Auditions for "Mambo Italiano"

db5b38ad 21a5 4926 aae4 16b99dbf45a6By: Steve Galluccio

Director: Ted Niles
Producers: Deb Smith and Ted Niles
Stage Manager: Stephanie Lehman

Audition Dates: Sunday, May 28 - 7 pm and Tuesday, May 30 - 7 pm

Audition Bookings: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, contact information, a resume and headshot (if available), and preferred audition date. You will receive an email back with your confirmed audition date.

Location: Whitby Centennial Building (AKA Whitby Courthouse Theatre), 416 Centre Street S, Whitby

What to Bring/Format: Resume and photo (if not provided electronically) and completed audition form with you. You can download a copy of the form by clicking here. If you cannot access the form, you may fill it out at the audition. Auditions will be cold readings from the play.

Performance Dates: Preview: November 8, Run: November 9-11, 16-18*, 23-25 (*matinee and evening performances November 18)

About The Play: Mambo Italiano achieves its overwhelming power through a perfect balance of poignant drama and fast-paced comedy. Angelo, at the prompting of his equally repressed sister Anna, has told his very traditionally Italian immigrant parents, Maria and Gino, that he is gay. Hurt, betrayed and mortified by Angelo's coming out, his lover Nino is not unprepared for his widowed Italian mother Lina's reaction: a full-on operatic barrage of melodrama and hysterical excess so profound it gives even Angelo's shocked parents pause for second thoughts and prompts a hilarious and touching re-examination of their own outraged response to their son. Seeing their relationship shattered by their families' reactions of grotesquely overplayed comedy and pathos, Angelo emerges from the drama with his new-found pride intact, while Nino retreats even further into the darkness of his bisexual closet.

Casting (3 male, 4 female):

  • ANGELO - late 20s to mid 30s. Nino's lover; sensitive; writer.
  • NINO - late 20s to mid 30s. Angelo's lover; deep in the closet; jock.
  • ANNA - late 30s to early 40s; Angelo's sister; drinks and takes pills to survive living at home.
  • MARIA - late 50s to late 60s; Angelo and Anna's mother; Italian immigrant; typical stay at home mother; still living in the ways of the old country.
  • GINO - late 50s to late 60s; Angelo and Anna's father; Italian immigrant; family bread winner; a bit over shadowed by his wife.
  • LINA - late 50s to late 60s; Nino's mother; Italian immigrant; widow; melodramatic; scheming
  • PINA - late 20s to mid 30s. powerhouse; runs family construction company; on a mission to find a husband.

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