Monday, September 2, 2019

audition notice - BAREFOOT IN THE PARK - Hale Centre Theatre - September 28

Hale Centre Theatre will hold auditions on September 28th for Barefoot in the Park, playing December 31, 2019 – February 8, 2020.

The show is produced by David and Corrin Dietlein, directed by Diedra Celeste Miranda and casting directors David and Corrin Dietlein.

Performances are Wednesday through Saturday nights at 7:30pm. There are 4pm matinees on Fridays. On Saturdays there will be 3 performances: 12pm, 4pm, and 7:30pm.

Corie Bratter and Paul Bratter - Lead: $75 per performance totaling about $3,075
All other roles: $50 per performance totaling about $2,050
Actors in lead roles will receive an estimated payment of $450-$525 per week or $3,075.00 total. All
other adult actors will receive an estimated payment of $300-$350 per week or $2,050.00 total for
the run of the show. Actors will receive a free meal between matinee and evening performances and
six complimentary tickets.
*Estimated payment may differ if performances are added or removed.

Fresh off a honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel, free-spirited Corie and her buttoned-down husband Paul
find themselves struggling to adjust to married life in their run-down New York apartment. Throw in a meddling mother, an eccentric upstairs neighbor, and a double date that goes disastrously wrong,
and you’ve got the perfect recipe for laughter.

Audition Information
● Saturday, September 28th at 10:00 AM
● Auditions will be held at the theater located at 50 West Page Avenue, Gilbert, AZ 85233.
● A video audition may be submitted in lieu of a physical audition. Prepare & submit the side of
your choice on Casting Manager via YouTube prior to the audition date.

What to Prepare
● The audition will consist of side readings. Sides will be provided. Please prepare 1 side to read.
● Please be familiar with the play.
● Read the breakdowns and bring your best characters to the audition.
● Dancing or singing will not be required at the audition.
● The casting directors use Casting Manager during the casting process. Please post your
headshot and resume to your Casting Manager profile.

Call Backs
Call backs for Barefoot in the Park will be held Saturday, October 5th at 10:00 AM with the first read
through scheduled for Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM .

How to make an appointment

Other Notes
Runtime: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes. Auditions are by appointment only. Any questions
may be emailed to


CORIE BRATTER : (LEAD; Female; 23-25) A newlywed, married only six days at the beginning of the play. She is young, pretty, and full of enthusiasm for the future. Impulsive and fun-loving, she
considers herself a doer, not a watcher. Her impetuosity is not shared, at first, by her mother or
husband, and they are aghast when she cheers the crazy antics of Victor, a neighbor. Corie eventually
learns to appreciate dependability and quiet strength.

PAUL BRATTER : (LEAD; Male; 23-30) Corie’s husband, a 26-year-old attorney in his first job. Both his dress and his outlook are very conservative, like he is 56. Extremely proper and dignified, he
always knows the right thing to say. He is levelheaded and practical, and he keeps his emotions in
check, perhaps too much so. After Corie accuses him of lacking playfulness, he shows her that he,
too, is capable of walking barefoot in the park.

VICTOR VELASCO : (Supporting; Male; 55-60) The Bratters’ upstairs neighbor. 58 years old, he is a colorful character. Although capable of looking positively natty in a double-breasted pinstripe suit, he also wears Japanese kimonos and berets. He is vain, flamboyant, and without shame when it comes to letting someone else pick up the tab. Married three times, he is a terrific flirt. He is also a gourmet cook; Paul refers to him as the “Hungarian Duncan Hines.” There are signs that Victor is beginning to slow down. After an exhilarating evening of his own creation, he suffers a broken toe and an upset stomach.

MRS. ETHYL BANKS : (Supporting; Female; 45-52) Corie’s mother. She is in her late 40s. Although she is still pretty, she has fallen out of step with the fashions. She lives alone in West Orange, New Jersey. Consciously or unconsciously, she has adopted a narrow image of herself as someone with a sensitive stomach, a bad back, and no need for romance. It takes a wild evening out with Victor for Ethel to rediscover her carefree and spontaneous self.

TELEPHONE REPAIR MAN : (Supporting; Male; 32-40) Harry Pepper, a telephone repairman. He
witnesses, to his mortification, a fight between Corie and Paul. Tall, heavy-set man in his mid thirties.

DELIVERY MAN : (Supporting; Male; 55-65) In his early 60’s and nearing the end of his life. Silent.


Diedra Celeste Miranda (Director) Diedra is very happy to return to the Hale Centre Theatre. Her last
shows directed here were John Loves Mary and The Miracle Worker . Originally from Los Angeles, she directed numerous shows including her favorite, To Kill a Mockingbird . In Utah, The Rainmaker and an original, The Bookbinder’s Tale . As an Actress, she has performed a multitude of Lead roles on stage. Her favorite being Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire . Thank you Dave and Corrin for welcoming me back to your lovely theatre. I am ever so Grateful. “The JOY and Happiness I receive from live theatre is completely unexplainable!”

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