Theater auditions: ‘When Bullfrogs Sing Opera’ in Ocala

An audition notice for a show at the Ocala Civic Theatre:

Ocala Civic Theatre will hold open auditions for the hilarious comedy When Bullfrogs Sing Opera on Sunday, January 30 and Monday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. There are parts for seven actors – three men and four women. Two characters should be 18 or older and the others ages 35-45 and older.

The comedy When Bullfrogs Sing Opera tells the story of two sisters. Millicent and Coreen grew up in Bullfrog Waller. Millicent got away fast and is now a big-city highbrow with a wealthy husband, Brian, and a bookish college son, Patrick. Coreen, however, stayed in the country … until now. It’s the very night Millicent has well-made plans to take another step up the social ladder by attaching herself to super-snobs, the Kuppermans, Frances and Andrew and their daughter, Stephanie. How can Millicent keep her embarrassing past a secret when Coreen is as country as cornbread and grits?

Frantic, she decides to pass Coreen off as an actress, Rebecca Manderley, who never leaves her latest role in a play. High comedy takes over when Coreen and Andy (as she calls him) imitate bullfrog sounds. Later, Frances lets loose with a rendition of Kate the Shrew. Meanwhile, Stephanie tries to prove to Patrick that he is not above any romantic involvement. But why would Coreen leave Bullfrog Waller after all these years? Deceit and conceit ultimately reveal not just secrets, but what matters most in this award-winning comedy. Winner of the 2001 McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition.

The show will be directed by veteran performer Chip Morris, who has directed at Ocala Civic Theatre as well as the College of Central Florida.  Newcomers and experienced performers are welcome and encouraged to audition.  No pre-audition prep is necessary.

Actors will be asked to do cold readings from the script.  Copies of the script are available to check out in advance of the auditions with a $10.00 refundable deposit.

Auditions will be held at Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL in the Appleton Cultural Center.  For additional information, please call (352) 236-2274.

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