Tacoma Little Theatre is holding auditions for the Tony Award winning THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO. This production will be directed by Jeff Kingsbury.
Written by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) this play is set in the upper class German-Jewish community living in Atlanta, Georgia in December 1939. Hitler has recently conquered Poland, Gone with the Wind is about to premiere, and Adolph Freitag (owner of the Dixie Bedding Company) and his sister Boo and nieces Lala and Sunny - a Jewish family so highly assimilated they have a Christmas tree in the front parlor - are looking forward to Ballyhoo, a lavish cotillion ball sponsored by their restrictive country club. Adolph's employee Joe Farkas is an attractive eligible bachelor and an Eastern European Jew, familiar with prejudice but unable to fathom its existence within his own religious community. His presence prompts college student Sunny to examine intra-ethnic bias, her Jewish identity (or lack thereof), and the beliefs with which she's been raised.
Roles are available for 3 men and 4 women. Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue in Southern dialect not from the script.
Auditions will be held Sunday, January 3rd and Monday, January 4th at Tacoma Little Theatre. Audition appointments will be set between the times of 6:00pm-9:00pm on Sunday and 7:00pm-10:00pm on Monday. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, January 6th.
Once cast, The Last Night of Ballyhoo will run from Friday, March 4, 2016 to Sunday, March 20, 2016.