Theatre Charlotte will host auditions for The Nerd, a comedy by Larry Shue, on Dec. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. Director Jill Bloede is seeking actors for the following roles:
Willum Cubbert: to play early 30s; an architect, currently designing a hotel for Mr. Waldgrave; a pushover, kind and intelligent, but lacks the backbone to stand up for himself.
Tansy McGinnis: to play mid 20s to early 30s; a smart woman who is as attracted to Willum as he is to her, but who has been offered her dream job as a television weather forecaster in Washington, D.C.; feels guilty for leaving Willum behind. Idealistic, perky, and kind.
Axel Hammond: to play early 30s to mid 40s. Willum's best friend; a pretentious, often-inebriated drama critic, always ready with a sarcastic comment.
Rick Steadman: to play early 30s. The titular "nerd;" oblivious to insult and lacks manners or sensitivity; tells Willum that he works as an inspector at a chalk factory in Wisconsin.
Warnock Waldgrave: to play 40s to early 50s; boisterous, slightly dim businessman, owner of eight hotels, with no creativity and no tact; hasn't smiled in over 40 years.
Clelia Waldgrave: to play late 30s to 40; Waldgrave's high-strung, put-upon wife; holds back all of her emotions, and only releases her stress when she can break "something small."
Thor Waldgrave: to play 8 years old; Waldgraves' total terror of a child (may be either a boy or a girl); spends most of the play hiding in a closet or bedroom.
Additional 2017-2018 Season Shows
Auditions for A Time To Kill will be held January 28 and 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be January 30, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Auditions for Spring Awakening will be held March 25 and 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be March 27, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Anyone interested in performing on stage at Theatre Charlotte is welcome to audition. For musicals, generally you will be required to prepare a song and bring the sheet music to the audition and come dressed to move. For non-musicals you will most likely be asked to read scenes from the script. Perusal copies of scripts are often available for those interested in auditioning. Rehearsals are usually held Sunday through Thursday evenings. Theatre Charlotte is committed to diversity on our stage and in our audience. We strongly encourage actors of color to audition.