Auditions for Tuesdays with Morrie, by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom:
Monday, May 23, 2022 at 7pm--Holly Srrings Cultural Center
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7pm--Fuquay Varina Arts Center
Wednesday, May 25--Callbacks, if needed; location TBA
This show performs July 14-16, 2022 at the Holly Springs Cultural Center and July 21-23, 2022 at the Fuquay Varina Arts Center
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished sports journalist driven by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch unexpectedly catches Morrie’s appearance on ABC’s Nightline News feature, learning that his old professor and mentor is battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Reunited by a quick drop in visit, the meeting turns into a weekly pilgrimage that is the last class for Mitch, the student, and Morrie, the teacher. It is The Meaning of Life 101 to a graduate course. It is based upon the enduring bestselling book by MitchAlbom that has made numerous best reads book lists and been called life changing by many. It was turned into Emmy winning TV movie featuring Jack Lemon and Hank Azaria.
For TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Auditions,
In order to identify your particular abilities and character potential,
Please prepare a monologue of one to two minutes length, of your choosing, appropriate for the characters. Nothing off color please. (I won’t be impressed just because you can use potty humor or the F word.)
If you cannot prepare a memorized monologue, please be prepared to read from a dramatic or comedic monologue of your choosing that you have familiarized yourself with. Some monologue scripts, you may peruse, will be made available at auditions if you have not brought one.
At some time, you will also be asked to do some cold reading with others auditioning from TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE sides or monologues which will be provided.
MORRIE SCHWARTZ – 70’s male. Morrie is a retired sociology professor. He spent most of his career at Brandies University where he taught many of the most notorious radicals and activist in country. He retires only when his disease forces him to by ravaging his body, but leaving his mind sharp and lucid as ever. As time is running out, he decides to live out loud rather than withdraw. He will talk about life and its meaning. And, he will talk about death. He is going to share the meaning of life with others as long as he possibly can. He has a unique ability to befriend people and read their mail through openness and honesty. And… humor, lots of fun and funny reactions to people and their thoughts. He does not baptize himself in pop culture or the media. He reacts against popular cultural norms choosing to inspire people to love and kindness instead of material wealth and success. He inspires people to invest in others and discover their potential to love and be loved.
MITCH ALBOM – plays college age to 40’s. Mitch has a good heart. But after suffering loss and understanding the brevity of life, he has given up his dreams and chooses to pursue material and professional success. He is driven to the point of valuing money and position over love and relationships. Workaholic. Before Morrie. his life is busyness and chaotic as the guy who never says no to an assignment in is sports journalist profession. Becoming a bit disillusioned with his career, and after marriage, he becomes frustrated and is seeking a chance to reassess priorities and an opportunity to find meaning and redemption in his life. After Morrie, and watching him deal with dying and share the meaning of life, we watch a metamorphosis of life in Mitch.
For information about auditions and rehearsals, please contact director Randy Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about volunteering for backstage, costume, & crew positions, please contact Maureen Daly, email@example.com