Open Auditions for A Comedy of Tenors

By Ken Ludwig
 
Director: Scott Welborn
Assistant Director: Marie Lee
Producer: Sandra Deering
 
 
Audition Dates:
✅ Sunday, November 10th
Registration begins at 6:30pm; auditions begin at 7:00pm
OR
✅ Monday, November 11th
Registration begins at 6:30pm; auditions begin at 7:00pm
 
 
🗓 Performance dates:
January 17th, 18th, 19th
January 24th, 25th, 26th
January-February 31st, 1st, 2nd
 
 
🔷 Synopsis: The sequel Ken Ludwigs, “Lend Me A Tenor”. One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.
 
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**Age listed below is the age of the character, not necessarily the age of the actor.
 
**This is a non-musical, however actors may be asked to sing.
 
**If you cannot attend either of the audition dates, please contact the director at the address above to arrange a pre-audition.
 
 
🔷 Characters:
[Seeking 7 actors]
 
Saunders – Male
High-strung American Producer. He has had success but worked very hard for it; and it shows.
Age: 50s
 
Max – Male
A rising American Opera Signer and former assistant to Saunders. Smart, level-headed and quick with a joke.
Age: 30s
 
Tito/Beppo – Male
Tito is one of Italy’s most famous Opera Singers. Regal in appearance, fiery in nature. Has a bit of a diva complex and is a horribly jealous person. Italian accent. The same character plays Beppo, a bellhop – joyous and full of life, as down to earth as Tito is regal.
Age: 50s
 
Carlo – Male
A dashing Italian young Opera impresario who is in love with Mimi but is seen as a threat to her fathers career. Speaker English, but not well. No detectable Italian accent.
Age: 20s
 
Maria – Female
Stunning Italian wife to one of Italy’s most famous Opera Singers. Big personality, explosive temper. Italian accent.
Age: 45-55
 
Mimi – Female
Italian-American. Bright eyed star hoping to be discovered. She is the daughter of Tito and Maria and while they still think of her as their little girl, she is definitely coming into her own. American accent.
Age: 20s
 
Racon – Female
Famous Russian Opera Singer and former lover to Tito. A very intense and passionate woman. Russian Accent.
Age: 40s

 

 

Open Submissions for Ridgedale One Acts

Attention Playwrights: Original short plays now being accepted!!

 

Executive Director: Laura Bradshaw-Tucker

 

Original short plays are now being accepted for consideration for inclusion in the Ridgedale Players’ Short Play Festival scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15, 2020. 

Plays should be 10 to 15 minutes long (about 12 pages, max); plays with smaller casts (five or less) are preferred. Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 8, 2019. Authors may submit up to two plays.

 

Submission Requirements:

  • Ridgedale is using a blind submission process. The author’s name should not appear on the play submitted. E-mailed submissions should be accompanied by a separate attachment of title page, with the title of the play, author’s name and contact information, including email
  • Plays should be sent as pdfs, typed in Times New Roman, 12 point, with 1-inch margins. Double-space between lines of dialog; lines of dialog are single-spaced, as shown below. Stage directions should appear in italic or bold, preferably in parenthesis.
  • Send plays by e-mail to RidgedaleOneActs@gmail.com
  • Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 8, 2019,

 

Selection Details:

  • Six original, unpublished plays will be performed on February 14 and 15, 2019. 
  • Plays will receive black box staging. Plays should require only a few set pieces, should have three scenes at most (one is preferred); lighting should be simple.  Plays with smaller casts are preferred.
  • By submitting a play, authors agree to grant Ridgedale Players the right to perform the work, if selected. Copyright of all submissions are retained by the respective authors. 
  • Plays will primarily be directed by members of Ridgedale Players. Cast selection will be made by the directors.
  • Playwrights will not be paid for their work.