AUDITIONS for the 2013-2014 season

The 39 Steps       Agnes of God     Yo, Vikings!       Perfect Wedding              Murder in Noirville       Inherit the Wind

Auditions for: Inherit the Wind
Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Directed by Alain Chamsi and Rachel Davies

Sunday Jan 19, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Monday Jan 20 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday Jan 22 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Monday Jan 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (call backs).

Performance dates:
May 13 - 24, 2014

There are 30 speaking roles, which include 21 men, 6 women two teenage boys and one teenage girl. There is also the need for extras on stage – an opportunity for those who have always wanted to climb the boards but would like to start small. Rehearsals will begin in late February and run three times a week. Only those needed for each rehearsal will be required to attend. Scripts are available by contacting Alain at if you would like to familiarize yourself with the play prior to the auditions. We look forward to a great turnout. Thanks!

This Play has been cast.

Auditions for: Murder in Noirville
Written by Peter Colley
Directed by Helen & Martin Weeden

Sunday November 10th  from 7-10pm
Monday November 11th  from 7-10pm
Wednesday November 13th from 7 – 10 pm .  callbacks (if needed)

Performance dates:
March 25 – 29 
April 1 – 5  2014

Murder in Noirville  is a mystery/comedy and author  Peter Colley's homage to Hollywood's classic hardboiled film noirs of the 1940s and 1950s. The setting is a small town with a big secret and, true to the genre, is filled with dark shadows, plot twists, intrigue and, watch out … the femme fatale.

Joe Adamante:            The classic hard-boiled cop.
Mayor Wentworth:       Mayor of a small town – and a source of danger.
Alexandra Gardner:     Dispatch girl.   A pretty tomboy, with attitude.
Evelyn McAllister:        Beautiful blonde heiress of a wealthy small town family,  a classic ‘femme Fatale.
Marcus Bassano:        Big, tough hoodlum; nephew of mob boss Dante Bassano.
Dante Bassano:          A sinister mob boss, elegant, well-dressed, deadly.

For more information please contact: 
Helen & Martin Weeden -     
Joan Patrick -                         

This Play has been cast.

Auditions for: Perfect Wedding
Written by Robin Hawdon
Directed by Geoff Williams

Sun Oct 20 7:00 -10:00 in the Rehearsal Room
Mon Oct 21 7:00 -10:00 in the Rehearsal Room
Wed Oct 227:00 -10:00 in the Rehearsal Room - Callbacks

Production dates February 4-15 2014

Perfect Wedding is a story centred around Bill, who wakes up in the bridal suite on the day of his wedding, next to a naked woman who is not his intended bride to be. As the action unfolds we learn who the woman is, and her ties to Bill and his best man, all the while trying to stay off the radar of Bill’s fiancee. Plenty of chaos and role reversals in this show leads to a wildly hilarious display as Bill tries to cover up his debaucerous deeds.

We will be casting mid October with a read aloud shortly after. Reherasals will begin late November to early December, but is subject to change upon further review of cast members availabilty over the holidays.

We are looking to cast

Rachel: the bride. 20’s
Bill: the groom. 20’s
Tom: the best man. 20’s
Judy: the girl in question. 20’s
Juliw: The Chambermaid. 20’s
Daphne: Mother of the bride. 50’s

For more information please contact Geoff at

This Play has been cast.

Auditions for: Yo, Vikings!
Book and Lyrics by Marcus Stevens
Music by Sam Willmott
Based on the book Yo, Vikings! by Judith Byron Schachner
Directed by Andrew Williams

Sun Sept 8. 1:00 -4:00 in the Rehearsal Room
Monday Sept 9, 7:00-10:00in the Rehearsal Room
Wednesday Sept 11, 7:00-10:00 in the Rehearsal Room Callbacks (if required)

Performance dates:
December 27 - 30

A story based on a true life incident from author Judith By ron Schachner’s own daughter, Yo,Vikings!
is a musical adventure that tells the story of young Emma Katz, an energetic child with an over-excited imagination. With her class project due, a trip to the library in order to research “Eric the Red” could very well turn into the most exciting adventure of her life.

Casting for the production will be in early September, and we will try and have a read-aloud evening in late June. I feel that imagination plays a huge role in this production, and as with the Wizard of Oz, there will be double
casting of many of the characters, so that they will also be members of the Viking horde that exists inside Emma’s fantasies. We are looking to fill out a cast of 14, with roles for adults, young adults, and mature teens (ages 15+ (ish)).

We are looking to cast:

Woman 1: EMMA KATZ (Teens-Early Twenties/ Mezzo): Fox. Monkfish.
Dreamer. 5th Grader. Viking.
Woman 2: JUDY KATZ (Late Twenties-Late Forties/ Mezzo): Emma’s Mother.
Also plays MJOLVERK, a Frost Giant.
Woman 3: MRS. MUKHERJEE (Mid Twenties-Late Forties/ Mezzo): Emma’s Teacher.
Also plays GUNNHILD THE SHE-BEAR, a Viking.
Woman 4: NIKKI TIBBLES (Teens-Early Twenties/ Mezzo): Emma’s Classmate,
bully, and 5th Grader.
Also plays HELGA THE CLANG-FIST, a Viking.
Woman 5: ZINZI FERDINAND-MUNOZ (Teens- Early Twenties/ Mezzo): Emma’s
Classmate. A twin. 5th Grader.
Also plays NEWSWOMAN.
Woman 6: OLLIE KATZ (Teens - Early Twenties /Alto): Emma’s Brother. A
kindergartner. A young boy with a lisp.
Woman 7: PASHA (Teens-Early Twenties/Mezzo): Emma's Classmate, a 5th Grader
Woman 8: PHYLLIS (Teens-Early Twenties/Mezzo): Emma's Classmate, a 5th

Man 1: SIGURD TORVALSON (Late Twenties-Late Sixties/ Baritone):
Librarian. Dragon Slayer.
Man 2: BOTHVAR THE FORK-SPLITTER (Twenties-Late Thirties/ Baritone): A
Also plays the MOVING MAN.
Man 3: SEBBY FERDINAND- MUNOZ (Teens-Early Twenties/ Tenor): Emma’s
Classmate. A twin. 5th Grader.
Also plays OLAF THE BOORISH, a Viking.
Man 4: MURPHY BEAN (Teens- Early Twenties/ Bari-Tenor): Emma’s
Classmate. 5th Grader.
Also plays THORKLE THE TRAVELER, a Viking.
Man 5: SIMON (Teens-Early Twenties/Tenor): Emma's Classmate, a 5th Grader
Man 6: GUNTHER (Teens-Early Twenties/Tenor): Emma's Classmate, a 5th Grader

For more information please contact Andrew Williams ( )

This Play has been cast.
Auditions for:  Agnes of God

by John Pielmeie
directed by Tom Kobolak

Sunday June 16th from 7-10pm
Monday June 17th from 7-10pm
Sunday June 23rd from 130-430pm.  callbacks (if needed)

Performance dates:
November. 5 - 16, 2013

Agnes of God is a 2 Act drama centered on a young nun, Agnes, who stands accused of murdering her newborn child.  Martha Livingstone is the court-appointed psychiatrist charged with judging if Agnes is fit to stand trial.  Mother Miriam Ruth is the Mother Superior of the convent in which Agnes has lived for the last 4 years. 

The play is part mystery and part debate involving rationalism, atheism, religious faith, and the longing for wonder. 

Actors may expect to be onstage for possibly as long as entire acts. 

Agnes – can play to the age of 21 (within script).  Required to sing quite well in Latin, French and English

Dr. Martha Livingstone – can play to the age of early to mid 30’s to roughly 40.    Must be adept at handling cigarettes and smoking (NOTE: This is to be worked out). 

Mother Miriam Ruth – can play to the age of mid-50’s. 

Auditions are scheduled for the evenings (7-10)  of June 16th and 17th; callback is afternoon of June 23 (1:30 to 4). 

This Play has been cast.
Auditions for: The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
directed bySandy Wynne

Sunday June 9th from 1-4pm
Monday June 10th from 7-10pm
Tuesday June 11th from 7-10pm .  callbacks (if needed)

Performance dates:
September 17 - 28, 2013

Auditions for The 39 Steps will be held in the Re­hearsal Room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse Sunday June 9 from 1 to 4 pm and Monday June 10 from 7 – 10 pm, with call-backs on Tuesday June 11 from 7 – 10 pm. Performance dates are September 17 – 21 and  24 -28.

The 39 Steps is Patrick Barlow’s madcap stage adaptation of the seminal film noir by Alfred Hitchcock and the original John Buchan novel of the same title. This entertaining and imaginative piece of theatre is a tongue- in-cheek homage to the spy thriller genre.  This Olivier and Tony award winner continues to play on stages around the globe.
Earnest theatrical mediocrity is spun into gold-standard comedy, as the cast of four actors attempts to stay true to the telling of Hitchcock’s story.  The hero, Richard Hannay, is the typical ‘innocent man on the run’ who tries to solve the riddle of The 39 Steps while evading diabolical foreign spies and romancing several beauties. Wildly inventive stagecraft is required as the cross-country manhunt through England and across the Scottish moors is replete with crashing planes, screeching trains, sheep-shearing automobiles, and an outrageous cast of characters (all played by 4 actors).

The 39 Steps is a play which provides a delicious challenge for four actors who are almost constantly on stage. We will need to assemble a cast who can master the fast-paced comedy, can be earnest in the story telling, and can develop a multitude of strong characters. Collaboration and cohesiveness will be key in both rehearsal and production. 

Richard Hannay – an attractive, middle-aged bachelor who ingeniously navigates the world of conspiracy, secrets, and romance into which he is hurled. 
The actor will play this one role exclusively.

Annabella Schmidt - a foreign femme fatale and secret agent; Margaret – a naive Scottish country wife; and Pamela – a strong-willed English gal. 
These three characters, who become entangled with Richard Hannay, are played by one female actor who should have some facility (perfection is definitely not required) with accents.

Clown 1
Clown 2
These two characters play all (fifty odd?) other characters (male and female) found in Hitchcock’s movie.  Switches are sometimes made at “dizzying speeds”.  Some facility with accents (or an ability to learn) is expected.

You may arrange to borrow a script by emailing director Sandy Wynne at or by calling 613-599-1382.  If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact Sandy.

Production for The 39 Steps
Patrick Barlow has managed to take the essence of Hitchcock’s film and develop it into a satirical piece of theatre which, uniquely, still honours and respects the original.  A highly collaborative production team is critical to keeping our efforts to capture Barlow’s vision both sane and joyful. 

We presently have a Technical Director, as so many of the play’s effects are “special” and require a coordinated approach.  However, all production positions...designers and assistants...are very much open: stage management, lighting, sound, scenic design, properties, costumes, make-up, hair and wigs.

If you would like to be involved in putting on this unique piece of theatre, we can promise you a thrilling ride.  Please email Paul Behncke at .