Broadway Rose seeks diverse theatre artists to join our mission to create unparalleled musical theater experiences that invigorate audiences and enrich our communities. We hire both Equity Guest Artists and Non-Equity performers and encourage artists of all ethnicities to audition.
Broadway Rose Theatre Company is seeking five non-union artists, any race or ethnicity, for our production of Don’t Hug Me. All roles available. We are seeking a diverse cast and strongly encourage actors who are members of underrepresented communities to submit. All roles are paid.
Virtual submissions will be accepted through December 20, 2021. Callbacks will be held by invitation only on the evening of January 3, 2022.
Don’t Hug Me Book and Lyrics by Phil Olson Music by Paul Olsen Directed by Dan Murphy (note that the show is performed to karaoke tracks, per the plot device in the script.)
It’s Fargo meets The Music Man (without the blood or the trombones).
Oh, for cryin’ in yer snow shoes! It’s the coldest day of the year in Bunyan Bay when a slick karaoke salesman arrives at the bar and turns the locals’ lives upside down. With its over the top songs and crazy characters, this Minnesota love story with singin’ and stuff will have you laughing until the spring thaw!
Don’t Hug Me takes place in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. Cantankerous bar owner, Gunner Johnson, wants to sell the business and move to Florida. Clara, his wife and former Winter Carnival Bunyan Queen, wants to stay. Bernice Lundstrom, the waitress, wants to pursue a singing career. Her fiance, Kanute Gunderson, wants her to stay home. It’s a battle of wills, and when a fast-talking salesman, Aarvid Gisselsen, promises to bring romance into their lives through the ‘magic’ of karaoke, all heck breaks loose!
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Clara Johnson – (late 50s early 60s) Strong willed co-owner of a bar called “The Bunyan,” who’s been married to Gunner for a long time.
Gunner Johnson – (early 60s) Strong willed co-owner of The Bunyan. A north woods Archie Bunker who’s been married to Clara for a long time.
Bernice Lundstrom – (late 20s) The dreamy waitress at The Bunyan.
Aarvid Gisselsen – (mid 30s – early 40s) Slick, fast-talking karaoke salesman. A north woods “Music Man.”
Kanute Gunderson – (mid 30s – early 40s) Oblivious, full of himself business owner.
DATES (a more detailed breakdown is in the submission link):
Music rehearsals: March 15-17
Staging rehearsals: March 22 – April 8
Tech: April 9
Dress rehearsals: April 10 – 13
Performances: April 14 – May 8
Possible extension through May 15
If interested, please submit via the link below:
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Audition submissions are accepted through December 20, 2021. If you receive a call back, you may be asked to attend an in-person callback at Broadway Rose New Stage (12850 SW Grant Ave, Tigard, OR 97223) on the evening of January 3rd, 2022.
Broadway Rose Theatre Company believes that diversity brings a vital richness and depth to the stories it presents on its stages and that theatre should not just entertain, but expose audiences to new experiences and expand their worldview. It is committed to its work in improving its equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts and fostering an environment where all people are welcome.
To submit your resume/headshot and information, please click here: https://forms.gle/WzBALyRzaCXASVf59