|Rosie’s is a honky-tonk in West Texas, kind of western-style
Cheers and is the hangout for a colorful bunch of “regulars” who
in this, the final chapter, are celebrating the closing of their
favorite bar. The show features a cast of at least 20 people,
including an active chorus and many soloists. According to author
Norm Buroughs, who co-wrote Aloha Rosie’s with Maltby,
the show’s 23 musical numbers cover a wide variety of styles:
ballads, novelty, comic, rock, and country.
Open roles include Charlie, a regular at Rosie’s with two
solo comic songs; Dan, Rosie’s son, 30s to early 40s, with
one solo song and two duets; Dos Ahole, a Mexican bullfighter
with one solo song; Madame Pilau, who sings “Can You Stand
the Heat”; and other Rosie’s regulars, waiters, waitresses,
several of whom have solo songs, duets, trios, and featured dancing,
and/or speaking parts.
All are on stage throughout most of the show,” said Maltby, “contributing
to group numbers and general merriment. People looking to have
fun are encouraged to audition!” Call 254-0853 for more
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