Feb 16 2016

Calendar Girls

by Tallgrass Theatre

by Tim Firth

Directed by Tom Perrine

October 29 – November 12, 2016

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade their fellow Women’s Institute members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on their small village. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on a true story.

Audition Dates: Monday, August 29 and Tueday, August 30 – 7:00 p.m.
Rex Mathes Auditorium, 1401 Vine St. West Des Moines

Please arrive a few minutes early to complete paperwork. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

Scripts are available for checkout. Contact Tom at tom@tallgrasstheatre.org or 515-270-9142 during the day.

Cast Requirements:

9 females – mid 20s to 70
4 males – late 20s to late 50s


Chris, 50s
Annie, 50s
Cora, around 40
Jessie, late 60s/70s
Celia, age anything 35-50
Ruth, 40s
Marie, 50s
John, 50s
Rod, 50s
Lawrence, late 20s
Lady Cravenshire/Brenda (double role), 60s
Elaine, 20s
Liam, late 20s to 50

Production Team:
Director: Maranda Turner
Stage Manager: Carly Demro
Assistant Stage Manager: Maddie Mardesen
Scenic Design: James Stephenson
Lighting Design: Ty Klobassa and Erica Spiller
Properties: Joy Kripal
Costumes:  Mellinda Ziegenfuss
Sound Design: Ryan Schmitz
Hair/Makeup: Heidi Swihart
Production Manager: Kelly Mayhew
Technical Director: James Stephenson