Rover Dramawerks

ROVER DRAMAWERKS ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS

The Awesome 80s Prom
by Ken Davenport

directed by Polly Harrison

 

Auditions:

Sunday, June 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Monday, June 11 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm


Appointments are required.  For an appointment time, please email audition14@roverdramawerks.com.

Auditions will be at Rover Dramawerks, located at 221 W. Parker Road, Suite 580 in Plano, at the northwest corner of 75 and Parker Rd. in the Ruisseau Village Shopping Center.

Brief Synopsis:
It’s 1989, and all your high school buddies are at the prom! From the captain of the football team to the foreign exchange student, from the geek to the head cheerleader, they’re all competing for Prom King and Queen...and the audience decides who wins! Travel back in time and join the breakdancing, or just sit back and laugh at everyone! The Awesome 80s Prom is a blast-from-the-past party in the style of Tony 'n Tina's Wedding and The Donkey Show.


Roles available for 10m, 8f. All roles to be played by adults.

BLAKE WILLIAMS, THE CAPTAIN OF THE FOOTBALL TEAM - Charming, egotistical. Everything comes easily to Blake.

 

MICHAEL JAY, THE CLASS PRESIDENT - A preppie young Republican. A Guy-Smiley, game show host type. Born to be a politician.

 

LOUIS FENSTERSPOCK, THE NERD - Introverted, computer geek.

 

FEUNG SCHWEY, THE ASIAN EXCHANGE STUDENT - So happy to be in America. Speaks little English.

 

NICK FENDER, THE BAD BOY - Mean, defensive, obnoxious.

 

WHITLEY WHITIKER, THE HEAD CHEERLEADER - Sexy, bitchy and vain. Popular and proud.

 

KERRIE KOWALSKI, THE SPAZ - A sweet but hyper nerd. Wears headgear. In love with Blake Williams.

 

MELISSA ANN “MISSY” MARTIN, THE HEAD OF THE PROM COMMITTEE - Perfect. Way too perky. A goodie-goodie.

 

INGA SWANSON, THE SWEDISH EXCHANGE STUDENT - Tall and voluptuous. Speaks very little English, but speaks the ‘International Language of Love’ very well.

 

DICKIE HARRINGTON, THE DRAMA QUEEN - Flamboyant, fabulous and bitter. Wanted to play the lead in the Spring musical but Missy Martin beat him out.

 

MR. RICHARD “DICK” SNELGROVE, THE PRINCIPAL - A fascist dictator. Hates Prom night because the students get to have fun.

 

MRS. PATTY LASCALZO or MRS. L., THE DRAMA TEACHER - Loves everyone. Treats the students as if they were her friends. A bit of a leftover hippie. The teacher who always let you have class outside.

 

HEATHER WELLINGTON (#1), A CHEERLEADER - Whitley’s backup cheerleader. Beef’s girlfriend.

 

HEATHER WYNTERS (#2), ANOTHER CHEERLEADER - Whitley’s other backup cheerleader. Beef’s other girlfriend.

 

JOSHUA “BEEF” BEEFAROWSKI, A FOOTBALL PLAYER - Big and intimidating, but not too bright. The center of the Wanaget High Beavers football team. Blake’s “wing man”.

 

JOHNNY HUGHES, THE DJ - Although he’s called a DJ, he doesn’t have anything to do with music. He’s more of an “Emcee”. An extremely charismatic host who can warm up a crowd. A former student, Johnny is back at the Prom as the cheesy host. Keeps the action going all night long.

 

LLOYD PARKER, THE FRESHMAN - The president of the Audio-Visual Club allowed to come to the Prom to take pictures.

 

MOLLY PARKER, THE FRESHMAN’S SISTER - Lloyd’s tag-along twin sister, although they look nothing alike. A Junior Varsity cheerleader hoping to be like Whitley someday.

 

Please note that actors should NOT be high school students. The director is looking for ADULTS to play all the roles.


All roles are available.

Other information:
- Email
audition14@roverdramawerks.com for an appointment time, and access to a script will be made available to you. Be familiar with the script before coming to auditions.
- Please prepare a short 45-60 second memorized, comedic monologue.
- Be prepared to read scenes from the script.
- Due to the spontaneous nature of this show, you may also be asked to participate in improv games at the audition.
- Please bring a resume and head shot.
- References may be required.
- Actors and technicians will receive stipends.
- Rehearsals will be in Plano
starting around the week of June 25. Exact rehearsal schedule TBA but all conflicts must be noted at time of audition.
- Please visit the website at www.roverdramawerks.com or call (972) 849-0358 for more information. 

The Awesome 80’s Prom will run for twelve performances, July 26 – August 11, on Thursday and Friday at 8:00 and Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00 pm, at Rover Dramawerks - 221 W. Parker Rd., Suite 580, Plano 75023.