Saturday, February 3, 2024

Auditions for THE LAST ROMANCE at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre announced for February 18

Director: Cheryl Schaar
Assistant Director: Stephanie Cartwright

Love can make anyone feel young again, even an elderly widower. On an ordinary day in a routine life, Ralph Bellini decides to take a different path on his daily walk. Instantly smitten by an elegant, mature woman, Carol, who he sees in the park with her dog, he turns on the charm hoping for a second chance at love. Defying Carol's reticence, and the advice of his protective sister Rose, Ralph embarks on a journey to regain the happiness that seemed all but lost. It takes several attempts, but he finally becomes friends with her, winning her over with his charm, humor, and love of opera. Meanwhile, Carol has a secret, and what she’s concealing might drive a wedge between her and Ralph. They have what may be their last chance for love and happiness. The Last Romance is a heart-warming comedy about finding love at any age.

Our goal is to cast the very best actors for each role- we are committed to racial, cultural and artistic diversity. Artists of all ethnicities, genders, and abilities are welcome and warmly encouraged to audition. For the health and safety of all performers, we recommend that all company members follow current CDC guidelines. See Current CDC Guidelines: Stay Up To Date with COVID 19 Vaccines
Sunday, February 18th from 1:45 pm to 5 pm

Callbacks by Invitation, Sunday, January 28th from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

What to Prepare:
Cold reads from sides provided. Sides available for download using Signup Genius link and at the theatre at time of audition. Select the side for each character that you wish to be considered for but please select only one audition slot. Those auditioning for The Young Man need to also be prepared to sing a selection of any Italian opera. Bring current headshot, resume and rehearsal conflicts.

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, 8989 E. Via Linda, Suite 118, Scottsdale, 85258

Rehearsals begin on April 1st. Rehearsals are held at the theatre on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 6 pm to 9 pm and occasionally on Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to Noon. Expect longer rehearsals for tech week. 

Week 1 - April 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Week 2 - April 8th, 9th, 10th
Week 3 - April 15th, 16th, 17th
Week 4 - April 22nd, 23rd, 24th
Week 5 - April 29th, 30th, May 1st, Saturday May 5th
Week 6 - May 6th, 7th, 8th, and Saturday May 12th (if necessary)
Tech Week - May 13th, 14th, 15th
Performance Dates:
May 16th through June 22nd (23 performances total)

All shows are 7 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and 2 pm Saturday matinees. There is a possibility of adding 7 pm shows on Wednesday evenings during the run if there is a demand. Call time is 1 hour prior to show time. A stipend will be paid. Please do not audition if you are not available for all performances. 

Characters/Roles Available:
Ralph Bellini - 80 years old (can be made to look older, but should be 65+). Vigorous and full of life.

Carol Reynolds - 70's. Attractive, proper and very well dressed.

Rose Tagliatelle - 70's. Ralph's sister. Thinks her job is to take care of Ralph.

The Young Man - Early 20's. Baby-faced with a beautiful singing voice. Needs to be able to sing Italian opera. He should be similar in build to Ralph.

Email Director Cheryl Schaar with questions at

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