45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY - Bergen County Players Non Equity Auditions

Posted: June 26, 2014
Audition Location: Oradell, NJ

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Bergen County Players (BCP) of Oradell,

one of America's foremost theater groups, will hold open auditions for

Neil Simon’s "45 Seconds from Broadway," which will have performance

dates from October 25 to November 15. Auditions will take place at the

Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, NJ on July

7 and 8.

Directed by Iris Weinhouse, "45 Seconds from Broadway" is Neil Simon’s

affectionate look at the “Polish Tea Room”, the nickname the Broadway

community has given to the thoroughly unpretentious coffee shop of the

Hotel Edison, with outlandish characters interacting throughout

numerous hilarious plotlines that are woven together with Borscht Belt



Open Auditions (in order of arrival):

Monday, July 7 at 7:30pm

Tuesday, July 8 at 7:30pm

Callbacks (by invitation only):

Thursday, July 10 at 7:30pm

Performance Dates

October 25 thru November 15, 2014


Bergen County Players

298 Kinderkamack Rd, Oradell, NJ 07649


Please note: The age ranges listed are the characters' ages, not

necessarily the ages of the actors.

Mickey Fox - 60ish, vigorous and alert - Jewish Comedian with strong

New York accent – always “on”

Andrew Duncan - 50-60 – British theatrical agent who adores Mickey –

British accent

Bernie – 70+ owner of the coffee shop – Polish/Yiddish accent - good

natured – schmoozer – but don”t fool with him

Zelda – 70 – his wife – Polish/Yiddish accent – big hearted - always

trying to help starving actors – loves to cook

Megan Woods – 20’s - fresh from the Midwest to make it big on

Broadway. Sweet and very naïve

Solomon Mantutu – 20-30 African American – South African accent – shy

and deferential – hoping to be a playwright

Rayleen – 50s+  -  thinks of herself as the “Grand Dame” (think Norma

Desmond) – lives is in a different world

Charles – 60s her husband – very quiet – but understands his wife’s problems

Arleen and Cindy 40-50 – typical suburban housewives – come into the

city to enjoy the theatre but they are like a Greek chorus commenting

on the state of the theater. Need good comic timing

Bessie – 40+ - African American – warm - an old “friend “ of Mickey”s

– has been around the theater for a long time but is passionate about it

Harry Fox – 60s – Mickey’s older brother – New York accent - tired of

living in Mickey’s shadow

If you have any difficulties with these dates, want more information

about the roles or need a copy of the script, please contact the

producer, Paul Reitnauer III at pjreitnauer@gmail.com


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