AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
BLEACHER BUMS
AUDITIONS!

VIDEO AUDITION
Submit Video Auditions by
Sunday, January 16, to auditions@desertstages.org

All actors must submit a Google Audition Registration Form by Sunday, January 16

IN-PERSON CALLBACKS
Wednesday, January 19, 6pm

REHEARSALS BEGIN
Monday, January 24, 6pm

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Monday – Thursday from 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm

NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED: February 28 through March 5.

 

SHOW DATES
Saturday March 5, 1:05pm
Saturday, March 5, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 6, 1:05pm

Friday, March 11, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 12, 1:05pm
Sunday, March 13, 1:05pm

Friday, March 18, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 19, 1:05pm
Saturday, March 19, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 20, 1:05pm

Friday, March 25, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 26, 1:05pm
Sunday, March 27, 1:05pm

Friday, April 1, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 2, 1:05pm
Saturday, April 2, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 3, 1:05pm

Each performer will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Safety will be priority #1 as we continue to bring LIVE THEATRE back to the DST stage!

 
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Actor’s Cafe Production of

BLEACHER BUMS

BLEACHER BUMS is a 1977 play written collaboratively by members of Chicago’s Organic Theater Company,
from an idea by actor Joe Mantegna.

Directed by Andy Meyers
Assistant-directed by Walt Versen

SHORT SYNOPSIS
In the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, die-hard Cub fans root for their team. The group includes a rabid cheerleader, a blind man who follows the game by transistor radio and does his own play by play, a bathing beauty, a nerd and various other bleacher denizens. As the game proceeds, they bet among themselves on every conceivable event, go out for frosty malts or beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and, occasionally, watch the game. The Cubs inevitably blow it in the ninth and the villainous Marvin, who always bets against the Cubs figuring he can’t lose, cleans up. The Bleacher Bums remain undaunted, they will be back tomorrow to root for the home team. (Concord Theatricals)

 

AUDITIONS WILL CONSIST OF
1. This DST Google Audition Form. (please be completely honest with your outdates)
2. Headshot and Resume (digital copy or link is acceptable).
3. Comedic video monologue – two to three minutes long. Please do not do a monologue from Bleacher Bums (if you can even find one!)

Each performer will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.

For the safety of all involved, masks will be required for callbacks (as well as during the rehearsal period). A negative PCR Covid-19 test result (less than 72 hours old) before callbacks is required. Once cast, you will be required to provide a weekly PCR Covid-19 test result.

DST COVID-19 Procedures and Policies can be referenced HERE  

 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

 

Zig: Age 50+ – Zig is a large man, able to bellow and chew on a cigar simultaneously.
Decker: Age 35+ – Decker is a successful, energetic businessman.
Richie: Age 21+ – Richie is a young man with disgusting personal habits and hygiene.
Marvin: Age 25+ – Marvin is natural hustler, and a professional gambler.
Melody: Age 21+ – Melody is an attractive and serious sun worshipper.
Greg: Age 20-29 – Greg is a gentle young man, blind since birth.
Rose: Age 50+ – Rose is Zig’s wife of 30 years, a closet true Cubs fan.
Cheerleader: Age 16+ – Cheerleader is a hyperactive teenage Cubs fanatic.

Cast:

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