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Upcoming Auditions

The House of Blue Leaves

Auditions will take place Monday, January 30th and Tuesday, January 31st / 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Green Room. 6 women, 5 men (two very small bit parts) – all roles open – Performances April 21st – May 14th

The play is set in Sunnyside, Queens in 1965, on the day Pope Paul VI visited New York City. The black comedy focuses on Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper who dreams of making it big in Hollywood as a songwriter. Artie wants to take his girlfriend, Bunny with him to Hollywood. His wife Bananas is a schizophrenic destined for the institution that provides the play's title. Their son Ronnie is a GI headed for Vietnam who has gone AWOL. Three nuns are eager to see the pope and end up in Artie's apartment. A political bombing mistakenly occurs in the apartment.

It is very, very funny, heartbreaking , and oh so human.

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(01/13/17) The Sherman Playhouse Holds Auditions for The House of Blue Leaves January 30 & 31

 

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I will be taking on new private students for this upcoming year. It’s always hard to lose a few students to colleges and other theaters, once they are trained, but it always gives me a chance to take on new talent. Please email me at Frome@snet.net if interested in my Acting and Audition Technique (A.A.T.) program for private pupils. I do, indeed, guarantee success. Take a look below at those who profited from their experience with me:

“Robin really helped me excel outside of my comfort zone and enabled me to trust my instinct. Additionally, he took the time to get to know me which I feel enabled him to find the perfect monologue. After a few lessons with Robin, I felt extremely prepared for my audition with the Neighborhood Playhouse and was accepted into their acting program. I would absolutely recommend Robin to any aspiring actor/actress.”

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Upcoming Auditions
The House of Blue Leaves

by John Guare

Auditions will take place Monday, January 30th and Tuesday, January 31st / 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Green Room.
6 women, 5 men (two very small bit parts) – all roles open

The play is set in Sunnyside, Queens in 1965, on the day Pope Paul VI visited New York City. The black comedy focuses on Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper who dreams of making it big in Hollywood as a songwriter. Artie wants to take his girlfriend, Bunny with him to Hollywood. His wife Bananas is a schizophrenic destined for the institution that provides the play's title. Their son Ronnie is a GI headed for Vietnam who has gone AWOL. Three nuns are eager to see the pope and end up in Artie's apartment. A political bombing mistakenly occurs in the apartment.

It is very, very funny, heartbreaking , and oh so human.
Characters:

Bunny Flingus: 40's, ruebenesque, superb cook and ultimate survivor.

Artie Shaughnessy: 40's, the ultimate dreamer and would be song writer

Bananas: late 30's, early 40's, fragile, beautiful, mentally ill and so grounded (at times)

Ronnie: 18 or 19, a kid, hunted and haunting

Corinna Stroller: early 20's, a movie starlet, glamorous, a real knock-out

Head Nun: 50's to 70's, used to giving orders and having them obeyed

Middle Nun: any age, follows orders

Little Nun: 19 or 20, loves being a bride of Christ but discovers the joy of divorce

Billy Einhorn: 40's, a Hollywood producer, slick

Hospital Worker: hospital worker

Sergeant: sergeant
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OUR 2017 PRODUCTION SCHEDULE IS:
House of Blue Leaves by John Guare
directed by Katherine Almquist
April 21 to May 14
AUDITIONS JANUARY 30, 31 6:30-8:30

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directed by Francis Daley
June 30-July 30

Dark of the Moon by Richardson and Berney
directed by Robin Frome
September 22-Oct. 15

Murder Takes A Holiday by Tim Kelly
directed by Keli Solomon
Dec.1-23
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