Auditions 2017-07-26T00:07:41+00:00

The Lancaster Regional Players proudly announce open auditions for ‘Over the Tavern’ – Buffalo native Tom Dudzick’s hilarious yet heartwarming play based on his own childhood living in the apartment above the family tavern run by his father in 1950s Buffalo.

Auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 7 & 8 at 7:00 pm at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Avenue in Lancaster. No appointment is needed – auditioners will read from the script. Needed are four school aged children and 3 adults for January 2018 show dates.

For more information call director Gail Golden at 716-440-7129.

Character Breakdown

  • RUDY PAZINSKI: 12 years old. Full of fun. His world revolves around Mad Magazine and TV comedians. Does a great Ed Sullivan impression. His curious mind gets him in trouble with the Nuns at school when he innocently questions the rules of Catholicism.
  • GEORGIE PAZINSKI: 13 years old. Mentally “challenged” – what we used to call “retarded.” His mental age is that of a 3-year-old. Consistently good natured, he communicates with gestures, grunts and an occasional real word.
  • EDDIE PAZINSKI: 15 years old. Typical swaggering teenage boy. Loves his family but wouldn’t be caught dead admitting it. Hides his sweet nature under a tough guy demeanor.
  • ANNIE PAZINSKI: 16 years old. Insecure. Frets a lot. Everything’s a crisis. Battling a weight problem; sneaks Hostess Twinkies into her room.
  • CHET PAZINSKI: The Dad. Late 40’s. Former baseball player who never made it to the majors. Owns a neighborhood bar. A loving guy but lets life’s adversities get him down. Handles his workday frustrations by yelling at his kids.
  • ELLEN PAZINSKI: The Mom. Mid-40’s. With great humor, energy, patience and love, she holds her family together. Though at times tired and weary, she can still summon the zest to dance a late night polka in the kitchen with her husband. And she’s feisty enough to snap a nun’s ruler in two when her kid is being threatened.

  • SISTER CLARISSA: 60-ish. A strict and stern nun from the old school. Reveals her true love for children in the play’s critical moment.

Contact: Gail Golden


Phone: 716-440-7129.