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Bellevue West High School

1501 Thurston Ave, Bellevue, Nebraska 68123

Repeats every day until Mon Sep 10 2018.
September 9, 2018 - 7:00pmSeptember 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Audition Notice: Cheaper by the Dozen – Bellevue Little Theatre
Bellevue Little Theatre is holding auditions for their upcoming production of CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN on Sunday, September 9th and Monday, September 10th. Auditions will be held at Bellevue West High School. 
Sunday, September 9th: 7:00 PM Children Call
7:45 PM Adult Call
Monday, September 10th: 7:00 PM Children Call
7:45 PM Adult Call
Bellevue West High School
1501 Thurston Ave
Bellevue, NE 68123

Please plan on arriving early. As noted above, Children will begin at 7:00 PM and Adults at 7:45PM each evening. Actors from each section may be asked to stay for a combined reading following the general call as needed. 
Interested parties need only attend one evening of auditions, so please feel free to select the date that is most convenient for you. Those auditioning will be asked to read sections from the script. These will be provided at auditions.

Actors should bring:
• All contact information, personal schedules and a list of rehearsal conflicts to complete the audition form.
• A recent photo to attach to audition form. Photos do not need to be professional and will not be returned. Should you not have a photo, one will be taken at the time of the audition.
Casting decisions will be completed and all parties notified no later than Sunday, September 16th.

Bellevue Little Theatre
Director: Jon Flower
Assistant Director / Stage Manager: Nora Shelton
Rehearsals Begin: Sunday, September 16th 
Performance Dates: Friday, November 2nd – Sunday, November 18th
Based on a true story, Cheaper by the Dozen tells the story of the Gilbreth family. Their inventor father, who is well-known for bringing better efficiency to factories, keeps his family of twelve children running just as efficiently. This play is told from the point of view of two of his children reflecting on the last few months before his death. He was preparing the family for his imminent departure, but most of his children, like most of the young children in the audience, were unaware of the fact. It is an extremely funny, heart-warming, and family-friendly tale, and the tragic catharsis of the father’s death is beautiful to the adults in the audience, who can understand the euphemisms.

Available Roles:
Mr. Gilbreth (Dad): Late 40's to mid 50's. Carries himself with the self-assurance of a successful man who is proud of his wife and family as well as his business accomplishments. Though a disciplinarian, he loves nothing so much as a good joke, preferably one on himself.
Mrs. Gilbreth (Mother): Late 40's to mid 50's. A gracious, attractive women. She is also a psychologist. In her own way she is often able to get better results with her large family more so than her disciplinarian husband.
Anne: The oldest, about 17. Attractive, sweet natured, but stands up to her father.
Ernestine: About 15. Also the Co-Narrator.
Frank: About 16. Also the Co-Narrator.
Martha: About 14. Speaks some German.
Bill, Lillian, Fred, Dan, Jackie: The younger children (ages variable from 13 - 5).
Mrs. Fitzgerald: The housekeeper - a kind woman who is completely devoted to the family. Sometimes her patience is tried by the ongoing chaos of the large family (late 40’s to 70’s).
Dr. Burton: The family doctor - a plain spoken man (age 40 – 60).
Joe Scales: Anne’s age (about 17) - a very short, cocky cheerleader.
Miss Brill: A teacher who has no love for the children and they have none for her (age 35 – 50).
Larry: Anne’s age (about 17), nice-looking, clean cut boy. Anne’s “special friend”.

**At the discretion of the directing staff, two (2) non-speaking children roles may be offered to fill out the family.