Carte Blanche Studios, located at 1024 S 5th Street in Milwaukee, will be holding open auditions for the hilarious iconic BBC sitcom stage production of Fawlty Towers by John Cleese and Connie Booth on Monday & Tuesday, December 10 & 11, 2012 from 7PM to 9:30PM.

We will be performing 3 different plays from the Fawlty Towers TV scripts: A Touch of Class, The Hotel Inspectors and Communication Problems. We will be using the same actors to play the main hotel characters, who appear in all three plays. Each play has one or two other main parts as well as some smaller ones, and if cast in a main part in one play, you may be asked to play a smaller part in another.  Also, there are plenty of parts with just a few lines or non-speaking.

Performances will run February 14 – March 3, Fri – Sun. Rehearsals will begin right after the New Year and will mainly be weekday evenings from 6:30 – 10:00 PM. Please be prepared to do a short comedic monologue, if you have one. Otherwise, you may read from sides of the script which we will provide. Bring a headshot and/or resume if you have one as well. Below is a list of characters that we will be looking for. Don’t worry about the age range so much, as long as you can play the part.

Basil Fawlty (30 -55) tall, sarcastic, manic

Sybil Fawlty (30-50) Self satisfied with south London accent

Polly (20-35) confident

Manuel (30-55) smallish stature with cod Spanish accent.

The Major (60+) retired, upper-class, vague, confused

Miss Tibbs and Miss Gatsby (60+) elderly, genteel, only one line each, but has a presence in each play.

Other main characters are:

A Touch of Class.

Lord Melbury  (50 – 60)  upper class.

Danny (25 – 45)  a detective  (cockney)

The Hotel Inspectors.

Mr Hutchinson  (45 – 60)  a fussy irritating know all. Possibly Lancashire accent.

Mr Walt  (40 – 60) an unassuming man.

 Communication Problems.

Mrs Richards (50 – 60) deaf bossy authoritative.

There are about 10 smaller speaking parts as well as 2 or 3 non speaking parts over the 3 plays.

As these plays are from the actual TV scripts most people will be familiar with them.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact James Dragolovich at jimmydrag@yahoo.com or (414) 688-7313.

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