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Auditions For
Side Man
By Warren Leight
Director: Renée Kujawski

to all who auditioned for this show.
A cast list will be posted on this website once all the auditionees have been contacted and accept the roles offered to them.

Open Auditions for Isadoora's November Production will be held:

Wednesday, September 3rd
6:30 p.m.
Bjorklunden, Baileys Harbor

Friday, September 5th
6:30 p.m.
Hope Church, Sturgeon Bay

Isadoora Theatre Company invites interested community members to audition for its upcoming production of Warren Leight’s Side Man - Winner of the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play.  Set in 1953 and traveling to 1985, this lovely and poignant memory play unfolds through the eyes of Clifford, the only son of Gene, a jazz trumpet player, and Terry, an alcoholic mother.  Alternating between their New York City apartment and a smoke-filled music club, Clifford narrates the story of his broken family and the decline of jazz as popular entertainment.

We are looking for five men and two women. All characters fall in the 20-60 age-range, except for the lead male, who should be able to play around 30.  Participants do not need to prepare a monologue as there will be cold readings from the script.  Rehearsals will begin as soon as possible after casting and may include some weekend dates.

Please call Renee at 743-9799 for further information.

Volunteers are also needed for work behind the scenes.
Please email to volunteer.

Performances will be:
November 13th-16th & 20th-23rd, 2008 at Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium
Shows Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 PM & Sun. at 2:00 PM

Character Breakdown
Al Al is one of Gene's friends and fellow musicians, who is also married to Patsy for a short time. Al is a real ladies man, even trying to pick up Terry when he first meets her even though she is with Gene.
Clifford Clifford is the play's protagonist and narrator, and he is also the son of Gene and Terry.
Gene Gene is a trumpet player, as well as Clifford's father and Terry's husband. His first and only passion is his trumpet playing, and he is very good at it. He does not aspire to being anything more than a side man, a player that backs up bands.
Jonesy Jonesy is one of Gene's friends and fellow musicians. During their heyday, Jonesy is a heroin addict. Despite this fact, however, he is one of the few people who can understand Terry's ramblings, and in fact treats her very gently.
Patsy Patsy is a career waitress who marries and divorces several musicians, including Al. She is the only character in the play who encourages Clifford to get out of town and let his parents take care of themselves for once.
Terry Terry is Clifford's mother and Gene's wife. As Gene pursues his musical dream at all costs, Terry sinks into alcoholism and often throws tantrums and hysterical fits.
Ziggy Ziggy is one of Gene's friends and fellow musicians. He speaks in a way that causes him to mangle certain speech sounds.

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