Friday, May 8, 2009

More Theater News: Miranda & Auditions

Y'all know how much Mama loves her press releases....

May 14 - 16 & 21 - 23 at Walden Theatre, you can catch MIRANDA BRANSON BRANSON MIRANDA, a new play by Backseat Sandbar blogger Hank Willenbrink. The show, presented by the Necessary Theater features Madeline Marchal, Angela from the much-praised production of My So-Called So-Called Life.

According to the release:

Five years ago Miranda’s father, the Magician, made her mother disappear…or did he? Now Miranda is haunted by the two women her father sawed in half…nightly…who claim to be her Mother. Her best friend is horning in on her indie rock boyfriend, and the truth won’t set her free.

To reconnect with her mother, Miranda has to travel to Branson, Missouri—the family-friendly Las Vegas: home of Yakov Smirnoff, Shoji Tabuchi, Table Rock Lake, and a gigantic Titanic museum that is a replica of the ill-fated luxury liner. MIRANDA BRANSON BRANSON MIRANDA is a surreal, hilarious comic drama about the perils of growing up, the anxieties of youth, the liberation of leaving home, and what happens when what you find isn’t what you thought it was.

I'm going to bust my little bee-hind to get to this show for a number of reasons. The first is that Hank is a great Louisvillager, and I believe in supporting the good ones. Secondly, Marchal was a fantastic Angela in My So-Called. Thirdly, Mama has a strange obsession with all things magician-y and has spent some QT in Branson taking in all that is Dixie Stampede-y and mini-golfish. (Some day, I should dedicate an entire post to all of my strange obsessions. They include, but are not limited to: sharks, carnival side-show freaks, people who are fanatics about something or other, New Orleans, penguins, roadside attractions, kitsch in general....)

The show costs $10. Call (502) 454-4370 for reservations.

Also next weekend, Actors is casting locally. Here's their information:

LOCAL CHILDREN AUDITIONS (children ages 6 - 12) Saturday May 16 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.Sunday May 17 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Children auditioning for Dracula, A Christmas Story and A Christmas Carol

LOCAL AUDITIONS FOR YOUNG ADULTS (13 years and older) AND ADULTSSaturday, May 16 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday, May 17 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

To Schedule an AuditionPlease call 502-584-1265 ext 3403 or Email to schedule an audition. Because of time we will only see people with schedule appointments. More information available at : lable at

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