Triad Stage Local EPA Auditions for Pump Boys & Dinettes
Conceived and Written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, Jim Wann
Artistic Director: Preston Lane
Director: Bryan Conger
Music Director: Justin Cowan
First Rehearsal: March 11, 2014
First Preview: April 6, 2014
Opening: April 11, 2014
Closing: May 4, 2014
Date and Location Information:
Auditions will be held on December 9, 2013 at Triad Stage, located at 232 South Elm Street in Greensboro NC.
Please call 336.274.0067 x209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Seeking strong actors who have impeccable comic timing. All must be highly proficient musicians with an understanding of country music. All must be excellent singers with a wide range that can handle powerful solos and intricate harmonies with rhythmical precision. All thousld be able to move well and handle choreography with ease. Some tap experience is desired for L.M., Rhetta and Prudie.
Actors are asked to prepare a country style song. Guitarists and pianists will be asked to accompany themselves for the audition. A piano will be provided but we ask that actors bring their own guitars. An accompanist will be provided for others. Sides will also be given.
Jim (Rhythm Guitar, baritone, late 30s, Caucasian) – Jim is a good old southern boy and everything that comes along with that. He is somewhat the leader of the group and the glue that holds them all together. Jim has run the gas station with his business partner L.M. for nine years now. He believes in the power of hard work and earning an honest living. He is friendly, funny, easy going, and charming. A very able-bodied guy, Jim has never had a problem attracting the ladies, particularly Rhetta Cupp. However, he is not one for commitment and that gets him into trouble. Jim enjoys the simple pleasures in life and he loves his Mamaw. He speaks with a rhotic Southern dialect
Jackson (Lead Guitar- Electric and Acoustic, tenor, late 20s, Caucasian) – Jackson has a reputation as the town “lover boy,” a status that gives him great pride. Not afraid to show off his physique, he is the talk of the town among the ladies. He fixes cars at the station and knows how to have a good time, growing marijuana behind the shop and using his time off to chase the girls. He is handsome, sexy, charismatic, sweet, but a little bit rough around the edges. While very polite to customers, he has a bit of a wild side after hours and on his time off. Jackson loves his town, his life, and his friends. He speaks with a rhotic southern dialect.
L.M. (Piano/Accordion, baritone late 30s, Caucasian) L.M. has run the town gas station with his business partner Jim for nine years now. The women in town gravitate towards L.M., but this only makes him suspicious. He is a realist and usually keeps to himself in his office and does not seem very interested in the advances of women. He is shy, conservative, and reclusive but has a quiet sexiness that runs through his being. L.M could show you a good time, you just might have to give a couple of drinks first. He speaks with a rhotic Southern dialect.
Eddie (Bass, 20s-30s, Caucasian) – Eddie is a man of few words and never really feels the need to talk. He is mysterious, virile, and a bit dim-witted at times. However, he has some legal training from the Smyrna Evening College’s night school and looks forward to getting out of this own. Eddie loves women, liquor, his truck and his shades.
Prudie Cupp (Percussion, soprano, 30s, Caucasian) – Prudie runs the Double Cupp diner with her sister Rhetta, serving home-cooked heaven to the men in town. She is the younger of the two sisters but is a bit more maternal. She is warm, nurturing, sassy, and sweet. Prudie had a humble upbringing in a small town with a single mother but has made an honest living for herself. She longs to find the right man to settle down but doesn’t mind flirting with all the wrong ones along the way particularly if there is a big tip involved. Prudie is the epitome of southern charm. She speaks with a rhotic Southern dialect.
Rhetta Cupp (Percussion, alto, 30s, Caucasian) – Rhetta runs Double Cupp diner with her sister Prudie but longs for more. She is tired of waiting tables and wants to get out of the diner, even if only for a vacation. Rhetta is the wild child of the family. She has been around the block and has bit of a sharp edge to her being that particularly shows in her soulful singing. She is sultry, smart, clever, tough, and knows how to have a good time. She is a single mother of two boys and does not put up with any nonsense from anyone. She speaks with a rhotic Southern dialect.