Muskegon Civic Theatre will hold auditions for the ice-fishing musical comedy “Guys on Ice” at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21.
Tryouts for the show that will run Jan, 19-27, 2018 will be conducted in Johnson Hall on the third floor of the Hilt Building portion of the downtown Frauenthal Center, 427 W. Western.
Director Andrew Zahrt will have auditionees read cold from the script. Scripts may be checked out from the MCT office for 24-hour perusal, for a refundable deposit of $10.
Music director Janie Glerum is requesting that people come prepared to sing a song of their choice, and bring sheet music for the accompanist.
Performers should arrive 15 minutes before auditions begin, to have their photo taken and fill out paperwork.
Rehearsals will begin Nov. 27, and will run 7-10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
“Guys on Ice” is a three-character show. Lloyd and Marvin are buddies and ice fisherman, aged 30-55, from Northern Wisconsin. Hunkered down in a fishing shanty, they like good bait, cold beer and the Green Bay Packers professional football team. They talk and sing about life, love and the one that got away.
Marvin is awaiting his opportunity to appear on a cable TV fishing show and share secrets of his life on the lake, Lloyds ponders a recent squabble with his wife concerning plans to spend their anniversary at Lambeau Field, home of the Packers. Marvin and Lloyd regularly try to deal with a third fisherman, Ernie the Moocher who has a tendency to say exactly the wrong thing.
With its book and lyrics by Fred Alley, and music by James Kaplan, “Guys on Ice” will be performed in the Black Box format on stage at the Frauenthal Theater, with the performers and audiences both on stage.