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 and Monday June 4th @ 7:00​pm,

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


To schedule an appointment, please contact the director, 

Stan Kelly at stankactorman@aol.com.  Appointments are preferred, but not required. 

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

Summary: 

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.


Characters:
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


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