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The Face on the Barroom Floor

by Tim Kelly

Directed by Stan Kelly

​Performance Dates: July 27-29, August 3-5 and 10-11, 2018

​Audition Dates: Sunday, June 3rd @ 3:00 - 6:00pm and Monday, June 4th @ 7:00​ - 9:00pm,

with possible callbacks on Tuesday, June 5th @ 7:00pm.

The Face on the Barroom Floor is a melodrama with audience participation and interaction.

We are seeking actors who: can think on their feet, ad lib where appropriate, have a sense

of playfulness, spontaneity, zaniness and can ‘ham it up.’ 

To schedule an appointment, please contact the director, 

Stan Kelly at  Appointments are preferred, but not required. 

Please bring current headshot and resumé, and be familiar with the audition sides.

Audition sides and script can be viewed with the following links:



Our annual popcorn-throwing, villain-booing, heroine-swooning melodrama!!

Insidious villains endeavor to separate Madelaine Mockingbird, chambermaid turned singer,

from the fortune left her by an old miner and from her true love: Jack "Toulouse"

Goodhart, painter turned tramp.

All Roles Available
Jack Goodheart          M, 30’s           The Hero: A sad, desperate man, speaks poetically, a painter. Drunk scene, fight scene
Roderick Rodent        M, 30-45        The Villain: Fast talker, theatrical producer, a crook, flashy, slick, sophisticated veneer but a mad dog who will stop at

                                                             nothing, pure evil, yet women find him attractive, so he has a certain charm. Fight scenes
Sweet Madelaine       F, 20-30’s       The Heroine: MAD-ELAINE, very attractive, picture of innocence, girlish enthusiasm, "childlike voice", somewhat vague,

                                                             a terrible singer, a force to be reckoned with, always dreamed of being on the stage, not too bright
Bella Yukon                 F, 35-50         Wanted a career in showbiz but betrayed by Roderic. She’s a hustler and one tough broad. Has some physical action. Needs to sing
Annie Quackenbush  F, 40-65         Runs the Old Teller House bar. Tough, no nonsense, unrefined, not very feminine, sings - poorly
Chick Dogtemper       M, 35-55        A miner, a lush, Bert?
Herbie Rainwater       M, 35-55        A miner, stupid, Ernie?
Dusty Rhodes             M, 35-75        Crusty, old timer, stagecoach driver, Pigpen?
Mrs. van Clive             F, 35-60         Snobbish high society matron, talks a lot, complains, speaks in a Bette Davis rhythm, Gloria’s mother
Little Gloria                 F, 9-15            Van Clive’s daughter, a brat, about 11 years old, Goldie Locks? Wise beyond her years
Judge Fleesum           M, 50-70         A judge, kindly man
Theda Swansong       F, 40-60          Larger than life, former opera star with a powerful voice, furious at having to be Melanie’s vocal coach
Fatima                         F, 20’s             A great body, athletic, with the brain of a butterfly, clumsy, can be defiant, has lots of comic physical schtick, fight scene
Strange Lady              F, 35-70         A strange lady, ghostly, turns out to be the ex-wife of Madelaine’s dead benefactor and has come to claim what is rightfully hers 


Audition Schedule