Auburn University Theatre will conduct open auditions for THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO by Alfred Uhry on Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 6:00 PM on the mainstage. The production will begin rehearsals Wednesday, August 15 and run from September 20-28. A cast of 4 women and 3 men is needed with character names and descriptions listed below. We are particularly seeking student character actors (male & female) who project maturity beyond their years. Theatre majors interested in auditioning should sign up for the first available audition slot on the call board across from the green room in the Telfair Peet Theater starting April 11th.  Non-majors wishing to audition should email for an audition time. Please prepare a one minute contemporary monologue. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday April 24th and will consist of cold readings from the script. For more information please contact Dan LaRocque at

Actors are encouraged to dress professionally and bring a one page resume. 

The play can be checked out in the theatre’s main office. Reading the script is encouraged in order to prepare for auditions.


Last Night of Ballyhoo Character Descriptions

Lala Levy – Obsessed with 'Gone With The Wind.' She is insecure, a little awkward, and jealous of her cousin Sunny’s ease in navigating the world, but also highly dramatic, romantic, and bold. Lala fights with her mother over their Jewish identity and her social status, but ultimately finds her match in Peachy. She is Boo's daughter in her early 20s.

Boo Levy – Lala's mother, Sunny's aunt, and Adolph's sister. Her husband is dead, and she struggles with wanting her daughter to be socially successful. She is Adolph’s sister, a few years older than he is, and is initially put off by Joe, in part because of his Eastern European Jewish heritage.

Reba Freitag – Sister-in-law to Adolph and Boo. Reba is somewhat simple, but is more shrewd than others give her credit. Like the other characters, Reba is oblivious to what it means to be Jewish, but she is very invested in the family. She is Adolph’s sister-in-law in her middle 40s.

Sunny Freitag – A junior at Wellesley College, Sunny is interested in the works of Eugene V. Debs and Upton Sinclair. She is poised and warm, but struggles with her Jewish identity, which significantly impacts her relationship with Joe. She is Reba's daughter in her early 20s.

Adolph Freitag – Adores Sunny, but has little tolerance for Lala. Adolph is a kind soul, who understands the good impact Joe has on the family. He is a businessman in his late 40s.

Joe Farkas – Works for Adolph Freitag, and finds an intellectual match in Sunny. Challenges the family to reassess their ideas of identity and family. He is Adolph's business assistant in his 20s.

Peachy Weil – A visitor from St. Charles who finds a match in Lala. He is quirky, outspoken, a little obnoxious, and an avid prankster in his 20s.   

Last Updated: April 11, 2018