Current Casting Call

Savannah rep casting for Pumpboys & dinettes

 

Seeking both Equity and non-union Actors

Pumpboys & Dinettes auditions are TBD

Please submit headshot and resume to casting@savannahrep.org. Please note in subject line if you are submitting for the Savannah or New York auditions along with the show you are interested in. Video submissions are a big plus.  Casting breakdown for show below.

PUMPBOYS & DINETTES

Casting 6 charming fun and uniquely sexy actor/musicians (Think Ladyantibellum types) ages 25- 40 for "Pump Boys and Dinettes," which tells the story of four men who work at a gas station on Highway 57 in North Carolina, and the two sisters who are waitresses at the Double Cupp Diner next door. It is performed in a comfortable, yet musically precise style that emphasizes virtuosity, range, and character. The four Pump Boys must be excellent musician/actors  and play instruments to a high professional level throughout in a country/blues style.  The Cupp Sisters join in on some fun percussion plus other instruments as able. so they need to be more Vocalists than players.   Actors who can play multiple instruments are highly desirable. Possible other instruments include:  fiddle, mandolin, banjo, ukelele, accordion, various percussion (tamb, shakers, also found objects/props onstage), and cello. Since this is a short rehearsal period - prior knowledge of the show for the 4 Pump Boys is a huge asset as they play the whole show from memory.

ROLES:

Jackson (Lead): Male, 25-35

traditionally, he is the lead guitarist (country style) of the Pump Boys. Referred to as Lover Boy, the ladies like Jackson. Jackson is a strong singer, able to sing tight harmonies, and mostly sings the top line in the music. Will be asked to prepare the song “Mona” from the show both vocally and on guitar.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Jim (Lead): Male, 25-40

the front man of the Pump Boys. Traditionally, he plays rhythm guitar (country style). Must have the ability to chat with the audience in a very easy way. The storyteller of the evening, he introduces us to the other characters. Jim is a strong singer, able to sing tight harmonies, and mostly sings the middle line in the music. Will be asked to prepare the song “Highway 57” from the show both vocally and on guitar.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

L.M. (Lead): Male, 25-40

the piano player (country/honky-tonk style) of the Pump Boys. Also could play accordion. They say women gravitate towards L.M., but that only makes him suspicious. Strong singer, able to sing tight harmonies. Tap dancing skills are a plus.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Rhetta Cupp (Lead): Female, 25-40

a Dinette who works at the Double Cupp Diner, and the older sister of Prudie. A mother of two, she remains single. Full of life, she can sing, dance, and, of course, make great pie. Ability to play some instruments a plus but not required. Strong singer, belt and soul, and sings bottom line.

Ethnicity: Strongly seeking All Ethnicities

Prudie Cupp (Lead): Female, 25-35

a Dinette who works at the Double Cupp Diner, and the younger sister of Rhetta. Like her sister, she is also full of character and fun, can sing, dance, and make great pie. Needs to have some percussive skills - ability to play other instruments is a plus but not required. Strong singer, mix, sings top line.

Ethnicity: Strongly seeking All Ethnicities

 

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jenn Bishop by email at casting@savannahrep.org.