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Roll Call: Stars Needed for GCC Productions of "The Odd Couple"

Gloucester County College
Gloucester County College

Deptford Twp.  – Gloucester County College Theater Director Rose Gruber will hold open auditions for the College’s spring productions of the Broadway hit “The Odd Couple” beginning Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Known for its dialogue-driven humor, “The Odd Couple” tells the story of Felix Unger, a neurotic news writer, amidst a failing marriage. Thrown out by his wife, he is forced to room with Oscar Madison, a spendthrift sportswriter with a gambling problem. The dysfunctional dynamic of the duo unfolds over a series of poker nights with friends. Although he means well, Felix is uptight and hypercritical. Oscar, the opposite, is laidback to a fault.

The College will also produce the women’s version. This rendition features Florence Unger, Olive Madison and company as well as games of Trivial Pursuit. Show performances are slated for the weekends of March 27-29 and April 3-5.

Adult actors from the community are needed for the roles of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison (the roommates); Murray, Roy, Speed and Vinnie (the poker buddies) and Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon (the sisters from upstairs). Actresses are needed for Florence Unger and Olive Madison (the roommates); Mickey, Renee, Sylvie and Vera (the Trivial Pursuit gang) and Manolo and Jesus Costazuela (the brothers from upstairs).

Auditions will take place Tuesday, Dec. 3 through Thursday, Dec. 5 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the GCC Fine Arts Center. Callbacks are Monday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. Those trying out must perform a monologue from the audition packet and supply a small, current portrait of themselves. Packets are available in the Liberal Arts division of the College Center. 

For more information or to obtain audition materials, contact Rose Gruber at 856-415-2134 or email rgruber@gccnj.edu.

Gloucester County College’s 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55. 

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