Upcoming Auditions for NJ Shows

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2/11/2018 - 2/13/2018

Nutley Little Theatre announces auditions for


by Alan Ball (creator of Six Feet Under and screenwriter of American Beauty)
directed by Alex Oleksij

Dates: Sunday, February 11 and Monday, February 12. Call backs will be on Tuesday, February 13. Casting will probably be done at the call backs, so auditioners should be prepared to attend.

Time: 7:30pm on all nights

Place: Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place, Nutley, NJ

The show will run for ten performances from April 13 through April 28. Evening performances are scheduled for April 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 at 8:00pm. Matinees are scheduled for April 15, 22 and 28 at 2:00pm.

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress is a comedy/drama that takes place on the day of the wedding of a woman named Tracy. The five women of the title are Tracy’s friends and relatives who are serving as her five bridesmaids, though in truth, none of them like her much. During the course of the play, these five discover secrets and truths about themselves and each other. The play takes place in the Knoxville, Tennessee in 1993.

Needed: 5 women and 1 man

MEREDITH: (early 20s) Tracy’s younger sister, she is smart, passionate, resentful of Tracy, and blunt of speech. Outwardly, she is very tough; inwardly she is very sensitive, Meredith is very angry at the world. The reason for her anger is revealed in the course of the play.

FRANCES: (early 20s) Tracy’s cousin. A devout Christian but not as stodgy as she first appears. She thinks very highly of herself but wants everyone to like her. She is very naïve and very sweet.

GEORGEANNE: (30s) Tracy’s sidekick in high school, she is overweight, obsessed with her weight, smart and cynical, stuck in an unhappy marriage, and pines for the “bad boy” who got away.

MINDY: (30s) Sister of the groom and Tracy’s new sister-in-law. She is a lesbian who is out at a time when that wasn’t so usual. Has a good sense of humor. She is described as tall and lean, often clumsy, but can very graceful when she chooses to be. (The role was originated by Alison Janney.)

TRISHA: (30s) Striking and glamourous, a woman who knows how to be beautiful; once Tracy’s best friend. A woman with many sexual encounters in her past, outwardly she is poised and confident; inwardly she struggles with uncertainties. Good at standing up for others, but tends to run away when she herself is under emotional pressure. Is very attracted to Tripp, but afraid to show it lest she be hurt.

TRIPP: (late 20s) Mindy’s cousin, a groomsman, he is good-looking, good at reading people, good sense of humor, very secure within himself, and basically a really cool guy. Is very attracted to Trisha and may be her soul mate.

Actors who wish sides prior to the auditions may contact the director at [email protected]