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Upcoming Auditions:

The Miss Firecracker Contest– audition dates as follows:

Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 7pm
Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7pm

Director: David Middleton

Director David Middleton is looking to cast four females and two males. Carnelle Scott (the beauty contestant, 20 – 29, female), Popeye Jackson (Carnelle’s seamstress, 20 – 29 female), Elaine Rutledge (Carnelle’s first cousin, 30 – 39 female), Tessy Mahoney (the beauty contest coordinator, 25 – 35, female), Delmount Williams (Carnelle’s first cousin / Elaine’s brother, 25 – 35, male) and Mac Sam (the balloon man, mid-30’s, male).  There will be cold readings from the script.

Production Dates are March 6 – 22, 2015.

Brief Synopsis: In the small Mississippi town of Brookhaven, Carnelle Scott is rehearsing furiously for the Miss Firecracker Contest, hoping that a victory will salvage her tarnished reputation and allow her to leave town in a blaze of glory. Some unexpected twists and turns complicate matters, but Carnelle perseveres in this humorous story of compassion and ideals.

Casting will include the following roles:

CARNELLE SCOTT (20-29) – The beauty contestant; attractive, slender, comically emotional and impulsive; she is determined to leave her hometown behind after a long series of regrettable choices in her personal life. The actress playing Carnelle should be open to dying her hair bright red.

POPEYE JACKSON (20- 29) – Carnelle’s seamstress, she is somewhat gawky, glowing, and wears thick glases with heavy, black rims. She is friendly but socially awkward, shy yet not unreachable.

ELAIN RUTLEDGE (30-39) – Carnelle’s cousin, a former beauty contest winner who hoped life would turn out to be one moment in the spotlight after another and is bitterly disappointed it hasn’t.

DELMOUNT WILLIAMS (25-35) – Carnelle’s cousin and Elain’s brother, he is tall, handsome, and is looking to steer his life in a better direction away from his checkered past.

MAC SAM (Mid 30’s) – A former fling of Carnelle’s, he has a sensual aura and magnetic eyes. He is thin, with poor posture and even poorer health, and is prone to coughing fits.

TESSY MAHONEY (25-35) – Beauty contest coordinator, an admirer of physical beauty, she makes up for her plain appearance with a overly sweet disposition.



Stay tuned for more information about auditions for the remainder of our 90th Mainstage Season.

Audition dates (subject to change):

  • Clybourne Park - March 8-9, 2015
  • Ordinary People – April 19-20, 2015







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