Pasadena Playhouse Season:
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ -9/17/13 - 10/13/13
STONEFACE -11/5/13 - 12/1/13
ABOVE THE FOLD -1/28/14 - 2/23/14
A SONG AT TWILIGHT -3/18/14 - 4/13/14
SHOW TBA -5/27/14 - 6/22/14
Hot House Reading Series - an 6 - 9 show season of new play readings to be determined..
Smokey Joe’s Café
Please note: We are looking for a multi-talented ensemble of performers who sing, act, and dance with equal ability. ALL must move well or dance. Working well together as a group (especially the male quartet) is important, as is the ability to step forward and hold the stage alone. The cast breakdown below follows the basic description as was presented on Broadway with some of the songs on which they sing lead. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. The descriptions below follow the original Broadway production as it was originally cast. We are not limiting ourselves to this original breakdown as far as ethnicity and race and age are concerned. All types will be considered for almost all roles.
Actors need to create their own personality with ALL roles!
The Quartet, which consists of Fred, Ken, Adrian, and Victor, must be good with harmonies, attractive and in shape, i.e. “The Drifters”,“The Coasters”, etc.
Fred - African American, 20s-40s. Father-like figure type, sultry voice, Solid and implacable. Bass. “You’re The Boss”, “Little Egypt”.
Ken - African American, 20s-40s. A smooth crooner. Baritone. “Spanish Harlem”, “Loving You”, “Poison Ivy”. Very strong ballet ability a plus, but not a must!
Adrian - African American, 20s-40s. Energetic, Leader of the group, Second tenor. Ready to bust out in song at any moment “Stand By Me”, “Youngblood”, “Love Potion #9”
Victor - African American, 20s-40s. Bad boy, Comedic timing a must, energetic, first tenor. “Searchin’”, “Treat Me Nice”. Strong Acting Chops, needs to bring a torch/drama to "I (I Who Have Nothing)"
Michael - Caucasian, 20s-40s. Genuinely suave and impressive, a ladies man, evokes the memory of Elvis. True rock ‘n’ roll singer and strong mover/dancer. Second tenor. “Jailhouse Rock”, “Kansas City”, “Ruby Baby”.
Deelee - Caucasian, 20s – early 40s. Innocent, but with a wild streak. The Shimmy Girl. High belt, and mix. “Falling”, “Trouble”, “I’m A Woman”. STRONG DANCE ABILITY!
Brenda - African American, 20s-40s. Savvy, sexy and smart. Sultry/Jazzy belt and mix. “Don Juan”, “Some Cats Know”, “I’m A Woman”. STRONG DANCE ABILITY… BALLET/POINTE WORK A HUGE PLUS NOT A MUST!
Pattie - Caucasian, 20s-40s. Grounded. The throaty voice of experience. More rock i.e. Janis Joplin. (Big) belt, and mix. “Pearl’s A Singer”, “I Keep Forgettin’”, “Don’t”.
BJ - African American, 20s-40s Sexy, funny and heartbreaking. Huge Gospel voice, likes to move and belt and mix. Vocal styling Big Mama Thornton or Aretha Franklin, “Fools Fall In Love”, “Hound Dog”, “Saved”.
A SONG AT TWILIGHT
Director: Art Manke
Playwright: Noel Coward
Sir Hugo Latymar – Male, Caucasian, a distinguished looking elderly writer of considerable eminence, but who looks younger than he actually is.
Hilde Latymar – Female, Caucasian, a faded woman in her early 50’s. She has been married to Sir Hugo for nearly 20 years, and was originally his secretary. Capable, dedicated, efficient.
Carolotta Gray – Female, Caucasian, mid 40’s – early 50’s, attractive, articulate, well put-together.
Felix - Male, all ethnicities, a waiter at a luxurious hotel in Switzerland, a startlingly handsome young man of about 28, charming, with authority.
ABOVE THE FOLD
Director: Steve Robman
Playwright: Bernard Weinraub
Jane – Female, African-American, late 30’s – early 40’s, a newspaper journalist.
Victor – Male, Caucasian, early 20’s, a college student.
Eric – Male, Caucasian, early 20’s, a college student.
Bobby – Male, Caucasian, early 20’s, a college student.
Monique – Female, African-American, 20’s, a stripper.
Lorne – Male, Caucasian, late 30’s – 40’s, a District Attorney.
Marvin – Male, Caucasian, 50’s, a newspaper editor.
Director: Jaime Robledo
Playwright: Vanessa Claire Stewart
Starring: French Stewart