The Candlelight Theatre is presenting Rumors by Neil Simon, May 16 – June 21, 2020 and Sweet Charity with book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, July 11 – August 23.

Director – Rumors -Bob Kelly
Director  – Sweet Charity –  Peter John Rios, Choreographer – Jody Anderson, Musical Director – Eric Longo

When: Monday and Tuesday February 24th and 25th
Time: 6:30 pm sign-in if auditioning for both;  8:00 pm sign-in for those only  auditioning for Rumors.
Where: The Candlelight Theater
2208 Millers Rd. Wilmington, DE  19810

When: Monday March 2nd
Time: 6:30 pm sign-in if auditioning for both;  8:00 pm sign-in for those only  auditioning for Rumors.
Where: The Rock School
1101 So. Broad St. Suite D
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Please come with headshot and resume stapled together, do not send in advance. All roles are open and paid. Restaurant opportunities available.
For Sweet Charity, please prepare 16 – 32 bars showing range and in the style of the show and be prepared to dance.

Rehearsals for Rumors will begin (approximately) March 28. Performances are May 16 – June 21, 2020 and generally Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Also scheduled: 2 Thursday evenings – May 28 and June 11 and 2 Wednesday matinees – May 20 and June 17.

Rehearsals for Sweet Charity will begin (approximately) May 23. Performances are July 11 – August 23, 2020 and generally Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Also scheduled: 1 Thursday evening – August 13, and 2 Wednesday matinees – July 22 and August 19.

No phone calls to the theater, please.



Chris Gorman – late 20’s-30’s. Attractive, sarcastically funny lawyer who has recently quit smoking. A bit nervous/neurotic. Prone to get tipsy.

Ken Gorman – Well-dressed man. Mid 30’s and up. A lawyer. Likes to be in control but doesn’t often succeed. Pompous. High-Strung.

Claire Ganz – 30’s/40’s. Into gossip Seems amused by everything around her. Appearances matter to her. In control and controlling.

Leonard Ganz – Claire’s husband . 30’s-40’s. Charley’s accountant. Foul-mouthed and outspoken. A strong comedic role.

Cookie Cusack – 40’s-50’s. Hosts her on cooking show. Garish. Has a bad back. Dramatic . Some physical comedy.

Ernie Cusack – 40’s-50’s. Cookie’s husband and Charlie’s analyst. A bit smug/pretentious.

Glenn Cooper – 30’s-40’s. A candidate for the State Senate. Attractive. The camera loves him. Constantly worries about his image.

Cassie Cooper – 20’s-30’s. Trophy wife of Glen. Attractive and very spoiled. Constantly threatens divorce.

Officer Welch – No nonsense cop. 30’s-50’s. Wants to complete the investigation and just go home.

Officer Connie Pudney – 20’s-30’s. Welch’s partner. New to the job.



Seeking a diverse cast of performers to capture the rhythms, vernacular and fun of 1960s New York. All roles, except for Charity, will double as other roles (and/or as ensemble) throughout the show. Seeking excellent singers and dancers who are also good comedic character actors who can play multiple roles.

Charity Hope Valentine – 20’s-30’s. (Alto/Mezzo) Her name sums her up well. A taxi dancer at the Fandango Ballroom. Kind, ambitious, gullible, happy-go-lucky woman who is always searching for love.

Helene – 20’s-30’s. (Alto/Mezzo) Close friend of Charity and fellow dancer at the Fandango. Feisty and confident.

Nickie – 20’s-30’s. (Alto/Mezzo). Also close to Charity and a dancer at the club. Assumes the maternal role over the girls. Has seen it all and is quick with advice.

Oscar Lindquist – 20’s/30’s. (Baritone) Educated. Well-spoken man but shy and a bit gawky. Works as an actuary. Falls in love with Charity but struggles with her profession. Will double as Charlie, Charity’s first boyfriend.

Herman – 30’s-50’s. (Tenor) Runs the Fandango. Everything annoys him. Authoritative but with a heart of gold.

Vittorio Vidal – 30’s-40’s. (Bari/Tenor) Famous Italian movie star. Smooth. A gentle soul. Italian accent.

Daddy Brubeck – 30’s-50’s. (Bari/Tenor) Leader of the Rhythym of Life Church. A spiritual, laid-back kind of guy.

Other speaking roles will be assigned from the ensemble (or doubled from the above list), such as: other Fandango Ballroom girls (Carmen, Rosie, Suzanne, Frenchy, Betsy, Elaine), Ursula (Vittorio’s girlfriend), Marvin the Fandango Regular, Manfred (Vittorio’s majordomo), etc.

Ensemble – Many featured singing/dancing/speaking roles such as Daddy Brubeck’s assistants, Pompeii Club Waiter, a Hostess, panhandlers, tourists, cops, New York citizens, etc.