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 email@example.com. 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