AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kitchen Witches

Auditions will be held June 3rd and 4th from 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm The CAT in downtown Carmel- 254 Veterans Way, Carmel, IN 46032

  • Courtnie Janikowski, Director
  • Dee Timi, Producer
  • Caroline Smith, Writer
  • Type: Comedy
  • Length: 120 minutes

 

 

Character List: 
Dolly Biddle (f): Stage age early to mid 50s: a little cherub of a woman, prone to overweight but always going at top speed. She indulges herself with anything life has to offer whenever possible – even if it’s not good for her!? – and her creative imagination knows no bounds. 

Isobel Lomax (f): Stage Age Early to mid 50s- Thinks Martha Stewart could learn something about homemaking from her. She trained at the Cordon Bleu and enjoyed a successful career, including her own show “Busy Izzy.” 

Stephen Biddle (m) Stage Age 25-30. A nervous, but all-around decent young man who actually enjoys producing low-budget cable TV shows, even when his Mom is the star. 

Rob (or Robyn)- non-speaking role (except for one line) but will be onstage the majority of the show. Stephen is a little afraid of him/her. He/she cleans up the sets, resets props, carries the portable camera around during the “live broadcasts” and despite his/her appearance, is generally extremely efficient and precise. He/she is the comic relief of the show.

Performances will be held at The Cat -August 10 through the 12th and 16th through 19th. 

Performance times: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:30 **There will be a Thursday night performance on August 16th at 7:30pm
 

Description

Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

Contact Info@carmelplayers.org

Forever Plaid

Auditions will be held June 3rd and 4th from 6:30 to 8 PM at The CAT in downtown Carmel- 254 Veterans Way, Carmel, IN 46032

Performances: Sept 21-23, Sept. 28-30 and Oct 5-7, 2018 at The Cat

Co-directed by: Sandra Baetzhold and Rich Phipps 

Description: 
Back in the late 1950’s, there were four young guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who had met in the audio/video club in high school and discovered that they shared a love of music. 

They started to get together to imitate their guy-group idols – especially quartets like the Ames Brothers, The Four Freshman
and The Four Lads. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge's family's plumbing supply company, they realized they were sounding pretty good and became "Forever Plaid", a name that connects their traditional values of family, home, and harmony. 

Four several years they performed mainly at PTA meetings, high school proms, and supermarket openings and then finally booked their first big gig at the Airport Cocktail Bar, the Fusel Lounge. However, on their way to the concert, the "Plaids" are 
broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly.

It is at the very moment of their untimely death that the story of Forever Plaid begins, as, thanks to some holes in the ozone layer and some other astro-physical stuff, they posthumously are allowed to finally take the stage.

Forever Plaid consists entirely of that one big gig they never got to perform in life, complete with rich harmonies, piano and drums, choreography, and “the entire Ed Sullivan Show, in 2 minutes and 57 seconds”. Contains over 20 pop hits from the 50’s, including a Perry Como Medley, Calypso numbers, and classics such as Sixteen Tons, Three Coins in a Fountain, and Love is a Many Splendored Thing. But this show is more than a nostalgic “juke box musical”, as the Plaids timelessly show how they can use their music to reveal their innocence and the sincerity of their dreams.


Cast Overview:

An all-male vocal quartet. They can appear to be any age from early 20’s on up but should all look like they went to high school together. 


Character Breakdown:
Frankie (Tenor 2, lyric baritone) The leader and caretaker of the group. Confident. Asthmatic. He has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group. Romantic crooner and spiritual singer.

Sparky (Baritone) The clown of the group, who is shown to have a heart. Very sharp and loves singing his tailor-made solos. Wears a retainer and has a slight speech impediment. Energetic and clever. 

Jinx (Tenor 1)The shy one. He lives his life terrified and doesn't always remember what song comes next. Sparky's step-brother, he occasionally gets a nosebleed when he sings above an A.

Smudge (Bass) The worrier. He worries about the props, the running order, and always assumes the audience won't like him. Has chronic nervous stomach and is oddly reluctant to perform. Wears glasses, which hides his good looks and sex appeal.