Daily Rehearsal: 'Miss-Cast' at Metropolis, tonight only

November 18, 2011

1. Early next week, Odradek Theatre Company will be holding auditions for Paradise Park, which will run in February. They're looking for a few men and women in the 20s and 30s, and then a few men and women in their 40s and 50s - excecpt that some actors can double up. Go here for more.

2. If you haven't gotten enough of Hershey Felder, he was interviewed on the most recent Talk Theatre podcast with Tom Williams.

3. This is the next best thing to working at Medieval Times. Caton Enterprises goes into middle schools and presents "classic culture and literature assemblies" and you could be one of them (if you're a male and want to be part of Medieval Knights. Actors "should have stage combat skills, regal demeanor, experience with presenting for students." Auditions are at Emerald City on Tuesday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

4. Another person has complained about the "prudish" nature of Let My People Come!. Either we've got a lot of oversexed critics 'round these parts, or this show really isn't very good. Justin Hayford says that Brian Posen's production is "straitlaced" compared to the 1974 original, containing "exactly one second of nudity."

5. Tonight and tonight only! See Miss-Cast at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, a cabaret-style show with Laura Freeman, Denise McGowan, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland. They'll be singing things like “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Big Girls Don't Cry”, which aren't exactly all Broadway, so get it while you can.

Questions? Tips? Email kdries@wbez.org.