Audition Announcement: You Can’t Take It With You

Audition Announcement: You Can’t Take It With You

When- Auditions May 15 & 21 at 7:00p-10:00p, callbacks May 22 at 7:00p-10:00p

Where- The Classic Theatre of San Antonio Annex
1908 Fredericksburg Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78201

What to Prepare- 2 contrasting, contemporary, comedic monologues.


Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

Runs September 8-October 1, 2017.

Directed by Mark Stringham

All roles but Grandpa Martin Vanderhof available. All roles will receive a stipend.

Rehearsals TBA.

Call 210-589-8450 to sign-up for an audition time.


Character Breakdown-

Penelope Sycamore: The daughter of Martin Vanderhof, mother of Essie and Alice, and wife of Paul, Penelope is the fluttery, gentle lady of the house.

Essie: The daughter of Penelope and Paul, granddaughter of Martin Vanderhof, and wife of Ed, Essie is a pixie in toeshoes, an eternal student and constantly dances across the living room.

Rheba: The maid in the Vanderhof household who probably understands the family better than anyone.

Paul Sycamore: The husband of Penelope and father of Essie, Paul Sycamore is in his mid-fifties, but with a kind of youthful air and quiet manner.

Mr. De Pinna: Years ago Mr. De Pinna was delivering ice to the Vanderhof home–and just decided to stay. He is a mad genius.

Ed: The husband of Essie, Ed is a young man in his mid-thirties who has an affinity for the printing press and the xylophone.

Donald: Rheba’s boyfriend, Donald spends a lot of comfortable time at the Vanderhof home.

Martin Vanderhof: The patriarchal head of the family, Grandpa Martin Vanderhof is about seventy-five, a man whom the years have treated kindly.

Alice: The daughter of Penelope and Paul and sister of Essie, Alice is a lovely, fresh young girl of about twenty-two with familial devotion and love.

Tony Kirby: The boyfriend and later fiancé of Alice, Tony Kirby is a personable young man with a fondness for the Vanderhofs’ quirkiness.

Boris Kolenkhov: Essie’s dance teacher, Boris Kolenkhov is a hearty, explosive, Russian ballet-master.

Mr. Kirby: Tony’s father and Alice’s boss in the Wall Street office, Mr. Kirby is a disapproving and successful businessman.

Mrs. Kirby: Tony’s mother, Mrs. Kirby is of the same mind and temperament as her husband.


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