Auditions Announced for THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoThis stage classic is full of colorful character roles for actors of every age.

Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, January 20-21 beginning at 7 PM both nights.

Dayton Playhouse – 1301 E Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45414

  • Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
  • No prepared monologues are required.
  • Resumes and headshots are also not required, but are appreciated particularly for actors new to Dayton Playhouse.

Performances are March 6-15.

All roles are available and open to any ethnicity.

Director Jennifer Lockwood is looking for actors to fill the following roles:

  • Sheridan Whiteside, 50+ – beloved by radio audiences across the country and tolerated by those who really know him. Friend of the important and famous around the world. Self-centered in the extreme.
  • Maggie Cutler, late 20’s+ – his devoted assistant. She is used to his bluster but is blindsided to find herself on the receiving end of his shenanigans.
  • Bert Jefferson, 30s – local reporter trying to interview Whiteside. He falls hard for Maggie.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Stanley, 50s- small town well-to-do owners of the house, initially awestruck but quickly fed up with the constant inconvenience
  • Richard, 20s – their son, ready for a bigger life than their small town can offer
  • June, 18-22 – their daughter, also ready to rebel by marrying a union man
  • Harriet Stanley, 50+ – sister to Mr. Stanley, she seems not quite of this world
  • John and Sarah – live in servants at the Stanley house who Whiteside commandeers as his personal cook and butler
  • Miss Preen – nurse hired to tend to Whiteside, initially terrified of him, she eventually finds her voice
  • Dr. Bradley – small town doctor and a secret novelist
  • Professor Metz – famous European scientist friend of Whiteside
  • Lorraine Sheldon, 25-35, Broadway starlet who sees all men as fair game
  • Beverly Carlton, 40+ – English actor and writer a la Noel Coward
  • Banjo – comedian with no boundaries a la Groucho Marx (with a touch of Harpo’s physical comedy)
  • There are several other characters that will be likely be double-cast: neighbors, convicts, police, delivery men, etc.

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