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Floozies need actors for melodrama

The Fort Dalles Floozies and Friends will perform a melodrama, “Double Crossed in The Dalles,” written by local author Linda Beiter, at The Dalles Civic Auditorium theater.

The dates are July 18 and 19, with a matinee July 20.

Auditions will be at the Civic theater on Friday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m., and Sunday, June 1, at 1 p.m.

The Floozies are regular greeters at the tour ships who enjoy honoring the area’s river history. The melodrama is a way to recognize the history of the land and the growth of the town with a sense of humor.

Auditions for actors are open to all and no theater experience is required (but it would be helpful).

Characters needed include:

Double Cross, villain, owner of a local saloon

Randy Orchard, hero, stalwart young man, new in town

Cherry Blossom, heroine, innocent young lady

Ms. Nancy Ann, owner of the local “Hotel” for single women

Helluva Shot, manager of the Double Cross Saloon

Sheriff Longfellow Smith, local law officer

Dep. Shorty Wesson, sheriff’s right hand man

Capt. Fredrick T. Dent, military man stationed at Fort Dalles.

Others: patrons of the saloon — farmers, ranchers and gold miners. Ladies who work-live at Miss Nancy Ann’s and the saloon. Gentleman callers.

Rehearsals will begin June 2 and continue two to three times a week for three weeks. The cast will take a break the week before July 4, then work hard from July 7 to opening night. Cast members need to be available for all performances and rehearsals.

For more information, contact Mary Ann Pauline at 509-767-4301.

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