AUDITIONS – “Moonlight and Magnolias” – Tonight 5/5 and Tomorrow 5/6 at 7pm
Moonlight and Magnolias
Directed by Michael J. Frohnhoefer
Audition Dates: May 5 & 6 at 7pm
The year is 1939 and David O. Selznick is making the mother of all movies, Gone with the Wind. The cast is in place and cameras are rolling. There’s just one problem— Selznick doesn’t have a script yet. So he locks himself, director Victor Fleming and script doctor Ben Hecht in a room with little more than peanuts, bananas, and a typewriter, and they proceed to reenact the saga of Scarlett and Rhett. Only this is Scarlett and Rhett like you’ve never seen before! This rip-roaring farce is a hilarious homage to the men behind an American movie classic.
3 men, 1 woman
DAVID O. SELZNICK – Big time movie producer. Married to the daughter of the famed head of MGM, Louis B. Mayer. Haunted by the failures of his father in the film industry. He buys the rights to the successful book “Gone With The Wind” to make into the greatest epic ever! This film will make him the greatest ever or bury him. “He’s got to have this film!” Neurotic. Real hustler. Does not take “NO” for an answer.
BEN HECHT – Famous screenwriter , Ex journalist from Chicago. very committed to pro Jewish issues. . Hired to rewrite the script of “Gone With The Wind”. However, he has never read the book and believes this film is doomed. A voice of consciousness. Butts heads with the new director, Victor Fleming. Sarcastic
VICTOR FLEMING – Famous director, womanizer, blowhard but really a bit insecure underneath. Directed ‘’Gone With The Wind”, “Wizard Of Oz”. Started out as a mechanic and limo driver and is constantly afraid he will end up back where he started. He actually changed how films were shot with cameras moving during filming.
MRS. POPPENGHUL – David O. Selznick’s long time dutiful assistant. She takes care of the never ending supply of peanuts and banana. How many ways can you say, ‘’Yes Mr. Selznick”? Improv ability. This part will be much larger than appears in the script.