All Auditions by Appointment
Monday December 11: 6:30pm-
Tuesday December 12: 7:00pm-
Call backs (By Invitation):
Thursday December 14: 7:00pm
Phantom Projects Theatre Group is casting for the 2nd show of their 17/18 Season at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
First Rehearsal/Read Through: Monday, December 18, 2017, evening.
Rehearsals will be held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday nights 6:30pm-
Load in Day: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
There are only 3 performances, all in one day, on February 22, 2018
at 10:00am, 1:00pm and 7:00pm.
There is no pay.
Phantom Projects' Rehearsal Hall
15517 Phoebe Ave, La Mirada 90638
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Set in Michigan during the 1930s, Bud, Not Buddy tells the story of 10-
*The audition sides are listed next to the character below.
*Please note, some characters require music for their auditions. There is no accompanisth so please bring a CD or playback method (phone, ipod, etc) to hook up to our system with an aux cord.
BUD (Not Buddy) – Male, 10 years old, African American
Bud is the absolute soul of the story and is on stage for the entire show. He is not formally educated but is a very wise ten-
BUD SIDES CLICK HERE
BUGS – Male, 10 years old, African American
He is one of the Bud’s good friends at the Orphan Home. He was nicknamed Bugs because he got a cockroach stuck in his ear. He finds Bud and after swearing to be brothers, the two decide to ride the rails to Chicago. In contrast to Bud, Bugs is high energy and fast talking.
BUGS SIDES CLICK HERE
HERMAN E. CALLOWAY – Male, 40-
HERMAN SIDES CLICK HERE
MOMMA– Female, 25-
Although she has died before the story begins, her character is a very real presence for Bud and appears throughout the play. The lessons she taught him, his memories of her, and the clues she left behind, drive Bud’s journey. She is kind and warm but tough and has very strong beliefs about personal pride and truthfulness and instills this in Bud.
MOMMA SIDES CLICK HERE
ENSEMBLE #1– Male, 12-
Todd Amos -
ENSEMBLE #1 SIDES CLICK HERE
ENSEMBLE #2 – Female, 11 years old, African American
Deza Malone -
Young Momma – She is very unhappy as she recounts, with the help of her older self, a story about her father forcing her to wear a big, dirty hat on a pony.
ENSEMBLE #2 SIDES CLICK HERE
ENSEMBLE #3 – Male, 35-
Lefty Lewis – A very kind man who picks Bud up along the road to Grand Rapids on his work travels to courier blood needed at hospitals while also sneaking union flyers to illegal organizations. He shows Bud basic kindness and compassion; two emotions he has felt little of in his life.
Mr. Amos – Part of the Foster Family that Bud runs away from. A man of few words because his wife has the rest.
Doo Doo Bug – Musician in Herman Calloway’s band.
ENSEMBLE #3 SIDES CLICK HERE
ENSEMBLE #4 – Female, 30-
Miss Grace Thomas – The singer in Herman Calloway’s band, beautiful and classy but warm and loving with an underlying strength and a sense of humor. Miss Thomas showers Bud with motherly love and comfort. She believes that Bud is a godsend who may change all their lives.
Case Worker – Works on Bud’s case for Child Services.
ENSEMBLE #4 SIDES CLICK HERE
ENSEMBLE #5 –Male, 30-
Steady Eddie – A kind man, warm and fatherly, Eddie stands up for Bud against his teasing band mates. He is Bud’s favorite band member. The saxophone player.
Young Calloway -
ENSEMBLE #5 SIDES CLICK HERE
ENSEMBLE #6 – Male, 30-
Doug the Thug – Basically a good person, The Thug can act a bit tough or brash. He likes to tease a little too much. The drummer in the band.
ENSEMBLE #6 SIDES CLICK HERE
ENSEMBLE #7 – Male, 30-
Mr. Jimmy – A member of the band.
Vampire – A part of Bud’s imagination.
Police Officer – Hired by the Pinkertons, he decides he can’t be a part of stopping
people from riding the rails to look for a better life.
ENSEMBLE #7 SIDES CLICK HERE
ENSEMBLE #8 – Male, 30-
Dirty Deed– The only white member of the band.
Announcer – Appears throughout to announce “Bud Caldwell’s Rules for Having a
Funnier Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself #...” Old-
Also plays a Lifeguard, Jake, a Cop and Librarian.
ENSEMBLE #8 SIDES CLICK HERE
ENSEMBLE #9 – Female, 30-
style of the 30’s is required for the audition.
Mrs. Amos – Parents of Todd Amos who thinks he can do no wrong. Mrs. Amos is
the driving force of the family with a superior attitude toward others of her race that
have not reached her position in life, though she’s only reached her position by taking
money from the state to house orphaned boys that the family tends to treat poorly
because they look down on them.
Deza’s Mom – Mother of a family living in a Hooverville.
Tyla – A waitress at The Seetpea.
ENSEMBLE #9 SIDES CLICK HERE