THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
September 22 – October 8, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
In this humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970’s , a stranded couple end up in a castle where aliens have sinister plans for mankind.
**Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes.**
|Eric Bohner||Dr. Scott|
|Joseph Condon||Riff Raff|
|Reegan M. Fabian||Phantom|
|Nicholas Hollifield||Frank N Furter|
|Eileen Rea||Stage Manager|
|Griffin Spriggs||Stage Manager|
|Alexis Roberts||Music Director|
|Cory Sweat||Back Stage Crew|
|DeShawn Matos||Hair & Makeup|
|Dianna Hangar||Light/Sound Board Op|
|Dan Lee||Program Editor|
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West Coast Players will hold auditions for Talley's Folly on Sunday, September 24th and Monday, September 25th at 7:00 PM at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765.
Director: Linda Woodruff Weir
Stage Manager: Cathy Winchester
Producer: Ashlie Johnson
Matt Friedman - Male - age 42
Sally Folly - Female - age 31
(Ages are specified in the script, but looking for actors who can "play" these approximate ages.)
Talley's Folly by Lanford Wilson won the Pulitzer Prize and NY Drama Critics Circle Award in 1980. This 90 minute play with no intermission takes place in 1944 Missouri...two people meet...are they kindred spirits and meant to be together? The New York Post described Talley's Folly as "perhaps the simplest, the most lyrical play Wilson has written - ...funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written...".
Click here to receive emails about our shows, auditions, and opportunities to volunteer! West Coast Players will hold auditions for The Rocky Horror Show July 23rd and 24th at 7:00 PM at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765. Casting actors 18 years+ for 10 principal roles (7 males including one drag role, 3 females one of whom must tap) plus ensemble. Please note this is the musical, not a screen cast, and all cast members except the Narrator must sing and dance. Please prepare 16 bars of a song, preferably from the show, and bring a recording to which you can sing. Be prepared to learn choreography for the Time Warp. Performance are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 9/22 – 10/8. Character Descriptions for The Rocky Horror Show FRANK N FURTER – High baritone (Top F or G). Very masculine, but also very feminine, alpha-alien. Not just a man in women’s clothing – he is the strutting personification of gender non-specific fierceness. Wide range of ages possible, as long as charisma is evident. JANET – Soprano (Top F). Young romantic lead. Naïve and innocent – but that’s all about to change. BRAD – Tenor (Top G). Other romantic lead. Also naïve and innocent – but that’s also about to all change. RIFF RAFF – Tenor (Top G). Igor-like minion of Dr. Frank N Furter. Spooky and smirking. Youngish, though a wide range of ages is possible. MAGENTA – Mezzo (Top C or D) Another minion of Dr. Frank N Furter, usually dressed as the maid. Wild. Youngish, though a wide range of ages is possible. COLUMBIA – Mezzo (Top C or D) Another minion, though more of a groupie than a servant. Youngish, though a wide range of ages is possible. Needs to be able to tap. Often doubles as the Usherette at the beginning. NARRATOR – Should be older. Great speaking voice, as if he’s introducing “Masterpiece Theatre.” Possible non-singing role. ROCKY – Tenor. Dr. Frank N Furter’s creation, and therefore the epitome of physical perfection. Need to be in great shape and wear little clothing. EDDIE – Baritone (Top F). Cool bike guy, in the tradition of James Dean or Marlon Brando. Columbia has a thing for him. Could also double as Dr. Scott, though possibly not in this case. SCOTT – Talk/Singing role. Former teacher of Brad’s. Very academic-looking. In a wheelchair. Could be older if not doubled with Eddie. 4 (OR 6) PHANTOMS – Ensemble. All different vocal ranges. Ideally an equal number of men and women. Sing and dance quite a bit. Rock songs (or rock musical theatre songs) would be ideal audition pieces for this show. Anything that shows off your range. Actual songs from the show would be fine. In this humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970’s , a stranded couple end up in a castle where aliens have sinister plans for mankind. “A musical that deals with mutating identity and time warps becomes one of the most mutated, time-warped phenomena in show business.” – The New York Times **Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes.
The Birthday Party
by Harold Pinter
A staged reading
One performance only: Saturday July 1, 2017 8:00 pm
Directed by Sam Burke
Produced by Leo Salerno
The Birthday Party is about Stanley Webber, an erstwhile piano player who lives in a rundown boarding house run by Meg and Petey Boles in an English seaside town. Two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann, who arrive supposedly on his birthday and who appear to have come looking for him, turn Stanley's apparently innocuous birthday party organized by Meg into a nightmare.
All tickets are $6.00.
Petey- Ray Zacek
Meg- Mary Kay Cyrus
Stanley- Craig Ruska
Lulu- Susan Belliveau
Goldberg- Greg Thompson
McCann- Lance Rumowicz
Psycho Beach Party, by Charles Busch
Directed by Keven Renken
Produced by Ashlie Johnson
Jun. 2-18, 2017
The award-winning author of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife gives “Gidget” beach party epics and Hitchcock psychological suspense thrillers a shotgun marriage! Chicklet Forrest, a teenage tomboy, desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd on Malibu Beach in 1962. One thing getting in her way is her unfortunate tendency towards split personalities. Among these are: a check out girl, a radio talk show hostess, a male model, and the accounting firm of Edelman and Edelman. Her most dangerous alter ego is a sexually voracious vixen with nothing less than world domination on her mind.
*Please note that Psycho Beach Party contains strong language and adult themes.
|Thom Jay||Mrs. Forrest|
|Pedro Medina||Bettina Barnes|
|Paola Miranda||Dee Dee|
|Jarrod Padgett||Star Cat|
|Kristen Powell||Marvel Ann|
|Eileen Rea||Stage Manager|
|Griffin Spriggs||Asst. Stage Manager|
|Dianna Hangar||Light/Sound Board Op|
“A comic trash compactor of a play that takes an already silly genre – early 1960’s surf and beach blanket movies – and sends it to camp heaven.” –The New York Times
PRESENTING OUR 24TH SMASH SEASON!
Single Ticket: $21 for plays, $25 for musicals (Lucky Stiff & The Rocky Horror Show)
Group Tickets (10 or more) are discounted $2
Friday & Saturday Evenings 8:00 pm
Sunday Matinees 2:00 pm
**The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien September 22 – October 8, 2017 In this humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970’s , a stranded couple end up in a castle where aliens have sinister plans for mankind. “A musical that deals with mutating identity and time warps becomes one of the most mutated, time-warped phenomena in show business.” - The New York Times **Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes. Click here to purchase your tickets now!
Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson November 3 – 19, 2017 In this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, and Sally Talley, the bookish, erudite daughter of a wealthy family, overcome their great differences to ultimately find true love. “ … a funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written and contrived love poem for an apple and an orange.” - NY Post Click here to purchase your tickets now!
Lucky Stiff by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty January 12 – February 2, 2018 In this offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair, an unassuming English shoe salesman stands to inherit a fortune if he can succeed in passing his uncle off as alive. “ … Lucky Stiff is a thoroughly enjoyable example of good old fashioned musical theatre” - London Theatre News Click here to purchase your tickets now!
Polish Joke by David Ives March 9 – 25, 2018 In this comedy about ethnic identity and the eternal American search to belong, Jasiu, a Polish-American who has been taught not to value his own roots, decides to make his own. His adventures – alternately zany and heartbreaking – help him discover who he is and what it means to be a Pole. “…furiously funny [and] endearingly foolish.” - NY Magazine Click here to purchase your tickets now!
Completely Hollywood by Reduced Shakespeare Co. April 20 – May 6, 2018 Get your clapper boards ready as we rummage through the reels and flick through the films in this riotous carnival of the classics. The authors of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) have condensed the 186 greatest films in Hollywood’s 100+ year history into a complete compilation of classic cinematic clichés. “A hilarious and speedy take on Hollywood’s highs and lows. I loved it! An instant classic!” - BBC Click here to purchase your tickets now!
**Gemini by Albert Innaurato June 1 – June 17, 2018 In this Obie Award winner, Fran Geminiani’s son, Francis, celebrates his twenty-first birthday with two socialite friends from college, a boisterous, earthy divorcee and her fat, asthmatic son. You will love the antics of this blue collar, South Philly family. “ … rambunctious, hilarious, touching, quite beautiful play.” - NY Magazine **Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes. Click here to purchase your tickets now!
It Runs in the Family, The Rocky Horror Show, and Gemini are presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Polish Joke and Talley’s Folly are presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Lucky Stiff is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Completely Hollywood is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang
Directed by Donna Donnelly
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia live in the family home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Named after Chekhov’s characters by their theater-enthusiast professor parents, Vanya and Sonia have yet to grow up. After spending their adulthood looking after their now-dead parents, neither has a job, and money is provided by their movie star sister, Masha. Their stolid lives are shaken when Masha announces she plans to sell the house. Mix in a clairvoyant cleaning lady, a gorgeous but dimwitted younger lover, and a sweet and determined neighbor and this Tony Award-winning play will have you wondering if having a Chekhov name destines you to a Chekhov life.
“Hugely entertaining … few have proven as deft as Durang at mining both the absurdity and the dangers of human folly.” –USA Today
Apr. 21 to May 7, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays: 8 PM
Sundays: 2 pm
Groups: $17 (for groups of 10 or more)
All seating is reserved