Local Actors Guild of Saratoga Auditions “The Boys in the Band”

The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga announces their auditions for their March production of The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley, directed by Sierra Lynch. Tuesday, December 5th – 7pm at the Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Actors will read from the script. Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one.

In his upper eastside Manhattan apartment, Michael is throwing a birthday party for Harold, a self-awoved “32 year-old, pock-marked, Jew fairy”, complete with surprise gift: “Cowboy” a street hustler. As the evening wears on, fueled by drugs and alcohol, bitter, unresolved resentments among the guests come to light when a game of “Truth” goes terribly wrong.

DONALD – twenty-eight, medium blond, wholesome American good looks.
EMORY – thirty-three, small, frail, very plain.
LARRY – twenty-nine with a starkly simple sense of individual style and color in his clothes. Dark eyes, dark hair, extremely handsome.
HANK – thirty-two, tall, solid, athletic, attractive.
BERNARD – twenty-eight, African-American, tall, gaunt, nice-looking, dressed in Ive-League clothes.
COWBOY – twenty-two, light blond, muscle-bound, too pretty.
HAROLD – thirty-two, dark, lean, strong limbs, unusual face.
ALAN – thirty, aristocratic Anglo-Saxon features.

Please note the character descriptions are a guideline they are not set in stone.

MICHAEL – thirty, average face, smartly groomed.
*The role of Michael has been cast

Rehearsals start early January with performances March 16-25, 2018.

This seminal work of the Off Broadway movement premiered in 1968 and was a long-running hit onstage, later filmed with the original cast. In 2010, the play made a triumphant return to New York City in an highly praised production produced by Drama Desk and Obie Award winning Transport Group.

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