AUDITIONS for the 2007-2008 season

Auditions for:  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Auditions for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey will be held on March 2nd and March 3rd, 2008, at 7:00pm 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, or if you'd like to take part in the production, please contact the Director,  Shelagh Mills or the Producer, Michèle Baddoo, before those dates.

There will be no rehearsals during the school March break nor during Easter.

The production will be presented on May 20th to 31st, 2008.

Auditions for:  Framed!

by Martin Sterling

January 8th & 10th 2008 at 7pm

Rehearsal Room
(please enter at Stage Door)
Ron Maslin Playhouse

Required:

2 men mid 20’s to late 30’s
2 women mid 20’s to late 30’s
1 man 30’s to 60
English accents preferred but not essential

The production runs March 25 to April5,2008

Auditions for:  The Seagull

Auditions for  The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Tom Stoppard directed by Jim Holmes, will be held Tuesday October 9th and Wednesday October 10th  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. Call backs are scheduled for Thursday October 11h .

The Seagull, first produced in 1896, is one of the most important and influential plays ever written. Many believe modern theatre began with The Seagull. Chekhov thought of it as a comedy, but the fact that it ends in an off stage suicide has led some to question this characterization. There is nevertheless an unmistakable comedic tone to the first three acts and much of the fourth, and this is fully exploited by Tom Stoppard’s witty translation. Our production will strive to find the humour in the script while honouring the play’s underlying themes of the meaning of “love” and “art”.

The play is in four acts and will be performed with only one intermission, between acts 3 and 4. The action of the first three acts is roughly continuous, but there is a two year lapse between acts 3 and 4. Ages are flexible and in any event are a matter of appearance rather than chronological age. Nevertheless for general guidance here is the age of characters at the beginning of the play as suggested by the script. Take these age indications with a giant grain of salt. Do not be deterred from auditioning because you think you are too old or too young.

The production will be presented on February 5th to 16th, 2008.

Auditions for:  The Gallant Tailor or, Seven at One Blow

Auditions for  The Gallant Tailor  (the children's Christmas play) with music adapted and arranged by Zelma Smith and book and lyrics by  Edith Rothrock, directed by Dorothy Shaw, will be held on Monday September 3rd at 1:00 pm and Tuesday September 4th  2007 at 7:00pm, in the rehearsal hall of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. Please enter at the Stage Door at the rear of the Playhouse.

Those auditioning will be asked to sing "O Canada" or "Happy Birthday"; any other choice of song must be pre-approved by the Director.

Minimum age - 9 years
All characters must be able to sing - some dancers required.

The production will be presented on December 27th,  28th  and  29th, 2007: there will be two shows per day.
 
Solo parts:

Tailor - teenage boy
Jam woman - teenage girl
King - adult male
Princess - teenage girl
Prime Minister - teenage boy
Lady-in-waiting - teenage boy
Giants - two BIG males
Narrator - adult male or female (speaking part only)
 

Chorus:

Villagers   - males & females aged 9-adult
 

For more information, or if you are unable to make it to either audition but wish to be considered for a role, or if you'd like to assist in getting the production on stage, please contact the director Dorothy Shaw (dorothyshaw@sympatico.ca), before those dates.

 

Auditions for:  The Long Weekend

Auditions for  The Long Weekend by Norm Foster, directed by Alain Chamsi, will be held on Wednesday September 5th and Thursday September 6th  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, or if you'd like to take part in the production, please contact the director Alain Chamsi (alainchamsi@netscape.net), before those dates.

There are four characters in the play: two men, two women. All are supposedly in their forties.

The production will be presented on November 13th to 24th, 2007.

Auditions for:  The Heiress

Auditions for  The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz will be held on Monday June 18th and Tuesday June 19th  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, or if you'd like to take part in the production, please contact the directors Eufron Williams or Dewi Williams , before those dates.

The production will be presented on September 18th to 29th, 2007. Rehearsals will begin in August. The early audition allows the costumes people to measure the actors and get on with, well, costuming.

About the play: The heiress herself lives a sheltered life with her father in New York city in 1850. Her father has a very large income for that time, and she herself has an inheritance from her mother. A handsome suitor arrives on the scene: is he after the girl or her money? Will she accept him?

As well as Heiress, Father and Suitor, there are other good roles to be played: aunts, cousins, servants, each of whom has his or her own character which can be inferred from the text. There will be two non-speaking maids, and a coachman who has a very small part of  about three lines. And as the play is set in the 1850s, we can explore the sounds, the lighting, the costumes, the artifacts and the furnishings of another era: it should make for a
very interesting production. 

 

 

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