Red Velvet Cake War Dec 10-11 — South Jackson Annex Rehearsal Hall

Fasten your seat belts because things are about to get hilarious at South Jackson Civic Center on February 14 – 17. We are thrilled to hold auditions for our upcoming production of The Red Velvet Cake War by Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten, and Jessie Jones, this side splitting comedy will make you Laugh until you cry as these characters as big as Texas itself vie to make the perfect Red Velvet Cake.

This production will be directed by our very own Erik Petersen II.

Auditions will be held at South Jackson Civic Center in the annex rehearsal hall on Monday, December 10 and 11 at 6:00 pm. Show dates are February 14, 15, 16, and 17.

*****************THIS IS A NON PAYING GIG*****************

Weekend of February 14 – 17. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm.

Audition Requirements:
Audition will consist of cold readings from the script.

• Please be dressed appropriately for movement as this show is very fast paced.

• Please bring a Headshot and Resume, stapled together.

The Story:
In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins – Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette – could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have set tongues wagging in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. Having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, the saucy number one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, is struggling to decide if it’s time to have her long-absent trucker husband declared dead. And Jimmie Wyvette, the roughhewn store manager of Whatley’s Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on and Gaynelle’s hosting it; Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love and a shocking high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced uproarious romp barrels toward its surprising climax, you’ll wish your own family reunion was this much fun!

Director’s Casting Note:
Just because you may not be the actual age of the scripted characters, we ask that you come out to audition anyway, as anyone can be aged with makeup and costumes.

CEE CEE WINDHAM – FEMALE (LATE 40s – 50s any ethnicity) The sassy and stylish host of “Hospitality House”

GAYNELL VERDEEN BODEEN– FEMALE (40s any ethnicity) a walking nervous breakdown

LaMERLE VERDEN MINSHEW– FEMALE (60s – 70s, any ethnicity) – the sharp tongued matriarch of the Verden clan.

AUBREY VERDEEN – MALE (80s) a good natured oxygen dependent patriarch of the verden clan.

Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen – FEMALE (30s-40s) a hearty (overweight) good ol’ girl with and unfortunate uni-brow.

PEACHES VERDEEN BELROSE – FEMALE (30s – 40s) the saucy #1 mortuarial cosmetologist in the tricounty area.

BITSY HARGIS – FEMALE (30s – 40s) gaynell’s priss pot neighbor.

NEWT BLAYLOCK – MALE (40s – 50s) a true texas eccentric with a patch over one eye.

SHERIFF GROVER – MALE (50s) stereotypical texas sheriff with mirrored sunglasses and a bad attitude.

ELSA DOWDALL—FEMALE (20s – 40s) the skeptical court appointed psychologist.

MAMA DOLL HARGIS – FEMALE (80s -120s) bitsy’s mother.

PURVIS VERDEEN – MALE (40s – 60s) his favorite past time is taking pictures of dead relatives.

If you would like to get involved but don’t want to be on-stage? South Jackson is always looking for people to help BACKSTAGE during production (as stage managers, crew, light or sound techs, prop-masters, etc.) and FRONT OF HOUSE (as greeters, ushers, tickets, concessions, museum, or merchandising.). Sound interesting? Come to auditions and talk to the director of “RED VELVET” or join Friends of South Jackson on Facebook to learn more about what volunteer opportunities are available. For more information about the theatre or the auditions please contact the theatre at 931-455-5321 or




Beauty and the Beast auditions
South Jackson Civic Center
Theatre Series.
Dec 15, 2pm – 4:30pm — South Jackson Civic Center Auditorium
Dec 16, 3pm – 5pm — South Jackson Civic Center Auditorium
Dec 17, 7pm – 9pm — South Jackson Civic Center Auditorium
Reserve call backs Dec 19, 6:30 — South Jackson Civic Center Auditorium

South Jackson Civic Center’s Theatre Series is presenting –
April 5,6,7 and April 12,13,14

The production will be directed by Greg Gressel.
Large ensemble needed
Live Orchestra planned.

Audition specifics
* Please bring a resume and head-shot. Please prepare a song, one minute or less (but not a song from Beauty and The Beast Musical). Bring recorded accompaniment or your own accompanist. We will provide a speaker and a keyboard.
* Dress comfortably in case some choreography is introduced.
* There will be cold reads from the script.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.



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