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Colonial Players Announces Season 70! Colonial Players is pleased to officially announce our 70th Season! Click here for details!
Seeking Directors for CP's 70th Season! The Colonial Players is seeking directors for its 2018-2019 Season! Click here for details!
18th WATCH Award Nominees Announced! Colonial Players earned 21 WATCH award nominations in the 18th annual WATCH award competition! Click here for details.
Casa Valentina Auditions The Colonial Players is pleased to announce auditions for Casa Valentina. Click here for details!


The Colonial Players, Inc. is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer community theater with an open casting policy. All auditions are open to the public and no roles are pre-cast. All roles are non-paying. Auditions are held in our Annex at 2132 Renard Court (off General’s Highway near the Annapolis Mall) unless otherwise noted. All performances are held at 108 East Street, just off State Circle, in historic Annapolis. The Colonial Players welcomes actors and other volunteers of all backgrounds and skill levels.

Auditioners are encouraged to download and print the audition form available on our downloads page, fill it in, and bring it to auditions. (The form cannot be filled in on-line.)

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You may opt to attach a photo in the space indicated, or one will be taken at auditions.

The Colonial Players, Inc. always welcomes new members! The fee for our Adult Annual Membership is $10 per year. First time volunteers receive a complimentary membership, valid through the end of the current membership year. Youth under 18 also receive a membership at no cost. Click here to sign up for an Adult membership online! 


By Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Mickey Lund
Produced by Heather Quinn and Mary Watko
Performance Dates: May 25 - June 17, 2018


  • Sunday, March 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m., sign-in starting at 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m., sign-in starting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401


  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401


  • Performances: May 25 - June 17, 2018
    • 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
    • 2:00 p.m. on Sundays
  • Rehearsals: Determined based on cast availability
  • Tech Week: Saturday, May 19 - Thursday, May 26, 2018
  • Invited Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, May 26, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Archive Photo Shoot: Sunday, May 29, 2018 following the matinee performance


  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please, no drag or costume attire for auditions.
  • Sign-in will be available 30 minutes prior to auditions, which will begin promptly at the posted times.
  • Late arrivals can be accommodated only as time permits. If you know you will be late or cannot make general auditions, please make prior arrangements with the director by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • To expedite the sign-in process, the audition form is available on the Downloads page of our website under Forms, and can be downloaded and completed in advance. Please bring the completed form with your resume or list of experience, if desired, and a headshot or recent photo. If you do not have a photo, one will be taken at sign-in.
  • Auditioners are asked to provide a schedule of conflicts through June 17, 2018.

For more information, or for a copy of the script, please email the director, Mickey Lund, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Non-Professional National Premier and Local Area Premier of the Tony Award winning play set in the Catskills in 1962 - land of dirty dancing and Borscht Belt comedy—where an inconspicuous bungalow colony caters to a very special clientele: heterosexual men who delight in dressing and acting as women. These white-collar professionals escape their family lives to spend a discrete weekends away inhabiting their female alter-egos. When the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world arises, the members of this sorority have to decide whether societal freedom outweighs the risk of potential ruin. Based on real events and infused with Fierstein’s trademark wit, this moving, insightful, and delightfully entertaining work offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of “self-made women” as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden.


2F, 7M
All roles open. Descriptions are of character appearance and temperament, not age of actors.

Rita (female, 40-60) – a resigned, determined but worn earth mother.

Jonathan/Miranda (male, 30’s) – masculine, shy and bookish (appears both in and out of drag).

Albert/Bessie (male, 40-60) – Willy Loman by day, Ethel Mertz at night (appears only in drag).

George/Valentina (male, 40-60) – married to Rita – assured and charming, insurance-salesman type (appears both in and out of drag)

Isadore/Charlotte (male, 40-70) – the ultimate WASP – buttoned-down, strict disciplinarian (appears only in drag).

Michael/Gloria (male, 30-50) – sexually-charged chap accustomed to compliments (appears only in drag)

Theodore/Terry (male, 50-70) – sweet, gentle, slightly silly (appears only in drag)

The Judge/Amy (male, 60-70) – distinguished, powerful, imposing (appears both in and out of drag)

Eleanor (female, 30-40) – brittle, cold, damaged daughter of the Judge.