The Norman Transcript
NORMAN — Despite what the title may suggest, you won’t have to bare it all for Sooner Theatre’s “The Full Monty.”
The theater is hosting auditions for principle characters and men and women ensemble roles for ages 18-60. Several non-singing roles also are available.
Audition dates are today and Saturday and are by appointment only. Call 321-9600 to schedule an audition time.
People auditioning must be prepared to sing 32 bars of a song in the style of “The Full Monty” and possibly a selection from the show.
Rehearsal dates are Sept. 9 to Oct. 17, primarily in the evening. Some weekend rehearsals may be called. Performance dates are Oct. 18-20 and 25-27.
The story follows a group of unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, N.Y., who come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. In the process, they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun.
As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties — over everything from being overweight, child custody, bigotry and being gay — they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them.
The production is being directed by Tom Orr and choreographed by Lyn Cramer. Cramer is also playing the role of Jeanette Burmeister. Brandon Adams is playing the role of Jerry Lukowski.
Remaining roles to be cast include:
· Dave Bukatinsky: Jerry’s best friend and fellow unemployed mill worker. Very much a man’s man, but more of a follower than leader. The definitive sidekick. Prideful. Self-conscious about his size. Male, 30-40 years old.
· Ethan Girard: An unemployed mill worker. Lonely. Has a blind determination and confidence to succeed. Finds company with Malcolm. Male, 25-35 years old.
· Georgie Bukatinsky: Dave’s wife. She loves her husband and worries about him. Loud, outgoing and brash. She is the “leader” of her group of girlfriends. Female, 30-40 years old.
· Harold Nichols: An unemployed supervisor at the mill. Hot Metal’s choreographer. Thinks his worth comes from providing for his wife, so he hides his unemployment from her. Male, 35-45 years old.
· Jerry Lukowski: An unemployed mill worker, fighting to maintain his pride and the custody of his only son. All-American jock and the definitive man’s man. Spontaneous. Very prideful. Male, 30-40 years old.
· Malcolm Macgregor: An unemployed mill worker. Lives at home with his mother. Depressed, suicidal, awkward and feeble. Pigeon-chested. Finds comfort in Ethan. Male, 25-35 years old.
· Noah “Horse” T. Simmons: A retired mill worker. Embarrassed about being an “average-sized” black man. Despite being old and slow when walking, he still has explosive dance moves. Frequently grumpy. Male, 50-60 years old.
· Pam Lukowski: Jerry’s estranged wife and high school sweetheart. She wants what is best for her son. Strong business woman, but also compassionate and motherly. Female, 25-35 years old.
· Vicki Nichols: Harold’s wife. She enjoys the finer things in life. She loves her husband more than anything and supports him no matter what. Female, 30-40 years old.
· Nathan Lukowski: Jerry and Pam’s son. Suggested age 12 or to appear 12.