FEBRUARY 18, 19, 20
with callbacks (if needed) on FEBRUARY 24

The Orange Players is pleased to announce auditions for our upcoming show, 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY by Neil Simon and directed by Alan Wagner with Asst. Director/Stage Manager Amanda Grillo. Performance dates are May 1 & 2 (additional performances may be possible but are not currently scheduled) at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT 06477. No preparation is needed, we will have material for you.

Actors age 21+ of all ethnicities and genders for 6 M 6 F roles of varying ages. All roles are considered lead or strong supporting roles, and all are available. Great opportunity for all actors!

An overview of the play is provided below the audition and rehearsal information.

No appointment needed!
7 PM – 9:15 PM February 18, 19 & 20
CALLBACKS, if necessary, 7 PM – 9:15 PM on Monday, February 24.
If you would like to audition but cannot meet the scheduled audition times, please contact us by email at or call us at 475-227-7547.
Auditions will be held at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT.
Please enter through the main entrance and take your first hallway to the right. We will be there to greet you!

will be at the discretion of the Director and are currently scheduled to begin on Monday, February 24 and run through Thursday, April 23 on weekdays Monday through Thursday, 7 PM – 10 PM.
TECH WEEK is mandatory for all actors and will be held Monday, April 27, Tuesday, April 28, Wednesday, April 29 with DRESS REHEARSAL on Thursday, April 30.
May 1 & 2 at 7:30 PM 
Please be prepared to note any known or possible conflicts on your audition form so that the Director can schedule rehearsals effectively.
All rehearsals (unless otherwise notified) and shows will be held at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT 06477.

This is a Comedy with much humor/farce and typical Simon rapid one-liners. It is a full-length play presented in two acts with a run time of 120 minutes.  The play calls for a cast of 6 women and 6 men of varying ages 21+.  The time is the New Millennium/21st Century. The stage set is for a coffee shop off the lobby of a mid-rate NYC hotel based on the  “Polish Tea Room” on 47th Street in New York.

From America's master of Contemporary Broadway Comedy, here is another revealing comedy behind the scenes in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. “45 Seconds from Broadway” takes place in the legendary "Polish Tea Room" on New York's 47th Street. It is here that Broadway theatre personalities, washed-up and on-the-rise, gather to schmooze even as they lose. This is a regular hangout for some of the characters.
Will Zelda and Bernie retire and sell the shop? Will Solomon’s play ever be produced? Is Mickey Fox wildly popular or is he wildly exaggerating? Will he help his nephew in his act as a standup comedian? Will Megan make it as an actress or go back to Ohio as her mother did 20 years earlier? Will Charles ever react to Rayleen?
All this and much more in this play with lots of Simon one-liners.
This touching valentine to New York offers great acting roles as Neil Simon continues his exploration of the foibles and funny in the human comedy.

"The play may have the rat-a-tat pace of a Marx Brothers movie, but it exists not to create Groucho-like anarchy but to weave fractured lives into healing harmony." – The New York Times

"A warm-spirited tribute... a theatrical valentine." – Variety

"With a handsome, well-acted production and plenty of Simon zingers, there's much to enjoy." – CurtainUp

Please use the email address listed below or call us at 475-227-7547 with any questions regarding this production.
45 Seconds from Broadway is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

We look forward to working with you!


Phone: 475-227-7547

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