Phoenix Stage Company announces auditions

PhoenixStageCoNAUGATUCK — The Phoenix Stage Company is holding auditions for its upcoming production of “Suite Surrender.”

Auditions will be held June 17 and June 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the theater, 686 Rubber Ave. Early arrival is appreciated. The theater is seeking a cast of four men and five women for this production. All roles open to audition. Auditions will be read from selected passages from the script. 

“Suite Surrender” is a comedy set in 1942 and centers on two of Hollywood’s biggest divas who are assigned the same suite at Palm Beach Royale Hotel.

The play is scheduled for seven performances in August. For more information, call (203) 632-8546.

Cast Requirements:

BERNARD S. DUNLOP: General Manager of the Palm Beach Royale Hotel and Spa; dapper man in his 50s. Somewhere under the calm surface of his polished demeanor is a hysteric screaming to come out.

CLAUDIA McFADDEN: America’s beloved Matron of Song, larger than life; moves like an elegantly dressed tornado. Must be able to sing.

ATHENA SINCLAIR: Agreat star of stage and screen; moves with all the confidence of the Hollywood royalty she is. Must be able to sing.

MURPHY STEVENS: Athena’s personal secretary, female.

MR. PIPPET: Claudia’s personal secretary; carries Mr. Boodles, the dog.  Nervous

DORA DEL RIO: A gossip columnist; Hedda Hopper on speed.

MRS. EVERETT P. OSGOOD: A society matron, and president of the Palm Beach Ladies for Unity. Stylish and a bit daft. Sings, but not necessarily well.

FRANCIS: A bellhop, one time lover of Murphy.

OTIS: A bellhop, more nervous than his partner.