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Current Opportunities with Memories:

Memories to Hold Auditions for Summer and Fall Series

PORT WASHINGTON, WI. Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm and Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm, Memories Dinner Theater will be holding auditions for the four productions which make up its 2015 Summer/Fall Midweek at Memories Series including: Nana’s Naughty Knickers, Some Enchanted Evening, Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner, and the musical, Sex? After 60?

Each production of the “Midweek at Memories” series has eight performances over a three week period, with a matinee every Tuesday and Wednesday, an added matinee performance on the second Thursday of the run and an added evening performance on the final Tuesday of the run. Nana’s Naughty Knickers, written by Katherine DiSavino, runs June 2 - 17, 2015. Rogers and Hammerstein’s Some Enchanted Evening, runs July 7 - 22, 2015. Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner, by Pat Cook, runs August 4 – 19, 2015 and Louise Epperson’s musical, Sex? After 60? runs September 22 – October 7, 2015.

Those auditioning will be asked to do a cold reading(s) from the script. Those interested in being considered for a musical production should come prepared with a musical selection approximately 36 measures in length. A piano accompanist will be available, please bring the sheet music for the song you are auditioning with if you would like to be accompanied by piano.

If possible, please arrive fifteen minutes early to complete an audition form. It is requested that those auditioning come prepared with their rehearsal availability and any known conflicts during the 6-8 weeks prior to the opening of the show(s) they are auditions for. The rehearsal schedule will be developed based upon the availability of the chosen cast. Those wishing to be cast MUST be available for all performances; please carefully review performance dates and times prior to auditions.

Synopses of each of the shows, as well as a listing of characters being cast, are listed below. Memories strongly encourages all interested actors and actresses to audition, regardless of the age and physical descriptions of the characters, as flexibility within casting is always an option. If there are any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Memories at 262-284-6850 or via email to heather@memoriesballroom.com.

Synopsis for Nana’s Naughty Knickers by Katherine DiSavino (June 2 - 17, 2015).
A comedy directed by Heather Hernandez.
Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she'll never forget when she discovers that sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five-borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested? Or worse- evicted?

Auditioning for the Following Characters:

  • Sylvia Charles – (female, 60s+) In her early eighties, living like she’s in her early twenties, Sylvia is the mastermind behind Saucy Slips, Etc., and is the proud tenant of a rent controlled apartment.
  • Vera Walters - (female, early 60s+) Sylvia’s aged accomplice who is fully equipped with two hearing aids, a collapsible walker and plenty of spunk.
  • Bridget Charles - (female, 20s-30s) Sylvia’s unsuspecting, soon-to-be-law-student granddaughter.
  • Tom O’Grady– (male, 20s-30s) The newest cop on the force, Tom is happily assigned to the beat where Sylvia’s apartment is.
  • Gil Schmidt – (male, 60s) The landlord who is overly eager to rid himself of his aged tenants.
  • Heather Van Pree - (female, 20s) Employee of Saucy Lips who is looking for better opportunities, a modeling career, or…just her boxes.
  • Clair - (female, 60s) The big client.
  • Voice - (male, any age) The man at the front desk who is slightly bored and always sarcastic. Can double as one of the UPS men.
  • UPS Man - (male, any age) Cute and a little lonely.

Synopsis for Some Enchanted Evening by Rogers & Hammerstein(July 7 - 22, 2015):
A Musical Revue directed by Rolland Roebuck, with music directed by Christopher Roebuck.
More so than any composer and lyricist who have written for the stage, the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Beyond thrilling to them in their respective shows, we sing them in the shower, dance to them in ballrooms, we hear them on the radio, in clubs, and yes, in elevators and supermarkets, too. This stunning collection of compositions places five performers in a theatrical setting-both backstage as personal interplay, and performed onstage. This glorious parade of dozens of genuine hits include “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Out of My Hair,” “Maria,” and, of course, “Some Enchanted Evening.”

All Roles Have Been Cast Except for the Following Character:

  • Will – (male, any age) TENOR singer. A song and dance man who could play Will Parker, but also be right for Lt. Cable. A friendly performer who must be able to play comedy as well as tender moments.

Synopsis for Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner by Pat Cook(August 4 - 19, 2015):
Comedy directed by Heather Hernandez.
What do you do with three geriatric sisters who just want to sit at home and talk to one another all at the same time? You move another person in with them. At least, that's what Doc Lomax does when he has a new nurse needing a place to live. A nurse with a secret, that is. In no time, Nurse Jean has them planning parties, pulling Halloween pranks and wearing jogging suits while they race each other to the corner. But when the nephew shows up with a plan to sell the family house, things seem to get complicated again, especially with Christmas just around the corner. This heartwarming piece is loaded with wisecracks and one-liners that keep the laughter flowing.

Auditioning for the Following Characters:

  • Dora Miller – (female, 60s) The oldest of the sisters, she is a forceful woman who usually has things her own way, and likes it that way just fine.
  • Maggie Brown - (female, 60s) Dora’s younger sister. She is loving, sweet and perhaps just slightly forgetful.
  • Lydia Van Horn – (female, early 60s) The middle of the three sisters, this no nonsense, retired English teacher. Keeps the household running, but has her own foibles.
  • Dr. Arnold “Doc” Lomax – (male, 40s) Doc truly cares for the zany sisters. He is something of a small town conniver; the man behind the curtain.
  • Jean Mitchell – (female, 20s) A nurse with a secret. She is very clever in most ways, but surprisingly naive in others. Jean is truly fond of the sisters.
  • Calvin Murphy – (male, 20s) Jean’s boyfriend. He is a “nice guy in love”. Calvin has plans for the future.
  • Phillip Van Horn – (male, 30s) Lydia’s son. He is a businessman who is all about business. Phillip has his own agenda and big plans for the house on the corner.
  • Jessie – (female, 40s) A “mystery woman”. She is down to earth and very intelligent.
  • Blue – (male, late teens - early 20s) Delivery boy.

Synopsis for Sex? After 60? by Louise Epperson (September 22 – October 7, 2015):
Musical Comedy Directed by Heather Hernandez.
The shortage of single men in retirement communities always seems to put them in high demand. Realizing this, a lonely widow, Chris, decides to disguise herself as a man when she moves into her new retirement home to help ensure an active social life. She quickly makes many good friends and is enjoying her new life. However, when she discovers another bachelor who is exploiting the situation by cheating and playing one woman against another, Chris is outraged. With the aid of her daughter they set him up and toy with him as they expose him, and in the process, herself. By trying to be someone she is not Chris learns to appreciate who she is and her new found friends.

Auditioning for the Following Characters (Please note that some actors will be playing multiple roles):

  • Chris Heckler – (female, 50s - 70s) A lonely woman, who masquerades as man in her new retirement complex.
  • Mabel - (female, 50s - 70s) Resident who fancies herself a femme fatale and always wears purple.
  • Doug Remington – (male, 50s – 70s) The resident “Don Juan” of the complex, who uses his attractiveness and magnetism to take advantage of the ladies in the community.
  • Babe McCauley Rogers – (female, 50s – 70s) Recently returning to live at the complex, this attractive woman, who looks younger than she is, quickly becomes Doug’s newest “conquest”.
  • Frances Cain – (female, 40s – 70s) The complex’s “Resident Snoop”, Frances, who can be much younger than the other residents, is wheelchair-bound and resides in the complex because of her disability.
  • Agnes/Melissa Remington– (female, 50s – 70s) Agnes is a retired resident of the senior complex. Melissa is Doug’s ex-wife and would love to see his “shenanigans” exposed.
  • Flossie – (female, 50s - 70s) A retired school teacher. Good friends with Ida, Flossie often helps Ida by finishing her sentence, when Ida’s stuttering gets in her way.
  • Ida - (female, 50s - 70s) A sweet retiree with a distinct stutter. She and Flossie are close friends.
  • Charlie/Waiter – (male, 50s – 70s) Charlie is one of the in-demand males in the senior complex and while he doesn’t have Doug’s looks and charm, it certainly doesn’t stop him from trying to “woo” the ladies. The Waiter is a small cameo role.
  • Whitney* – (female, early 20s) Energetic exercise instructor and building employee.
  • Toree* – (female, 12 years old) Cricket’s daughter.
  • Cricket/Jo Anne Heckler – (female, 30s - 40s) Cricket, the manager of Vintage Atrium (the senior living complex). Jo Anne is Chris’ daughter.
  • Reverend Rudolph Bates – (male, 50s – 70s) The “elderly” minister who serves the residents of Vintage Atrium and has special feelings for Ida.

We are always looking for behind the scenes volunteers. Whether you have experience or just a passion for learning, we'd love to have you.

Looking for:

  • Directors
  • Actors
  • Sound Techs 
  • Light Techs 
  • Stage/Props Managers
  • Scripts

Please contact Memories directly at (262) 284-6850 or email Rolland at: rolland@memoriesballroom.com

BANQUET SERVERS:
Memories is looking for banquet servers to work our weekday matinees select Tuesdays and Wednesdays this September and October.

This temporary, part-time position is paid on an hourly basis.  Duties include:

- Food Prep
- Table Clearing
- Dish Washing

Hours would be 9:00 am until approximately 4:30 pm.

Please call us at 262-284-6850 if you are interested.

Are you a playwright or have a suggestion for a script we may like to read?  Please contact us!  We support local playwrights and love introducing our audiences to new shows.

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January 11, 1959, I met my husband at Weiler’s Log Cabin Ballroom. He was out with his boyfriend an I was out with my girlfriend. We celebrated our 47th Wedding Anniversary this past June 24th. Now my husband and I are enjoying the Dinner Theater, and also the Great Chicken Comedies. It would be nice if we are both here in 2011 to celebrate our 50th here at Memories. Thank you for the Great Memories! Gene & Judy P.

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