a catered affair

Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by John Bucchino

Based on the Turner Entertainment motion picture distributed by Warner Brothers and written by Gore Vidal,
and the original teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky

Directed by Jim Hormel
Musical Direction by Stephen Amundson

A CATERED AFFAIR tells the story of a Bronx mother’s efforts to give her only daughter the elaborate wedding she never had - and the bride never asked for. In this funny, poignant and oh, so human show of love and disaffection, Harvey Fierstein's book and John Bucchino's score explore both our need for love and true meaning of family. The Broadway production received 12 Drama Desk Award nominations, the most of any show of the 2007-2008 season, and was chosen as Best Musical by the New York Drama League

No pay. Non-union.

WHAT TO PREPARE: 16 bars from a contemporary ,musical. Please bring sheet music, clearly marked and in the appropriate key. No a cappella. An accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume.

Rehearsals are generally Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday evenings from 7-10 pm, and occasionally Saturday or Sunday mid-morning/afternoon when needed. 

Opening week rehearsals are Monday, May 7 - Friday, May, 11 2018 7-10 pm.

May 12 - June 17, 2018. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm, and Thursday, June 14 at 7 pm, followed by a Q & A.  (No shows on Memorial Day Weekend) 

Auditions, rehearsals and performances all happen at 1316 Cabrillo Ave in downtown Torrance, 90501.


AGGIE HURLEY: Female, 40s-60s, vocal range: E3-C5 alto, mother of the bride.

TOM HURLEY:  Male, 40s-60s, vocal range: G2-F4 baritone, father of the bride.

JANEY HURLEY: Female, 20s-30s, vocal range: F#3-E5 mezzo, the bride.

RALPH HALLORAN:  Male, 20s-30s, vocal range: C2-A4 tenor, the groom.

WINSTON: Male, 40s-60s, vocal range: C2-G3 bass, uncle of the bride.

MR. HALLORAN:  Male, 40s-60s, vocal range: F#2-F#4 tenor, groom's father (also plays SAM, a cab driver).

MRS. HALLORAN: Female, 40s-60s, vocal range: G3-F5 mezzo/soprano, groom's mother (also plays PASHA, a neighbor).

MYRA:  Female, 30s-50s, vocal range: G3-B4 mezzo/alto, neighbor (also plays WEDDING DRESS SALESWOMAN).

DELORES: Female, 30s-50s, vocal range: C4-G4 mezzo/soprano, neighbor (also plays THE CATERER).

ALICE:  Female, 20s-30s, vocal range: G3-D5 mezzo/alto, Janey's best friend (also plays ARMY SERGEANT).

Please email to get your appointment time. Space is limited!

A CATERED AFFAIR is presented through special arrangement with R&H Music Library.

The Torrance Theatre Company is a program of the Cultural Services Division of the Torrance Community Services Department.www.TorranceCA.Gov. Sponsored in part by Friends of Torrance Theatre Company



Auditions are often by APPOINTMENT ONLY, but sometimes they are held as OPEN CALLS. Please take special note of each individual announcement and follow the instructions therein. Appointments (and all communications regarding auditions) are handled through

Interested actors should ALWAYS bring a current resume and headshot, even if they have submitted it online. It is also wise to bring your calendar, so that you can clearly and accurately relay to the production team any possible conflicts with the production calendar. 

If there are age restrictions, they will be listed on the notice.

The following is a general guideline for auditions, but, again, you should consult the audition announcement for any special instructions. 


Interested actors should prepare 16 bars from a musical and bring sheet music in the appropriate key, with all the requisite cuts, etc. clearly marked, in a binder, if possible.

No acappella singing, no original songs, and often it is best to find something in the vein of the particular show for which you are auditioning. 

For the dance call of a musical, you should come warmed up, with the appropriate dance attire and shoes. No bare feet or flip-flops, no baggy clothing.

FOR plaYs:

Interested actors generally will be asked to prepare a brief comedic or dramatic monologue. (NO original works please.)

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