Eastbound holds auditions for ‘The Last Romance’

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, will hold auditions for the second show of its 21st season, the comedy “The Last Romance,” by Joe DiPietro, directed by Nancy A. Herman.

Performances will be Feb. 6 through 22.

Auditions will be held on Dec. 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue South in Milford. Interested actors who cannot attend should contact the producer, Mike Shavel, at mikeshavel@sbcglobal.net to set up an alternate time.

Roles are available for four actors, two male and two female. Ages range from early 20s to late 70s or 80s (flexible), and actors will be asked to read sides from the script. Actors interested in the part of the Young Man should also have a song prepared to perform a cappella. Actors interested in reviewing sides in advance should contact the director at nahshell33@aol.com.


Widower Ralph is full of life and exuberant, while the lovely Carol is elegant and a bit reticent. Neither of them ever believed they would find love this late in life, particularly with each other — and Ralph's lonely and jealous sister, Rose, isn't helping. “The Last Romance” explores the trials, tribulations and tender moments of a couple finding love in their golden years. Punctuated with touching moments of humor, heartbreak and opera, “The Last Romance” shows that life can be lived with passion at any age.

Roles Available

Ralph Bellini - 80 years old; vigorous and full of life.

Carol Reynolds - 70s; attractive, proper and well-dressed.

Rose Tagliatelle - 70s; Ralph's lonely and jealous sister.

The Young Man - early 20s; with a beautiful, operatic singing voice (tenor).

The script suggests that Young Man sing the following musical selections. These are not mandatory and can be changed to others, but whatever is used should match their mood.

• a section from Mattinata by Leoncavalla

• “Fin ch'han dal vino” from Don Giovanni

• Several sections of “E Fra Quest'  Ansie by Pagliacci

• “Vision Fugitive” from Massenet's Herodiade

• the “Diamond Song” from Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman

• “Donne mie, la fate a tanti” from Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte

For more information contact the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647.