AUDITIONS for the 2005-2006 season

Auditions for:  Staff Room

Auditions for Staff Room will be held Monday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 14th 2006, at 7:30 p.m. in the rehearsal room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. Please enter at the Stage Door at the rear of the Playhouse. If you are unable to make it to the audition and wish to be considered for a role, please contact the director,  before that date.

Rehearsals will begin on Thursday February 16th.

Kanata Theatre will be giving Staff Room, by Joan Burrows, its second ever production. The first was chosen as Best Production at the 2004 Theatre Ontario Festival.

Staff Room consists of 15 very loosely connected vignettes, most of them comic, whose only real common thread is location, a secondary school staff room that could be anywhere in Ontario, even Kanata. The action unfolds over the space of roughly one term. There are 55 characters varying in age from mid teens to immediate pre retirement age. In our production they will be played by:

•  Four teenagers, two of each sex, and
• Eight adults, four of each sex, who should appear to be in their mid twenties to mid sixties.

The challenge will be to differentiate the characters. It should be a lot of fun. If you plan to audition please let me know. Scripts are available for loan.

Rebecca Shields is the Production Manager. If you would like to help with the production please give her a call.

Auditions for:  Enchanted April

Auditions for Enchanted April will be held January 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the rehearsal room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. Please enter at the Stage Door at the rear of the Playhouse. If you are unable to make it to the audition and wish to be considered for a role, please contact the director,  before that date.

Among the wisteria blossoms and sunshine of Tuscany, two frustrated London housewives and two unlikely female companions recruited to help with expenses rediscover themselves in ways they could never have expected.

The play is intelligent, insightful and amusing.  A real delight with wonderfully drawn characters.

Three male roles, aged 35-50ish

Five female roles, aged 35-70

(Remember, you do not have to be these ages, just be able to portray them realistically.)

The play runs from March 28 to April 8, 2006.

Auditions for:  Noises Off

Auditions for the wonderfully wacky farce Noises Off  will be held Sunday and Monday October 2nd and 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the rehearsal room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. Please enter at the Stage Door at the rear of the Playhouse. If you are unable to make it to the audition and wish to be considered for a role, please contact the director, Brooke Keneford,  before that date.

The director states:

I am not hung up on accents but it is a British play and the dialogue will likely sound best with British accents. But I would not discourage anyone from reading based solely on accents. Also, I see a wide range of ages and again the following are my preferences but they are not cast in stone:

Lloyd Dallas, Dotty Otley, Frederick Fellowes, Belinda Blair: in their late thirties to early sixties.

Garry Lejeune, Poppy Norton-Taylor, Tim Allgood: in their twenties or thirties.

Brooke Ashton: In her twenties.

Selsdon Mowbray: in his fifties.

The play runs from January 31 to Febrauary 11, 2006

Auditions for:  The Dragonslayers

Singing:
   "We're making a Dragon.
    We're making a Dragon.
    A Dragon with death in his breath!"

So starts the most fantastic tale you will experience all year.
The Dragonslayers, the original musical by Bruce Coville and Angela Peterson,
will whisk you off to a magical land filled with Knights, Witches, Princesses, Ogres, and
of course . . . a dragon!

Auditions will be held on September 12th and September 14th  at 7:00 p.m. in the rehearsal room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. Please enter at the Stage Door at the rear of the Playhouse. If you are unable to make it to either audition and wish to be considered for a role, please contact  the director, Andrew Williams,  before those dates.

There are roles for those who only wish to speak (voice overs), those who only wish to act (mutes), and those who wish to challenge themselves with a triple threat production (acting, singing, dancing). Not quite a cast of thousands, but plenty of wonderful characters and opportunities to make them your own.
 

Cast of Characters: 

(where age is not shown, may be any age from a mature 12 years and up)

The Leads:

The Princess: (mid teens)

Brian (the page): mid to late teens

Grizelda (la Witch): 40+ (played at that level)

Elizar - 40+ (played at that level)

Dragon

Others:

King - mid 30's+

Queen - mid 30's+

Witches (2 of them needed) - mid 20's+

Knights (3 needed) - played at 20+

Goons (3 needed) - Late teens+

Page Boys - early to mid teens

Cat - any age

Fox - any age

Bear - any age

Spider - any age

Chorus:

Ladies/Gents of the Court:

Auditions for:  The Beauty Queen of Leenane

will be held September 6th at 7:30 p.m. in the rehearsal room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. Please enter at the Stage Door at the rear of the Playhouse. If you are unable to make it to the audition and wish to be considered for a role, please contact me, the director,  before that date.

Set in the village of Leenane in the Connemara district of County Galway, Ireland, the play is a psychological drama which explores the relationship between an irascible, demanding mother and her spinster, stay-at-home/caregiver daughter. The comical elements of the psychological abuse they heap on each other eventually are replaced with scenes of madness and physical horror. This play is not for the squeamish or faint of heart. However, it is an excellent portrayal of human emotions taken to extremes.

The characters are as follows:

Mag Folan aged 70
Maureen, her daughter, aged 40
Pato Dooley, Maureen’s suitor, aged 40
Ray Dooley, Pato’s brother, aged 20

(Remember, you do not have to be these ages, just be able to portray them realistically.)

The play runs from November 15 to 26, 2005

Auditions for:  Drinking Alone by Norm Foster

Directed by: Gerry Thompson

In desperation Joe hires Renée to pose as his fiancée to impress his tyrannical father who is paying a rare visit. Little does he know just how flaky Renée will turn out to be. A romantic comedy with an edge.

Runs: Sept. 20 - Oct. 1, 2005
Auditions Where :
Ron Maslin Playhouse Please use stage door
When June 21 and 22 at 7pm
Who:
1 male, thirty-ish
1 female thirty-ish
1 female mid to late twenties
1 male, sixty-ish
1 female mid to late fifties
Info:Gerry Thompson,