Auditions For Piedmont Players Production Lunch At The Piccadilly

Auditions For Piedmont Players Production Lunch At The Piccadilly

Piedmont Players Theatre is holding open auditions for the Main Stage production of Lunch at the Piccadilly, a musical based on the novel by Clyde Edgerton with music and lyrics by Mike Craver and additional lyrics and music by Clyde Edgerton and developed by Steve Umberger. This production will be directed by Reid Leonard.

This wise, warm, and hilarious show is out to change the world-one rocking chair at a time. Unable to keep up with the times, the Rosehaven retirement home is being sold to Ballard College. Nothing is supposed to change, but the residents have already noticed a difference in the cornbread. It's not looking good. But newcomer Lil Olive brings a revolutionary new idea to get the residents out of their rockers. The quirky, indomitable senior citizens find some surprising solutions to their problems in this unpredictable new show that has been called "silly and soulful."

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm and again on Wednesday, December 12 at 7pm at the Meroney Theatre on the 3rd floor, 213 South Main Street in downtown Salisbury. Prepare 16-bars of a song of your choosing. Bring the sheet music, marked and notated in the correct key for your voice range. An accompanist will be provided. In addition there will be cold readings from the script. Rehearsals will begin in mid-December. Rehearsals typically run Monday-Friday 7-10pm. Production dates are January 31 through February 9, 2019.

All roles are open and Piedmont Players encourages actors of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to audition. Please bring a resume and list of conflicts.

Character Descriptions:

  • Lil Olive: New Resident at Rosehaven Retirement and care Facility, early 70s - 80s.
  • Carl Turnage: Lil Olive's Nephew and caretaker, shy somewhat awkward, 30s - 40s.
  • Clara Cochran: Rosehaven resident, blunt, daffy, sharp, 70s - 80s.
  • L. Ray Flowers: Rosehaven resident, retired evangelist, because of his bad knee he is in a wheelchair, until the spirit moves him, 70s - 80s.
  • Anna Rhodes: Former social worker, now Rosehaven manager, 30s - 40s.
  • Dr. Ted Sears: Very proper president of Ballard College, age flexible.
  • Mr. Eli Greyson: Rosehaven resident, shy, wry, philosophical, 60s - 80s.
  • Jeremy and Jenny: two of Rosehaven's aides, who assist the residents when necessary as well as the show's technical; changes. They are a constant presence at Rosehaven, helping this small nursing home to survive.

For additional details about Piedmont Players Theatre please visit www.piedmontplayers.com or call the PPT office at (704) 633-5471.

Piedmont Players Theatre is a non-profit organization established to entertain and educate its members and the public by the production and study of dramatic arts. Since 1961, Piedmont Players has produced over 250 plays. During those seasons, thousands of area residents and others have acted in or worked on Players' productions. Our home theaters are the Meroney Theater for Main Stage productions and the Norvell Theater for Youth productions.

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