for the nashville Premiere of

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Directed by jim manning
music direction by
noah rice
choreography by
caren lyons

audition Dates 
august 1 & 2, 2021
circle players rehearsal space

Sunday, August 1 from 3:00-5:00PM

Monday, August 2 from 7:00-9:00PM

Callbacks (only if needed) are August 3, 6:00-8:00


Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete your conflict calendar and audition form, or find the form below to print, fill out and bring it with you.


  1. Sing 16 bars in the style of the show.  Bring sheet music for piano (in the correct key) or music recorded on your phone.

  2. Wear comfortable clothes for learning a dance combination.

  3. A headshot and resume are helpful, but not necessary.

  4. Plan to do a cold read from the script and to have a blast!


Direct questions to Jim Manning using the "Email Director" button below


Auditions will be held at Circle Players’ Madison Space.  Give yourself time to find this location. We’re on the back side of the Madison Square Shopping Center, located at 901 Madison Square, Nashville, TN 37115. Click on the map below to get directions to the rehearsal space. 


All roles are available.  Non-traditional casting is expected.

Circle Players is a 501(c)(3) Community Theatre. All roles are unpaid. 

There is quite a bit of gener-fluid casting, including the ensemble. If you are uncomfortable with any part of this, please put that on your audition form. 

Click the Map for Directions to Circle's Rehearsal Space

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Performance dates are October 1 - 17, 2021 at the Looby Theatre

No Performance Conflicts Will Be Accepted

Character Breakdown



(Male-presenting/drag, 30-50, any race)

Drag queen with a wife and son.  He is nervous about what his son will think of his career.

Several ballads




(Written as trans female-presenting/drag.  Frequently played by a male-presenting actor, 40-70, any race). Trans woman of a certain age.  She has seen it all and is increasingly unimpressed.

Several ballads




(Male-presenting/drag, 18-29, any race)

Young drag queen.  He is catty, lustful, and looking for danger.

Opera singer a plus. 



Three Divas

(Female-presenting, any age, any race)

These three women do the actual singing of the performances lip synched by the queens.  All three are hard-singing, pop-belting roles.




(Female-presenting, any age, any race)

Hard-living, mullet-wearing, binge-drinking outback woman.

Sings painful version of I Love the Nightlife.




(Male-presenting, 40-70, any race)

Mechanic of a certain age who might just have a thing for Bernadette.

Nice little ballad.




(Female-presenting, 20-35)

Unhappy wife of Bob.  She longs for the limelight and has a trick or two up her…

(Due to the stereotypical nature of the original character, this role will be cast  non-traditionally. Choose a strong accent.)



(Male-presenting, 8-10, any race)

Tick and Marion’s 8 year old son.  He adores the father he’s just now meeting.





(Female-presenting, 30-50, any race)

Tick’s wife and mother to Benji.  She’s a fun-loving, accepting woman who loves the friend she found in her husband.




(Male or female-presenting, any age, any race)

This preacher knows how to shake it up with the flashiest funeral you’ve ever seen


Miss Understanding/Ensemble

(Male-presenting/drag, any age, Black)

This drag queen sings Tina Turner’s What’s Love Got to do With It.  She has to start the show off with a bang!




(Male-presenting/drag, any age, any race)

Drag queen inspire by Farrah Fawcett



(Male-presenting, 20-30, any race)

Three blonde boys with abs for days


Girls and Boys

(Male and female-presenting/drag, any age, any race)

This is a hard-working, costume-changing, pit-singing ensemble.  They go from crazy funeral attire to glam country to grimey country, and eventually play paint brushes and cakes.  Plus, they get to sing their way through a greatest hits of dance music.



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