Long Beach Playhouse Holding Open Call Auditions For Hot L Baltimore
2015-07-27 · By Editor
The Long Beach Playhouse is proud to announce open call auditions for The Hot L Baltimore by Lanford Wilson, directed by Mitchell Nunn.
Hot L Baltimore will run from 9/26/2015 – 10/24/2015 on Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Thursday and Sunday night shows available for private parties and special events.
This is a Non Union, Community Theatre production. No pay.
Dates: August 3 & 4
Times: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Long Beach Playhouse
Date and Time: August 5, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, by invitation only.
Date and Time: Mon, Tues, Wed 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Long Beach Playhouse
Bring headshot and resume. Cold Read from script.
The scene is the lobby of a rundown hotel so seedy that it has lost the “e” from it’s marquee. As the action unfolds, the residents, ranging from young to old, from the defiant to the resigned, meet and talk and interact with each other during the course of the play. The drama of the passing events in their lives, of everyday encounters and of the human comedy, with conversations often overlapping into contrapuntal musical flow. In the resulting mosaic each character emerges clearly and perceptively defined, and the sum total of what they are – or wish they were – becomes a poignant, powerful call to America to recover lost values and to restore itself in it’s own and the world’s eyes.
Casting the following roles:
Mr. Katz (M 35-45) The Hotel Manager. Balding a little but hiding it. Firm and wary and at time more than a little weary. Dark, in an inexpensive black suit.
Mrs. Oxenham (F 45-55) The day desk clerk/phone operator. Firm, quick speaking, no-nonsense, gives no commerce.
Bill Lewis (M 30’s) The night clerk. Thirty’s, large featured, well built in a beefy way, handsome but not aggressive face. Covers his difficulty in communicating his feelings for the Girl with a kind of clumsy, friendly bluster.
Paul Granger III (M 20) A student. Thin, angular and taut. Strained by anxiety, he speaks and moves sporadically
Mrs. Bellotti (F 50-55) The mother of a former tenant. Round and thin voiced. Complains to get her way, a whining fighter.
Mr. Morse (M 70) Craggy with a high cracking voice. He moves slowly with great energy and a sense of outrage
Millie (F 65) A retired waitress. Good carriage and lovely voice. Elegance marred by an egocentric spiritualism
The Girl (F 19) A call girl. Light, maddeningly curious, a romantic enthusiasm and a youthful ebullience, which perhaps is unconsciously exaggerated for its appeal in her trade.
April Green (F 35) A prostitute. A large and soft pragmatist with a mellow laugh and a beautiful face.
Suzy (F 30) A prostitute. She is hopelessly romantic and hard as nails
Jackie (F 24) Jeans, boots, her name written on the back of her jacket. Her manner, voice and stance are those of a young stevedore. To her humiliation she is, under a manner, both femininely vulnerable and pretty.
Jamie (M 18) Jackie’s brother. Pale, small and wiry. A little slow (one suspects browbeaten) Alert but not quick. Always listening to his sister.
Suzy’s John, Cab Driver, Delivery Boy (M 30) One person to play all three roles as three distinct characters.