Westfield Community Players Announces Auditions For New Production

WESTFIELD — Westfield Community Players (WCP) will hold auditions for its next production, “Don’t Dress for Dinner” by Marc Camoletti, later this month.

Marc Camoletti’s “Don’t Dress for Dinner” is the sequel to the Broadway hit “Boeing-Boeing.” “Don’t Dress for Dinner” is a frenetic case study of mistaken identity with more twists than a corkscrew. When Jacqueline decides to visit her mother for a few days, her husband Bernard, sees an opportunity for a cozy weekend with his own mistress. His bachelor pal, Robert, calls to announce his return from Hong Kong.

So Bernard invites him along as his alibi, also hiring a Cordon Bleu-level cook to cater a delicious dinner. But when Jacqueline realizes Robert is coming for a visit everything changes, and the high-speed farce begins. One impossible situation leads to another as the hapless friend Robert finds himself the target of both amorous attention and wrathful vengeance, while Bernard tries desperately to salvage a scrap of illicit bliss from the wreckage of a weekend.

The production is being directed by veteran actress and director, Linda Correll. The show is being produced by Sally Brown and stage managed by Lynn Lampariello.

Auditions will be held at WCP theater on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 4-7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 12 from 6-9 p.m. Call-backs, if needed, will be on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Cast requirements are:

Bernard (Jacqueline’s husband) any age to play 27-35, handsome businessman, flirtatious, a playboy – British accent

Jacqueline (Bernard’s wife) any age to play 24-32, lovely, assertive, romantic – British accent

Robert (Bernard’s friend and Jacqueline’s lover) any age to play 27-35, handsome, reserved – British accent or may be American

Suzette (the cook) any age to play 21-30, friendly, working-class, funny, great body – French accent

Suzanne (Bernard’s mistress) any age to play 21-25, fashion model with great body, chic, stylish – French or British accent

George (Suzette’s husband) any age to play 27-35, big, huge, tall, muscular, protective of Suzette – French accent

[Note: Physical comedy required for all roles]

Those interested in auditioning are encouraged to complete a pre-audition form which can be found on WCP’s web site at: http://www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org/WCPauditionform.html Completion of the form is not required, but it will expedite the auditioning process.

Production dates are: May 5, 12, 13m, 18, 19, 2012

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