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“Suite Surrender” by Michael McKeever

Content Notes: Some mild adult language

It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel — assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance…that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.

Characters Needed:

BERNARD S. DUNLAP – (50s-60s) The general manager of the Palm Beach Royale Hotel & Spa. An austere and dignified gentleman who insists on everything running smoothly – and becomes a screaming hysteric when it doesn’t.

CLAUDIA MCFADDEN (40s-50s)– America’s beloved matron of song. An impressive singing star, every gesture she makes is larger than life. She moves into a room with the force of an elegantly dressed tornado. Singing required.

ATHENA SINCLAIR  (40s-50s)– A great star of stage and screen. Stylish and elegant, she is every inch the diva that Claudia McFadden is. A one-time screen siren, she exudes the confidence of being Hollywood royalty. Singing required.

MURPHY STEVENS (20s-30s)– Athena’s personal secretary. Former fiancée to Francis, she dreamed of being a big star herself, before becoming a secretary for one instead. Kissing scenes with Francis.

MR. PIPPET (20s-30s)– Claudia’s personal secretary. He’s resigned to the fact that his main lot in life is to be yelled at. Often panics at any surprises.

DORA DEL RIO (20s-30s) – A gossip columnist. Rather snoopy with a flair for the dramatic, she will try anything to dig up a juicy story.

MRS. EVERETT P. OSGOOD (50s-60s)– A society matron and president of the Palm Beach Ladies for Unity. An old money eccentric with dotty innocence, she is stylish and accustomed to getting anything she wants.

FRANCIS (20s-30s)– A bellhop. Former fiancé of Murphy, he quit show business to join the army but is now hiding out as a bellhop after the army wouldn’t take him. He and Otis are a comedic pair ala Laurel and Hardy. Kissing scenes with Murphy.

OTIS (20s-30s)– A bellhop. A diligent and happy man who tends to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He and Francis are a comedic pair ala Laurel and Hardy.

Auditions March 13 & 14 6:00-8:00 at Garrison School 502 N Water St

Cold Readings from script

Callbacks if needed or cast list posted Wed (15th) 6-8

Read Through March 16th, 7-9

Resumes and headshots not necessary but appreciated.

List of conflicts required.

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