AUDITIONSOn this page you'll find all currently available information about auditions at Workshop Theatre. This information, which includes dates, times, locations, roles available and audition requirements, is typically available at least one month in advance of the audition itself. For information about the shows themselves, please visit our Season page.
Be a part of Workshop Theatre’s 50th season and come audition for our production of the Marc Camoletti’s Boeing Boeing, directed by Frank Thompson.
Boeing Boeing will run from March 16-25, 2018. Rehearsal will begin around February 5, 2018 (Rehearsals are normally Monday -Thursday from 7:30-10:00 and Sundays 1:00-3:30; this could change with schedules of the actors and director)
Auditions are Sunday, January 7th and Monday, January 8th from 7:30 pm to 9pm at Workshop Theatre School of Performing Arts (Located at 635 Elmwood Ave. Columbia, SC 29201)
Auditions will also consist of cold reading from sides pulled from script.
Online before auditions or at the auditions, you will also have to fill out an audition form listing some of your previous theatre/arts experience as well as provide any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal period. You are more than welcome to bring a resume of your theatre experience and a head shot, if you would like. You only need to come to one of the audition dates, unless called back by the director.
The Story: Bernard, an American businessman living in Paris, smoothly juggles love affairs with three air hostesses (as they were called back in the 60s), who touch down briefly but amorously in his apartment between flights. There’s Gloria, the stunning American stewardess; Gabriella, the sexy Italian stewardess; and Gretchen, the passionate German dominatrix stewardess. Thanks to Bernard’s keen study of flight schedules and the efficiency of his grumbling French housekeeper, Bertha, his three mistresses have no clue of one another’s existence. But when Bernard’s old school-pal Robert arrives from the Boonies, things get bumpy. Schedule changes, flight delays and chaos ensue in this hysterical, high-flying fiancée-fueled fiasco!
Boeing Boeing is written by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans.
BERNARD: (30s – 40s) successful American architect, living in Paris; handsome, well-educated, charming; engaged to three air hostesses whom he manages to keep in the dark about one another by managing their visits on a strict timetable; takes boyish pleasure in the success of his devious doings, until his careful planning starts to fall apart, deflating his confidence.
ROBERT: (30s – 40s) Bernard’s schoolmate from back in the States; hasn’t seen Bernard in close to 20 years; shy, small-town, midwestern, and sweet—somewhat of a nerd by today’s standards; views Bernard’s whirlwind juggling act of three fiancés with awe and admiration--until he gets wrapped up in it himself and his anxiety spins out of control.
GABRIELLA: (Mid 20s – Mid 30s) Bernard’s Italian fiancé; air hostess for Alitalia; sultry and full of fire, she is much smarter and more self-reliant than she first appears; Italian accent.
GLORIA: (Mid 20s - Mid 30s) Bernard’s American fiancé; air hostess for TWA; epitome of a go-getter American woman; has a vigorous appetite for food and love; completely adorable and supremely confident, but she might punch you if you dared call her “cute”; Southern accent.
GRETCHEN: (Mid 20s – Mid 30s) Bernard’s German fiancé; air hostess for Lufthansa; has an intense Teutonic passion that can spin on a dime—one moment she might be soft and cuddly, and the next barking out orders and breaking furniture; inspires equal amounts of lust and fear in those around her; German accent.
BERTHA: (40s - 50s) French; Bernard’s long-time live-in maid and cook; although devoted to Bernard, she is wearying of keeping up with Bernard’s revolving-door lifestyle; dry and fantastically sarcastic; never afraid to say what’s on her mind; French accent. Special note: The ability to speak in European accents (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Scandinavian, etc.) is essential for the women in this show