Auditions for "Bingo the Winning Musical" will be held on August 30 and 31st from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at The Beaumont Woman's Club Community Center at 306 E. Sixth Street, Beaumont.
7 - 10pm September 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, Octoer 2, 4, 5, 6
Saturday - September 16, 30 10 am to 3 pm
Saturday October 7 and Sunday, October 8 1 - 4 pm
Monday and Wednesday October 9, 11 6 - 10 pm
October 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
Evening performances curtain at 7:30 pm, matinees at 3:00 pm
Synopsis of the play:
Best friends and Bingo pals, Vern, Honey and Patsy brave a terrible storm in order to attend the yearly celebration of the birth of Bingo and tribute to its founder, Edwin S. Lowe. As the storm knocks out power at the bingo hall, Patsy and Honey remind each other of the ominous night fifteen years ago that began in the same way. In flashback Honey tells us about the night Vern and her best friend Bernice, had their falling out. Bernice's sweeet, yet headstrong daugher, Alison enters the Bingo hall in disguise - Bernice's health is failing and Alison is determined with the help of Bingo, to reunite her mother with her long-lost best friend.
Characters: 6 women, 1 man
Vern - 40s: Matriarch of the group. Funny, robust, stubborn and crusty, but with a good heart buried under her gruff exterior. Mermanesque Broadway belt, showing range and power from low A to a solid C.
Patsy - 40s: Somewhat mousy, neurotic, and osbessively superstitious, yet underneath all that anxiety lies a rock star who can let it rip. Pop belt to F.
Honey - 40s: Leggy, beautiful, but a little past her prime. She's an extremely loveable sex kitten if not the brightest of bulbs. Belt/mix to E.
Sam Wonnietski/Frank - 40s: Sam is the Bingo caller - tall, rugged and handsome. He loves his job and takes his calling very seriously. The only thing that can distract him is Honey - the woman of his dreams. In flashbacks, he doubles as FRANK - a long-haired, hippie bingo caller from the past. Baritone to F.
Minnie Martinelli - 60s: Friendly bingo hall manager, she's everyone's favorite, cute, cuddly grandma. Although this woman could be the oldest in the group, she's still spry and quick on her feet. She must be extremely comfortable interacting and improvising with the audience and have a good, warm energy. Belt up to C.
Bernice Boodalay - 40s: Super mom, genuinely sweet and cheerful. She's the peachmaker and pie baker, and spreads sunshine wherever she goes...maybe a bit apssive aggressive with her friends. Belt to C.
Alison Boodalay - 20s: Bernice's daughter - fresh faced, passionate, optimistic, perkey and quirky. She is a young, comedic character woman in an ingenue's body. Bust be able to belt F sharp.
Actors should be prepared to cold read from the script, bring a prepared song with sheet music or accompaniment CD.