Auditions for The Wild Women of Winedale (A Jones Hope Wooten Comedy)
Elva Kelley, Producer; George Henry, Director 
Elva Kelley, Stage Manager; Kathy Walker, Sound and Lights
January 10,11, 17, 18, 19m, 24, 25, 26m, 31
Feb. 01, 07, 08,
09m, 14, 15, 2020 (m = 2pm Sunday matinées)

This joyful and exuberant, yet ultimately touching, comedy focuses on three women at crossroads in their lives – the Wild sisters of Winedale, Virginia – Fanny and Willa and their frustratingly quirky sister-in-law, Johnnie Faye.

This feisty and fun-loving trio has supported and cheered one another through life’s highs and lows over the years, including the early demise of two of their husbands. And they really need each other now as Fanny experiences a hilariously inappropriate reaction to her 60thbirthday while Willa is so stressed-out from her nursing job she resorts to vodka and speed-knitting to cope, and Johnnie Faye, determined to put her year of fraught widowhood behind her, desperately tries to find a man – preferably a man with a house since hers is somewhere at the bottom of a Florida sinkhole.
These women’s lives are further upended by the responsibility of caring for their free-spitfire, ailing aunt and the realization that they are drowning under the loads of family keepsakes and possessions nobody wants – especially them! With equal doses of hilarity and heart, these extraordinary women come up with delightful and surprisingly unorthodox ways to free themselves of what’s keeping them from moving their lives forward. They confidently set their sights on accepting nothing less than happiness while there’s still time to enjoy it. Together they prove it’s never too late to take another one of life’s paths for a grand new adventure. This Jones Hope Wooten world premiere comedy is guaranteed to drive you wild with laughter!
Characters in order of appearance:
Doreen Whitman, ‘interviewee’ 60s             open
Fanny Wild Cantrelle             60s             filled
Willa Wild                                mid 50s       open
Johnnie Faye “Jef” Wild             mid 50s       open
Betty Dunlap, ‘interviewee’        early 40s     open
Glenda Bates, ‘interviewee’        late 70s       open
Flo Hudson, ‘interviewee’           late 70s       open
Nora Griffin, ‘interviewee’           50s             open
Edith Macklin, ‘interviewee’         40s             open

If possible, we would like to have 6 women for the interviewees; however, if we must, we will use 2 or 3 to portray all the interviewees.
Want an audition? Send a brief bio to George Henry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating the role (s) you’d be willing to play and an e-mail address or preferred method of contact at which we can reach you. We will contact you when audition dates and times.
We would like to have the play cast as soon as possible. Before contacting us, please review the performance dates to ensure your availability. After casting, successful actors will be asked to provide their schedule of availability for rehearsals and a schedule of rehearsals will be prepared. Expect to rehearse 2 to 3 times per week.

Auditions! Brrrrrrrr!


'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!", we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer.


Yes, you read this correctly! CentreStage is getting ready for the Christmas Family Show, Ken Ludwig’s 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. The director is Davina Melanson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and the producer is Nancy Henry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The auditions will be held on  Thursday, August 8th from 6-8 and Saturday, August 10th from 9-11.Interested people may attend any time during these hours. If these are not convenient please contact Davina Melanson.


The director is looking for …..

1 adult male

1 female adult

7 speaking roles, both male and females , ages 10-17


And, of course, Santa needs some toy making elves so there will be non-speaking roles as well.

Depending on the numbers, this play could possibly be double cast or a combination.


The play will run November 23,30, December 7 @ 11 AM and 2 PM.