Mesquite Community Theatre

MESQUITE COMMUNITY THEATRE
AUDITIONS (Non-Equity)
Tuna Does Vegas
By Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams
 
Auditions December 11-12, 2017
Performances February 16 – March 4, 2018
 
MESQUITE COMMUNITY THEATRE will hold auditions for Tuna Does Vegas by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams.  Director Julie Phillips is seeking 2 male actors, ages 25-55, to play multiple roles (including females). Character actors with strong comic timing and physical comedy are highly desired. Each performer plays 5 different roles of both sexes in this quick-change melodrama. Familiarity with the Greater Tuna series is a plus!
 
AUDITIONS:
Monday December 11th          7:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuesday December 12th          7:00 – 9:00 pm
 
Auditioners should prepare 1 monologue, no shorter than 45 seconds and no longer than 90 seconds.  Improvisation and ability to take direction is a facet of the audition, and hopefuls may be asked to stay past their scheduled appointments to be paired with other actors for best effect. Performers are encouraged to schedule an audition appointment by emailing mesquitetheatrejoy@gmail.com for a 5-minute time slot. Walk ups WILL be seen. On the day of your audition, please arrive early to fill out the audition form and provide a headshot (snapshots are fine) and resume. Please bring your calendars to provide potential conflicts. No performers paid. Call backs, if necessary, will be held on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 pm.
 
LOCATION:
Auditions, Callbacks and Performances will be held at THE MESQUITE ARTS CENTER inside the Blackbox Theatre. The Mesquite Arts Center is located at 1527 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite, TX 75149.
 
Rehearsals will be held in the evenings at THE MESQUITE ARTS CENTER inside the Blackbox Theatre at 1527 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite, TX 75149.
 
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
Actor One – Thurston Wheelis, Bertha Bumiller, Aunt Pearl Burras, Leonard Childers, Inita Goodwin, Joe Bob Lipsey, Shot, Elvis 11
Actor Two – Arles Struvie, Didi Snavely, Petey Fisk, Charlene Bumiller Pugh, Vera Carp, Helen Bedd, Anna Conda, Maurice, Wo Hu, Elvis 42
 
PLAY SYNOPSIS:
Tuna Does Vegas, the hilarious new installment from the legendary Greater Tuna creative team, re-unites the lovable and eccentric characters from the 'third smallest town in Texas' as they take a rambling romp in Sin City. The hilarity begins when oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie announces on air that he and his wife Bertha Bumiller are heading to Vegas to renew their wedding vows...but everyone in Tuna, Texas goes along for the ride! Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, Tuna Does Vegas will feature the favorite characters from the award-winning Greater Tuna productions with some new characters too!
 
Tuna Does Vegas balances as both an affectionate comment on small-town life and attitudes as well a hilarious satire of the same. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two actors, making this send-up on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all the inhabitants of Tuna -- men, women, as well as Vegas showgirls, Elvis impersonators and more!