Are you tired of the typical Holiday shows? Come check ours out! The women of the Beulaville Baptist Book Club are in dire straits financially, and as a last-ditch attempt to save their book club they decide to do a fundraiser and hire the Beaumont Ballet to perform Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”. Madge’s Piña Colada Casserole unfortunately sickens the entire cast with food poisoning, and they are unable to perform. Luckily, there is another dance troop in town. It seems the Velvet Kittens Burlesque Dancers are stuck in Beulaville because their van broke down on their way to New Orleans. Madge has never heard of Burlesque, or as she pronounces it “Bur-less-Q”, and in an act of necessity hires the dance troupe to do “The Nutcracker”. The end result? The most original, unusual, and comical Nutcracker you have ever seen! With over 367 performances so far it has become the longest running Nutcracker in Texas history and developed a cult-like following with audiences.
Winner of the 2014 National Goldstar Nutcracker Award aka "The Nutty” for being America’s favorite Nutcracker.
Actors and Dancers are needed for this production.
Acting roles available:
Sylvia, female, white, 30s-40s. She is the leader of the Book Club. She thinks of herself as being open-minded and forward-thinking even though she is not and is blissfully unaware of her white privilege which rankles some of the other book club members She uses sarcasm as a weapon, and when not successful she turns into a Karen. She also harbors a scandalous secret that gets revealed and brings about her downfall.
Madge, female, any race, 50+. She is the good hearted not-so-bright lady who accidentally food poisons the Beaumont Ballet and convinces the Burlesque troupe to do the Nutcracker not knowing anything about burlesque. She frequently makes commentary full of sexual innuendo while being blissfully unaware that she is doing so.
Dance roles available are listed below:
(Please note the dance roles are character driven, and some of the roles only have a few lines, but they must be able to portray their characters while dancing. We are looking for dancers with different skill levels, abilities, and training. There are 13 dance numbers in the show. Not every dancer performs in all of them. Some are quite simple, others complex. Some dances require musical theatre dancing, ballet, jazz, tap, while others require just being able to walk to a beat and pose.)
Jana, female, any race 30+. She is the leader of the Burlesque troupe and must contend with the eccentric personalities in the book club and of her dancers while stuck in Beulaville. She is the only seemingly sane person in the entire cast and uses her humor as a defense mechanism, unfortunately it’s lost on everyone because it is too sophisticated.
Jill, female, any race 20-30. A true ditz who befriends Dickey, the only male member of the Book Club. She also drops F-bombs in just about every sentence being blissfully unaware that she does so.
Jocelyn, female, any race 20-30. She is a total diva who cares more about her appearance than anything else and even touches up her make-up while dancing.
Jessica, female, any race 20-30. She is the “good Catholic girl” off stage who then becomes the trashiest sexpot while dancing.
Joni, male, any race 20-30. A Ukrainian soldier turned prima ballerina turned Burlesque Dancer who came to the USA to find a husband. Even though he dresses as a woman, he comes across as a man in bad drag. He develops a love interest in Dickey, the token male member of the book club. The actor must have good improv skills since he interacts with the audience in the search of a husband so he can become a naturalized citizen.
Acting Auditions will be held at the MBS Productions rehearsal space, 8625 King George Drive suite 245A, Dallas, TX 75230 on Monday, October 23, from 7 to 10 PM, and October 24, from 7 to 10 PM. Cold reads will be done from the script. Please bring Headshot and resume.
Dance Auditions will be held at the Stone Cottage Theatre, Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001 on Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 3 to 5 PM. And Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 7 to 9 PM. Three dance combinations will be given at various levels of difficulty to ascertain the dancer’s abilities/training. Cold reads will be done from the script. Please bring Headshot and resume.
All actors are paid a $250 Stipend plus “tip” money collected from the audience which averages to an additional $200 or more per performer.
Rehearsals commence November 1 and run through the 29. No rehearsal on Thanksgiving Day. Most rehearsals can be accommodated but must be disclosed at the time of the audition.
The show runs from November 30 – December 26th.
From November 30- December 23: shows are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sunday Matinees at 2 PM. There will only be a 2 PM matinee on December 24, no show on December 25, and an 8 PM show On December 26.