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Auditions: Neil Simon’s '45 Seconds from Broadway' at Bergen County Players

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Bergen County Players (BCP) of Oradell, one of America's foremost theater groups, will hold open auditions for Neil Simon’s "45 Seconds from Broadway," which will have performance dates from October 25 to November 15. Auditions will take place at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, NJ on July 7 and 8.

Directed by Iris Weinhouse, "45 Seconds from Broadway" is Neil Simon’s affectionate look at the “Polish Tea Room”, the nickname the Broadway community has given to the thoroughly unpretentious coffee shop of the Hotel Edison, with outlandish characters interacting throughout
numerous hilarious plotlines that are woven together with Borscht Belt Humor.

Open Auditions (in order of arrival):
Monday, July 7 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 8 at 7:30pm

Callbacks (by invitation only):
Thursday, July 10 at 7:30pm

Performance Dates
October 25 thru November 15, 2014

Bergen County Players
298 Kinderkamack Rd, Oradell, NJ 07649

Please note: The age ranges listed are the characters' ages, not
necessarily the ages of the actors.

Mickey Fox - 60ish, vigorous and alert - Jewish Comedian with strong
New York accent – always “on”

Andrew Duncan - 50-60 – British theatrical agent who adores Mickey –
British accent

Bernie – 70+ owner of the coffee shop – Polish/Yiddish accent - good
natured – schmoozer – but don”t fool with him

Zelda – 70 – his wife – Polish/Yiddish accent – big hearted - always
trying to help starving actors – loves to cook

Megan Woods – 20’s - fresh from the Midwest to make it big on
Broadway. Sweet and very naïve

Solomon Mantutu – 20-30 African American – South African accent – shy
and deferential – hoping to be a playwright

Rayleen – 50s+ - thinks of herself as the “Grand Dame” (think Norma
Desmond) – lives is in a different world

Charles – 60s her husband – very quiet – but understands his wife’s problems

Arleen and Cindy 40-50 – typical suburban housewives – come into the
city to enjoy the theatre but they are like a Greek chorus commenting
on the state of the theater. Need good comic timing

Bessie – 40+ - African American – warm - an old “friend “ of Mickey”s
– has been around the theater for a long time but is passionate about it

Harry Fox – 60s – Mickey’s older brother – New York accent - tired of
living in Mickey’s shadow

If you have any difficulties with these dates, want more information
about the roles or need a copy of the script, please contact the
producer, Paul Reitnauer III at


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