Auditions

Audition Announcements

Casting Call for 
The Odd Couple

Directed by Taylor Michiels

Auditions for the our fourth production of the season, The Odd Couple (Female Version), have been set for January 9th and 10th at 6:00 PM both nights.  Anyone interested in auditioning will only need to attend one night of auditions.  If you are unable to attend, please email a video audition of a 1 minute monologue to bom@strausstc.com.

The director asks anyone auditioning to come prepared to cold read selections from the script.  Please review the character descriptions below to help form character choices as you will be asked to read for multiple roles.

The play consists of the following roles:

  • Olive Madison:  Olive is a successful television producer.  She is intelligent, attractive, and wisecracking, with a good sense of humor — and she’s a complete slob when it comes to her surroundings.  She has an encyclopedic understanding of sports, is a complete pushover for her ex-husband, and a good friend.
  • Florence Unger:  Florence is attractive, very well groomed, neat, and has just broken up with her husband.  She takes herself very seriously, likes to clean, decorate and cook and she is very good at all three.  Florence is also intelligent, warm-hearted (in her own way), and has no sense of humor (at least about herself) — she does NOT make jokes.  She can also, without meaning to, make Olive feel guilty.
  • Sylvie:  Sylvie is desperately trying to stop smoking, and so sucks on lollipops or chews gum.  She can get irritated with her friends, but has a good sense of humor, especially about her husband.
  • Mickey:  Mickey is a police officer, who is down-to-earth, plain talking, and has a good understanding of people.  Sometimes she can take the “police bit” too far and she tries very hard to be in control of all situations.
  • Renee:  Renee is Sylvie’s best friend.  She can be very plain-spoken, especially when she points out Olive’s failings as a hostess, and then Flo’s.  She is single and dating a doctor.
  • Vera:  Vera is very sweet, very nice, somewhat spacey, and, although quite smart, is often a step or two behind her friends.  She’s very funny but doesn’t realize it.  She is married to Harry.
  • Manolo Costazuela:  Manolo is handsome, very well-groomed, and Spanish.  He is every woman’s dream date and showers both Olive and Flo with attention.  He must have good comic timing, as he gets VERY emotional.  He is sensitive and appreciates Florence’s sensitivity.
  • Jesus Costazuela:  Jesus is Monolo’s younger brother, who is also very handsome, well-groomed, excellent posture, very romantic, and he also gets very emotional, and truly appreciates Florence.