Audition: Chaos at the Wedding

Chaos at the Wedding

By Joshua Searle-White, with irreverent music and lyrics by Bob Michel

Directed by Beth Watkins and Joshua Searle-White

Show Dates and Times: June 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and June 23 at 2:30 p.m.

Open Call: Please attend one of the following;
Thursday, April 18, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20, 2024, 2:00 p.m.
Email with questions or if you need an alternative audition arrangement.

Location: Room 105A of the Odd Fellows Building on the Allegheny College campus, 400 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA. Please enter through the front door and wait in the main lobby.

Audition details: Please bring your schedule so you can identify any conflicts between April 24 and June 23. Rehearsals will typically be Sunday through Thursday evenings, though day rehearsals may also be scheduled depending on the actors’ schedules. Please prepare a one-minute song that you can sing a cappella at the audition. We will provide excepts from the play to read, so no monologue or other preparation is needed.

Show synopsis: Annelise and Michelle are scheduled to be bridesmaids at Sandy and Artie’s wedding. Annelise sees the event as an opportunity for strings-free hookup adventures.

Michelle, who carries a secret torch for Annelise, vows to foil Annelise’s plans. In the meantime, Sandy and Artie, unbeknownst to each other, are only marrying because they believe (wrongly) that the other has health insurance. Sandy and Artie’s parents, who have their own agendas, complicate the situation, and everyone has difficult navigating the fierce caterer Hayden, who will not let anyone near the food until the wedding has been consummated. With songs both bawdy and erudite from composer/lyricist Bob Michel, the show is a fast-paced farce that undermines every convention of modern-day relationships.

Character Breakdown:

Annelise: A young woman, cynical about relationships
Michelle: Annelise’s close friend, secretly in love with Annelise
Sandy: The bride, proprietor of a new yarn and knitting shop
Artie (aka Starlight): The groom, a bit lacking in commitment
Colin: Sandy’s father 1, an aspiring influencer (works at Target)
Jon: Sandy’s father 2, an aspiring influencer (works in a shoe store)
Springtime (aka Jen): Artie’s mother, a wellness specialist and teacher
Cosmos (aka Stan): Artie’s father, a new-age guru
Reverend Shill: The wedding officiant
Heather: Sandy’s best woman
Chuck: Artie’s best man
Hayden: The caterer, organic, gluten-free, tightly wrapped and perfectionistic

MCT is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all our productions. We provide equal opportunity in casting as far as our contracts allow.

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