AUDITIONS for the 2006-2007 season

Auditions for:  Blithe Spirit

Auditions for  Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward will be held on Monday February 26th and Tuesday February 27th  2007, at 7:30pm in the rehearsal room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. Please enter at the Stage Door at the rear of the Playhouse. For more information, or if you are unable to make it to either audition but wish to be considered for a role, please contact the director Barry Caiger (bcaiger@magma.ca), before those dates.

This production will be presented on May 22nd to June 2nd, 2007.

Actors required:

1 male, age late 30's to early 40's

1 male, age 50's and up

2 females, age late 30's

1 female, late 40's to early 50's

1 female, mid 50's and up

1 female, age indeterminate

Auditions for:  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Auditions for  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams will be held on Monday January 8th and Tuesday January 9th  2007, at 7:30pm in the rehearsal room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. Please enter at the Stage Door at the rear of the Playhouse. For more information, or if you are unable to make it to either audition but wish to be considered for a role, please contact the director Rosemary Keneford (keneford@aol.com), before those dates.

This production will be presented on March 27th to April 7th, 2007.

Auditions for:  When the Reaper Calls

Auditions for  When the Reaper Calls by Peter Colley will be held on Sunday October 1st and Monday October 2nd at 7:30pm in the rehearsal room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. Please enter at the Stage Door at the rear of the Playhouse. For more information, or if you are unable to make it to either audition but wish to be considered for a role, please contact the directors Helen and Martin Weeden (613-832-3787), before those dates.

This production will be presented on January 30th to February 10th, 2007.

This play requires five characters:
- two men, whose ages range from 35 to 50 years;
- two women, whose ages range from 35 to 50;
- one woman, aged 20 to 25.

Note: There will be quite a lot of physical activity expected of the actors in this production, such as fight scenes, dragging dead bodies across the stage, and so on.

Auditions for:  Hi, Ho, Robin Hood

Auditions for the Christmas production for children Hi, Ho Robin Hood by Tim Kelly with music by Arne Christiansen and lyrics by Ole H. Kittleson will be held on Monday
September 11th  and Wednesday September 13th  at 7:30pm in the rehearsal room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. Please enter at the Stage Door at the rear of the Playhouse.

For more information, or if you are unable to make it to the audition and wish to be considered for a role, please contact the director, Brett Kelly , before that date.

This production will be presented on December 28th to 30th, 2006.

We have 16 roles to fill as well as background performers ("extras")
This play can be cast any number of ways so if you are a teenager all the way up to a middle aged person- we can use you.

Please be expected to sing a tune of your choice a capella and be prepared to sight-read a bit.

Part II

Have you ever dreamed of wearing sexy green tights? Would you like to do a little fighting? A little singing? A little dancing?

"Hi, Ho, Robin Hood" is still looking for actors.

  There will be a combined audition/callback on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25 at 7:30 pm in the rehearsal hall of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. 

We are looking for:

1) Five young men between the ages of 15 - 25 to play Robin and his "merry men". All should be able to sing. There are some solo sections for the actor cast as Robin Hood.

2) Three men over the age of 30 to play the Sheriff of Nottingham, Friar Tuck and The Stranger/King Richard. All should be able to sing.

3) Four women over the age of 30 (ideally, three of these women should be 40+) to play Mother Meg, the Old Widow, the Sheriff's wife and the (evil) Lady Merle. Lady Merle could possibly be played by an older teen or someone in her 20's.

There will be 3 rehearsals per week beginning October 2nd and performances are December 28, 29 and 30, 2006.

Auditions for:  Happy Birthday Dear Alice

Auditions for the comedy Happy Birthday Dear Alice by Bernard Farrell will be held on Tuesday September 5th at 7:30pm in the rehearsal room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. Please enter at the Stage Door at the rear of the Playhouse. For more information, or if you are unable to make it to the audition and wish to be considered for a role, please contact the director, Gwen Knight (613-592-0744),  before that date.

This production will be presented on November 14th to 25th, 2006.

This play requires six characters:
- three women , whose ages range from 17 to 70 years;
- three men, whose ages range from 30 to 70.

Alice, who is the centre of attention, recalls earlier birthdays and events from her past as she celebrates her 70th.  The time is 1993 and the place is the south of Ireland. Alice moves easily from her thirties to her seventies (without change of costume) and must be able to convey her age through voice and body language alone.

 Barbara, her daughter, was born when Alice was in her thirties.  She lives in San Francisco but makes frequent trips home. She is controlling, high strung, and full of nervous energy. She feels burdened with the responsibility for her mother's care and well being, and is frustrated with her husband's lack of realistic ambition.

 Cormac, Barbara's husband, is in his 40's. He's unrealistic and a dreamer, as he tries to pursue a career in photo journalism.  He is easy going and has an eye for the ladies and, although he is Irish from Donegal, he has adopted a phoney American accent.

 Barry, Alice's son, is in his 30's. He has left his wife and children and is now living in England where he is having an affair with a much younger woman. A salesman by occupation, he is charming and  self centred but has an underlying meanness of character.

 Sandy, Barry's young English girlfriend, is studying reflexology and is a thoroughly "nice" person.  She is in her very late teens or early twenties.

 Jimmy is Alice's friend and a former employee of her late husband.  They are about the same age and he figures prominently in Alice's reminiscences of days gone by.  He provides much of the comic relief in the play as he struggles with his hearing problems. 

 Further "guests" are required backstage to support the production, so come out and find out what "role" you can play as we count down to the party.  Anne-Marie Davies Smith is the Producer and Sheryne Lalonde (613 599-6561) is the Director's assistant, so give any one of us a call for further information.

 Gwen Knight (613 592-0744) 

 

Auditions for:  Here on the Flight Path

Auditions for the comedy Here on the Flight Path by Norm Foster will be held Tuesday and Thursday May 9th and 11th  at 7:30pm 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, Susan Monaghan,  before that date.

The director states:

I am auditioning early for Here on the Flight Path by Norm Foster, the first play of next season, before everyone departs for the summer. Rehearsals for this show will of necessity be conducted during the summer, but this play was chosen for the first slot of the season in part because of  its flexibility, particularly with the three female cast members  each of whom appears in her own separate "Act". The leading (and only) man, John Cummings, is on for the entire show.

Once the play is cast I will work out a schedule to accommodate the vacation plans of cast and crew members.

The plot:
John Cummings is a lonely and divorced back-porch philosopher. Over the past three and a half years, three very different women have occupied the apartment next door. As John reflects on his relationships with neighbours Fay, Angel & Gwen, he shares his unique views on everything from poets to sex.

The characters:

     Fay Davidson: late 20's early 30's. In good shape. She is a middle class prostitute.

     Angel Plunkett: early 20's. A wide eyed kid from Alberta trying to break into the
      Toronto show business scene.

     Gwen: late 30's. Has just left her husband

     John Cummings: anywhere from late 20's to 40's. Divorced.

For copies of the script, please contact me, Susan Monanghan, at 271-1777, Tatiana Naumov (the production manager), or Julie Clayton (the stage manager).  The production will run from September 19th to September 30th, 2006.