Auditions for “You Can’t Take it with You” will be held Sunday, September 22 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Monday, September 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the DLT building located at 824 W Main Street.
“You Can’t Take it with You” is one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times. There are 18 characters in this play. We are looking for a diverse cast who can look ages 20 to 75 on stage. Performances will be held November 15, 16, 22 and 23 at the Simmons Center Theater. The director of this production is Sharon Burum and producers are Teresa Blalock and Derrick Miller.
Synopsis: At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa’s interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn’t believe in the income tax.
Duncan Little Theatre Audition Policy
To strive for a fair audition process, Duncan Little Theatre will follow this policy in regards to all auditioning and casting activities for all productions.
Duncan Little Theatre auditions are open to anyone who desires to audition. No show will be pre-cast. Duncan Little Theatre will strive to cast those they feel will best suit the role and production with the Director and a panel making the selections. The panel will consist of a minimum of three people. Those people will include the Director and Producer(s), with a combination of a Board member, Assistant Director, Stage manager, Vocal director and Choreographer. Any pre-set combination of these roles may be used for the panel and will remain the same throughout the audition process.
First consideration will be given to those who audition in person. Those who cannot be physically present for auditions are encouraged to submit a live video stream (FaceTime, Facebook Live, etc.) at a prearranged time with the panel. No pre-recorded video submissions will be allowed for auditions. Someone who cannot make the scheduled audition times in person can schedule an alternative audition date if all the panel members are available, but those alternative dates cannot be any earlier than two weeks prior to the auditions.
Callbacks are optional but will be decided upon when the production team sets the audition dates. Callbacks must be in person. In case of an emergency and at the discretion of the panel, an alternative time can be provided.
Duncan LittleTheatre will never allow favoritism to be shown at an audition. Every audition will begin from a level playing field.
Duncan Little Theatre will always strive to make the audition process open and polite. Every auditioner will be shown appreciation for their willingness to audition.
Duncan Little Theatre will always present a prepared audition process. Auditioners’ time will always be a consideration.
Duncan Little Theatre will strive to provide timely notification throughout the casting process. All auditioners will be notified as soon as possible regarding casting decisions.