Backstage holds Denver auditions for ‘Guys on Ice’
February 28, 2008
BRECKENRIDGE ” The Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge is seeking two actors/singers (age 20-50) for its summer production of the musical comedy, “Guys on Ice,” by Fred Alley and James Kaplan.
From their ice fishing shanty, longtime pals Lloyd and Marvin keep warm with a mutual appreciation for good bait, cold beer and the Green Bay Packers.
As Marvin anxiously awaits his opportunity to appear on a cable TV fishing show and share secrets of his life “on da lake,” Lloyd ponders a recent squabble with his wife concerning plans to spend their anniversary at Lambeau Field.
Both pals scramble to protect their cold ones from fellow angler, Ernie the Moocher. Musical numbers include “De Wishing Hole,” “Ode to a Snowmobile Suit” and “Fish is de Miracle Food.”
Rehearsals for “Guys on Ice” will begin in late spring. The show opens July 17 and performs alternating weekends until Aug. 23.
The show will be directed by Michael C. Grittner and music directed by Andrew Metz. All positions are paid. Lodging is available for those traveling outside of Summit County.
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Auditions will be held at Theatre Off Broadway, 1124 Santa Fe Drive in Denver (directions at theatregroup.org/locations/) on Saturday, March 15 from 1-4 p.m.
Auditioners should come prepared with 16 bars of uptempo music. An accompanist and CD player will be provided.
Please prepare a two-minute comic monologue. Auditioners may be required to read from the script.
Auditions are by appointment only. Please contact Michael Grittner at (303) 483-1092 to leave a message and schedule an appointment. For more information, visit the Backstage Theatre website at http://www.backstagetheatre,org or by calling (970) 453-0199.