By Michael McKeever
Directed by Amanda Livingston Martin
It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel — assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance…that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.
Bernard Dunlap: Male, Mid 30’s – Late 40’s
The General Manager of the Palm Beach Royale Hotel & Spa, wants everything at his hotel to run smoothly and doesn’t handle it well when it doesn’t.
Claudia McFadden: Female, Late 30’s – Mid 60’s
Larger than life, America’s Beloved Matron of Song, moves into every room like an elegantly dressed tornado.
Athena Sinclair: Female, Late 30’s – Mid 60’s
A great star of stage and screen, beautiful, stylish, and every inch the diva, former screen siren.
Murphy Stevens: Female, mid 20’s – Late 30’s
Personal secretary of Athena and former fiancée of Francis, once wanted to be a big star but settled for being secretary to a big star.
Mr. Pippit: Male, Early 30’s – mid 40’s
Personal secretary of Claudia, pretty much resigned to the fact that his lot in life is to be yelled at, a tiny man compared to his employer.
Dora Del Rio: Female, Mid 30’s – Mid 50’s
A gossip columnist, can smell a juicy story and will try just about anything to get it, must be good at physical comedy.
Mrs. Everett P. Osgood: Female, Mid 40’s – Mid 60’s
A society matron and President of the Palm Beach Ladies for Unity, a bit daft, sees the War Effort as equivalent to one of her cotillions.
Francis: Male, mid 20’s – Late 30’s
A bellhop and former fiancé of Murphy, quit show business to join the army, now hiding out in Palm Beach after they wouldn’t take him.
Otis: Male, Mid 20’s – Mid 40’s
Another bellhop, tends to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, must have excellent physical agility and comedic timing.
Thursday, March 8 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 10 @ 2:00 PM
SHOWDATES & TIMES:
Friday, April 27@ 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 28 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 29 @ 3:00 pm
Friday, May 4 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 5 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 6 @ 3:00 pm
Inquiries: email: auditions@cityislandtheate