The Man Who Came to Dinner

Auditions

Thank you to all who auditioned! Click here to check out the cast list!  We look forward to seeing all of you on September 11th! Congratulations. 

Casting and Read-Through

We anticipate posting the cast list on September 6th.  The read-through and parent meeting is currently scheduled for September 11th.

About the Show

Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley are thrilled when Sheridan Whiteside, a brilliant, witty, and widely beloved radio celebrity, accepts their invitation to dinner on his tour through their little town of Mesalia, Ohio. However, when Whiteside injures himself by slipping on a piece of ice on their doorstep, and is confined to their home for the better part of December, their excitement changes. 

 

The Stanley living room is monopolized by Whiteside and his guests ranging from ex-convicts to professions to movie stars. The constant ringing of the phone and the arrival of strange gifts from his friends further destroys domestic tranquility. 

 

When Maggie, his secretary, falls in love with the local reporter, Bert Jefferson, Whiteside summons a glamorous actress, Lorraine, to win the affections of the young man. Knowing the girl's charms, Maggie enlists the aid of a clever impersonator who, affecting the voice of Lord Bottomley, whom the actress hopes to marry, asks her by phone to return to him and be married. The ruse almost works, but Whiteside, becoming suspicious, finds that no calls have come through from London. In revenge, Lorraine suggests a three-week rewrite on a play of Bert's in which she feigns great interest. The unexpected arrival of a mummy case, just as the relenting Whiteside is frantically seeking to get rid of Lorraine, furnishes a malicious idea. . Whiteside departs from the Stanley's home triumphantly, but a second later a crash is heard—he has again slipped and fallen!

Where:     

The auditorium of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School

201 E. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

 
Show:           

(Preview) Monday, November 12th             7:00 pm         
Thursday, November 15th                           7:30 pm

Friday, November 16th                                7:30 pm

Saturday, November 17th                           7:30 pm

 

Tickets are $5 for the Preview and $10 for all other performances.  Tickets will be available in advance.

 
Questions:

If you have any questions, please contact Val at vcollado@colonialsd.org

Importance References
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If you registered prior to September 3rd, please register again. 

Audition and Callback Materials

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