Auditions Jan. 6-7 for "Hollywood Arms" at The Albright Theatre in Batavia

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AUDITIONS! “Hollywood Arms” by Carol Burnett and Carrie Hamilton

January 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m..

Albright Theatre

100 N. Island Ave

Batavia, IL 60510

The Albright Theatre is located on the 3rd floor of the government building.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 

Callbacks are optional and may be held on Tuesday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. (by invitation only).

THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN, ONE TOUCHING STORY. Inspired by Carol Burnett’s life story, this is the moving story of three generations of women living on welfare in a one-room apartment. The characters include a tough, funny, yet tender, pill-popping Christian Scientist grandmother; a beautiful wide-eyed and distant mother and struggling writer, drowning her ambitions in a bottle; a loving but absent and alcoholic father; and a young girl whose only escape is up on the roof of their rundown apartment house where she creates her own magical world. In the end, it's a story about shattered hopes and realized dreams.

Casting 4 Men (ages 30-55), 4 Women (ages 17-80), 2 girls and 1 boy (ages 10-13)

Character Descriptions*:

Louise: Helen's mother, starts off a dreamer but slowly begins to hide behind alcohol, late 30s-late 40s

Nanny: Helen's grandmother, holds the family together, practical yet eccentric, 50s-70s

Young Helen: Louise's daughter, a quiet dreamer, grows up in the shadow of Hollywood, 10-13

Older Helen: college bound, gets bitten by the entertainment bug, destined for more than her humble beginnings, 18-20s

Jody: absent father, loves his daughter, trying to stay dry, late 30s-50

Bill: loves Louise despite her shortcomings but only has so much patience, late 30s-50

Dixie: owner of the building Louise, Nanny, and Helen live in, befriends Louise, 30s-40s

Malcolm: Dixie's son, troublemaker but not a bad kid, typical young boy, 10-13

Alice: Louise's daughter out of wedlock, spoiled but not a brat all the time, 10-13

Cop #1: police officer that busts one of their money-making schemes, 20s-50s

Cop #2: police officer that busts one of their money-making schemes, 20s-50s

* female roles may require some singing

Performance dates for “Hollywood Arms” are March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16.  Rated PG-14(LD). Please contact The Albright Theatre Company at 630-406-8838, visit www.albrighttheatre.com, find them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter for more updates and information.

The Albright Theatre Company is a not-for-profit organization that is membership driven and relies upon volunteer actors.


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