THE RITZ AUDITION NOTICE

TR Hero CardTHE RITZ
by Terrance McNally

This farce is set in a gay bathhouse in Manhattan, where unsuspecting heterosexual Cleveland businessman Gaetano Proclo has taken refuge from his homicidal mobster brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci. There Gaetano stumbles across an assortment of oddball characters, including a rabid chubby chaser, go-go boys, a squeaky-voiced detective, and Googie Gomez, a third-rate entertainer with visions of Broadway glory who mistakes him for a famous producer and whom he mistakes for a man in drag. Further complications arise when Gaetano’s wife Vivian tracks him down and jumps to all the wrong conclusions about his sexual orientation.

SEASON
16 February to 5 March

PERFORMANCES
Season Tue – Sat 7.30 pm, Sun 5pm. Mardi Gras Day 2pm

REHEARSALS
Rehearsals will be for approx. 20 hours per week, with the possibly of an increase in hours closer to the opening of the show. Rehearsal times will be set according to cast availability with the possibility of weekday evenings, weekends and possibly daytimes. Not all cast members will be required at every rehearsal but must be freely available (within reason) during tech week (Sun 7 to Mon 15 Feb). Immediate start required.

ROLE NEEDED
GAETANO PROCLO (early 40s)- ideally balding and somewhat stout although not essential. Can use padding and head pieces if necessary. No nudity required.

PLEASE NOTE
New Theatre is a voluntary organisation and there is no payment for this production.