MUSICAL: by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel
AUDITIONS: Sunday & Monday, March 28 & 29, 2010 at 7pm
SHOWS: June 3-13, 2010
DIRECTOR: Jane Falion
The passion and beauty of Italy abound in this six time Tony Award winning musical. The story is set in the summer of 1953 and tells the story of a mother and daughter traveling through Italy, the daughter’s romance with a handsome, high-spirited Florentine and the mother’s determination to keep the two apart.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
(Soprano) an elegant, self-possessed practical, attractive woman in middle age (mid 40's to 5o's) warm and appealing with a self deprecating sense of humor. She is overprotective of Clara. Southern accent
(Soprano-mid to late 20's)) her beautiful, charming but challenged daughter, 26. She appears younger than she is. Clara is utterly open and childlike. She has the emotional skills however of a 12 year old as the result of a childhood accident. She is composed, spontaneous, ladylike and playfully wry at times. Southern accent
Margaret’s husband, Clara’s father (mid 40's -50's) He is an executive with a tobacco company in Winston Salem, N.C. He is emotionally unavailable and cool. Southern accent.
(Baritone-mid 40's-50's) Fabrizio’s father. He is an elegant Italian who owns a clothing shop in Florence. He is very smooth and speaks English very well although with an Italian accent.
(Soprano-mid 40's-50's) Fabrizio’s mother. An elegant, patrician women. She primarily speaks Italian.
(Tenor- early 20's) A dazzlingly handsome young Italian man who is smitten with Clara. He is any young American girl's dream of what the perfect Italian man should be. Most of his dialogue is in Italian and brokem English.
(Baritone-mid 20's to mid 30's)Fabrizio’s brother with a wandering eye. He is married to France but pursues other women. He is not terribly bright but certainly manages the dolce vita. He only speaks Italian.
(Soprano- mid 20's to 30's)Giuseppe’s passionate high spirited, sexy wife. She loves Guiseppe but is frustrated with his ladies man behavior. think Gina Lolabridida. She speaks Italian and some English
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