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Old School Theatre Announces Auditions For Cheaper By The Dozen

[ 0 ] June 19, 2013 |

oldschoolEvery family has challenges, right? What if you’re one of twelve children whose father often jokes, “You know, they come cheaper by the dozen! ” What if he’s also a pioneer of industrial efficiency and thinks that he can run the family like his factories. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and–it must be admitted–extremely effective! Help us bring this wonderfully poignant and touching story to life on the stage of Old School Theatre.

Auditions will be held on July 11 & 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Old School Theatre (1220 School Street, Spring Hill). No preparation necessary as everyone will be reading from the script. Old School Theatre board president Laura Holderman will be directing.

Callbacks will be on July 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Old School Theatre’s mission is to provide excellence in entertainment and education in the theater arts to the family community of the Spring Hill area.

For more information, email or call 931-486-3344.


Cheaper By The Dozen is a comedy which was adapted by Christopher Sergel from the book by Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.

Below is a cast list, but please keep in mind that actors need only LOOK and realistically portray the approximate ages of the characters listed.


MEN: 2-adult, 3-teens, 4-approx. nine to thirteen

WOMEN: 3-adult, 3-teens, 1-approx. nine to thirteen

DOG: dog is carried in two scenes (“Paw-ditions” to be held at a later date)

Mr. Gilbreth–Dad

Mrs. Gilbreth–Mother

CHILDREN–in order

Anne–Oldest Daughter, 17

Ernestine, 15 or 16

Martha, 14 or 15

Frank, 14

Bill, 12

Lillian, 10

Fred, 9

Dan, 8

Jackie (male), 7

Mrs. Fitzgerald–the housekeeper

Dr. Burton–the family doctor

Joe Scales–a cheerleader

Miss Brill–a teacher

Larry–someone “special”

Dog–friendly, quiet, and smallish


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