Mama Won’t Fly – Audition Notice
WE ARE BACK!!! We are happy to announce that the Jones, Hope, Wooten play, Mama Won’t Fly, will be performed as scheduled! We have put numerous safety precautions in place, and have reconfigured the Heritage Museum to accommodate social distancing. Director John Sallustio hopes you will come out and join him on this mad-cap, fast paced, laugh a minute comedy filled with oddball characters (Think Carol Burnette’s “Mama’s Family”). See below for the official play description.
The show is set to run on the following dates at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum. Additional performances have been added to accommodate for significantly reduced audience capacity in order to comply with social distancing and safety guidelines.
Friday, 10/9/20 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, 10/10/20 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, 10/11/20 at 2:00 PM
Friday, 10/16/20 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, 10/17/20 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, 10/18/20 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, 10/24/20 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Between now and Friday, July 31st we will be accepting video audition submissions; in-person call backs will be scheduled following that deadline if necessary.
For the audition, please look over the list of available roles and character descriptions. Then when filming, name the character you are auditioning for, and then do an approximately one-minute monologue as that character. If you are auditioning for more than one role, do one minute as each character you are auditioning for. Then, send the video and a copy of your theatre resume to John Sallustio at email@example.com.
Who’s ready to take this play for a trip across the country?
“THE STORY: An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama’s vintage sedan. As Savannah steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: the bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced that travelling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. The folly of her decision quickly becomes apparent when the journey begins and comedic chaos ensues. Every conceivable—and inconceivable—mishap that can occur does, including the theft of their car and all their clothes, a near-fatal encounter at an underwear museum, the accidental homicide of an ancient Texas relative, a mad dash across the desert in a hijacked eighteen-wheeler and a riotous detour to Vegas that ends in a brawl with an ordained showgirl/minister. As the misadventures multiply, the beleaguered trio rapidly develops the urge to ditch each other anywhere along the way. Eventually the race to get to the church on time takes its toll and the overwhelmed bride calls off the wedding. Rising above their age-old mother-daughter issues, Norleen and Savannah work together to get the nuptials back on track. In a surprising and heartwarming resolution, they forge an exciting new path for their own relationship and welcome Hayley into their delightfully wacky family. This ferociously funny, family-friendly Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy will have you laughing your way across the country and all the way down the aisle!”
Savannah Honeycutt – Mama’s twice divorced daughter – feisty southern businesswoman
Haley Quinn – Fiancé of Mama’s son – sweet, loveable, high energy. Trying to fit in, but is cursed with bad luck
Woman 1 – Multiple roles:
Tanya Dudley – Big-haired, flashy realtor
Aunt Rema Jean – Fun loving country matron
Edwina – Sign-carrying, sinners repent church lady
Kiki – Gold digging bimbo
Woman 2 – Multiple roles:
Essie – Elderly tour guide
Great Aunt Pawnee – Nonagenarian country woman
Fanny – Sign-carrying, sinners repent church lady
Sybil – Angry wife who just caught her husband trying to marry another woman
Woman 3 – Multiple roles:
Aunt Ardale – Bible-toting, gold digging country woman
Juliette – Drunk bitter woman at a bar. Tipsy without slurring
Teeta – Tough as leather ex-showgirl who runs the Las Vegas Royal Flush Discount Wedding Chapel ing Chapel
Man 1 – Multiple roles:
Denton Crocker – 60 – 70 years old; jovial mechanic
Cousin Chicken – 60-year-old western wearing country boy in a world of his own
Mitch – 50 years old, gregarious, Texan with cowboy hat and charm
Officer Duggar – 50’s – 60’s world weary, all business police officer
Ronald – Upscale businessman
Kelvin – Rude hotel concierge
Man 2 – Multiple roles:
Uncle Ferd – 60’s – 70’s country boy who loves to dance
Mickey – 40’s – 60’s Irishman
Red – Over caffeinated semi-truck driver
Spud Farley – Savannah Honeycutt’s long lost love
Stage Manager – Very active role. Besides doing regular “stage managing stuff”, you will also be on stage at times holding signs such as highway signs, business name signs, cactus cut out, and other things along those lines. The stage manager will be treated like a role.