Audition: The Spitfire Grill
Edmonds Driftwood Players
About the project and the company
The Spitfire Grill
Music and Book by James Valcq; Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff
Director: Diane Johnston
Vocal Director: Celeste Larson
Based on the hit 1996 film, The Spitfire Grill is a heartwarming and inspirational musical tale of redemption, perseverance and family. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. The Grill is for sale, but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy convinces Hannah to raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the Grill wins. Soon, mail arrives by the wheelbarrow and things really start cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.
ALL ADULT ACTORS MUST BE UP TO DATE WITH THEIR VACCINATION SERIES
“Up to date”, according to the CDC, means you’ve received your primary series and at least one booster. This is required for participation and will be verified on-site with your proof of vaccination.
Location of Audition
Edmonds Driftwood Players Rehearsal Annex located at 200 Dayton Street, Edmonds
January 17 – March 16, 2023
Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00pm-10:00pm and possibly a couple of Saturdays. Actors might not be called to every rehearsal.
All TECH days are REQUIRED:
–10 of 12, March 12 (10 out of 12-hour day)
–Tech Week, March 13-16, 6:30-11pm
–Strike, April 9 following the performance
Edmonds Driftwood Players Rehearsal Annex located at 200 Dayton Street, Edmonds OR Wade James Theatre located at 950 Main Street, Edmonds
March 17 – April 9, 2023 for a total of 15 performances (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays curtain is at 8:00pm, Sunday curtain is at 2:00pm; call times will be no more than 1.5 hours prior to curtain)
This production plays at The Wade James Theatre, home of Edmonds Driftwood Players, located at 950 Main Street, Edmonds (Free lot & street parking)
AUDITION REQUIREMENT Song: Please prepare 32 bars of any musical theatre song. The characters at the Spitfire Grill are all experiencing challenges in their lives, so a heartfelt song that touches upon something meaningful to you would be a great choice to showcase your emotional connection to the material. Feel free to show off character choices, different voices, facial expression, physicality and range. Note – an accompanist is provided. Please bring in sheet music clearly marked. No recorded music please. Monologue: Please prepare a two-minute monologue from a published work such as a play, novel, or even a children’s book that shows off your ability to embody a character and tell their story. Accents: Most characters speak in a ‘standard Mid-western’ speech, without a noticeable accent. The actor playing Percy may speak in a southern Appalachian cadence, but this is not necessary. Dance: Dance experience is not necessary. There will not be choreography or stylized dance in this production. We may add simple movement or playful/natural dance moves to enhance some of the musical numbers, but previous dance training is not needed. Headshot and Resume: Please bring one copy of each if you are able.
Character breakdown / Project needs
SHERIFF JOE SUTTER:
Preferred method of submission
Thursday, January 5, 2023, 7pm-10pm; Saturday, January 7, 2023, 10am-1pm
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
(By invitation only) Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 7pm-10pm
Go to website provided. Click on the “Audition Survey” button and you will be taken to a Google Survey so that we can collect your contact information. Be sure to double check your email so we can reach you for call-backs. Have your calendar handy so that you can provide a list of any upcoming schedule conflicts. At the end of the survey there will be a link to select your audition time.
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