Alan S. Reynolds
LAKELAND COMMUNITY THEATRE
OPEN AUDITION NOTICE:
“Hands on a Hard Body” Rated: M
Please email our Production/Office Assistant Bridgette Rhodes: [email protected] to register for an audition date and to receive forms.
AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:
Monday & Tuesday, July 12th & 13th at 6:30 pm, Callbacks Thursday July 15th @ 7pm
Sept. 3, 4, 5 & 10, 11, 12 & 17, 18, 19- 2021 (9 performances total with possible additional performances within the performance dates)
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM Note: No conflicts accepted for performance dates or the tech/dress week of opening.
AGE REQUIREMENTS 16 to 65+.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: You must be available for all performances. All roles are open to audition. All auditionees must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 16 bars, but no more of a fully memorized Broadway-style, Country or Pop musical selection that showcases your vocal range (Please no songs from the show). An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing, instrumentals on CD, Tape, iPod, MP3 Player or digital recorder will not be allowed. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing as you will be required to learn a dance combo during the audition.
“‘Hands on a Hardbody,” is based on the true events depicted in the 1997 film documentary, with book by Doug Wright, lyrics by Amanda Green, and music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green. Synopsis: The musical takes place at a Nissan dealership in Longview, Texas, where 10 contestants try to outlast each other to win a brand new truck by keeping at least one hand on it as long as they can. Every character needs the truck to help change their lives for the better, to win their American dream, and we watch them struggle through the heat and exhaustion with humor, ambition, and hope.
Cast Requirements: 6 Females/ 9 Males
Kelli Mangrum: Female, A pretty UPS worker w/steel ambition & big dreams; mezzo-soprano, A3-E5.
Heather Stoval: Female, A flirtatious restaurant hostess, used to bending the rules & getting away with it; mezzo-soprano, A3-D#5.
Cindy Barnes: Female, Former Miss Gregg County, fond of pageant hair & pastels, works in PR at the dealership; ensemble/part flexible.
Norma Valverde: Female, A stout Latina/Black woman, kind & hopeful, quiet until moved by the spirit, infectious laugh; low mezzo, D3-G5.
Virginia Drew : Female, A one-time beauty queen settling into middle-age, JD’s wife; mezzo-soprano G3-C5.
Janis Curtis: Female, A tough old bird w/sunned-skin & missing teeth, comic & full of integrity. Married to Don; low mezzo, D3-Bb4.
Greg Wilhote: Male, A cute young man in a baseball cap; tenor, D3-B4.
Jesus Pena: Male, A hard-working, smart first generation Mexican-American, slight Mexican accent; tenor, E3-B4.
Chris Alvaro: Male, Well-built under his hoodie, aviator glasses conceal eyes, military steeliness & hidden vulnerability; tenor, Ab2-Ab4.
Ronald McCowan: Male, A good-natured guy with a slight Louisiana accent and a love of Snickers; tenor, F3-B4.
Mike Ferris: Male, Boyishly handsome, questionable ethics, works at the dealership; tenor, Eb3-Bb4.
Benny Perkins: Male, Weather-beaten face, ingratiating grin, & lots of homespun philosophy; our narrator of sorts; tenor, C#3-G#4.
Frank Nugent: Male, Radio personality, a diehard good ole boy dressed in a Stetson; bari-tenor, Eb3-Gb4.
JD Drew: Male, A “good old boy” with pomaded gray hair & a high wattage grin, Virginia’s husband; baritone, G2-D4.
Don Curtis/Doctor Stokes : Male, Wears a cardboard sign on his head -“I love you Janis, go baby go!” Same actor also plays Don Curtis; professor from LeTourneau U., baritone, A2-Bb3.