AUDITIONS for the 2014-2015 season

The Dining Room       Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde     Fairy Tale Ending - A Big Bad Musical       Night Sky      The Lion in Winter       The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon

The following Play has been cast.

Auditions for: The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
Written by W.O. Mitchell
Directed by Shelagh Mills

Sunday February 8th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Monday February 9th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (call backs).

Performance dates:
May 12 - 16 & 19 - 23, 2015

Content: A Canadian comedy in two acts, set in the foothills town of Wildrose, Alberta, in the early 1930s. The first act takes place in Wullie MacCrimmon’s shoe repair shop. He dares to say out loud that he would do anything to win the MacDonald Brier, and the devil appears. The second act comprises curling match on the stage with Wullie’s teammates pitted against the Devil, Guy Faulkes, Judas Iscariot and Macbeth.

Cast: 9 men (ages 20 to 60) and 1 woman (age 30 to 50)

Rehearsal schedule

Wed. Feb. 11, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.: first read through and measure for costumes.

Rehearsals will be on a Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday schedule. Some Thursdays rehearsals will be called, based on the production on stage. Please view the KT Member website for the full rehearsal schedule.

For further information or to be part of the production team, please call or email the producer Anna Lisa Bloom at 613-271-4405;

The following Play has been cast.

Auditions for: The Lion in Winter
By James Goldman
Directed by Jim Holmes

Audition Dates-
Sunday, January 4,
Monday, January 5,
Wednesday, January 7.
Rehearsal Room, Ron Maslin Playhouse beginning at 7.30 pm

Performance dates:
March 24 - 28 & March 31 - April 4, 2015

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  1. If you cannot audition at one of the above times a special audition can be arranged at another time and date. Call or email Jim Holmes or Joan Patrick.
  2. Although the persons on whom the fictional characters of the play are based have historical fixed ages these should not be taken too literally. Don’t disqualify yourself just because you think you are too old or too young for a part.
  3. All accents are good, notwithstanding the English feeling of the famous film. The playwright was American. The dialogue is 20th century vernacular.  The historical counterparts of the characters of the play spoke either 12th century French or Languedoc and may not even have understood the English of the day. And the play is a comedy!
  4. Scripts can be made available for loan. Call or email Joan Patrick.

THEME OF THE PLAY

The Lion in Winter is a comedic look at how in passionate people hate and love can easily be confused. All the characters have conflicting drives. Although they hold the fate of Europe in their hands, they might well be a modern family at an American Thanksgiving dinner, reliving past slights, real and imagined, and plotting how to get their hands on the family inheritance.

CHARACTERS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:

ALAIS- 23, the mistress of Henry, half sister of King Philip of France, who had been shipped to the court of Henry at the age of seven to be the bride of the presumptive heir to the English throne.

HENRY II of Anjou- the “Lion” of the title, just turned fifty, one of the great transformative kings of England, but also at the time the master of a far greater part of what we know as France than was the French king. Feeling his age, partly because his three sons are nipping at his heels.

RICHARD, COEUR DE LION, 26. A leader in war, hero of the crusades, the favourite of his mother Eleanor, keen to become king. His ambition led him ten years earlier to lead a rebellion against his own father.

GEOFFREY- 25, clever, unscrupulous, manipulative, the second son, who feels he is not getting his due. He sees his countship of Brittany as a poor consolation prize.

JOHN- 16, destined to lose most of Henry’s continental empire and to be nown to posterity as “Lackland” or “the Bad”. At this time he is the favourite of his father and distinctly a spoiled and uncomprehending teenager, easily manipulated by Geoffrey and intimidated by Richard.

ELEANOR- 61 One of the great women of history, whose marriage to Henry (following her marriage to a King of France) gave him five sons and the greatest landholding in Europe- the Acquitaine. She has been separated from Henry and held in house arrest for 10 years because she had the temerity to support Richard in his war against his father. Still beautiful and vital, she would like to get her freedom, to put her favourite son on the throne, maybe to regain the love of Henry, but at least to enjoy this real game of thrones.

PHILIP- 17 or 18. He has been king for three years and has learned much. He is mature beyond his years. His domains comprise just a bit of territory surrounding Paris and Bourges, but he will become one of the great kings of France and to expand its borders until it resembles the France of today.

For more information please contact: 
DIRECTOR -Jim Holmes - 
PRODUCTION MANAGER - Joan Patrick - 

The following Play has been cast.

Auditions for: Night Sky
Written by Susan Yankowitz
Directed by Alain Chamsi
Performance dates:

February 3 - 7 & 10 - 14, 2015
Audition Dates
Sunday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 23, 7:30 p.m. (Call-backs)

Anna, a brilliant astronomer, has lost the ability to speak. What emerges from her mouth is a hodgepodge of unconnected words - alternately confusing, funny, original, and wise - and sometimes all four. This inspirational drama about the strength of the human spirit when faced with the challenges of a devastating affliction, touches, probes, reveals, and conquers. How do you counter and overcome the forces that have turned your mind into a black hole simply to communicate, to be understood by those you love, and to find yourself once again?

There are six characters:


Please contact Alain Chamsi at for further information about the play.


The following Play has been cast.

Auditions for: Fairy Tale Ending - A Big Bad Musical
Written by KIEREN MACMILLAN AND JEREMY HUTTON
Directed by Clare Flockton
Performance dates:
December 27,28,29 and 30th, 2014
Audition dates:
Saturday, September 6 (1-4pm), Sunday, September 7 (1-4 pm), and Monday September 8 (6-9 pm)     
Callback: Wednesday, September 10th  (6-9 p.m.)

Auditions will be held in the Rehearsal Room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. 

Cast: 25 roles.  6 lead roles and 19 ensemble roles.  Within this, there are the possibility for both male and female leads. 

Ensemble roles:  All ages : 3 Piggies, 3 goats, 3 bears, 3 blind mice, 3 paramedics, 3 constables, a cameo appearance of Grandma.
Join Jill as a “line up” of characters (the Big Bad Wolf, Goldilocks and the Troll) are questioned about the sudden changes occurring in the fairy tales she reads with her grandma. With the help of the Cop, Jack and The Three (Little Pigs/Bears/Billy Goats/Blind Mice), Jill learns that though real life may not be a fairy tale, it can be just as amazing!

There will be choreography to accompany all musical numbers, so an ease in movement will be an asset.

The audition process will consist of:
a prepared musical theatre song to be sung a cappella (vocals only) *no pop songs please.
a dance component, where we will teach you movement to one of the dance numbers, and you will dance with a group.
cold readings from the play, or outside sources, in an effort to see how you are able to develop a character.       

Any questions please contact the director Clare Flockton at , or one the production managers: Shelley Jean Harrison at , or Sonia Francis at

If you are interested in working backstage, please come to the auditions and meet with one of the Production Managers (Shelley, or Sonia).  We would love to have you on the team.

The following Play has been cast.
Auditions for:  Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
by Jeffrey Hatcher
from the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

directed by Wendy Wagner

Sunday June 22 and Monday June 23 in the rehearsal hall at 7:30 pm
Callbacks Wednesday June 25 at 7:30 pm (if necessary)
First Read Through – Thursday June 26 at 7 pm

Performance dates:
November 4 - 8 & 11 - 15, 2014

Most people are familiar with Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. However, the play takes the tale one step further by employing multiple Hydes portrayed by various members of the cast!

Directed by Wendy Wagner and Ilona Henkelman, this production provides four of the six actors with the opportunity to play multiple roles while exploring all sides of the human psyche. We will be looking for actors who are agile and fluid in their movements with the ability to change characterizations quickly. British and other UK accents will be required.

Actor 1: Male (late 20's – 40) – Dr. Henry Jekyll is sincere, arrogant, and righteous. He is constantly at war with himself.

Actor 2: Male (mid-20's – 50) – Gabriel Utterson and Hyde 1. This is the first Hyde we see and he is the most like Jekyll. He does not need to hide his demons. Utterson is Jekyll's loyal friend and lawyer.

Actor 3: Male (30's – 60's) – Sir Danvers Carew, Hyde 2, Enfield, Sanderson, Inspector, Porter. Versatility and physicality will be necessary. None of these characters are similar.

Actor 4: Male (late 20's – 40's) – Dr. Lanyon, Hyde 3, Surgical Student, Police Doctor. Lanyon embodies Victorian rationalism but Hyde 3 is the most brutal and vicious of all the Hydes.

Actor 5: Female (20's – 50's) – Poole, Hyde 4, Surgical Student, Prostitute, Maid, Mortuary Attendant, Orderly. Poole is Jekyll's loyal and simple butler. This actor also portrays the feminine and lusty side of Hyde.

Actor 6: Female (20's – 30's) – Elizabeth Jelkes. She is Hyde's romantic equal both testing him and drawn to his darkness. She is Jekyll's obsession and the cause of his inability to let go of his alter ego Mr. Hyde.

Rehearsals will commence on Sunday August 24 and run for ten weeks (sun-tues-thurs) with minor variances to the schedule due to other bookings. The final five weeks of rehearsal will include Wednesday nights. Performance dates are November 3rd – 15th, 2014.

Please contact Wendy Wagner at or 613-599-4476 for further details.

If you would be interested in joining the production team, please contact Joan Patrick (producer) at or Julie Clayton (stage manager) at

The following Play has been cast.
Auditions for: The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Barbara Kobolak
Performance dates:
September 16 - 20 & 23 - 27, 2014

Audition dates:
Monday, June 16 (7-10 p.m.), and Tuesday, June 17 (7-10 pm)     
Callback: Thursday, June 19 (7-10 p.m.)
First Read Through: Sunday, June 22 (7-10 p.m.)

Auditions will be held in the Rehearsal Room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse. 
Cast: 4 men and 4 women. Within this, there is the possibility of non-Caucasian casting for one actor (African-American or Hispanic), one actress (African-American or Hispanic).

Through a mosaic of funny and touching scenes, Gurney creates a portrait of the upper-middle-class WASP family.  Our versatile cast will handle 57 roles ranging from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. The play starts off in 2014 but then transitions to the late 1930s.  We then proceed through the decades, finishing back in 2014.  

The Dining Room is a highly theatrical play, filled with “moments of recognition” that reach out to an audience.  Every cast member will play at least two generations – everyone will get the chance to be a “young person”, and most will also play someone much older than themselves.  We’ve all heard about how an actor has an “age range” when it comes to what roles they can go out for.  WELL, THROW THAT OUT THE WINDOW, BECAUSE WE NEED ALL ADULT AGES HERE! Come on down and relive/refine/imagine your youth/middle age/senior years! 

You may arrange for a package of audition sides to be e-mailed to you by contacting director Barbara Kobolak at either or by calling 613-836-9583. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact Barbara.

If you are interested in working backstage, please come to the auditions and meet with the Production Manager, Tom Kobolak. Or, contact Tom at either or by calling 613-836-9583.