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PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE

MILLBURN, NJ

AEA COST TIER 4 ($840.00/WEEK MINIMUM)

Producer: Paper Mill Playhouse (Producing Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee; Associate Artistic Director: Patrick Parker)

Director: John Foley

Conceived and Written by: John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, Jim Wann

Casting: Telsey + Company/Cesar A. Rocha

Rehearsals Begin in NY: March 14

Tech Begins at Paper Mill: March 31

First Performance: April 6

Press Opening: April 10

Closing: May 1

NOTE: A requirement is to play country instruments to a high professional level. All the instrumental lineups can change, depending on the talent. The more instrumental skills the better. Character ages are flexible.

SEEKING:

[JIM] Male, any ethnicity. Jim is the host/spokesperson” for the band. Charming, likable and easy-going. A guy you’d be comfortable listening to all night. Co-owner and operator of the gas station and auto-shop. Excellent singer and rhythm guitar player. PRINCIPAL

[JACKSON] Male, any ethnicity. A bit of a ladies man. Perhaps he has a bit of a wild streak. Employee of the gas station and auto-shop. Excellent player on guitar(s), multi-instrumentalist a plus – dobro, steel guitar, mandolin, etc. PRINCIPAL

[L. M.] Male, any ethnicity. Unique, marches to his own drummer. Longtime friend and business partner of Jim. Suspicious of the attention he receives from ladies. Co-owner and operator of the gas station and auto-shop. Strong piano player, all styles. Strong vocal – lead and harmony. Also accordion and some percussion (hi-hat). Moves well, tap a plus. PRINCIPAL

[EDDIE] Male, any ethnicity. Quiet, steady. Seen it all. Employee of the gas station and auto-shop. Bass, upright (bowed) and Fender. PRINCIPAL

[RHETTA CUPP] Female, any ethnicity. Jim’s on again/off again partner and Prudie’s older sister. No-nonsense. Co-owner and operator of the Double Cupp diner. Very strong country-rock vocals. Percussion, and instrumentalist. – fiddle a big plus. Must move well and tap. PRINCIPAL

[PRUDIE CUPP] Female, any ethnicity. Rhetta’s younger sister. A bit of a dreamer who longs to find a true romance. Co-owner and operator of the Double Cupp diner. Strong country singer. Good percussion and blues harp a big plus. Must move very well and tap. PRINCIPAL

EPA Info:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pearl Studios 500

500 8th Avenue, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10036

10AM – 6PM (Lunch 1:30PM – 2:30PM)

Please prepare a brief song in the style of the show (can be country or pop country), ideally to sing and accompany yourself on your instrument. A piano and an amp will be provided. Bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will also be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.


 

Performers can mail headshots and resumes to:

Patrick Parker 
Associate Artistic Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ 07041

E-mail: Patrick Parker

Child and Teen Performers

Are you interested in performing? Please see "The Art of Learning" on this site for information on acting classes and auditioning for the Paper Mill Summer Conservatory. For more information, please email our Education Department at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

General Information

Audition Notices are posted on this page (as the information becomes available). Audition Notices are also posted in the Backstage Newspaper two weeks prior to the auditions. These notices contain the name and address of the audition location, audition times, the roles available, what we are looking for, and requested audition material.

Paper Mill Playhouse does not accept unsolicited script submissions. All inquiries and agent submissions may be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Associate Artistic Director at Paper Mill Playhouse.