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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Auditions: ‘Cheaper By The Dozen’ at Somerset Valley Playhouse

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WHAT:  OPEN AUDITIONS:  Cheaper By The Dozen

Join the cast of this charming, family-friendly comedy about a real life NJ family with 12 children who lived in Montclair.  Show dates: July 20-August 5.
Director: Christopher Russoniello
Producer: Karen Abbatiello
Sponsor: Super Sundaes, Hillsborough
WHEN:
Saturday, May 12, at 2PM & Tuesday, May 15, at 7PM
WHERE: LOCATION: Somerset Valley Playhouse, 689 Amwell Road (Route 514), Hillsborough, NJ
TIMES: May 12 at 2 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
#MALES NEEDED: 2 adults, 3 teens
#FEMALES NEEDED: 3 adults, 3 teens
#BOYS NEEDED: 4
#GIRLS NEEDED: 1
See character breakdown below for more details.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR AUDITIONERS: Readings will be done from the script and provided at the audition. A list of acting credits or resume is appreciated.
CHARACTERS:
Character/Age Range/Description
Frank Bunker Gilbreth
Late 40s-mid 50s
Father- A time and motion study engineer. Carries himself with the self-assurance of a successful man who is proud of his wife and family as well as his business accomplishments. Though a disciplinarian, he loves nothing so much as a good joke, preferably one on himself.
Lillian Moller Gilbreth
Early 40-50s
Mother-A gracious, attractive women. She is also a psychologist. In her own way she is often able to get better results with her large family more so than her disciplinarian husband.
ANNE Gilbreth
17
The oldest Gilbreth child. Attractive, sweet natured, yet stubborn. Dedicated to loosening up her father’s rules (not just for herself, but for her younger siblings)
FRANK Bunker Gilbreth Jr
16
A Gilbreth child and the Co-Narrator.
ERNESTINE Gilbreth
15
A Gilbreth child,Co-Narrator and Anne’s co-conspirator
Martha Gilbreth
14
A Gilbreth child and another of Anne’s co-conspirators
Bill
10-12
A younger Gilbreth child
Lillian
9-11
A younger Gilbreth child
Fred
8-10
A younger Gilbreth child
Dan
7-9
A younger Gilbreth child
Jackie
5-7
A younger Gilbreth child
Mrs. Fitzgerald:
50 – 70
The housekeeper - a kind woman who is completely devoted to the family. Sometimes her patience is tried by the ongoing chaos of the large family
DR. BURTON
40s-50s
Family Doctor
JOE SCALES
17
A small cheerleader. Very cocky and interested in dating Anne.
MISS BRILL
20+
A teacher who has no love for the children.
LARRY
17
A nice looking, clean cut boy interested in Anne.
For more information about SVP, including driving directions, go to www.svptheatre.org.

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