Casting Child Actors for Stage Production
Auditions for the youth production, “How The West Was Dun” will be held at Central United Methodist Church on Monday & Tuesday, December 6 & 7, 2010 starting at 7:00 PM each night. Lakeland Players is casting child actors between the ages of 9 and 21 for this production. Show dates are February 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2011.
Here’s a hilarious melodrama that spoofs many off Hollywood’s westerns and has modern touches to boot. Slick and wealthy Richard Coldheart (“Oh, that’s Rich!”) must marry Polly Wanda Cracker to control the Cracker property. However, it’s Polly’s homely sister,, Prunella,, who wants to marry him! Meanwhile, our hero, Sheriff Wayne John, has his hands full surviving the hilarious antics of well meaning but not top bright Deputy Doowrong. When a bundle of villains,, including Snydley Dastardley, Kid Kid and Calamity Jan, attempt to take over Low Humidity Chasm (Aren’t you sick and tired of melodramas taking place in Dry Gulch?), things really go crazy! Your audience will have to pay close attention to whether Schizophrenic Kid is wearing his white hat or his black hat to know whether to cheer or boo. But Blacker Bart will leave no doubt in their minds, for he’s even meaner than Black Bart. With a narrator to keep the characters on stage in line, this play can be presented as a traditional melodrama or as a full-length comedy. Either way, this wild and woolly Western will bring down the house!
- NARRATOR – Tells it like it is
- COWBOY BOB SKRATCHIT – Heart of gold with rough edges
- WIDOW CRACKER – Polly and Prunella’s mother
- RICH COLDHEART – Owns bank
- POLLY WANDA CRACKER – True heroine
- SHERIFF WAYNE JOHN – True hero in every sense of the word
- DEPUTY DUDLEY DOOWRONG – His heart is in the right place, but his brain isn’t
- BO BEST – Proprietor of the hotel; always wants what is the best
- SARSAPARILLA SAL – Runs saloon; helps Bo as Bo doesn’t always know
- PRUNELLA CRACKER – Wants to wed Rich Colldheartt
- SNYDLEY DASTARDLY – Chief bad guy
- BELLE STARR – Main bad gal
- SCHIZOPHRENIC KID – White to black and black to white
- CALAMITY JAN – That’s J-A-N-E (but the E is silent)
- KID KID – Tough as nails nails
- BLACK BART – Mean
- BLACKER BART – Meaner than Black Bart
- THE LONE STRANGER – Who is that masked man… or masked woman?
- REVEREND RIGHT – Man of the cloth
- APRIL – Indianian
- MAY – Another
- JUNE – Another
- AUGUST – Another
- EXTRAS – Optional, as desired for crowd scenes
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this production all you have to do is attend the auditions on either December 6th or 7th.
Central United Methodist Church
3882 Highland Rd. (M-59)
Waterford, MI 48328
If you have any questions about the show, contact Cheryl or Bruce Toncray at: firstname.lastname@example.org