Uptown Players announces auditions for the world premiere of Silver Foxes, which runs March 2 through 12 at the Norma Young Arena Stage at Theatre Three.
From the writers of The Golden Girls, a new comedy about old gays!
Silver Foxes is a new comedy play about an ensemble of queer men who rescue their best friend from a homophobic assisted living facility. The three older men plus their buddy’s younger Twink lover, navigate stray cats, online hook up sites and the real estate ravenous lesbian couple next door to become a fabulous de facto family in an iconic mid-century Palm Springs house. This world premiere is written by James Berg & Stan Zimmerman (“Golden Girls”).
The following roles are open to both equity and non-equity actors. Uptown Players is searching for a diverse cast to fill these 5 roles. There are two or three principal equity contracts available for this production. The production is under the direction of Michael Urie.
BENNY - 60ish ex-politico with a big heart and a short fuse
CHUCK - 60ish retired army officer, masculine type with fussy OCD tendencies
CECIL - 60's-70's, effeminate man who’s always the life of the party
THE TWINK - 20's-30’s, shallow, vain bleached blonde gym bunny
*NIKA - 30ish, smart, stylish woman with a blunt haircut and imperceptible British accent
*Note – The actress who plays Nika, also plays these additional roles:
TRISH - 30ish, Nika's wife, smart, stylish with a blunt haircut
MISS SWENSON - 40ish, no nonsense, puritanical woman
30ISH PREPPY MAN - in tennis whites and headband
60ISH BEAR TYPE - party guest with muscles, paunch and handlebar moustache.
COVID-19 vaccinations are required from all artists in the production group. This is a condition of employment. Team members will be required to submit a photo or scan of their vaccination card, including proof of booster.
Auditions will be held by video submission only.
The deadline for video submissions is 5pm on October 5.
Please prepare the audition sides for the role(s) you are interested in. The audition sides for all 5 characters can be found BY CLICKING HERE. A headshot and resume are required with your submission.
A headshot and resume are required with your submission.
Callbacks will take place on Monday night, October 10 at the Uptown Players support facility. For those cast in the production, a table read will take place the evenings of October 11 and 12.
Rehearsals begin February 6, 2023 at the Uptown Players Support Facility. Production Opens March 2,2023 and closes March 12 with 4 shows a week to be performed on the Norma Young Arena Stage at Theatre Three.