Auditions for Anton in Show Business

Auditions for Valley Players’ production of Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin will be held on Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 pm at 925 Golden Gate Drive in Napa, California.  Directed by Megan Palagi, Anton in Show Business will play May 9, 10 & 11 at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville and May 13 & 14 at Bay Area Stage in Vallejo.

Seven women play fifteen roles—breaking gender and age barriers—in this madcap comedy that follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole and into a strangely familiar Wonderland that looks a lot like American theatre.

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 28 & March 1 at 6:30 pm.

7 women, preferably 40 or older. 1 African American, all other roles open to any race/ethnicity. Will consider actresses in their 20s & 30s for the role of Joby
6 stagehands (non-speaking) of any gender/age/race/ethnicity. (Stagehands need not audition. Just let us know you are interested.)

Resume and headshot requested, but not mandatory. Single, preferably comedic monologue and cold reading. No pay, non-AEA.

Download your audition form here! (Audition forms will also be available at the door.)

Please send an email to valley-players@majico.com with your name and the date(s) you plan to attend.

Anton in Show Business Character Breakdown

T-Anne: Stage Manager for the San Antonio, Texas Actors Express Theater Company (African American)
Also plays: Andwyneth: Artistic Director of San Antonio’s Black Rage. One of a string of directors hired to direct Three Sisters; Don Blount: Vice President for Grants and Contibutions at Albert & Sons Tobacco, corporate sponsor for Three Sisters; Gate Manager: Gate Check-In attendant at San Antonio airport

Lisabette Cartwright: Sweet, ingénue type. Naïve, religious, charming and energetic. Cast first as Masha, then Irina in Three Sisters

Casey Mulgraw: Jaded, experienced theater actress. Rather plain and a bit bitter. Cast as Olga in Three Sisters

Kate (Katrina Todoravskia): Producing director of Actors Express Theater Company
Also plays: Gate Announcer (San Antonio): Voiceover / off-stage; Ben Shipwright: A craggy actor. Married with children. Plays Vershinin in Three Sisters; Jackey: The gay male costume designer for Actors Express Theater Company

Wikéwitch Konalkvis: Polish immigrant director. One of a string of directors hired to direct Three Sisters
Also plays
: Airport Announcer (New York): Voiceover / off-stage; Ralph Brightly: British theater director from Toads Hall Rep in London. One of a string of directors hired to direct Three Sisters Joe Bob Mattingly: Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Actors Express Theater Company

Holly Seabé: A dropdead gorgeous (but fading) TV Star. Cast as Irina, then Masha in Three Sisters

Joby: A graduate with an MFA in dramaturgy and audience member

6 Stagehands, non-speaking but nevertheless very much a part of the cast.