Equity and Non-Equity Auditions for GRUMPY OLD MEN

Date & Time

Thursday, January 11 12pm to 2pm
Thursday, January 11 6pm to 9pm

Equity and Non-Equity Auditions for GRUMPY OLD MEN

AUDITIONS for Seven Angels MainStage

MARCH 1-24, 2024

AUDITION DATE: Thursday, January 11, 2024
12–2pm and 6-9pm
No appointment necessary

GRUMPY OLD MEN:  The Musical rehearses 2/13/24. Production run: 3/1/24 – 3/24/24

Auditioning Equity (SPT3 Contract) and non-union/community actors for a variety of roles.

Performances: Four per week: Friday – Sunday
First Rehearsal: February 13, 2024
Preview: March 1, 2024
Opening: March 3, 2024
Closing: March 24, 2024

Flexibility in rehearsals for non-union/community actors

Director/Choreographer: Janine Molinari
Musical Director: Richard Carsey

 Headshots and resumes can also be submitted for consideration. IMPORTANT: Please include name of show, role and union status in subject line. No videos at this time

Also note if actor has CT housing

SUBMIT TO casting@sevenangelstheatre.org

OTHER: An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination.

LOCATION: Seven Angels Theatre, 1 Plank Road, Hamilton Park, Waterbury, CT  06705

Free on-site parking, train station is a 5-minute UBER ride to/from theatre.


GRUMPY OLD MEN is the story of two aging men, Max and John, neighbors who have been feuding for most of their lives. Invigorated by their shared affection for their new neighbor across the street, the beautiful, eccentric, and charming Ariel, they face-off as romantic rivals until their hilarious shenanigans finally bring about a resolution to their long-standing differences. Based on the 1993 film, which starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Ann-Margret, this stage adaptation captures the lovably crotchety characters through twinkling humor, great songs, and the affectionate depiction of a small town that feels like home to everyone.

SEEKING: Adults only

  • JOHN GUSTAFSON Senior male – 70’s. A retired Midwestern high school teacher. Conservative, finicky, & set in his ways. Excellent comedic skills and sings well.
  • MAX GOLDMAN Senior male – 70’s. A cranky retired TV repairman. Has a knack for insults & practical jokes. Excellent comedic skills & sings well.
  • JACOB GOLDMAN Male 30-45. Max’s son. A mild-mannered lawyer. Looking for a life change. Strong actor & singer.
  • GRANDPA GUSTAFSON Male who plays 94. John’s father with a “who cares” attitude.
  • CHUCK BARRELS Male 45-65. Owns the general store & bait shop. Loves to tell stories.
  • ARIEL TRUAX Female 50s. A beautiful, playful, free-spirited newcomer to town. A college literary professor with a poetic flair & a mystery about her. Excellent comedic skills, sing & moves well.
  • MELANIE NORTON Female 30-40. John’s daughter. A real estate agent whose marriage is falling apart. Longing for a life change in a warmer climate. Strong actor & singer.
  • SANDRA SNYDER Female 35-50. An unrelenting & by the books tax collector. Sings & moves well.
  • PUNKY BARRELS Female 50s. Chuck’s niece. A wisecracking but loyal newcomer to town.

Along with the characters of:

·       HARRY, the accident-prone postman delivers mail to

·       TIM the dubious minister who is married to

·       UNIS the avian addict while

·       STAN the polka champion is browbeaten by his wife

·       FRAN the town gossip

·       KARLA caffeinates all, including

·       BO & LO who appear as townspeople, movers, etc.

ENSEMBLE Men & Women of all ages to play multiple people in the town. All must sing & move well.

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