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 12 from 2 to 5 PM. and Monday October 14 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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 5 through December 22. Rehearsals commence November 2, 2019.
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.
3 Women and 1 man. Ages 18 and up. All roles require dancing. The style of burlesque presented in this show is old fashioned cabaret/burlesque: there is no nudity, just suggestive dancing.
+Jana, female, is the person in charge of the Velvet Kittens. She is a no-nonsense business woman whose sanity is tested by the kooky townsfolk and the eccentricities of her dancers.
+Jocelyn, female, is a total Diva with an obsession for over the top make-up and fake eyelashes.
+Jessica, female, is a ”Good Christian Girl” off stage but a total slut when dancing on stage.
+Joni, male, is a foreign born dancer who at one point danced with the Bolshoi Ballet, has a sour attitude, an indeterminate foreign accent, and dances as a woman because it’s the only dance job he found that pays well. He is in a perpetual search for a rich husband and develops a crush on Dickey.
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, 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 stipend plus profit share.