Auditions for NTAC’s Upcoming Performances:


Drop Dead!

By Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore

What happens when a poorly produced mystery is interrupted by a well-executed series of murders? Just maybe a barrelful of laughter!
Auditions will be held at the Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663 on Monday, October 3 rd, and Tuesday, October 4th, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Actors will cold-read from the script. Callbacks will be at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 5th, by invitation only. Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, October 8th. Performances at Newport Theatre Arts Center will be Thursdays to Sundays from November 17th through December 11th (no performance on Thanksgiving). For further information, email thegregorymcohen@gmail.com.
Directed by Gregory Cohen

Casting the following roles:

Chaz Looney, male, late teens to early 20s, a young, inexperienced actor playing the “ancient family butler” in terrible old-age makeup, must be comfortable having a kissing scene with Candy.

Candy Apples, female, 20s, beautiful, sexy ingenue; cast because she is dating the producer (must be comfortable wearing lingerie and having a kissing scene with Chaz.

Brent Reynolds, male, late 30s-40s, a leading man trying to restart his career
Dick Scorcese, male, 20s-60s, New Yorker, drafted into a part in this production; the cousin of a famous Italian American director, trying to disguise his strong Brooklyn accent to pass as an English detective.


Mona Monet, female, 40s-60s, washed-up television actress, trying to restart her career.

Victor Le Pewe, male, 30s-60s, frustrated once-mediocre director, trying to salvage this production while discreetly having a torrid flirtation with his stage manager P.G.

“Piggy” Banks, male, 50s-70s, Harvey Weinstein type producer; mounting this
production, so he can mount his girlfriend, Candy Phillip, male, 20s-40s, stage manager of the production, infatuated with Victor and willing to do anything to make this show successful.

Constance Crawford, female, 70s-decomposed, old-time Broadway star, no well
beyond her years and struggling to stay relevant (and mobile); old but must be able to accomplish some physical schtick

Alabama Miller, male or female, 30s-50s, intense, high-strung playwright, trying to maintain the integrity of his/her original artsy-fartsy script

All characters must be able to play physical comedy and highly ridiculous antics. All ethnicities and gender identifications are encouraged to audition.
There is no pay
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