Roswell UMC
814 Mimosa Blvd.
Roswell, GA 30075

770.594.0512

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Life with Father

Life with Father remains the longest- running and most successful non-musical on Broadway at 8 years and 3, 224 performances. It’s a humorous story based on Father’s eccentric characteristics and Mother’s continual mollifying of his tantrums. This is a charming story set in the 1880s where Father – Clarence Day - tries to run his home as efficiently as his Wall Street office, but usually fails, because his wife, Vinnie, turns out to be the real head of the household!


Auditions held: January 2nd, 2020

7:00p - 9:30p in the Fellowship Hall (B Building) at Roswell UMC

*arrive at 6:45 to fill out audition paperwork

*plan to stay the ENTIRE audition 

Cast of Characters:

FATHER – 50 year old, head of house, hot-tempered, but not bad-tempered, career on Wall Street, total masculine, distinguished, well-dressed, conservative, takes the family bookkeeping seriously, refuses to be hen-pecked, stubborn, ingenious

VINNIE – wife of Clare and mother of four boys, runs the household in spite of what father thinks, spirited, never a martyr, spunk to stand up to father, never scheming or calculating, total feminine, very social, charming, lives life and her bookkeeping by her own reasoning

CLARENCE – 17 year old, eldest son of Clare and Vinnie Day, manly, serious, future student at Yale, thinks he grown up

JOHN– 15 year old, second son to the Day’s, looks up to his big brother

WHITNEY - 10 year old son to the Day’s, lively and active, loves baseball

HARLAN – 6 year old and youngest son to the Day’s, loveable and good-natured

CORA– unmarried cousin to Vinnie, social, outgoing and proper

MARY SKINNER– 17 year old friend of Cousin Cora, love interest of Clarence, wide-eyed, sweet and charming, but proper

REV. DR. LLOYD– professional, devoted to the church and its rituals, good-hearted, pleasant

DR. HUMPHEYS – physician #1, professional and proper

DR. SOMERS– physician #2, professional and proper

MARGARET– family cook and long-time employee, knows the family well and what foods to prepare when trying to soften father’s mood for Vinnie

ANNIE– maid #1

DELIA– maid #2

NORA– maid #3

MAGGIE– maid #4

The Sound of Music

Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Sound of Music is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp. Set in Austria, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as a governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “The Sound of Music.”


Auditions Held: April 18 & 19, 2020

Callbacks: April 21, 2020

at Roswell UMC

*more information to come