The Sunshine Boys – Equity Principal Auditions

WHO: The John W. Engeman Theater


Willie Clark:Male; 60-80; cantankerous old vaudevillian; doesn't want to give up showbiz, even though his career is virtually over; role played by Walter Matthau in the movie

Al Lewis:Male; 60-80; mild-mannered old vaudevillian; gave up showbiz years ago; retired; lives in Jersey with his daughter and is content, role played by George Burns in the movie.

Ben Silverman:Male; 25-45; Willie's nephew; an eager to please budding theatrical agent; long-suffering; exceedingly patient; loves his uncle; sentimental about the theatrical legend of the “Sunshine Boys”.

Registered Nurse:Female; 40-60; African American; no-nonsense; capable of giving attitude; Willie's caretaker; doesn't tolerate his nonsense.

Sketch Nurse:Female; 20-35; performs in burlesque sketch; shapely; perky; bright; clear in her comic delivery.

Eddie:Male; 21-35; TV assistant; straightforward; professional but capable of sarcasm; unimpressed by the team of Willie and Al.

REQUIREMENTS: Prepare a comic monologue of their own choosing. Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

PAY: $399/week min.


Audition Information


Equity Principal Auditions:
Thursday, November 3, 2011
9:30 AM — 5:30 PM
Lunch from 1 – 2.


at the Actors' Equity Audition Center
165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

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