Cassopolis will present “The Audition” Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Ross Beatty High School. Pictured from left are Thomas Bosler, Chandler Kraus and Amelia Ayers. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)
Cassopolis will present “The Audition” Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Ross Beatty High School. Pictured from left are Thomas Bosler, Chandler Kraus and Amelia Ayers. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

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‘The Audition’ presented this weekend at Ross Beatty

Published 9:16pm Wednesday, April 17, 2013

“The Audition” will be presented by the Cassopolis Thespian Troupe 2323 this weekend at Ross Beatty High School.

The play will be presented in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for the general public and $4 for students and senior citizens.

Director Jean Porath originally wrote “The Audition” as a 20-minute play for the Lakeland Fine Arts Festival a few years back.

It was so well received that she turned it into a complete production.

“It takes place in one day,” Porath said. “Two casting directors are casting for a play and they are besieged by a lot of really bad acting and people who are not quite all there and a variety of very colorful characters who come in. They get more and more frustrated as the day goes on.

“I wanted to do one of my own. So we decided to do that, so I elaborated. I added a story line for one of the casting directors. He’s considering getting married so we have a little bit of fun with that. I added a character June, who is their “gopher” and all day long she comes in dressed as various characters trying to audition. She think’s being kind of sly. We have a trumpet player who keeps coming in and Tom (Bosler) keeps yelling at him that this is not a musical audition.”

Tom Bosler plays Andy Rinnard and Molly Moroz plays Tracy Gilbertson, the two casting directors. Amelia Ayers plays the “gopher” June.

 

Cast list

June, Amelia Ayers; Andy Rinnard, Thomas Bosler; Tracy Gilbertson, Molly Moroz; Kelly Cantwell/Kris, Kayla Tobias; Joe, Chandler Kraus; Melissa Ann Stanton/Jolene, Susan Lary; Stu/Gus, Alex Brown; Lou Daniels/Charlie, Alec Hoff; Robert St. James, Stephen Walker; Dorothy Gale/Steffie, Jacqueline Kelley-Cogdell; Toto, Clifford; Sarah/Avery Jones, Amy Adams; Julie/Bette, Hailey Wellman; Madeline/Jill, Aaliyah De Jesus; Sue, Ginger, Hannah Deubner; Aaron Elmer Preston/Harrison Cunningham, Sage Blair; Henry Doezen/Sam, Eric Bosler; Katherine Applegate, Dana Majewski; Tony Blackhorn/Carl, Cody Hoff; Judith, Vivian Williams; Isabelle Flowers, Emily Cutting

 

Production

Director, Jean Porath; set director, Lois Barrett-Bush; student assistant, Kayla Tobias; costumes, Barrett-Bush, Porath and cast; lights/sound, Susan Lary and Barrett-Bush; make-up, Robert Moore

 

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