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Hands on a Hardbody
June 7th & 8th at 7:00 pm
Auditions will be OPEN CASTING. All roles available!
Show opens on 9/10 and closes on 9/26. Thursday - Saturday performances with a matinee on 9/20.
For ten Texans who are down on their luck, the chance at a new life is only fifty-some hours and a hardbody truck away. Based on the real-life “Hands on a Hard Body Contest,” chronicled in the 1997 documentary Hands on a Hardbody, this all-American musical tells the story of a small-town Texas endurance contest, where the contestant who keeps their hands on a truck the longest, gets to keep the truck. With tuneful country-rock melodies and soulful lyrics by Phish’s Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, Hands on a Hardbody explores a diverse cross-section of a small-town Texas community and the trials they’ll endure for a chance to win a Nissan hardbody truck. From Jesus-loving Norma Valverde and injured and out-of-work J.D. to boastful former winner Benny and hopeful dreamer Kelli, each character has their own vision for the realization of their American Dream -- and they’ll keep their hands on it as long as they can.
Mud Creek Barn Playhouse
9740 E. 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Director: Collin Moore
Musical Director: Linda Parr
Assistant Director: Dani Lopez
Audition Dates:Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Callbacks (if needed): June 10th
Production Dates: September 2020
Audition instructions coming soon!
CHARACTERS: All actors must be energetic and willing to dance!
Note: Some of the characters have been specified as a particular race or type by the authors/lyrics. Wherever possible, however, we will strive to welcome diverse casting options.
J.D. Drew - 60 ish, "cowboy" Texan - Baritone
Kelli Mangrum - early 20's, pretty, ambitious - Mezzo-Soprano
Benny Perkins - mid 40's know-it-all with attitude - Tenor
Greg Wilhote - early 20's, good kid with manners - Tenor
Chris Alvaro - late 20's rock hard recent war vet - Tenor
Ronald McCowan - mid 30's, good-hearted ladies' man - Tenor
Heather Stovall - 30 ish, sexy diner waitress - Mezzo-Soprano
Jesus Pena - mid 20's, Mexican-American, bright - Tenor
Janis Curtis - late -50's, tough and resourceful - Alto
Norma Valverde - 40's, jovial, gospel singer - Mezzo-Soprano
Mike Ferris - 40 ish, handsome but slimy sales manager - Tenor
Virginia Drew - mid 50's - JD's doting wife - Mezzo-Soprano
Cindy Barnes - late 30's, aging beauty queen w/Texas hair - Mezzo-Soprano
Frank Nugent - old school countyr music DJ in a Stetson - Tenor
Don Curtis - Janis' husband and enthusiastic cheerleader - Baritone
Dr. Stokes - Usually played by Don Curtis actor in disguise - Spoken only
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