Bellevue Society for the Arts’ 24th season continues with auditions for the musical, LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE, Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue.
This hugely successful Off-Broadway show played for almost three years at New York’s Orpheum Theatre, winning an Obie award as the Best of the Season. Billed as “a musical about an old operetta,” Little Mary Sunshine gently spoofs such old-time favorites as ROSE-MARIE and NAUGHTY MARIETTA, but has a personality all its own. The plot is a little bit of everything: Colorado Rangers led by stalwart Captain Jim; the lovely Mary Sunshine and her “naughty” maid Nancy; a chorus of giggling schoolgirls; and the ominous but benevolent Indian chief. Hearts are won and lost and won again in this delightful, laugh-filled, and charming show.
Available roles include:
Chief Brown Bear — Chief of the Lakota Indians
Cpl. “Billy” Jester — a forest ranger, tenor or high baritone
Capt. “Big Jim” Warington — captain of the forest rangers, handsome, baritone
“Little Mary Sunshine” (Mary Potts) — Proprietress of the Colorado Inn, soprano
Madame Ernestine Von Liebedich — an opera singer, contralto
Nancy Twinkle — Little Mary’s maid, soubrette
Fleet Foot — an elderly Indian guide
Yellow Feather — Chief Brown Bear’s rogue son
Gen. Oscar Fairfax, Ret. — a Washington diplomat, likes to flirt with younger ladies.
Cora, Henrietta, Gwendolyn, Blanche, Maud (has no speaking lines), Millicent, Mabel — Young Ladies from the Eastchester Finishing School
Pete, Slim, Tex, Buster, Hank, Chuck, Tom — Young Gentlemen of the United States Forest Rangers
Those auditioning are asked to prepare a two-minute solo fitting your vocal range.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, May 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m.
LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE features book, music and lyrics by Rick Besoyan.
It will be directed by Steven R. Koenig, Huron. Music Director is Wendy Brown, Clyde. It is being produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
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