Auditions for Love! at the Cafe!

Join us this summer as we journey back to the 50’s and Love! at the Café!

We’re kicking off the 2018-2019 season with a nostalgic look back at life, and love, in the 1950’s.

Sign up to audition: Please fill out and submit our online audition form on TheaterForms. Have your calendar handy and be prepared to enter rehearsal conflicts. You will be asked to upload a headshot (a JPEG file) and a theatrical résumé (a PDF file) if you have one. If you don’t have either of these files you can still submit the form.

If you don’t want to use the on-line audition form you may also fill out our audition form at your audition.

 

 Click here for our on-line audition form

 

Audition poster

Click her for the audition poster (above) in PDF format.

 

SHOW DATES:
July 13, 14, 20 & 21 @ 7:30 pm and 

July 22 @ 2:00 pm

at TCU Middle School Auditorium

 

SYNOPSIS:
Love! at the Café! is a romantic comedy with big 1950’s song and dance numbers. Love! is about two love triangles and conflicts that emerge in the "simple" times of the 50s at Bonnie’s Café. The main character is the all-American teenage boy, Jimmy, who has had a crush on the pretty waitress, Sharon, for a very long time. He is about to disclose his "love" to her by asking her to the fourth of July party, only to be thwarted by the evil, self-centered and rich Fred, who has already asked her to the party. The other young couple is the head cook, Melvin, who is engaged to the flamboyant, actress wanna-be, Candy, who is now in hot pursuit by the phony Hollywood "producer", Jet. The older Bonnie runs the Cafe and is in the middle of all the shenanigans.

Links to the music from this show on YouTube:


Act One
    Overture
    Life was Simple Then (cast)
    Honey Bun (Jimmy & waitresses)
    What’s The Matter With Me? (Sharon & waitresses)
    Gosh, You Drive Me Crazy (Jimmy & Bonnie)
    When I Say Jump (Fred, Ebert, Melvin, Charlie, cooks)
    Everyman (Rachel & Sharon)
    Kissing In Multiples (Candy)
    For Sure (Melvin & Candy)
    Plenty Of Fish In The Sea (Sharon, Bonnie, Melvin, Charlie, cooks & waitresses)

Act Two
    Entr’acte
    Get Out Of Town (Jet & actresses)
    If I Didn’t have My Dreams (Sharon)
    Dreams/Crazy Duet (Sharon & Jimmy)
    The Fourth Of July (party guests)
    Suspicion (Candy & Melvin)
    I’m On The Road Again (Melvin)
    My Destiny (cast)
    Curtain Call - Life Was Simple Then (reprise) (cast)

 

Characters (7 male, 6 female, ensemble chorus)

 Principals:  

Jimmy (m)  All American young man.  Late teens.  Works at café (125 lines)
Sharon (f)  All American girl.  Late teens. works at café (111 lines)
Candy (f)  Flamboyant.  Late teens. Not too bright.  A lot of fun.  Engaged to Melvin and desperately wants to be an actress (107 lines)
Melvin (m)  The head cook at Bonnie’s Café.  Twenties.  Devoted to Candy, who he is engaged to.  Not that bright.  (59 lines)
Bonnie (f)  Owns the café.  Around 50 or so.  Cares about the young people who work for her.  Strong and a lot of fun.  (47 lines)
Fred (m)  Evil, rich, self-centered.  Thirties.  He wants Sharron for himself.  Owns three low-class newspapers (37 lines)
Jet (m)  Film Producer from Hollywood.  (54 lines)


Supporting cast (speaking and singing):

Ebert (m)  Works for Fred and kisses up to him.  (11 lines)
Rachel (f)  A young girl (10 - 13) who wants to play on Jimmy’s baseball team and has a crush on him.  (10 lines)
Charlie (m)  The assistant cook to Melvin.  (24 lines)


Supporting cast (speaking):

Alice (f)  Very sexy waitress who wants Jimmy and will do almost anything to get him.  Not the girl next door.  Teenager.  (31 lines)
Marilyn (f)  She looks and acts like Marilyn Monroe.  (2 lines)
Auctioneer (m)  Auctions off a date with "Marilyn Monroe" at the 4th of July dance  (6 lines)


Supporting cast (chorus - sing and dance):

 

Waitresses  as many as desired
Extra cooks   as many as desired
Actresses   As many as desired (they sing one song with Jet)
Café customers  As many as desired


For any questions regarding the play or the auditions, please contact the director, Larry Pint at lpint@bevcomm.net or Curtain Call Theatre at webmaster@CurtainCallTheatre.net.  Watch our website for the latest information.
 

CREW MEMBERS & NEWBIES:

Audition nights are a perfect time to come out, meet the director, and express your interest in helping out backstage, be it in the role of a stage manager, lights or sound operator, concessions, or whatever else you might like to do.

They’re also GREAT for first-timers to come out and observe how things are done, maybe express interest in being a helper, or read for a part! We almost always cast at least one person who’s never been on stage before. You never know what can happen!  Being part of the chorus in a musical is a great way to "tryout" theatre to see if you like it.  There are few things as satisfying as the applause of the crowd.

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