Auditions Announced for THE SPITFIRE GRILL A Musical at Footlighters Inc.

FLI_logoThe Footlighters, Inc. are proud to announce auditions for the second show of the 2019-2020 season, SPITFIRE GRILL by Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zlotoff.

Directed by Dan Maloney
Produced by Peggy Kenney & Michelle Burdett
Music Directed by Matthew Nassida
Stage Manged by Janet Wisner

*Production Dates: November 7-23, 2019*

Audition Dates/Times:

  • Sunday, June 2nd 2 PM – 5 PM
  • Monday, June 3rd 7 PM – 10 PM
  • Callbacks (if necessary): Tuesday, June 4th 7 PM
Stained Glass Theatre
802 York St
Newport, Kentucky

**Those auditioning are encouraged to sign-up ahead of time via Sign Up Genius:…

Please prepare 18-32 bars of an up-tempo country flavored tune and be ready to read from the script. Rehearsals will begin in September. Please bring known conflicts. Head shots and resumes are appreciated but not required.

A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

PERCY TALBOTT – early 20s. Pretty, if a bit rough-edged, her face declares the strength of her youth and a sadness beyond her years. Her accent has a southern Appalachian cadence. Strong folk/country belt to ‘D’, some head voice required.

HANNAH FERGUSON – 50+. A tough-skinned and flinty old bird with a short, no-nonsense manner bordering on the bitter. Mezzo/alto chest range.

SHELBY THORPE – mid-30s. A plain, soft-faced creature with a shy, almost ethereal manner. Shimmering folk soprano with strong high belt to ‘D’.

CALEB THORPE – early 40s. Out-of-work foreman of the stone quarry. Frustrated working man clinging to the past. Solid folk/rock voice with an edge (Top ‘G’).

SHERIFF JOE SUTTER – mid-late 20s. A young small-town policeman with an appealing intensity and a restless nature. Strong folk tenor to a ‘G’ (touches an ‘A’).

EFFY KRAYNECK – 50s. Postmistress and busybody, a woman with narrow eyes and a sour tongue. Solid singer in mezzo/alto chest range. Carries close harmony.

THE VISITOR – mid-40s. A mysterious figure who never speaks. An actor with powerful eyes and a very strong sense of his body.

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