Act Two Theatre announces Open Auditions for:
Directed by: Phil Gill
Tuesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 23. No appointments. Please arrive at 7pm, preferably, but no later than 8pm for auditions. Please print out and complete your audition form in advance. Download below.
Callbacks by invitation on Sunday, February 26 at 1pm.
All parts available. 7 Male, 3 Female. Open Call.
• You may choose to present a 1-2 minute COMEDIC monologue(optional) and/or cold readings from the script.
• Download and complete the Audition Form IN ADVANCE. This will allow you to focus on your audition and eliminate distractions and delays. Audition form for download will be added by late January.
• Bring your acting resume, if available, and headshot(preferred but not required).
8 Performance dates are April 26, 27, 28, 30 & May 3, 4, 5, 7
Evening shows begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday Matinees begin at 2pm.
Rehearsals leading up to tech week are Sunday afternoons and Tuesday & Thursday nights.
VICTOR LE PEWE – the director
SOL WEISENHEIMER – the producer
PHILLIP – the stage manager
ALABAMA MILLER – the playwright
MONA MONET – the TV star
BRENT REYNOLDS – the method actor
CHAZ LOONEY – the apprentice
CANDY APPLES – the ex-porno-star
CONSTANCE CRAWFORD – old stage star
DICK SHALIT – Gene Shalit’s brother
A cast of has-been actors plan to revive their careers in “Drop Dead!,” a potboiler murder mystery directed by “Wonder Child of the Broadway Stage” Victor Le Pewe (a psychotic eye twitching megalomaniac). At the dress rehearsal, the set falls, props break, and the producer and an actor are murdered. During the opening night performance, the murders continue. The remaining thespians must save the show and their careers, solve the mystery and stay alive for curtain calls. Actors overplay their parts, reading their lines off of notes concealed in their costumes and in accents ranging from mediocre to just plain bad. When they aren’t trying to upstage the other players, they’re walking into walls or stumbling over the furniture. Cues are missed, and sound effects come in late, if at all. Nepotism, politics, and egos run rampant. Aah, community theater! Yes, but this time it’s supposed to be that way, in “Drop Dead!,” a satire written by Billy van Zandt and Jane Milmore. The enveloping story of “Drop Dead!” finds director Victor Le Pewe trying to mount an English-style mystery that’s been adapted from a work by Alabama Miller, an American. It’s the final rehearsal and everything is going wrong, much to the distress of producer Sol Weisenheimer, who has cast his, um, “protegee,” showgirl Candy Apples, as the ingenue. ALSO: Download and Read Script Excerpt
A nonstop physical comedy that turns the world of theater on its head!– Variety
Drop Dead! will make your jaw drop and your head spin almost simultaneously, but you will be laughing the whole time!– Peru Tribune
Oh, how the audience loved it!– The Augusta Chronicle
The audience laughed at everything!– Los Angeles Times
A wacky slapstick comedy that will have you laughing out loud!” — KBIG Critic’s Choice.
Totally ludicrous and heartily entertaining!” — L.A. Reader
“Flatout frenzied fun! Hilarity and craziness prevail! Unabashed foolish fun!– Dramalogue
Theatre Location for Auditions
St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre
One St. Peters Centre Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
Performing Arts Theatre is in the City Hall building, Western(far right) most building at the opposite end from the Rec-Plex. Act Two Theatre performs in St. Peters to one of the largest average audiences of local St. Louis area theatre companies. Each show runs 6-8 performances with attendance numbers ranging between 1000-1800 per run. Act Two’s loyal, large and enthusiastic season ticket subscriber base allows many to receive the gift, joy and magic of live theatre that our talented actors, directors, tech crew and volunteers create.
Act Two Theatre
2017 Audition Dates
The Boys Next Door: May 16 & 18
Little Shop of Horrors: August 20, 22 and/or 24. (Exact Dates for auditions and callbacks TBD.)
About Act Two Theatre:
2017 marks Act Two Theatre’s 24th season. We are proud to present another year of high-quality theatre in St. Peters, Missouri. We are located in the beautiful 318-seat Performing Arts Theater at the St. Peters City Hall Cultural Arts Centre, adjacent to the Rec-Plex. The theater has comfortable seating and a terrific stage!
Act Two Theatre performs to one of the largest average audiences as compared to other local St. Louis area theatre companies. Except for the Muny and Stages no other professional, regional or community theatre company boasts a larger following. Act Two’s loyal, large and enthusiastic season ticket subscriber base allows many to share in the joy and magic of live theatre that our talented actors, directors, tech crew and volunteers create.