The height of the 1920's saw big business, bootlegging, Egyptian artifacts craze, flappers and jazz! This show runs just October every Friday and Saturday. We sold out last year and had a great run!
We pay 3% of the house profits per actor. Rehearsals are based around actors schedules.
Premise: It is a museum gala as the 5th and final piece of an ancient Egyptian artifact has found its way to its brothers but as soon as the pieces have come together they cause the ancient curse to be activated. (One curse involves barbershop singing and another one gets to have ALOT of fun with wordplay.) All the characters get cursed as do some of the guests as well. One of the characters is secretly a cult member charged with protecting the artifact and one is hungry for power for whomever unites and controls the artifact will get their hearts desire.
Minnesota Minnie - Female Archeologist
Minnesota Mickey - Minnie gets turned into him because of a curse
Both characters need to be close to the same age so if there is an actor that looks like you that you have always wanted to work with... bring them along! 25-50
Fitz Gerald (Male)- Owner of the Speakeasy and patron of the arts
Walter Ives (Male) - Assistant to the Curator 20-30 An everyman's man
Kitty Parkhurst (Female) - Aspiring Journalist/Flapper (think thoroughly modern millie meets Laura Bow) 18-35
Natasha Clutchcoin (Female) Socialite and Patron of the Arts 30-60 (reads palms)
Clarence Cromwell (Male) Museum Curator 30 - 60
All characters will need to be able to sing (some dance required as well). We are still finalizing the script and can change bits to fit you!
Date: August 6th
Address: 4424 West Cortney Drive (2920 South) in West Valley City
Please bring 16 bars of recorded ACCOMPANIMENT! We will be providing cold reading sides. Also, please don't be scared off thinking that you won't be able to do the audience interaction. We are excellent at preparing you for that and it is a great way to improve your acting for future projects.
Also, we have posted a song for everyone to learn. We will be having everyone sight read it (and not so much sight read it if you download and learn it before you come.)
If you can't make the audition time, please email me and we will arrange another time.
NO PARTS have been precast.
Upcoming Auditions - Saturday, March 5th, 1-3pm
This show is ALOT of good, old fashioned FUN! Saloon bar fights and dancing girls and a gold mine! YeeHaw!
Auditions for Showdown at the Sundown will be held March 5th at 1 p.m.
Location: Murphy Residence at 4424 West Cortney Drive (2920 South) in West Valley City
Performances will run on select (still being determined) nights in May, June and July.
Performances will be held at the Midvale Main Street Theatre.
Show Description: Madame Monroe has been running a fairly upstanding establishment in her Sundown Saloon (what goes on in the back room...stays in the back room), but the law is closing in and the locals are getting restless. Local gunslinger, Cotton and tomboy, Molly are trigger happy and raring to go. The sheriff, Mister JP has a few skeletons in his closet and with the newly discovered gold mine...things are bound to get WILD!
Mrs. Monroe: Owner of the “Stagecoach Saloon”. Inherited it from her husband when he died. Mature, but not necessarily “old”. Spends most of her time behind the bar, observing her patrons. Needs to use a western accent and be able to sing alto to mezzo. 25-40
Molly McGraw: “Annie Oakley/ Molly Brown” type. Young and impetuous. Likes to compete with the boys. Particiaptes in a gun twirling competition. Tom boyish Alto to mezzo. 18-35
Ole'Coger: Town drunk who hangs around the bar. No singing required. Needs good comic timing and improv skills. 30-60
Cotton Calhoun: Nicknamed “Pretty Boy”. Hard on the outside, but soft inside. Tender hearted and caring – though he doesn't want to show it. Makes a living being a gunslinger. 18-35 Needs to be able to sing talk (think Johnny Cash) 18-35
J.P. Hollinger: Mayor/Sheriff of town – has a gambling problem. Should be significantly older than his wife. Sleazy and slimy - typical politician. Speaks with an upper class, American accent (i.e. Billy Zane in “Titanic”) 25-60
Chase Hollinger (aka Chastity Cassidy): Mayor's wife. Tries to fit in with the upper-class, but has come from a hard life. Soprano 18-35 Needs to be able to dance and sing.
Please bring a resume, head shot and 16 measures of a prepared song with a minus track accompaniment. We have CD and Ipod capabilities. We also have a piano but no pianist.
If you can't make these auditions please call Annelise at 801-906-8591 to schedule a different audition time.