So, you want to be seen on Pandora’s stage?

OUR 2017-2018 SEASON AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD MAY 23rd FOR ACTORS WHO’VE NEVER WORKED WITH PANDORA BEFORE.

AUDITIONS FOR VETERAN PANDORA ACTORS WILL BE HELD THE WEEK OF MAY 30th. CALLBACK NOTICES WILL BE SENT NO LATER THAN TUESDAY MAY 23rd. VETERANS WHO WISH TO AUDITION FOR SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR SHOULD EMAIL MICHAEL AT artisticdirector@pandoraprods.org. 

If you’d like to be added to our auditions notice distribution list, for future auditions and replacement auditions, please email us at info@pandoraprods.org with Auditions in the subject line. If you’d like to send a digital headshot and resume that would be most welcome as well.   

all productions will be presented in
The Henry Clay Theatre
604 S. Third Street., 3rd Floor, Louisville, KY 40202

SORDID LIVES (comedy) by Del Shores
Peggy Sue, widowed mother of big-haired party girl LaVonda and prim, proper Latrelle, has died in a motel room under questionable circumstances. As the family copes with this tragedy-scandal, they must also reconsider the plight of Peggy’s flamboyantly transvestite son Brother Boy, whom Peggy wrongfully slapped in an insane asylum some 20 years ago. Meanwhile, Latrelle’s gay son Ty, a New York-based actor, faces the prospect of “coming out” to his mother; meanwhile, LaVonda’s best friend Noleta, waxes increasingly furious about husband G.W.’s infidelity; meanwhile, Brother Boy tries to pacify a power-mad therapist intent upon his “de-homosexualization,” as Peggy’s sister Sissy, the sweet moral center of the piece, struggles in the throes of severe cigarette withdrawal.

Character Breakdown

BITSY MAE               the guitar playing ex-con singer
TY                                  27, a beautiful gay man on a joumey
SISSY                           mid 50s, the caretaker who picked the wrong day to quit smoking
NOLETA                      early 40s the angry overweight betrayed housewife
LATRELLE                 early 50s, Ty’s uptight, proper mother
LA VONDA                 late 40s, Latrelle’s liberal-minded worldly sister
G.W.                              late 40s, the distraught legless Vietnam Vet
WARDELL                  late 40s, the former gay-bashing remorseful bartender
ODELL                         mid 40s, Wardell’s worthless story-telling brother
EVE                              late 40s, the over-sexed pill-popping, alchoholic therapist
BROTHER BOY        late 40s, the Tammy Wynette obsessed transvestite
REV. BARNES           any age, Southern Baptist preacher
PEGGY                          late 60’s, Latrelle and LaVonda’s momma, dead in a casket
JUANITA                      any age, bar fly up in everybody’s business

Approximate Time Commitment
Rehearsal Dates:              August 1 – September 10, 2017
Tech Rehearsals:              September 11 – 13, 2017 (usually 6p-11p)
Performances:                   September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 @ 7:30 p; 17 @ 5:30 p; & 24 @ 2:00 p
Strike:                                 September 24 after the final performance (all cast expected to assist)

FALSETTOS (musical serio-comedy)
Book by William Finn & James Lapine, Music & Lyrics by William Finn
A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos won 1992 Tony Awards for best book and musical score. It is the tale of Marvin who struggles to create a ‘tight knit family’ out of his eclectic array of core relationships after he leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son’s bar mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread and is forced to reckon with his own views on love, responsibility, and what it means to be a man. Intimate family drama or neurotic urban comedy, keenly observed meditation on the new American Family.

Character Breakdown (looking for great actors who are excellent singers and who dance or move extremely well)

MARVIN                           
TRINA                                 his ex-wife
JASON                                his son
WHIZZER                         his lover
MENDEL                            his psychiatrist
CHARLOTTE                    one of the “lesbians from next door” and a friend of Marvin’s
CORDELIA                       Charlotte’s lover, Marvin’s friend, and a baker

Approximate Time Commitment
Rehearsal Dates:              September 25 – November 5, 2017
Tech Rehearsals:              November 6 – 8, 2017 (usually 6p-11p)
Performances:                   November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 @ 7:30 p; 12 @ 5:30 p; & 19 @ 2:00 p
Strike:                                 November 19 after the final performance (all cast except Jason expected to assist)

HARBOR (serio-comedy) by Chad Beguelin
Ted and Kevin, are a newly-wed, newly hyphenated couple whose seemingly idyllic life in an affluent subset of the Hamptons is disrupted when Kevin’s estranged, ne’er-do-well sister Donna and 15-year-old niece Lottie arrive unannounced on the doorstep of their Sag Harbor home all hell breaks loose. The bonds between kith and kin are and Kevin and Ted’s already uneven relationship is tested when the cash-strapped Donna reveals she is pregnant with her second baby and begins pressuring the couple into raising the child themselves. Alternately biting and touching, this comedy is about the constantly shifting nature of the meaning of family.

Character Breakdown

DONNA                     mid 30’s but acts like a teenager, delusional, disgraceful and crafty
KEVIN                       early 30’s, architect and breadwinner, Donna’s brother
LOTTIE                     15 ½ going on 30, sharp, deadpan
TED                             late 30’s, writer who has yet to write anything substantial

Approximate Time Commitment
Rehearsal Dates:               November 28 – January 7, 2018
Tech Rehearsals:               January 8 – 10, 2018 (usually 6p-11p)
Performances:                    January 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 @ 7:30 p; 14 @ 5:30 p; & 21 @ 2:00 p
Strike:                                  January 21 after the final performance (all cast except Lottie expected to assist)

VICTOR / VICTORIA (musical comedy)
Book by Blake Edwards, Music by Henry Mancini & Frank Wildhorn, Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Frank Wildhorn
When refined British soprano Victoria Grant finds herself down on her luck in Paris, she discovers to her dismay that producers and nightclub owners are looking for a sound that is much less “legit” than hers. On the brink of starvation, she is rescued by Toddy, a warm, generous, and flamboyant nightclub singer, who gets a brilliant idea: dress Victoria as a man, and pass her off as a female impersonator, where she will delight the whole of Gay Paree with her eerie gender-bending and astonishing vocal range. No sooner does Victoria find success in her new role, then she falls in love with King Marchan, a tough Chicago nightclub owner and possible gangster who oozes masculine appeal. King, in turn, is terrified to find himself falling for a man, and refuses to be believe that “Victor” is truly “Victor”. With hired detectives creeping through her hotel room, King’s showgirl lady friend Norma Cassidy out for some jealous revenge, and King’s sweet bodyguard, Squash, revealing his homosexuality to smitten Toddy, Victoria’s life is a whirlwind of complications. Can she really go through life being Victor/Victoria? A wise, warm, and moving story about self-discovery, tolerance, and second chances, as well as a sparkling ode to the city of Paris, and giddy, flamboyant, creative nightlife of the 1930s.

Character Breakdown (Looking for excellent showbiz pro’s, strong singer for leads / strong character actors)

Toddy             40-55 Bari, gentleman, quick witted, sharp tongued, flamboyant, singer, showbiz flair
Victoria         25-35 Sop (high C/strong belt), a naïve, penniless singer/dancer, believable as a man
King                40-50 Bari (up to high F), man’s man, confident, tall, handsome gangster from Chicago
Norma           20-30 Mezzo-Sop/Alto belt, clingy, tacky “moll” girlfriend of King, untalented, temper
Squash           20-30’s Ten, ex-football player, bodyguard, humorless at first, passionate lover in end
Labisse           40-60’s Bass, Oily, devious, conniving, shrewd yet clueless villain, proprietor of Chez Lui
André             40-60’s Bass, First-class showman and distinguished talent agent and nightclub owner
Sal                    Baritone, King’s partner of the Chicago Speakeasy
Di Nardo       Tenor, Toddy’s former roommate
Dancers         (3 Men / 3 Women) Jazz Hot Dancers, Some in drag, Some with Tap experience helpful
Ensemble      (5 Men / 3 Women) (some singing, dancing preferred) to play various character roles:
                            Gregor, Husband, Piano Player, Stagehand, Choreographer, Reporters, Guests, Waiters,
                            Jazz Singer, Maitre D’, Policeman, Henchmen, Passerby, Nightclub Patrons, Simone,
                            Cosmetics President, Madame Roget, Miss Selmer, Rehearsal Pianist, Flower Lady,
                            Wealthy Lady, Chambermaid

Approximate Time Commitment
Rehearsal Dates:                January 15 – March 11, 2018
Tech Rehearsals:                March 12 – 14, 2018 (usually 6p-11p)
Performances:                    March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 @ 7:30 p; 18 @ 5:30 p; & 25 @ 2:00 p
Strike:                                  March 25 after the final performance (all cast expected to assist)

DIE! MOMMIE DIE! (campy comedy) by Charles Busch
Ex-pop singer, Angela Andrews, is trapped in a hateful marriage with film producer Sol Sussman. Desperate to find happiness with her younger lover, an out of work TV actor, Tony Parker, Angela murders her husband with the aid of a poisoned suppository. In a plot that reflects Greek tragedy as well as Hollywood kitsch, Angela’s Elektra-like daughter, Edith, convinces Angela’s emotionally disturbed son, Lance, that they must avenge their father’s death by killing their mother. Lance, demanding proof of Angela’s crime, slips some LSD into her after-dinner coffee. A surprising twist ending has all of the Sussman family’s dirty laundry aired out for once and for all.

Character Breakdown

EDITH                            mid 20’s, Angela’s Daughter, beautiful girl, in love with Tony
BOOTSIE                       30’s-40’s, comedic maid
TONY                              early 30’s, Hollywood star, handsome, everyone is infatuated with him.
ANGELA                        mid-late 40’s, Glamorous Hollywood pop star (man in drag)
SOL                                  45 – 65, Hollywood Producer
LANCE                            late teens, Angela’s Son, handsome boy, might be a little dense

Approximate Time Commitment
Rehearsal Dates:                March 26 – May 4, 2018
Tech Rehearsals:                May 7 – 9, 2018 (usually 6p-11p)
Performances:                    May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 @ 7:30 p; 13 @ 5:30 p; & 20 @ 2:00 p
Strike:                                   May 20 after the final performance (all cast expected to assist)