[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The subtitle of the “Chick Soup” is “A Musical Recipe for Friendship.” The play uses music and dialog to tell the story of four women who meet in an OB/GYN waiting room and become friends. The songs touch on the shared elements of their lives.
Auditions for the Charlotte Players’ production of “Chick Soup” will take place on Sunday, Oct. 8, and Monday, Oct. 9, at the Community Theater Center, 1182 Market Street, Port Charlotte, and will begin at 7 p.m. both nights. The play will be presented Feb. 1-11, 2018, at the Langdon Playhouse.
Director Dr. Will Horton is seeking four women for the following roles: Jenny. a pregnant, stay-at-home mom in her late 30s whom Dr. Horton describes as “dramatic, overwhelmed and overworked, stressed;” Alex, in her 40s, “very confident, bitchy, brash, in your face, but with something underneath; Katie the youngest, who is “anxious, nervous, very vulnerable and wants a stable life;” and Gloria. her late 60s or early 70s, “very grandmotherly but funny, light, nurturing and wants to help.”
The play was written by friends Kitt Moran and Janina Serden Sebesky. A popular jazz and cabaret vocalist, Moran performs weekly at JD’s Bistro & Grille in Port Charlotte and the Allegro Bistro in Venice. Sebesky is a Grammy and Emmy Award-nominated musical artist and producer. They wrote the play to celebrate their 30-year-friendship and included the title song, “Chick Soup,” plus “Shoes,” “She’s Having a Baby,” “Hand Pick Your Man,” and more.
“The show is cute, fun and done fast and with a light heart,” said Dr. Horton. “Think ‘Golden Girls’ with songs. “In fact, I am going to ask the cast to watch ‘Golden Girls,’ ‘Thelma and Louise’ and of course ‘Pitch Perfect.’[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]