Audition Notes for The Red Velvet Cake War

December 16 & 18, 2018 


The Plaza Theatre – Wharton, Texas




  • Cee Cee Windham (F)- late 40s to 50s. Sassy and stylish and confident.
  • Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen (F)- Late 40s. Walking nervous breakdown.
  • LaMerle Verdeen Minshew (F)- late 60-70s. Well dressed, self-serving, and sharp tongued. Family matriarch.
  • Aubrey Verdeen (M)- late 80s. Good natured, jokester. Oxygen dependent. Family patriarch.
  • Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen (F)- 40s. A hearty good ol’ girl with an unfortunate unibrow. Tomboy.
  • Peaches Verdeen Belrose (F)- late 40s. Loud talking, fun-loving flashy dresser.
  • Bitsy Hargis (F)- late 40s. Perky, prim, nosy and a throwback to the 1950s.
  • Newt Blaylock (M)- 50s. A high-energy, true Texas eccentric with a patch over one eye.
  • Sheriff Grover Lout (M)- 50s. Swaggering, aggressive cop with a bad attitude.
  • Elsa Dowdall (F)- 40s. European-born stern and ultra-efficient.
  • Mamma Doll Hargis (F)- 80s-120. Forgetful, little old lady with a lustful streak.
  • Purvis Verdeen (M)- 50-60. Flashy, and loud. A bit overly affectionate and strange.

*All the characters should be portrayed as real people, not Southern caricatures.