This play opened in New York in 1955 and starred Albert Salmi, Kim Stanley, and Elaine Stritch, among others. It was nominated for four Tony's. The story?
In the middle of a howling blizzard, a bus pulls up at a roadside diner. All roads west are closed and the weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie is the passenger with most to worry about. She's been pursued, proposed to, and kidnapped by Bo, an exuberant cowboy with the romantic methods of a headstrong bull. Virgil, Bo’s friend and mentor tries to keep him in check with only limited success. As counterpoint, Grace, the diner’s owner, and the bus driver, Carl, at last find time to develop a “friendship” of their own. A former professor comes to terms with himself; and a young waitress gets her first taste of romance. All the while the Sheriff keeps close watch on the weather, the roads, and the diverse group of people stranded together for one long night at the Bus Stop.We will be having open auditions on July 30, 2012. I'm a bit nervous about getting a good turn-out, so keep your fingers crossed for me! (And if you know any (non-equity) actors in the Austin area please give them a heads up. Here's the theater's website: www.wobcp.org
The process will be ongoing until we open in September and close in October! Yep, "The Wheels on the Bus" are on their way!! Wheeeee!