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San Leandro Players' auditions for "The Broken Badge" by Gary McCarver, directed by Dana Chohlis, are Monday, 8/28/17 and Tuesday, 8/29/17 from 7pm to 8:30 pm at the San Leandro Museum/Auditorium, 320 West Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro (next to the historic Casa Peralta, and 2 blocks east of the San Leandro BART Station). All ethnicities encouraged, non-AEA, no pay. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, 9/5/17. Open auditions; read from script. Some singing required (this is a play with music). Appointments possible. Please contact Dana Chohlis at danabegood@yahoo.com.

"The Broken Badge" runs Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm 10/21 thru 11/19/17, and Fridays at 8pm 11/10 and 11/17/17.

"The Broken Badge" is an old-fashioned melodrama (see website for more info www.heroandvillain.com).

Cast of Characters:

Reginald Trockmorton- The Announcer.  Form star of radio and stage has just learned that his long-running radio program has been cancelled.  Also playsProfessor Thaddeus Mack- The Villain! (Precast)

Sally Forth- The Author - Visiting the radio station to make sure her novel is accurately translated to the radio.  Miss Sally is suddenly and unexpectedly enlisted to read a role on live radio.  Also playsSan Juan SallyandThe Grandmother.

The Audio Engineer- The frantic and frenetic voice that often comes over the intercom in the Broadcast studio.

Joe King- If it creaks, clanks, crashes or kerplunks...you can be sure that our "Wizard of Sound" was behind that old time effect.

Trudy Light- Piano Player.  Resident musician tinkles out the tunes you would expect.  

Paige Turner- Cue Card Maven (Precast)

San Juan Sally Mander- The Heroine.  Judge's only daughter and popular singer at the Swallow's Inn Saloon.

Claire Voyant- The Gypsy.  Former traveling sooth-sayer from Madam Zorinda's Circus, now finds her past coming back to her and taunt her with the Professor's return. (Precast)

Justin Credible- The Hero & New Sheriff.  A good-natured but clueless cow hand.  Handy with the gun and more handy with the ladies, although there is only one gal for him - San Juan Sally.

Jerry Mander- The Judge.  As gruff and as stern a man as ever.  Has only one soft spot in his heart...for his daughter, Sally.

Ann Chovie,Betty Diddent, Sarah Bellum- These singers from the Swallow's Inn Saloon "gussy up" the rowdy town with back-up vocals.

"Doc" Phil McCavity- The Town Dentist and Undertaker.  


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