Open Auditions for
Mama Won't Fly
Monday, February 24 - 7:00 p.m. at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts
Audition Requirements: All roles are open. Readings will be from the script. Scripts can be checked out for 3 days for a $10 deposit from Theatre Victoria’s office.
Call Backs: Call backs will be held Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 pm if needed.
Notification: Roles will be offered by Thursday, February 27.
About the play:Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt's wedding gift to her beloved little brother is to get their cantankerous mother all the way from Birmingham, Alabama, to Santa Monica, California, for the ceremony. The only problem is: Mama won't fly. With only four days to make it to the nuptials, this determined daughter and her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, realize they have no choice but to race across the country in Mama's vintage sedan. As nerves begin to fray with the prospect of the drive another unforeseen complication presents itself. Hayley Quinn, the bubbly and overly-eager-to-please bride-to-be, has chosen this inopportune time to introduce herself and bond with her future in-laws as they travel together to the Coast. The folly of Hayley's decision becomes apparent even before the first suitcase is stowed in the trunk. Soldiering on in spite of the awkward circumstances, this intrepid trio hits the trail and experiences hilarious misadventures, wildly eccentric Texas relatives and a rapidly growing urge to ditch each other anywhere along the way. But the race to get Mama to the church on time proves to be more than just a road trip. As the misadventures multiply, their differences and points of view seem irreconcilable and the overwhelmed bride calls off the wedding. It's up to Mama and Savannah to finally work out their age-old mother-daughter issues and together get the wedding back on track and make room for Hayley in their delightfully wacky family. This laugh-a-minute comedy offers miles of smiles and tons of fun.
Characters:The show can be cast with as few as 8 or as many as 24. The parts of Savannah, Norleen and Hayley will NOT be doubled. The other roles CAN be doubled - and may or may not be.
- Savannah Honeycutt - feisty Southern business woman, 40s, owns an accessories business, thinks Mama messes in her life too much but needs her more than she realizes
- Norleen Sprunt - Mama, mother of Savannah, spirited, tenacious, 70s, a community theatre actress, wants to know everything going on in her children's lives
- Hayley Quinn - late 30s to 40s, loveable, high-energy, nervous, the bride-to-be, accident prone and trying hard to make a good impression on future in-laws
- Tanya Dudley - 40s big-haired, flashy dressed realtor, well endowed
- Denton Crocker - 70s, a jovial man, Norleen's secret 'boyfriend'
- Essie - 80s, tour guide at the American Museum of Foundation Garments, wears her bra on the outside
- Aunt Rema Jean - late 50s fun-loving, country matron
- Aunt Ardale -50s a Bible-totin' gold digger
- Cousin Chicken - 60s, in a world of his own and he likes it there, carries his wife around in an old mayonnaise jar with a dress on it.
- Uncle Ferd - 70s, odd-ball and a dancing fool
- Great Aunt Pawnee - 90s, in a wheelchair, has had one too many strokes, does not speak, just slaps
- Juliette - 50s, in a bar in Nickel Bone TX, very pissed off costumer of a community theatre company
- Mickey - 40s, has an Irish Brogue, effusive, wants to own an Irish bar
- Mitch - 50s, rugged, gregarious, lots of cowboy charm, brother of Mickey and wants their bar to be a cowboy bar
- Edweena - 50s, church lady outside of the bar with a sign: Repent, Sinners!
- Fanny - 50s, church lady outside bar with Edweena
- Officer Dugger - 60s, world weary and all business, busts the ladies during their trip
- Red - 50s, an over-caffeinated, intense trucker, drives like a maniac
- Kiki - 40ish-bimbo, excited, passionate and in a super-sexy dress, getting married to Ronald in a Las Vegas wedding chapel
- Ronald - 60s, upscale and marrying Kiki because she gave him a free shrimp cocktail
- Teeta - 60s, all-business, tough-as-leather ex-showgirl, she is the minister in the Las Vegas wedding chapel
- Sybil - 60s, well-kept, Ronald's almost ex-wife
- Spud Farley - 40s, friendly and completely at ease with himself, he likes to dress like a woman. Former love of Savannah.
- Kelvin - 50s, disdainful, well-dressed concierge in an upscale California hotel.
Rehearsals will begin Sunday, March, 16 with a read through.
Anticipated rehearsals are Sunday - Thursday 7 pm- - 10pm
Technical Rehearsals (Production Week) begins Sunday, April 20
Cast and Crew members are required to be at all technical rehearsals.
Performance Dates: All cast members are required to be at all performances.
- Friday, April 25 - 7:30pm
- Saturday, April 26 - 7:30pm
- Sunday, April 27 - 2:00pm
- Wednesday, April 30 - 7:00pm -- Brush Up Rehearsal
- Thursday, May 1 - 7:30pm
- Friday, May 2 - 7:30pm
- Saturday, May 3 - 7:30pm
Technical Crew Call Dates: All company members are asked to participate in at least 2 crew calls other than strike.
- Saturday, March 22 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
- Saturday, March 29 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
- Saturday, April 5 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
- Saturday, April 12 – 10:00 am and/or 1:00 pm
- Saturday, May 3 - STRIKE - all company members are required to participate in STRIKE