Bingo the Musical
By Micheal Heitzman and Ilene Reid
Directed by Steve Turek
Meet Veren, Honey, and Patsy, a colorful group of die-hard Bingo players whose lives are thrown into a tizzy when a young stranger blows through their bingo hall and makes them confornt thier past. During this uproraious musical comedy, the audience plays three games of...you guessed it... BINGO!
Produced by Eau Claire Children's Theatre at The Oxford Theatre, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire
Performances: January 20-28, 2012
Performance Times: January 20, 21, 27, 28 @ 7:30pm
January 22 @ 1:30pm
Ticket Prices: All Seats $20
Call 715-839-8777 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Auditions: All performers must prepare a 1 minute cutting from an up-tempo Broadway song. Please bring your music- an accompanist will be provided. The Eau Claire Children's Theatre will hold auditions for BINGO: THE MUSICAL on Sunday, November 6, at 5:30 p.m., at ECCT, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire.
Roles: 1 adult male and 6 adult females. Sam, (40’s,) is the Bingo caller; he is tall, rugged and handsome. He loves his job and takes it seriously; the only thing that can distract him is Honey, the woman of his dreams. In flashbacks, he doubles as “Frank”, a Bingo employee. Vern, (40’s,) is the matriarch of the group. She is funny, robust, stubborn and crusty, but with a good heart buried beneath her gruff exterior. Patsy, (40’s,) is somewhat mousey, neurotic and obsessively superstitious; yet underneath her anxious exterior lies a rock star who can let it rip! Honey, (40’s,) is leggy and beautiful but perhaps a little bit past her prime. She’s a loveable sex kitten if not the brightest of bulbs. Minnie, (60’s,) is the friendly bingo hall manager; she’s everyone’s favorite, cute and cuddly grandma. This actor must be extremely comfortable interacting and improvising with the audience and possess a good, warm energy. Bernice Boodalay, (40’s,) is a super mom, genuinely sweet and cheerful. She’s the peacemaker and pie baker, spreading sunshine wherever she goes. Maybe a little bit passive-aggressive with her friends. Alison Boodalay (20’s,) is Bernice’s daughter and is fresh-faced, comedic, driven, passionate, optimistic and quirky.
Rehearsals: evenings and weekends based on performer conflicts- more in November and January, lighter in December
Performances: 5 public performances Jan. 20-22, 27 & 28 at The Oxford