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Uptown Players announces auditions for the regional premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, which runs December 1 through December 17, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. 

Uptown Players presents the 2015 Off-Broadway hit comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride, starring Kyle Igneczi in the title role. After years of struggling at a small-time club in the Florida Panhandle, Casey (Igneczi) realizes it’s now or never for his career as an Elvis impersonator. He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. Enter Miss Tracy Mills, a self-proclaimed grand dame of drag who guarantees Casey’s life is about to get “all shook up.” Matthew Lopez’s hip-shakin’, heartwarming tale explores what happens when one man trades in his blue suede shoes for platform pumps and discovers “he ain’t nothing but a drag queen”. 

The following roles are open to both equity and non-equity actors. There are two LOA/LORT principal equity contracts available for this production. The production is under the direction of Bruce R. Coleman. 

Jo (20-30 / African American Woman) Jo is the supportive, but increasingly pregnant wife of Casey; she is a hard-headed woman married to a soft-hearted man; a realist who’s prone to being fatalistic, she grounds him, while he enables her to breathe and dream; tough without being bitchy, firm without being brittle; a steel rod for a spine; she loves him deeply and he’s the only person she feels safe showing her vulnerability to; works multiple service jobs struggling to keep them afloat and it’s taken a toll.

Jason (25-34 / Male / Any Ethnicity) Jason is Casey’s straight, perhaps red-neck, best friend and landlord; He can sometimes be a bit spineless--but loves his friends dearly; capable of surprising insight and warmth.  Jason is a dude. (Note: In Some productions, this role also plays Rexy)

Rexy (20-30 / Male / Any Ethnicity) Rexy is a spoiled, self-centered, fabulously fierce and feisty sharp-tongued drag performer with a dark past; a trashy gal who fancies herself the most sophisticated in the room; loves boys and booze and thrives on conflict; a bit of a hot mess; can cut to the bone with her words; an unlikely moral compass with great respect for the history and art of drag.  (Note: In Some productions, this role also plays Jason)

Eddie (45-60 / Male / Any Ethnicity) Easily flustered and financially-desperate owner of a struggling dive bar/club in Panama City, Florida; rough around the edges, a bit of a walking ulcer, but a huge heart; he makes a bold move to bring in an even smaller drag team to try a new approach to bringing in customers.

Tracy (40-50 / Male / Any Ethnicity) - Sweet-natured southern drag queen, and drag mother to Casey; her impeccable timing, wit, and charm can disarm anyone; deeply nurturing by nature, she thrives on being a mentor, but is ruthlessly pragmatic when she needs to be; ready to find a home and build something meaningful and lasting; equal parts inspiration and desperation. Role requires dancing in heels and lip syncing.

The role of Casey/Georgia McBride has already been cast and will be played by Kyle Igneczi.

Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday, September 18 from 530pm to 10pm at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard (@ Blackburn), Dallas TX 75219. For an audition appointment, go HERE to request one online or call 214-219-2718. Auditions will consist of reading selections from the script. The script is available by appointment at the Uptown Players Box office during box office hours (1pm-6pm Tue-Fri). Audition sides will be posted on the audition page on the Uptown Players website by September 12. A headshot and resume are required at auditions. Callbacks will take place on Tuesday, September 19 at 7pm and will include movement for the 2 drag roles.

Rehearsals will begin the week of November 6. The production runs December 1 through 17 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. For additional information, visit www.uptownplayers.org.

Rehearsals will begin the week of September 25. The production runs October 20 through November 5 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.

Make your audition appointment here

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