Auditions

Always a Bridesmaid  

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten 

Performances 22 May – 13 June 

 

Audition Date: 28 January 2020 

Time: 7.30pm for an 8pm start 

Set in the bridal parlour of Laurelton Oaks, Virginia, a stunning wedding reception venue, tensions are high as pre-wedding jitters take over when one bridesmaid arrives without a dress and another with a streaming nose and hacking cough. Add in a drunker-by-the-minute bride and a determined Maitre d’ Wedding Planner and you have a recipe for some laugh out loud antics . . . . 

Always a Bridesmaid is a costume dream (maybe nightmare) comedy for six fabulous females to play the following characters (all ages are approx and flexible): 

Kari Ames-Bissette (20s) – a kind hearted, spirited Southern charmer 

Libby Ruth Ames (40s) – hopeless romantic sweet country woman, plain-spoken and guileless 

Sedalia Ellicott – (60s) a gregarious, energetic Virginia hostess and life-force 

Monette Gentry (40s), kinda flash, kinda trashy, Southern-to-the-bone flirt 

Charlie Collins (40s) tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing, acerbic Southern free spirit 

Deedra Wingate (40s), headstrong with a dry wit, no-nonsense Northern transplant 

A ‘Southern’ American accent is required for all except Deedra who can be from further north but still American. 

I am auditioning early with the intention of providing time to learn lines before rehearsals commence with books down by week 3 of the rehearsal schedule.   

For the audition please prepare a 1-minute monologue of your choice using an American accent. We will also work from the script. For more information, any questions or a copy of the script please drop me a line at meredith.jacobs@icloud.com or txt or call on 0402 645 808.  

This is a light-hearted and fun play with some lines that are comedy gold. This will not be high art but it will be a whole lotta fun.  

I hope to see you audition

Meredith