Fairfield Footlighters announces auditions for THE SUNSHINE BOYS written by Neil Simon and directed by Richard Zenk. This classic comedy concerns two retired vaudeville performers, Al Lewis and Willie Clark (aka ‘The Sunshine Boys’), who reunite to perform their famous sketch ‘The Doctor Will See You Now’ on a network TV special. The two leads, Al and Willie, were cast in 2020.CHARACTERS:
- Ben Silverman (20-35 – supporting) – Willie’s nephew and only living relative; an entertainment agent, frequently driven to heart palpitations by his frustration with his uncle, whom he looks after
- Patient (any age – cameo) – A member of the doctor sketch, one of the Sunshine Boys’ most famous acts
- Eddie (20-35; cameo) – The young and efficient assistant TV director at CBS
- Nurse (20-35; cameo) – A young woman, playing a burlesque nurse in the Sunshine Boys’ doctor sketch
Rehearsals in Clifton or Fairfield begin the week of January 16, 2022 to prepare for February 25-27 performances. All cast and crew must be fully vaccinated and show their COVID vaccine card. Cast and crew can wear masks during rehearsals. The cast would not wear their masks during tech week or performances.
Email your resume, headshot, and rehearsal conflict dates to the director (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 30th. He will then provide you with one or more audition sides. You can perform the sides in a Zoom session with the director live or record the sides with another person who is off-camera.