MAINSTAGE AUDITIONS

Bas Bleu Theatre Company announces auditions for

Boeing Boeing

by Marc Camoletti Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans

Directed by Cheryl King

 

Audition dates:  General auditions are scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Callbacks: Monday, February 13, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Rehearsals begin April 17, 2017

Performances run May 27 – June 25, 2017

Show descriptor: This deliciously zany, pre-feminist French farce (set in the 1960s), features American lothario Bernard, who lives conveniently close to Orly Airport in Paris. His Italian, German and American fiancées — all beautiful airline hostesses with frequent but not overlapping “layovers” — are blissfully unaware of each other, until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Bernard’s apartment at the same time!

Where:  Bas Bleu Theatre Company, 401 Pine Street, Downtown River District, Fort Collins, CO 80524,  970-498-8949, www.basbleu.org

PLEASE CALL 970-498-8949 TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION

What to prepare:  The Director is asking everyone to come to general auditions as early as possible and to be able to stay as long as possible so that they can mix and match actors in various scenes.  YOU MUST HAVE READ THE PLAY IN ADVANCE.  Scripts are available for check-out by local actors at the Bas Bleu office.  Other arrangements will be made for actors coming from out-of-town.

 

Actors auditioning are encouraged to bring their “physical” comedy as well as verbal comedy. Individual appointments will not be scheduled.  NO MONOLOGUES REQUIRED OR ENCOURAGED.

Character breakdown

Bernard:  (30s – 40s) an American bachelor living in Paris, charismatic, very much the ladies’ man but with an undercurrent of frenetic desperation.

Gloria:  an American air hostess. A comic role, she’s a bold and confident opportunist.

Berthe:  Bernard’s wisecracking French housekeeper.  This role has been pre-cast and will be played by Cheryl King.

Robert:  (30s – 40s) a friend of Bernard’s visiting from America, bungling, quirky, requires tremendous physical comedy and inventiveness.

Gabriella:  an Italian air hostess. A comic role, she’s passionate, demanding, and madly in love with Bernard.

Gretchen:  a German air hostess. A major comic role, she’s bigger than life, a powerhouse, and terrifyingly sure of herself.

Note:  We encourage all actresses to “try on” the different accents at auditions. Those cast will be coached on the accents required.  Also, please remember that this play is set in the time period of “coffee, tea or me.”  It is a romantic romp.

Note:  Boeing Boeing was the Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.  Please YouTube the revival for clips to view in order to see the zany level of farce theatrics that the co-directors are looking for in this production.

STIPENDS AVAILABLE.

Bas Bleu Theatre holds auditions for it’s main stage season each spring for the following season. Plays being auditioned during the spring of 2017 will be announced no later than April 1, 2017. Please check the website closer to this date for more details. To make an audition reservation, call (970) 498-8949 or email boxoffice@basbleu.org to reserve a 5-minute audition time slot. (only Boeing Boeing will do a group audition this season)

When:

Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (sign up for 5 minute slot)

Callbacks: April 24 – April 26, 6-10 p.m. as called

What to Prepare:

A brief monologue is encouraged, but not mandatory. Cold readings are available.

Scripts will be available at the box office for a 48 hour check out.

What to bring:

When auditioning for Bas Bleu, bring a resumé if available (and photo for actors). During your audition, please be prepared to let us know about any schedule conflicts you may have.

Where:

Auditions are held at Bas Bleu Theatre Company, at 401 Pine Street in Old Town. If you are unable to attend the auditions, please contact Bas Bleu to make special arrangements.

Bas Bleu is also seeking Technical Personnel:

Designers: Sets, Costumes, Lights, Props, Sound, and Make-up/Hair

Crew: Asst. Director, Stage Manager, Sound Operators, Stagehand, House Manager; volunteer positions include set construction, light hang, docents, etc.

Upon committing to a production, you will meet with the Production Manager to complete a Personal Services Agreement detailing your responsibilities

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