Auditions: Perfect Arrangement
Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne on Monday, August 14th and Tuesday, August 15th with call backs on Wednesday, August 16th. The production will be directed by Patrick Torres.
Please note: Raleigh Little Theatre is a Community Theatre and actors serve as volunteers.
Auditions: Monday and Tuesday August 14th and 15th at 7:00pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. Registration from 6:30pm.
Callbacks: Wednesday, August 16th starting at 6:30pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.
First cast meeting: Monday, September 11th at 7:00 PM in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre.
No conflicts after: October 1st, 2017. No more than 4 conflicts for the entire duration of the rehearsal process.
Preview: Thursday, October 26th at 8:00 PM
Opening: Friday, October 27th
Performances: October 27th – November 12th
Strike: November 12th following the 3:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.
About the show
It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There’s just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.
For more information and to buy tickets, see the the Perfect Arrangement show page.
About the roles
BOB MARTINDALE – 30s-40s
A WWII veteran, reserved. A bit bookish, but a solid man’s man. Good-humored and well-mannered.
MILLIE MARTINDALE – late 20s-30s
Bob’s wife. Plays “The dizzy wife” when people are in the house, but actually very quick-witted and observant. Smart enough to maintain the act.
NORMA BAXTER – 30s
The knowing, efficient, classy dame. A secretary at the State Department who could just as easily be Secretary of State. A smart woman who’s great with a wisecrack and level-headed in a bind.
JIM BAXTER – 20s-30s
Norma’s husband. A prankster type, always ready with a comeback. A high school teacher with lots of energy. A little wired, good with a plan.
THEODORE SUNDERSON – 40s-50s
The boss. Bombastic, loud, a little overbearing. A patriotic windbag.
KITTY SUNDERSON – 40s
Ted’s wife. Legitimately ditzy. Her brain seems to work on a totally different wavelength than the rest of the world. Very sweet, and very genuine. Just doesn’t quite “get it”.
BARBARA GRANT – 40s
A formidable opponent. No-nonsense, beautiful, brilliant, and a little scary.
The ages listed here are suggestions. You are welcome to audition if you fall outside of the indicated ages. For this production, no one under 18 will be considered.
About the auditions
Please sign up for an audition on our Signup Genius page.
Please prepare a contemporary dramatic or comedic monologue no longer than one minute in length to perform for the general auditions. Please avoid performing monologues from Shakespearean, Greek, or any classic plays written in verse.
Callback list will be posted on the RLT website by Noon on Wednesday, August 16th.
Callbacks will be Wednesday, August 16th at 7:00pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre and will involve readings from the script.
About the production team
Director: Patrick Torres
Scenic Designer: TBD
Lighting Designer: Cailen Waddell
Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell
Stage Manager: Elaine Petrone
Interested in auditioning? Here are some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:
- Sutton/City Series Audition form (DOC or PDF) — please fill out
- Conflict Calendar (DOC or PDF)– please list every weeknight or weekend day that you have a conflict.
Contact Patrick Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.