Casting Call Announced for END OF THE RAINBOW at The Carnegie

tc_end of the rainbow logoCOVINGTON, KY – The Carnegie is seeking two actors (non-singing) for male characters in their spring production of END OF THE RAINBOW. Actors are invited to submit resumes and/or performance reels for these roles. Those best suited to the roles will be invited to audition in person. Please contact Theatre Director Maggie Perrino at with resume and optional reel. Resumes will be accepted until roles are cast.

END OF THE RAINBOW by Peter Quilter is a savagely funny drama featuring a glorious ensemble of Judy Garland hits such as “Get Happy,” “The Man that Got Away,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The production follows Judy Garland on the comeback trail in 1968. The failed marriages, the suicide attempts, and the addictions are all behind her. At forty-six and with new flame Mickey Deans at her side, she seems determined to carry it off and recapture her magic. But lasting happiness always eludes some people, and there was never any answer to the question with which Judy ended every show: “If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh why, can’t I?”

The available roles for the production are:

  • Mikey Deans: Male, 30-40. Non-Singing Role. The last husband to Judy Garland; her manager and former club owner; handsome, charming, and can be imposing physically; there is a lovely, caring, and charming side of him and at the same time he can be physically imposing and combative, dark and somewhat dangerous; he gives off the appearance of being caring, yet also has a selfish side.
  • Anthony: Male, 40-55. Non-Singing Role. English or Scottish accent required. Ability to play piano accompaniment throughout show required. Anthony is Judy’s accompanist and musical advisor as well as sometimes spiritual guide, gay and soft spoken with a clever edge, gentle and caring with an inner strength, ethical and honest, is capable of support and understanding, and yet is aware of the inevitable outcome ahead. Note: be prepared to play piano is asked to audition in person. 

Rehearsals are evenings and weekends February 17-March 19. Due to small cast size, scheduling will be customized to availability of actors in the cast. The production’s eight performances are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, March 21, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, March 22, 3pm
  • Friday, March 27, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, March 29, 3pm
  • Friday, April 3, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 4, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 5, 3pm 

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About The Carnegie
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

About The Carnegie Theatre Series
The Carnegie Theatre Series produces professional, innovative stagings of an eclectic range of theatrical works. Striving to unite the greater Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati theatre community through partnerships and collaborations, the series engages and nurtures both emerging and established talent, including working professionals, committed part-time theatre artists, university performing arts students and younger students. The Carnegie Theatre Series productions bring together these forces to provide quality theatre for Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area.

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