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Ken Ludwig's Leading Ladies-Des Moines, IA - Casting ID # 1588119
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Des Moines, IA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-09-19
Audition Date 05-19-19 Submission deadline 04-19-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces. Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it. gets a taste

Role # 1 Meg Snider
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A local girl, Meg dreams of a world beyond York, PA. She’s vivacious, warm, local, and she has a great sense of humor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Duncan Wooley
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A local minister, engaged to Meg. He’s a good man at heart but he’s fussy and set in his ways.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Doc Myers
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Butch’s father. Doc is a country doctor. He’s cantankerous but likeable. He often spars with Florence and Duncan Doc Myers is also the Chief Moose at the local Moose Lodge.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Leo Clark
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A Shakespearian actor from England. Leo masterminds a plot to steal Meg’s inheritance by posing as one of Florence’s long-lost nieces. The character switches between genders and voices constantly throughout the play.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Jack Gable
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A Shakespearian actor from England. Leo's partner in crime and theatre. Jack is a bit of a reluctant accomplice to Leo. As with Jack, the character switches between genders and voices constantly through the play.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 37 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Audrey
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A well-built, intelligent, sweet and good-natured girl. Audrey roller-skates and the actress playing Audrey should be able to roller skate in a limited space.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Butch Myers
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Doc’s son Butch is a little slow on the uptake, but he is earnest and sincere, and he has a good heart. Butch is a former high school football player. He loves Audrey.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 23
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Florence Snider
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An extremely crusty, terrible eyesight, wealthy, wily, ailing or hypochondriac.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 60 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -