Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre will hold auditions for its fall production, “Paint Your Wagon,” at Pulaski Street School Auditorium, 300 Pulaski Street in Riverhead, on May 23 and 24, from 6:30-9 PM. (enter through front doors)
The role of Ben Rumson has been cast. All other roles are available. The performance dates are November 16-19 at Riverhead High School.
Rusty Kransky will direct, with Dee Martin assisting. George Moravek is the Musical Director with Lucille Naar-Saladino as Choreographer.
“Paint Your Wagon” tells the story of the 1848 California Gold Rush and the many who headed west, hoping to strike it rich. The Lerner and Loewe score features such classic songs as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees” and "Wand’rin’ Star.” The humorous show has roles for many men of all ages to play gold miners and a chorus of dance hall girls. Three women (a daughter aged 16-25, and two wives, aged 20s-40s) are also featured in the show.
Please bring music for a song from a classic Broadway musical; an accompanist will be provided. All should be prepared to learn a dance combination. There will be readings from the script.
Show dates are November 16-19, 2023.
For more information, please call Rusty Kransky at (631) 428-6018.
Ben Rumson: Male 45-65 (Role has been Cast). A likeable old miner and founder of the newly gold-struck town of Rumson, a place soon over-populated with hopeful prospectors. He misses his departed wife, Elisa, and has an 18-year-old daughter, Jennifer.
Jennifer Rumson: Female 16-25. Ben's spitfire 18- year-old daughter. As the only female inhabitant during the origin of Rumson, she is sent to school back east. Before leaving, she falls in love with a handsome young miner, Julio Valveras. Determined, she promises to reunite with Julio after school.
Julio Valveras: Male 18-30s. A handsome, young miner of Mexican descent. Follows the gold and falls in love with Jennifer.
Steve Bullnack: Male 25-65. A miner in Rumson.
Jake Whippany: Male 30-50s. A (banjo-playing if possible) miner in his thirties. Runs a popular music hall in Rumson.
Elizabeth Woodling: Female 20-40s A beautiful Mormon wife of Jacob Woodling and newly arrived to Rumson.
Sarah Woodling: Female 20-40s. A second wife of Jacob Woodling, pompous and patronizing.
Jacob Woodling Male 20-40s.A Mormon man in his thirties with two wives when he arrives to Rumson.
Cherry Jourdel: Female 20-50. The French accented leader of Cherry and her Fandango girls. Has a mature air about her.
Ensemble Men: Miners and prospectors. A wide variety of men.