Leading Ladies

Season: 2015 Main Stage Season

Author: Ken Ludwig

Director: Leslie Kimbell

Genre: Comedy

Location: Colleen O Williams Theater, Winder, GA 30680


Per the Samuel French website: "in this hilarious comedy two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it."

Show Dates

  • May 29, 2015 7:30 pm
  • May 30, 2015 7:30 pm
  • May 31, 2015 3:00 pm
  • June 5, 2015 7:30 pm
  • June 6, 2015 7:30 pm
  • June 7, 2015 3:00 pm

Audition Dates

  • February 22, 2015 6:30 pm
  • February 23, 2015 6:30 pm

Audition Details

Cast requirements are 5 men and 3 women. Two of the men will be dressing as women for part of the show as they try to con a family into believing they are the long lost cousins who should inherit a fortune.

Please bring a current photo if possible along with any schedule conflicts during the rehearsal period.

Full Cast Read Through and Newspaper Photo - Thursday February 26th - 7 PM

First Rehearsal - Monday March 2nd - 7 PM
Character Requirements List:

1. Leo Clark - Male 30s-40s - This character plays a man and also performs in drag
2. Meg Snider - Female 28-35
3. Jack Gable - Male 30's to 40s - This character plays a man and also performs in drag
4. Rev. Duncan Woolery - Male 35-45
5. Doctor Myers - Male 50 +
6. Florence - Female 60+
7. Butch Myers - Male - 20-30
8. Audrey - Female 20-30 - *roller skates

This high comedy requires extremely rehearsed timing. Initial rehearsals will be two times a week for the first three weeks. All remaining rehearsals will be three days a week with a possible fourth added if needed. The cast will break for Spring Break April 13-17. All cast will be required to help construct and paint the set. All cast will be required to be at set move and set strike.


Community Service Recipient

Dictionary Project

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