The Glitter Girls by Mark Dunn
Director: Michelle Rathe
Synopsis: Trudy Tromaine is the richest member of “The Glitter Girls,” a Georgia social club. Telling them she is at death’s door, she says she would like to leave her fortune to the one “Sister of the Gleam and Sparkle” the club members select. The hope is the lucky one will share the money with the rest. Written by an award-winning playwright, the story has been described as Steel Magnolias meets Survivor. Full of quirky humor and unique characters, it will keep you guessing up to the last minute.
Show Dates: Feb 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23
AUDITION DATES: Monday, Dec. 9th at 7:00pm and Tuesday, Dec. 10th at 7:00pm.
Callbacks, if needed, Wednesday, Dec. 11th at 7:00pm.
“…a hilarious romp!” – DC Metro Theatre Arts
VERY IMPORTANT BRING CALENDARS to NOTE CONFLICTS.
Audition Form available at the box office and here
- Please be prepared to:
- Read provided selections from the script
- Fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts throughout the rehearsal period)-you can fill this out ahead on electronic calendar - see link above
There will be a few rehearsals in December, but the consistent rehearsals will start in Jan. Tech week will be from Saturday, Feb 8th through Wednesday, Feb 12th with a Dress Rehearsal Feb 13th . No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances.
Roles Available (7 F, 3 M)
Character Descriptions: Ages are only approximations
Arpege LaCroix A.K.A Arnold Cross: (of indeterminate age) Arpege was born Arnold Cross and is currently Trudy Tromaine"s maid. He is "as feminine as required." Arpege is a slob and doesn't go to great lengths to convince others he is a woman.
Trudy Tromaine: (late 50s/early 60s) Trudy is the president and founder of "The Glitter Girls," a woman's social club. She is rich as all-get-out and eccentric. Trudy understands that she has a reputation for color and flamboyance and wears that reputation with pride.
Patty Wesley: (20-30s) Patty is a work-in-progress, smart and analytical, feisty but only occasionally confrontational. She is the youngest Glitter Girl but quite comfortable among her older companions. Patty is pursuing her master's degree in social work.
Charlie Seaburn: (20-30s) Charlie is the son and "representative" of the absent Barbara Seaburn. He is studying to become a lawyer like his mother. Charlie defaults to bashfulness and is not nearly as assertive as he would like to be, the result, some would say, of having lived most of his life under the thumb of a domineering single parent.
Valerie Fairhope: (mid 40s) Valerie is a former exotic dancer whose face, although hardened with the years, maintains a youthful beauty and vibrancy. She boasts a shapely figure she is not shy about showing off, Val has been beaten up by life but refuses to stay down for the count.
Flossie Price: (50s) Flossie grew up in rural poverty but won her personal sweepstakes when she was swept off her feet and put into both dental chair and a wedding dress by a local dentist, the unfortunately named Vincent Price. She has come a long way but maintains a hillbilly sensibility and manner of speaking.
Mayvonne Rausch: (mid 70s) Mayvonne is the oldest Glitter Girl, but by no means the archetypal "little old lady." Her disposition is sweet and mothering, but she won't be pushed around. Mayvonne was a junior high school teacher, long married but now widowed.
Mamie Ewing: (50-60s) Mamie is the wife of a town councilman and owner of her own dress shop; a handsome, exquisitely-dressed woman with a sophisticated air. She can't help it that she's abrasive and puts people off; it just comes naturally.
Corrine Culvert: (mid 30s-40’s) Corrine, although fairly attractive, is going through one hell of a time right now, which shows in her bedraggled expression and in the haggard, plodding way she carries herself. Her husband is the bane of her existence, though she can't help loving him.
Dowd Foster: (mid 50s) Dowd is recent widower. His late wife, Mary Katherine, was a Glitter Girl, and he has joined the others to honor her memory and to show respect for all the women who had been her friends. Dowd is a good ol' boy if there ever was one, he has been a good provider and a loving father to his son and daughter.
Feb 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23
Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm