Melodrama Auditions 2022!

We will hold auditions for this year's 2022 Melodramas to be held at the Sandwich Fair-FINALLY IN PERSON!!

What: Auditions for Sandwich Fair 2022 Melodramas

When: July 10th 1-4pm and July 11th 6-8pm

Where: Community Room at the Sandwich Opera House

Please make sure to have any schedule conflicts and the rehearsal schedule will be announced after the directors cast the shows. You must be available to perform September 7th-11th and could be cast in both shows

The Shows:

"Showtime on the Showboat" Directed by Linda Whaley

"As the River Queen Showboat steams down the mighty Mississippi river, Captain Lucy is attempting to open a new theatre season. She not only must earn enough money to pay her crew and performers, but must also make a payment on the showboat. Evil thespian Rufus Bilge is angry for not being cast as Romeo. He plots with his accomplice, Sadie Larue to sabotage the show, and gain control of the showboat."

Characters Captain Lucy- adult or older teen female Rufus-adult or teen male Steamboat Willy-teen or adult male Flower girls- age 7 up to adult Sadie LaRue-adult or teen female Ventriloquist (Danny or Dani): male or female adult or teen Dummy (Mick or Mickie) male or female adult or teen Heather Heartthrob-female-will try to match in age to the hero, Alex Alex Adonis-male adult or teen

"Run to the Roundhouse, Nellie" Directed by Jim Steadman

"Harriett and Nellie have to keep their railroad going by themselves after the death of H.O. Gauge (Harriet's husband) but the gold mine dried up and they are losing the battle. What they don't know (but Hugo does), is there is black gold on Sterling's land that could bring Glory Gulch back to life and save the railroad. Unfortunately, Sterling doesn't know either.

Harriet gauge - Female-middle aged matron/widow who owns a short line railroad in Glory Gulch due to her husband's "untimely" death"


Nellie Gauge - Female-Teen or young adult. Harriet's daughter, pretty but hard to tell covered in grease from repairing the trains

Hugo Swindle -Male adult, moneyed nefarious shyster with an eye for the railroad stock, and for Nellie's virtue

Sterling Worth -Male teen or young adult, Local rancher with a heart as pure as a new born's and the brains to match. Nellie's heart throb, but he doesn't get it.

Sheila Baggage -Female-adult or young adult, friend of Hugo brought in to help him swindle Harriett, but shows her heart in the end.