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Mama Won't Fly

Audition Dates:
May 6 - 7, 2019

Performance Dates:
July 11 - 21, 2019

Audition Location

Audition Location:
Southside Theatre Guild
20 W. Cambellton Street
Fairburn GA 30213

Southside Theatre Guild presents volunteer, non-equity auditions for the comedy Mama Won't Fly by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten.

An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way across the country for her brother's wedding. Savannah's problem: Mama won't fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt. Rising above their age-old mother-daughter issues, Norleen and Savannah work together to get the nuptials back on track. In a surprising and heartwarming resolution, they forge an exciting new path for their own relationship and welcome the new bride into their delightfully wacky family. This family-friendly Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy will have you laughing your way across the country and all the way down the aisle!

Audition Requirements

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • All Actors must be Fun Loving and Team Players.
  • Headshots and resume are helpful, but not required
  • Please have information available during auditions to identify any possible conflicts with the rehearsal schedule (May 11-July 21).

Contact Information

For more information after reading the requirements below, please contact director Gloria Wright or Chris Shellnutt at

Casting Information

Casting three leading women, 11 supporting men and 11 supporting women (some doubling may be required.)  

Character Descriptions

Norleen's daughter / a feisty southern business woman / owns an upscale accessory shop / always jumping to the wrong conclusion and getting in trouble / a lead role

“an exasperating old bird” / spirited tenacious woman / a nosy meddler by nature / in most everyone's business / and “she don't fly” / also, an actress at the local community theatre / has a son (Walker) in CA who's / about to get married / a lead role

HAYLEY QUINN age 30-35 ish
about to marry Norleen's son / loveable / high energy / nervous about meeting her future in-laws / has a history of the worst luck in the world / a lead role

a big-haired flashy-dressed realtor / also an actress at the local community theatre / scene 2 – one page

Norleen's boyfriend / owns Town Tire and Auto Repair / getting ready to retire in a month / scene 2 – one page

ESSIE age is 80+
lives in Tater Mound,Mississippi / walks with a cane / premier tour guide for the American Museum of Foundation Garments / wears a bra on the outside of her dress for her presentation / scene 5 – 3 pages

a Bible-totin' golddigger at the backyard barbeque / filled with the rapturous spirit of life! / gives orders right and left / scene 7 – 3 pages

the matriarch at the backyard barbeque / rolled out in a wheelchair / physical comedy but no lines,just mumbling / scene 7 – half a page

AUNT REMA JEAN – age 50-60
a fun-loving country matron in a party dress at the backyard barbeque she's throwin' / there “to have F.U.N.” / is a seamstress and has made Savannah an outlandish square dance dress / scene 7 – 5 pages

in a world of his own / dressed in Western wear / widower of Marjalene, his bride of 35 excitin' years / carries her ashes around in a large see through mayonnaise jar “dressed” in western wear / the backyard party is honor of Chicken and Marjalene on their “anniversary” / scene 7 – about a page

UNCLE FERD – age 70s
a fancy dancer and a flirt / quick on and off role / scene 7 and 8 / about ½ a page total

MICKEY-age 40s
effusive / speaks in an Irish brogue / wears a leprechaun hat and runs O'Shaughnessy's pub in Nickel Bone, TX. / His brother Mitch runs Lonesome Road Saloon in Nickel Bone / scene 10 – two entrances and exits

MITCH – age 50s
rugged gregarious / enters wearing western wear, an apron, and a Stetson hat / runs the Lonesome Road Saloon in Nickel Bone / his brother runs O'Shaughnessy's pub / scene 10 – two entrances and two exits

JULIETTE – age 50s
tough as nails / loves drinking beers / former costumer at the little theatre one town over / the theatre just dumped her after 20 years without so much as a fare-thee-well, but she got revenge and brought all the costumes with her! / Scene 10 – about 2 pages

church lady / church dress and cowboy boots/ protesting the sleazy tavern in Nickel Bone / scene 11 – one page

FANNY – Any Age
church lady / church dress and cowboy boots/ protesting the sleazy tavern in Nickel Bone / scene 11 – one page

a highway patrolman / world weary and all business / scene 12 – 2 pages

RED – age 50s
an over-caffeinated, intense truck driver (a big rig) / chugs coffee from a thermos / drives like a maniac / drives the girls through a terrible thunderstorm headed  to Vegas / all of scene 13 – 4 pages

KIKI – age 40ish
a Vegas bimbo, excited, passionate / she's hooked an older man who has got money (Ronald) / scene 14 – 4 ½ pages

RONALD – age 60s
upscale / getting ready to marry Kiki / already married to Sybil / scenes 14 – 5 pages

TEETA – Any Age
all business / tough-as-leather ex- showgirl / the only ordained showgirl minister in Vegas / scene 14 – 7 pages

SYBIL – age 60s
well-dressed / Ronald's current wife for two more weeks / scene 14 – 4 pages

SPUD FARLEY – age 40s
friendly and completely at ease with himself / dressed from head to toe in attractive women's clothing complete with long hair and nice accessories / scene 14 – one page

KELVIN – Any Age
disdainful, well-dressed concierge / scene 15 – ½ page

1.   Denton Crocker, Cousin Chicken, Mitch, Officer Dugger, Ronald, Kelvin
2.   Uncle Ferd, Mickey, Red, Spud 

1.   Tanya Dudley,Aunt Rema Jean, Edweena, Kiki
2.   Essie, Great Aunt Pawnee, Fanny, Sybil
3.   Aunt Ardale, Juliette, Teeta

For more information after reading the requirements below, please contact director Gloria Wright or Chris Shellnutt at