The Royal Family
by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman
dir. Burt McCollom
Monday December 9 and Wednesday December 11, 7-9:30pm
No appointment necessary. Auditioners will be taken in the approximate order of arrival.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Show dates are February 28, March 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8.
comedy - a thinly-veiled portrait of the legendary
Barrymores. Another renowned "Royal Family of Broadway",
the Cavendish clan comprises three generations of legendary American actors.
When the Cavendish name and reputation is threatened Dowager Fanny rules with a
combination of strength, wit, courage, and a sharp tongue, proving that the
"show" indeed, "must (and will) go on."
Cavendish: Matriarch of the Cavendish family, mother of Julie and Tony,
a talented actress who no longer performs.
60’s – 70’s.
Cavendish: Daughter of Fanny, mother of Gwen, middle-aged, still very
attractive woman and a phenomenal actress.
Oversees the family’s affairs.
Cavendish: Daughter of Julie, 19 years old and a talented actress. She is, however, less enthusiastic about
theatre than the rest of her family.
Cavendish: Son of Fanny. A
little younger than Julie, he has been working on a movie in Hollywood, but has
returned to New York because of some trouble. High-strung and used to having his own
way. 30’s – 40’s.
Wolfe: The Cavendish family’s manager. A figure of authority and knows what he
wants. Has been working with the Cavendish’s
for years, making him almost part of the family. 50’s – 60’s.
Stewart: Gwen’s boyfriend.
Attractive young man from a good family with a bright future. Would like Gwen to leave the stage so they
can be together. 20’s – 30’s.
Marshall: Former suitor of Julie.
Rich business man, back in town after almost twenty years to see Julie
again. 40’s – 50’s.
brother. Past his prime and having
trouble finding acting work. 50’s –
LeMoyne Dean: Herbert’s wife.
Mediocre actress, sees herself younger and more talented than she
actually is. 40’s – 50’s.
Cavendish’s housekeeper, an efficient woman, capable of keeping up with the many
needs of the family. Any age.
houseman, takes orders from Della and helps keep the family happy. Any age.
Peake: Gwen’s nurse for baby Aubrey. Any age, young.
If you have questions about the production,
please feel free to contact the director, Burt McCollom at 513.235.8554.