THE BEULAVILLE BAPTIST BOOK CLUB PRESENTS: A BUR-LESS-Q NUTCRACKER! (non-Equity)
By Mark-Brian Sonna
Directed by Charles Ballinger
Choreography by Mark-Brian Sonna & Jana Edele
About the show:
The Beulaville Baptist Book club is in dire straits financially so they hire the Beaumont Ballet to do the Nutcracker as a fundraiser. Unfortunately, they accidentally food poison the entire company and need a replacement cast. The Velvet Kittens burlesque troupe is on their way to New Orleans to do a show when their van breaks down in Beulaville. The women in the book club hire the dancers without knowing what burlesque is. The Nutcracker is performed to the original Tchaikovsky score but dance in the burlesque style! We have ruined the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy for thousands of people for the last 10 years. This show is winner of the National Goldstar Nutcracker Award (aka “The Nutty”) for being the most beloved Nutcrackers in the USA and been seen on Nightline. It has a massive cult following with audience members dressing up like the characters, calling out lines to the performers, and becoming part of the show by becoming the Beulaville Audience. Think of it as the Rocky Horror of the Christmas Season. The Burlesque dancing in the show is old fashioned meaning it is suggestive but there is no stripping, all the dancers stay covered up.
The show runs from November 24 through December 26, 2017 with a possible extension through December 29, 2016. There are no rehearsals or performances, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Rehearsal begin October 14. The show will be presented at the 300 seat Main Stage Theatre at the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison TX 75001.
Most of the cast is reprising their roles from previous years. We have a few slots available.
Jana (F): 20-40. Any race. The no nonsense artistic director of the Velvet Kittens. She is the only “sane” person in this entire cast and makes commentary about the all the kooky people she is dealing with. She is acerbic, at times sarcastic, and exceedingly funny as she tries unsuccessfully to keep her dancers in line. This role requires as much acting as dancing.
Jessica (F): 20 to 40. Any race. She’s one of the dancers. She is a morally upstanding Catholic “nice girl” who prays with a rosary till the music starts, then she becomes vampy, sexy, and the trashiest of them all. This role requires dancing.
Auditions will be:
Saturday, October 7 at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM, and Sunday October 8 at 6:00 PM and 8 00 PM, at the MBS Productions rehearsla space, 8204 Elmbrook Suite #189, Dallas TX 75247.. Please come warmed up. A couple of the dance numbers from the show will be taught. Expect to be there for about an hour.
All performers are paid.
To make an audition appointment:
Contact Mark-Brian Sonna at 214-477-4942 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up below. Please indicate if you are coming at 2 Pm or at 4 PM.