Of Thee I Sing
By Book: George S. Kaufman & Morrie Ryskind / Music George & Ira Gershwin
Directed by Amber Dalton / Rebecca Wahlendal
Of Thee I Sing is a political satire focusing on the election campaign and Presidency of John P. Wintergreen. Wintergreen has no viable platform; he runs simply on love. He even promises that if elected he will marry the girl chosen for him at an Atlantic City beauty pageant. However, trouble begins when he falls in love with his campaign secretary instead of the beauty pageant winner. Diana Devereaux, a Southern belle of French descent who won the contest and was promised the position of "First Lady," comes back with a vengeance when she proclaims that she will be taking legal action. The French ambassador is brought into the scene for a slight surprise on the behalf of Mr. Wintergreen: Diana is the "illegitimate daughter of the illegitimate son of the illegitimate nephew of Napoleon." It looks as if the President will be impeached for breach of promise (the French try to turn the incident into an international scandal) but Mary saves the day with a surprise of her own. Of Thee I Sing is set in the White House.
Produced by Beloit Civic Theatre at 1225 4th St., Beloit, WI
Performances: October 11-21, 2007
Performance Times: evenings: doors open at 7:00 performance is at 7:30 matinees: doors open at 1:30 performance is at 2:00
Ticket Prices: Regular $8.00 Seniors & students $6.00
Call 608-362-1595 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Auditions will be August 20th and 21st from 6:30 until 8:30 at the Reinholz Theatre located in Beloit Memorial High School 1225 4th St. Beloit Wi.
Directions and a pdf audition form may be found at the theatre's web site. beloitcivictheatre.org
For auditions please prepare 32 measures of music from a Broadway show. An accompanist will be provided. Please be prepared to read from the script and participate in a short dance audition.
Casting Requirements: Men and Women 16 and up. We will be casting between 20 and 25 people.
Unfortunately, there are not any roles for children under 16.
Although the cast is predominantly men, we WILL be casting women of all ages in male roles. Please do NOT be discouraged at the cast requirement listing. We NEED talented women to take on these important roles!
The first read-through is scheduled for Thursday the 23rd with rehearsals beginning August 27th.
Rehearsals will be Monday through Thursday 6:30 until 9:00.