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Announcing auditions for the SPOTLIGHT Production of Nancy Frick’s Four Weddings and an Elvis

Four Weddings and an Elvis Synopsis

Sandy, the four-times-married, three-times-divorced owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, has certainly seen her fair share of matrimonies! In the hilarious Four Weddings and an Elvis, we witness four of her most interesting: Bev and Stan, who are getting married as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce, two arrogant former Hollywood stars who are tying the knot as a publicity ploy; and Martin and Fiona, a gentle postal-worker and a tough ex-con trying to get married before the police arrive! However, the final wedding is the quirkiest of all: Sandy’s fifth and (hopefully) final wedding, which reveals an unexpected twist! Of course, this play about revenge, fame and love wouldn’t be complete without an appearance by The King himself!


Director: Lesley Warren

Lesley Gray Warren, a theatre instructor at Jefferson State Community College and Spotlight Program Coordinator for CEPA.

When:  January 14 at 2:00 pm & January 16 at 6:00 pm

Where: The CEPA stage.  25 Williamson Dr.  Pell City, AL  35125

Rehearsals: Begin around Jan. 30th.  Specific dates and times will be determined after casting

Performances: April 6-8, 2018

What to prepare: A one-minute joke or comedic monologue – Men: Be prepared to do your best Elvis imitation and sing a few bars of an Elvis song

For more information or to receive a copy of the script, contact Lesley Warren  at (205) 338-1974 or email lesley@pellcitycepa.com


Character Descriptions

Sandy – (F, 35- 60)

The wedding chapel owner. Four-times-married, three-times-divorced owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas. Sassy and a little bitter with a bit of a romantic streak.

Bev (20 – 35)

The angry bride: Recently dumped, Bev is intent on a revenge marriage, but with the benefit of actually loving the man she is using to get even.  She is a little naïve and very romantic.

Stan (20 – 35)

The angry groom: Dumped by his wife for another man, he is determined to marry the ex of the guy who got his gal. Still carrying a major torch for his former wife, revenge seems the right thing to do.  He is a bit of a jerk who doesn’t seem to care if he hurts others.  The actor who plays Stan will also play the producer in the final scene.

 John (30 – 45)

The minister who works at a neighboring chapel.  He is able to play Elvis at the drop of a sequined hat, but has a sensitive, non-cynical side.

Vanessa  (40 – 55)

A fading Hollywood actress. Still glamorous, but a little too desperate to recapture her fame.

Bryce (40 – 60)

A fading actor who wants to recapture the days of his youth and adoration.  He would still be attractive were he not so anxious for others to find him so.

Lou (60-80)

A minister at the chapel. A slightly strange man, but a very genuine, perceptive person.  He still believes he is a great Elvis impersonator in spite of his age.

Fiona  (25 – 45)

A tough ex-con who has found true love, but still has a weak spot for her old boyfriend.

Marvin (30 – 45)

A gentle postal worker who can see past tattoos and leather and finds love in the unlikeliest of women.

 Fist (30 – 45)

Fiona’s rough ex-boyfriend.  Tattooed and hardened by prison, he is not to be messed with.

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDITION FORM

 

SPOTLIGHT is an all-ages community theater project by Jefferson State Community College The Center for Education and Performing Arts. This project has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and through partnerships with the Pell City and St. Clair County School Boards.

 


What is SPOTLIGHT?

The Pell City Center for Education and Performing Arts (CEPA) is embarking on a powerful partnership in Calendar Year 2017. We believe will have a broad impact on the residents of St. Clair County.

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SPOTLIGHT  will serve as the banner organization for CEPA to expand drama education in the schools and community at-large. Our mission is to unify the as much of the county as desires underneath this title and thereby readily share information and resources.

CEPA has initially partnered with Jefferson State Community College – St. Clair Campus for the program’s launch. Together, we have created a dual enrollment course for Theater Appreciation, a sought after class that will transfer readily to major schools. We have invited the students at all area high schools to participate.

The primary goal of SPOTLIGHT  is the creation of a theater program at Jeff State and a county-wide, all-ages community theater program through CEPA. In order to accomplish this, we are developing individual SPOTLIGHT  chapters in St. Clair County Communities.

By combining the efforts of these organizations with support from other community partners, we hope to create an opportunity for St. Clair County and surrounding residents of all ages to participate in community or professional theater programs without traveling to neighboring metro areas. Our goal is to expand educational opportunities, raise tourism revenue through an increased number of cultural performances and reduce escape of local dollars in this area.

We intend to use this platform as a base for expansion into all-ages drama classes, improvisational programs, theater tech educational programs and more as resources become available in an effort to further capture all in St. Clair County who might be interested in contributing or participating in enhancing culture in their community.

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