Audition Information for Harvey

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Audition date: Monday, September 13th at 3:00 PM in the Performing Arts Center

Show dates: Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th at 7:30 PM, Sunday, November 14th at 2:00 PM

Rehearsals: Monday through Thursday after school in the PAC

Crew work days: Crew meets most Mondays through Thursdays after school in the scene shop/backstage.

To sign up: All cast and crew must fill out an application. Crew may bring an application to auditions or on the day of the very first cast and crew meeting (Tuesday, September 14th in the PAC). Cast should bring their completed applications to auditions, where they will be collected.

Crew leadership: Experienced members of crew may apply for leadership positions, listed on the application. Crew leadership interviews will take place within the first week of rehearsal, with specific day/time announced at our first cast and crew meeting on Tuesday, September 14th.

More information:

  • Email the director, Tim Backes, at tjbackes@gmail.com
  • Follow/DM our Instagram @smhs.theatre
  • Talk to a Thespian officer (Kal Knight, Shyann McIntosh, Sam Champagne, Lea Papa)

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CHARACTERS

More information and audition selections in the Google folder linked above.

VETA SIMMONS (Lead): The mother of Myrtle Mae and sister of Elwood, Veta has long considered herself a member of the town’s high society. However, she is embarrassed by her brother and Harvey and desperately wishes to keep the rabbit secret.

MYRTLE MAE (Lead): The daughter of Veta Simmons, Myrtle Mae is young and unmarried, a fact that troubles her mother. She is every bit her mother’s protégé.

ELWOOD P. DOWD (Lead): Veta’s brother, Elwood owns the family home he lives in with Myrtle and Veta. He is pleasant, lovable, and a friend to everyone. His best friend is an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey, which Veta believes to be of great concern.

DR. LYMAN SANDERSON (Supporting): A young and egotistical psychiatrist who is engaged in constant flirtation with Nurse Ruth Kelly.

RUTH KELLY, RN (Supporting): A young nurse at Chumley’s Reset, a sanitarium for mental patients. She finds Elwood charming, and is frequently annoyed by yet also attracted to Sanderson.

DR. WILLIAM CHUMLEY (Supporting): The head of Chumley’s Rest, Dr. Chumley is confident and pompous. Older and more established in his career than Sanderson.

DUANE WILSON (SUPPORTING): Duane is the attendant and the “muscle” at the sanitarium. He has a bit of hero worship going for Dr. Chumley.

JUDGE GAFFNEY (SUPPORTING): An older attorney who represents the estate of Veta and Elwood’s recently deceased mother.

MRS. ETHEL CHAUVENET (MINOR): An elderly society lady in town with a grandson around Myrtle’s age.

MISS JOHNSON (MINOR): The maid at Elwood’s estate.

BETTY CHUMLEY (MINOR): Dr. Chumley’s wife, a lovely woman.

EJ LOFGREN (MINOR): A cab driver who shows up at the end of the play to deliver some wisdom that is crucial to the story.