Friday, January 08, 2010

Auditions for *The Spitfire Grill*

Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 18-19, at 6:30 pm, with callbacks on Wednesday (if needed)
on the Civic's Main Stage

Director Marianne McLaughlin seeks 3m (20s-40s) and 4w (20s-70s)
Cold readings; prepare a verse and chorus from a contemporary musical; dress comfortably; accompanist provided.

The Spitfire Grill, by James Valcq and Fred Alley, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff
Music Direction by Janet Robel; choreography by Troy Nickerson

Performances: March 19-April 11

A young woman named Percy is released from prison and hopes to put down roots in a small Wisconsin town. A musical about community.

In the '96 movie, Ellen Burstyn played Hannah, the owner of the grill who takes Percy under her wing. Marcia Gay Harden played Shelby, the wife of Hannah's nephew Caleb and a much better cook than Percy.

The musical started previews (off-Broadway, at Playwrights Horizons) just four days before 9/11.

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