified as a woman.)

Mama “Angie” Lambrusco was most likely born in 1905 in Sicily. Mama frequently places herself as being a young woman (having romantic affairs).  But she married the love of her life, Louie Loose Lips.  Louie became head of    the Lambruso Family who was rivals against the Machiavelli’s.  Mama opened up ‘La Stuffa You Face’ Restaurant to prove her sauce     was the best after losing a contest against Mama Machiavelli.  Mama and Louie had one son, Danny who was not too smart but liked the ladies. One day Mama’s restaurant burnt down and Louie never came   home.  Mama and Danny vowed revenge on Don Franco.  Then and there Mama took over as head of the Lambruso Family. Vendetta was her motive. Poison was her weapon and so was her dim witted son, Danny.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

Mrs. Peacoat: Head Chef (not seen)