MOLINE, ILLINOIS (July 13, 2023) — The Black Box Theatre is holding auditions for the remaining shows in their 2023 season on Monday, July 17 from 6 to 8. Bring photo and resume and be prepared to sing. Ron May will provide accompaniment and will music direct Thrill Me.

Roles available:

Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams

Set in 1930s New Orleans, Suddenly Last Summer is a gothic melodrama with a shocking tale at its heart. In the grounds of a dark, troubled mansion, Mrs Violet Venable prepares to host an explosive gathering. She idolized her son, Sebastian, who died in gruesome circumstances the summer preceding the time of the play. Mrs Venable is determined to protect his untarnished reputation at all costs. Sebastian’s traveling companion and cousin, Catharine Holly, returned from their fatal trip with wild, savage stories of Sebastian’s predilections for young boys which led to his gory death, and Mrs Venable is determined to put an end to her tales. She brings Doctor Cukrowicz to the house to persuade him into performing a lobotomy on Catharine and silence her forever. However, as the Doctor listens to Catharine’s story, it becomes clear that Sebastian was by no means the angel his mother claims. The roles of Mrs Venable and Dr Cukrowicz have been cast.

Mrs Holly — Southern accent 40-50’s

Miss Foxhill — Southern accent any age

George Holly — Twentysomething southern gentlemen

Sister Felicity — Any age

Catherine Holly — southern 20’s

Rehearsals begin September 18, Opens October 19, Closes October 28 (no Friday or Sunday rehearsals)

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story is a musical with a book, music, and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff. It is based on the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, the so-called "thrill killers" who murdered a young boy in 1924 in order to commit "the perfect crime." The story is told in flashbacks, beginning with a 1958 parole hearing. (Must be comfortable with a same-sex kiss)

Bari-tenor Nathan Leopold (present as early 20’s male)

Bari-tenor Richard Loeb (present as early 20’s male)

Rehearsals begin October 23 Open November 9 Close November 18

The Ho, Ho, Ho Show by Cheri Coons, Sean Grennan, Kathy Santen (his wife), and Michael Dunn.

An irreverent holiday cabaret. Think Manhattan Transfer meets Santa.

Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bari-tenor

Rehearsals begin November 13, Opens December 7, Closes December 16 (no show December 15)

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