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You Can't Take It With You Auditions-Boise, ID - Casting ID # 1575654
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Boise, ID Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-10-18
Audition Date 11-13-18 Submission deadline 11-11-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
This celebrated comedy revolves around the family of Martin Vanderhof who live “just around the corner from Columbia University – but don’t go looking for it.” Grandpa, as Martin is more commonly known, is the paterfamilias of a large and extended family: his daughter, Penny, who fancies herself a romance novelist; her husband, Paul, an amateur fireworks expert; their daughter, Alice, an attractive and loving girl who is still embarrassed by her family’s eccentricities—which include a xylophone player/leftist leaflet printer, an untalented ballerina, and ballet master exiled from Soviet Russia. When Alice falls for her boss, Tony, a handsome scion of Wall Street, she fears that their two families – so unlike in manner, politics, and finances – will never come together.

During a disastrous dinner party, Alice’s worst fears are confirmed. Her prospective in-laws are humiliated in a party game, fireworks explode in the basement and the house is raided by the FBI. Frustrated and upset, Alice intends to run away, until Grandpa manages to not only bring the happy couple together, but to set Tony’s father straight about the true priorities in life. After all, why be obsessed by money? You can’t take it with you. it

Role # 1 Penelope Sycamore
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Usually goes by Penny, Penelope is the mother of Essie and Alice, wife of Paul, and daughter of Martin. She writes plays and paints as hobbies because it makes her happy, but is terrible at both. Penny is a loving mother and wife who is constantly concerned with the welfare of her family. Her main goal is to make sure everyone is happy, particularly her daughter Alice. She is a main character.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Essie Carmichael
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Wife of Ed, daughter of Penny and Paul Sycamore, Granddaughter of Martin, sister of Alice. She is childish. As a hobby she makes candy that Ed sells. Essie dreams of being a ballerina. She has spent 8 years studying with Boris Kolenkhov, but is a terrible dancer.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Rheba
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The African-American maid and cook to the Sycamore family. She is treated almost like a part of the family. She is dating Donald. In the words of Mrs. Sycamore, "The two of them are really cute together, something like Porgy and Bess."


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Paul Sycamore
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Father of Essie and Alice, husband of Penny, Son-in-law of Martin. He is a tinkerer who manufactures fireworks in the basement with the help of his assistant Mr. De Pinna. His hobby is playing with erector sets.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Mr. De Pinna
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The ice man who came inside to speak to Paul eight years before, and never left. He helps Mr. Sycamore build fireworks, and moonlights as a model in Mrs. Sycamore's paintings.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Ed Carmichael
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Husband of Essie, son-in-law of Paul and Penny. He is a xylophone player, and distributes Essie's candies. Ed is an amateur printer who prints anything that sounds good to him. He prints up dinner menus for his family and little quotes that he places in the boxes of Essie's candy. He also likes to make masks.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Donald
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The African-American boyfriend of Rheba, who seems to serve as volunteer handyman for the Sycamores.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Martin Vanderhof
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Referred to mostly as Grandpa in the play. Father-in-law to Paul, father of Penny, grandfather of Alice and Essie. He is an eccentric happy old man who has never paid his income tax because he doesn't believe in it, as he feels that the government wouldn't know what to do with the money if he paid it. Once a very successful businessman, he left his job 35 years prior for no reason other than to just relax. He lives his life by the philosophy 'don't do anything that you're not going to enjoy doing'. He goes to circuses, commencements, throws darts, and collects stamps.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Alice Sycamore
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Fiancée of Tony Kirby, daughter of Paul and Penny, Granddaughter of Martin, sister of Essie. She is the only "normal" family member. She has an office job, and is rather embarrassed by the eccentricities of her family when she has Tony and his parents at her house, yet she still loves them. She tends to be a pessimist.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Wilbur C. Henderson
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An employee of the IRS. He comes to collect the tax money owed by Grandpa, and can't understand why the latter won't pay income tax.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Tony Kirby
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Fiancé of Alice, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirby. He sees how, even though the Sycamores appear odd, they are really the perfect family because they love and care about each other. His own family is very proper and has many issues none of them will admit. He is vice president of Kirby and Co.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Boris Kolenkhov
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A Russian who escaped to America shortly before the Russian Revolution. He is very concerned with world politics, and the deterioration of Russia. He is the ballet instructor of Essie, aware that she is untalented at dancing, but knows that she enjoys dancing so he keeps working with her. He likes the Greeks and the Romans, questions society, and is interested in world affairs.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Gay Wellington
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An actress whom Mrs. Sycamore meets on a bus and invites home to read one of her plays. She is an alcoholic, gets very drunk and passes out shortly after arriving at the Sycamore's home.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Anthony W. Kirby
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Husband of Mrs. Kirby, father of Tony. He is a very proper man who is president of Kirby and Co. and secretly despises his job. His hobby is raising expensive orchids. He is also a member of the Harvard Society, the Union Club, the National Geographic Society, and the Racquet Club.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Miriam Kirby
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Wife of Mr. Kirby, mother of Tony. She is an extremely prim and proper woman and is horrified by the goings-on in the Sycamore household. Her hobby is spiritualism.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 G-Man 1
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Three agents who come to investigate Ed because of the communist quotes he prints up and places in Essie's candy boxes, such as "God is the State – the State is God".


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Jim
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Three agents who come to investigate Ed because of the communist quotes he prints up and places in Essie's candy boxes, such as "God is the State – the State is God".


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Mac
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Three agents who come to investigate Ed because of the communist quotes he prints up and places in Essie's candy boxes, such as "God is the State – the State is God".


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Duchess Olga Katrina
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She was one of the Grand Duchesses of Russia before the Revolution, another being her sister, the Grand Duchess Natasha. Since then she has been forced to flee to America where she has found work as a waitress in Childs Restaurant. The rest of her family has had a similar fate, such as her Uncle Sergei, the Grand Duke, who is now an elevator man. She loves to cook as a hobby.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -