Milwaukee Rep holding auditions for 'Run, Bambi, Run' musical

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Be a part of a new musical about Milwaukee's infamous femme fatale, Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek. The Milwaukee Repertory Theater is holding local auditions for the world premiere musical, "Run Bambi Run." 

According to a news release, the show features a book by Academy Award-winner Eric Simonson (Lombardi), all new score by Grammy-nominee Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes and directed by Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements.

An outrageous ‘true crime’ saga that took the nation by storm, Lawrencia “Bambi” Bembenek's fall from Milwaukee Police Department cop to Playboy Bunny lands her in the slammer, convicted of a murder that she didn’t commit. Or did she? Fueled with original rock songs and lyrics from Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes), this rollicking hometown story about truth and justice is a wild ride that you have to see to believe.

The Milwaukee Rep says they are looking for actor-musicians with a strong rock background. Performers will be asked to sing a song of their choosing in the spirit of rock, power ballad or folk song (no musical theater selections) and demonstrate versatility by playing one or more instruments.

The only role that is gender specific is Lawrencia “Bambi” Bembenek (Laurie), all others are open.

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