The Beulaville Baptist Book Club Presents: A Bur-les-Q Nutcracker! (non equity) By Mark-Brian Sonna MBS Productions The play is directed & choreographed by Mark-Brian Sonna
Audition dates: Saturday October 23 from 2 to 5 PM. and Sunday October 24 from 5 to 8 PM. And Monday October 25 from 7 to 10 PM. Auditions time will take aprox 50 minutes.
Audition will be held at the MBS Productions rehearsal space: 8204 Elmbrook #189, Dallas, TX 75247. For an appointment time call 214-477-4942, or at email@example.com , or request an appointment via the website www.MBSProductions.info. Most of the cast is reprising their roles .
Rehearsal and show Dates:
The show runs from December 2 through December 26 (no shows on 12/24 and 12/25). Rehearsals commence November 1, 2021.
About the show:
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! The show is the winner for the national "Nutty" nomination for being the most beloved Nutcraker in the USA.
1 Man. Ages 18 and up. All roles require dancing. All ethnicities are ecouraged to apply. The style of burlesque presented in this show is old fashioned cabaret/burlesque: there is no nudity, just suggestive dancing.
+Joni (M): 20 to 40+. Any race. This role is to be performed in "Drag". He is a former dancer with the Bolshoi, but where he’s from originally no one can figure out. He is strident, opinionated and highly critical of America, but is in America to find a husband. He becomes Dickey’s love interest, though Dickey doesn’t realize Joni is actually a man. This role requires dancing. The "Drag" isn't "convincing", Joni needs to look like a man even thugh he s dressed in drag at all times No tucking required. Costumes and wigs will be provided.
Regarding dance ability:
We need a variety of dancers with different types and levels of dance training/experience. We are looking for dancers that are familiar with at least one or more of these areas: ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz, modern, musical theatre, burlesque, swing, vogue, thwacking, hip-hop, country western, or ballroom. This is mostly a dance show, but we showcase a wide variety of styles throughout the show.
For example: Even if you don't know how to tap dance, but you've taken some ballet, or are a hip-hop dancer, or have only done musical theatre dancing, or a good country and western line dancer please come, we want to see you! A few combinations will be taught at the audition. Each of the dancers is a "character" in the show:
All performers are paid a $200 stipend plus a percentage of the Beulaville Book Club's "tip/fundraiser/tithe/collection plate" collected during the performances (usually an additional $100-$150).
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