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We have already held auditions but are still seeking young men (18-30) for Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, a musical comedy by John R. Powers. Directed by Del Austin with musical direction by Shelli Long, this show will play on the Matuza Main Stage May 31-June 30, 2013.
The cast includes roles for the following:
EDDIE RYAN: (20s-30s) An all-around nice guy. Awkward and naïve. Desperately in love with Becky Bakowski. Needs to have a wonderful rapport with the audience.
FELIX LINDOR: (20s-30s) The nerd. Felix thinks he knows everything there is to know about women and takes great pride in confessing his long list of sins.
LOUIE SCHLANG: (20s-30s) The class clown. Hyperactive. Eats Crayons. Probably the worst student in class next to Eddie. Louie is rarely quiet. He has a crush on Mary.
MIKE DEPKI: (20s-30s) The jock. Eddie’s best friend. Mike is constantly spouting wisdom he learned from his older brother.
FATHER O’REILLY: (40s +) Head of the parish and advisor. He can be tough at times, but he truly cares.
BECKY BAKOWSKI: (20s-30s) The love of Eddie’s life. Teased for being overweight, Becky endures and grows into a beautiful, smart young woman who wrestles with her love for Eddie and her desire to enter the convent.
MARY KENNY: (20s-30s) Teacher’s pet. Mary is the smartest girl in class, never misses Mass and never sins.
NANCY RALANSKY: (20s-30s) The bombshell. All the guys love Nancy and she knows it.
VIRGINIA LEAR: (20s-30s) The tomboy. Virginia always tries to hang with the guys and could take on any one of them.
SISTER LEE: (40s +) The nun that strikes terror into the hearts of the students. She is 4’5” and nobody knows exactly how old she is. Stern and gruff with a heart of gold.
SISTER HELEN: (40s +) Sweet and loving. The kids adore her.
SISTER MONICA MARIE/SECRETARY: (40s +) Fun-loving sister of the group. Also plays Sister Lee’s Secretary.
Brief Synopsis: It’s Catholic school in the 1950s, and Eddie Ryan is navigating his school years and beyond while dealing with puppy love, patron saints, and sex education. This coming-of-age musical has him questioning his faith while finding himself.