Miss Firecracker Contest

  • Non-Equity
  • Anywhere

Website The Drama Group

Bringing Broadway to the South Suburbs for 91 years

Pay Rate: $0
Audition Date and Time: February 19 and 20 7:00-9:30 pm
Audition Location: Drama Group Milord Theatre, 330 W. 202nd St., Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Contact Person Email: mjr56@aol.com
Contact Person Name: Michael Renzi, Director

Audition for production dates in Chicago Heights, IL followed by dates in Hastings, UK as part of ongoing theatre exchange with Stables Theatre there.

The auditions will be held on February 19 and 20 from 7:00 to 9:30 at The Drama Group Studio.  Auditions will consist of group readings from the script.  Scripts are available to check out at the boxoffice.

The production dates are June 7-9 and June 13-16 at the Drama Group Studio.  We will then leave for the UK on June 23 to return to the US on July 7.  Performances at the Stables Theatre in Hastings will be on June 28-29 and July 3-6th.

Everyone cast MUST travel to the UK, have a valid passport and pay for your own travel and expenses.  Housing in the UK can be provided.

Material to Prepare:

Audition will consist of readings from the script. Please bring a headshot we may keep if available.

Time Commitment:

The production dates are June 7-9 and June 13-16 at the Drama Group Theatre.  We will then leave for the UK on June 23 to return to the US on July 7.  Performances at the Stables Theatre in Hastings will be on June 28-29 and July 3-6th. Rehearsals begin mid-March and are held weeknights and Sunday evenings.

Everyone cast MUST travel to the UK, have a valid passport and pay for your own travel and expenses. Housing in the UK can be provided.

Character Type/Restrictions:

The show's plot: Carnelle seeks to escape her tarnished past by leaving in a blaze of glory.  This will surely be accomplished by being crowned “Miss Firecracker” in the Brookhaven, Mississippi Fourth of July Celebration.

Carnelle-  Age 24-35.  Optimistic about life even through being left with her aunt as a child and gaining the reputation as “Miss Hot Tamale.

Popeye Jackson-  Age 20-35.  A nearsighted seamstress.  A bit naïve and backward.

Elain Rutledge-  Age 30-40.  Carnelle’s cousin.  A former Miss Firecracker who is having trouble living up to the requirements of her natural beauty.

Delmount Williams- Age 30-45.  Elain’s brother.  A bit of a lost soul seeking to find perfection and beauty in life.

Mac Sam-  Age 40-50.  A former lover of Carnelle.  Accepting and curious as to the many maladies he suffers from.

Tessy Mahoney- Age 25-35.  Not very attractive.  She oversees the backstage area of the contest.  Completely in awe of Elain and has a history with Delmount.

To apply for this job please visit www.dramagroup.org.