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The Odd Couple (female version)

by Neil Simon

Auditions:

WHEN:
  • Monday September 9, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Tuesday September 10, 6:30-8:30pm
  • (If you are unable to attend the above dates email johnb@spotlightarts.com for an audition appointment)
WHERE: At Spotlight Studios, 3 Railroad Street in Fairport
WHO: For Performers age 14-18

This production is open to all performers age 14-18 from the area!

You should only attend ONE audition date. If you are unable to attend any audition dates, contact the director at johnb@spotlightarts.com to set up an alternate audition.

PERFORMANCES:

October 25 and 26 at Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts in Fairport

BRING:

  • Completed Audition Form and Conflicts Sheet (download below)
  • A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned
  • A resume, if available

PREPARE:

Choose a scene from the audition packet to prepare and be ready to read lines at the audition. Scene packets can be downloaded from here: Audition Scenes.

REHEARSALS:

Use the audition form to fill out all potential rehearsals. Please be detailed. A rehearsal schedule will be created from these conflicts. Note that excessive conflicts will factor into casting decisions. A detailed schedule will be distributed after casting takes place. Cast members must attend all Mandatory Rehearsals.

There is NO cost for this production. Those interested must audition to be in this production. Cast members will be asked to seek out sponsors if possible.

QUESTIONS:

585-305-4767 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email johnb@SpotlightArts.com

Hope to see you at the audition!

LOCATION:

All auditions, rehearsals and performances take place at:
Spotlight Studios of Fairport
3 Railroad Street
Fairport, NY 14450

Please pay attention to posted "No Parking" signs. Do NOT park in front of a blue storage unit door.

DESCRIPTION:

Neil Simon's revision of his hugely successful play, The Odd Couple, sees the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger. Olive and their group of girlfriends are enjoying their weekly Trivial Pursuit night in Olive's messy and ill-equipped apartment. As the game continues, Florence arrives, fresh from being dumped by her husband. Fearful that the neurotic Florence might attempt suicide, Olive invites her to move in as her roommate. However, Olive and Florence have VERY different personalities. Where Olive is messy, untidy, and unconcerned about the state of her apartment, Florence is obsessively clean, tidy, and obsessed with hygiene. Olive's easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence's highly-strung neurotic tendencies, testing their friendship to the limit. When Olive organizes a double-date with the Costazuela brothers, their differences come to a head and sparks fly.

Olive Madison: attractive, divorced, professional, vibrant, active, quick-witted, big-hearted, but also relentlessly sloppy and careless when it comes to the routine concerns of her personal life. She is very much at home in running shorts and a t-shirt, and still looks smashing in a cocktail dress. The female counterpart to the original play's Oscar Madison. She is a woman seriously in need of order in her life.

Florence Unger: attractive, a homemaker/housewife and very recently separated from her husband, was a bookkeeper before she married, extremely "pulled together" (obsessively so), pathologically organized and neat, even sanitizes the telephone cord. Her personality is the complete antithesis of Olive's personality. The female counterpart to the original play's Felix Unger. A woman who badly needs to cut loose, give it up, take a risk.

Mickey: a New York City policewoman and an organizer and problem solver.

Vera: a bit literal-minded and a bit slow to get a point that everyone else gets instantly, always seems "a few beats behind the conductor." very sweet, very nice, somewhat spacey, and, although quite smart, is often a step or two behind her friends; she’s very funny, but doesn't realize it.

Sylvie: highly energized and a wise-cracker. desperately trying to stop smoking, and so sucks on lollipops or chews gum; she can get irritated with her friends, but has a good sense of humor, especially about her husband; and, yes, she is pregnant in the last scene.

Renee: a wisecracker and a bit of a complainer as well. Sylvie's best friend, can be very plain-spoken, especially when she points out Olive's failings as a hostess--and then Flo's; she is single and dating a doctor.

Manolo: handsome, very well-groomed, and Spanish with a Castilian accent; he is every woman's dream date and showers both Olive and Flo with attention; he must have good comic timing, as he gets very emotional; he is sensitive and appreciates Florence's sensitivity.

Jesus: Manolo's younger brother; also very handsome, well-groomed, excellent posture, very romantic; he also gets very emotional and truly appreciates Florence.

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Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts • 3 Railroad St, Fairport, NY • Email: johnb@SpotlightArts.com • Phone: 585-305-4767