Event Series Casa Valentina

Casa Valentina

Casa Valentina
By Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Marla Bronstein
March 24 - April 9, 2023
Auditions: 1/29/23 – 1/31/23

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Nestled in the Catskills—1962’s land of dirty dancing and Borscht Belt comedy—an inconspicuous bungalow colony catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and acting as women. These white-collar professionals would discreetly escape their families to spend their weekends safely inhabiting their chosen female alter-egos. But given the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, the members of this sorority had to decide whether the freedom gained by openness was worth the risk of personal ruin. Based on real events and infused with Fierstein’s trademark wit, this moving, insightful, and delightfully entertaining work offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of “self-made women” as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden.

Listen to Margaret Bikman discuss the play with cast members: https://kmre.org/podcasts/arts-entertainment-spotlight-with-margaret-bikman/

Event Series Auditions: She Loves Me

Auditions: She Loves Me

The Bellingham Theatre Guild will hold open auditions for our spring musical, She Loves Me, on Sunday, April 2nd, 2023, and Monday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Call-backs will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m. Those who audition will be asked to sing 16-32 measures of a Broadway show tune (about 1 minute). Please bring sheet music for the accompanist, or an instrumental track and speaker. There will also be a short dance audition. Please dress for dance/movement. Cold readings will be done at call-backs only. Parts are available for 5 principal men, and 2 principal women. In addition, there are parts for 4-5 men and 4-5 women in the ensemble.

She Loves Me – Casting Requirements


Ilona Ritter – Employed at Maraczek’s Parfumerie. She is sexy and learned in the ways of romance, but longing for something more from the game of love. Needs some dance experience. Age range: mid-twenty to mid-thirty. Vocal range E5 to F#3

Amalia Balash – The eager new employee at Maraczek’s Parfumerie. Despite being a skilled saleswoman, she easily becomes intimated and nervous. Attractive, bright, and a lover of literature. Age range 20-30. Vocal range B5 to C4.

Ensemble Women – 4 or 5 women who play a variety of roles: customers, carolers, etc. Some members of the ensemble may understudy Amalia and Ilona. Age ranges-- various. High soprano to low alto. Some dancing is likely.


Arpad Laszlo – The delivery boy at Maraczek’s Parfumerie. His exuberance is infectious and commitment to his job remarkable. He is ambitious and adorable. Needs to be able to ride a bicycle. Age: 15-to young-looking 20’s. Vocal range – E4-Bb2.

Ladislov Sipos – Not the brightest employee at Maraczek’s Parfumerie. A confidant to Georg, he is an optimistic family man who looks like a huggable father. Age: 45-60 Vocal range E4-A2.

Steven Kodaly – A well-respected and liked employee at Maraczek’s Parfumerie. Though he is considered dapper and occasionally charming, he is a shallow womanizer. Age range: mid 20’s to mid-30’s. Vocal range: A4 – B2. Needs some dance skills.

Georg Nowack – An established employee of Maraczek’s Parfumerie, he is a hopeless romantic. Shy, intelligent, and soft spoken. Age range: mid 20’s to mid-30’s. Vocal range F4 – B2. This principal role requires strong acting skills.

Mr. Maraczek – Owner of Maraczek’s Parfumerie. With a commanding presence, his dedication to the trade is rivaled only by this faithfulness to his wife. Age range: mid- 50’s to 70’s. Vocal range: C4-B2. Some light dancing.

Ensemble Men – 4 or 5 men who play a variety of roles: customers, waiters, carolers, etc. Some members of the ensemble may understudy various principal roles. The ensemble includes The Head Waiter who has a solo number, and the busboy who has a dance solo. Age ranges from teen to 60's. High tenor to low bass. Some dancing is likely.