AUDITIONS for the 2009-2010 season

Auditions for:  The Underpants

by Steve Martin
adapted from the 1910 play by Karl Sternheim
directed by Jim Holmes

Monday February 15th, Tuesday, February 16th
&  Wednesday February  17th  2010 at 7:30pm

To be held in the
Rehearsal Hall of the Ron Maslin Playhouse
(please enter at Stage Door)

Performance dates: May 11th through May 22nd, 2010

Characters: (roles as described in the script)

Theo Maske ........... A burly, muscular fireplug with a buzz cut.
Louise Maske ......... Very pretty, mid twenties, Theo’s wife.
Gerrtrude Deuter ...  Forty-two and a busybody.
Frank Versati ..........An elegant gentleman.
Benjamin Cohen ..... Sickly, thin, asthmatic.
Klinglehoff .............  An elderly man.
The King ................  Bearing a striking resemblance to Kaiser Wilhelm II.

These descriptions and ages are to be taken with a huge grain of salt. As always, everything depends on who auditions. Scripts are available for loan. Just call or email me. If you can’t make the scheduled audition let me know and I will try to squeeze you in earlier. It is helpful, but not essential, to let me know in advance if you intend to audition.
~ Jim Holmes  613-592-1079, jamesholmes@sympatico.ca

If you're interested in working on the production, please call the Production Manager, Michèle Baddoo 613-271-7160, michelma44@hotmail.com


Auditions for:  Postmortem

by Ken Ludwig
directed by Gerry Thompson

NOTE: This play has now been cast.

Monday December 7th  &  Wednesday December 9th  2009 at 7:00pm

To be held in the
Rehearsal Hall of the Ron Maslin Playhouse
(please enter at Stage Door)

Performance dates: March 27th through April 3rd, 2010

Characters:

William Gillette – writer and actor playing Sherlock Holmes. Playing age range late 40’s – early 50’s

Bobby Carlyle – Actor and “man-about-town” – In his early 30’s, charming

May Dison – an ingénue – Pretty, strong minded girl in her mid 20’s.

Marian Barrett – Actress and Gillette’s sister, 45-ish, has a brassy, likeable way about her. Comic role

Leo Barrett – Marion’s husband, plays Professor Moriarty – several years older than Marian, but a perfect match for her. Comic role

Louise Parradine – An exotic, diverse former actress – mid to late 30’s

Lilly Warner - Gillette’s aunt - late 60’s or early 70’s – speaks and moves with the grand air of a bygone era

For further information about the auditions or about production positions, please contact
gerrythompson45@gmail.com


Auditions for:  Kitchen Witches

by Caroline Smith
directed by Helen & Martin Weeden

NOTE: This play has now been cast.

Tuesday June 9th  &  Wednesday June 10th  2009 at 7:30pm
Callbacks (if necessary) June 11th  

To be held in the Ron Maslin Playhouse
(please enter at Stage Door)
 

Roles:
 2 women aged 50-65
1 man    aged 30-40
                1 man, late teens early twenties

Production dates: Sept.15th-26th 2009

There is a synopsis of the play at Kitchen Witches
 

For further information, or if you have questions,
please call the directors at:  613-839-3595
If you're interested in working on the production, please call the
Production Manager, Heather Walt, at 613-836-3644


Auditions for:  The Boxcar Children

by Barbara Field
based on the books by Gertrude Chandler Warner
directed by Kareen Lively

NOTE: This play has now been cast but some production positions remain open: please call
the Production Manager, Andrew Williams, at 613-599-6694

Monday September 7th  &  Wednesday September 9th  2009 at 7:00pm

To be held in the
Rehearsal Hall of the Ron Maslin Playhouse
(please enter at Stage Door)

Performances:

1pm on December 27-30, 2009 and at
4pm on Monday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Synopsis:

Set in the Depression era, “The Boxcar Children” tells the story of four newly orphaned siblings, Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny Alden. When the children find out they’re bound
for separate foster homes, they run away in order to keep their family together. They
manage to elude the authorities and eventually stumble upon an abandoned boxcar that
they fashion into their new home. Pursued by the authorities and a mysterious stranger,
the children discover the rewards and perils of life on the run, as well as the joy of
keeping their family together.

Roles:

Children -

Benny – youngest sibling - boy between the ages of 7 & 9

Violet – girl between the ages of 8 & 12

Jessie – girl between the ages of 13 & 15

Henry – (Jessie’s twin) boy between the ages of 13 & 15

The Kid – non-speaking role, boy or girl between the ages of 7 & 10

Adults -

1 Male – aged 55 to 75

5 Males – aged 25 to 60

3 Females – aged 25 to 60

NOTE: This play has now been cast but some production positions remain open: please call
the Production Manager, Andrew Williams, at 613-599-6694


Auditions for:  Having a Wonderful Time, Wish You Were Her

by William Van Zandt & Jane Milmore
directed by Tania Carrière

NOTE: This play has now been cast but some production positions remain open: please call
the Production Manager, Carol Hussey, at 613-592-3733

Wednesday August 26th & Sunday August 30th 2009 at 7:00pm
(Callbacks, if needed, September 1st)

To be held in the
Rehearsal Hall of the Ron Maslin Playhouse
(please enter at Stage Door)

Rehearsals will begin September 1st, three rehearsals a week,
usually Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Performance dates: November 10th - November 21st, 2009

All roles require excellent comedic timing.
Kathy - early 30's
Jennifer - mid 30's
Mary - 50-60
Danny - mid to late 30's
Paul - mid to late 30's
Bill - 50-60

NOTE: This play has now been cast but some production positions remain open: please call
the Production Manager, Carol Hussey, at 613-592-3733


Auditions for:  Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

by Richard Alfieri
directed by Susan Monaghan

NOTE: This play has now been cast but some production positions remain open: please call
the Production Manager, Bill Horsman, at williamhorsman@sympatico.ca

Wednesday September 9th  2009 at 7:00pm in the foyer,
& Sunday September 13th at 5:15pm in the rehearsal room

To be held in the Ron Maslin Playhouse
(please enter at Stage Door)

Cast of characters

Lily (female) 70-ish. An aging but still formidable woman.
Widow of a southern Baptists minister.
Wants a dancing partner without the bother of
waiting around a dance floor, so she hires . . .

Michael (male) mid 40s A sharp-tongued and flamboyant dance instructor.
Gives Lily private dance lessons, swing dance, tango, foxtrot, cha-cha, etc.*
and in the process, the two go from antagonism to friendship.

* dance instruction will be provided.
 

Production dates: February 2nd - February 13th, 2010
For further information, or if you have questions,
please call the director (in August) at:  613-271-1777
(monagsue@sympatico.ca)

NOTE: This play has now been cast but some production positions remain open: please call
the Production Manager, Bill Horsman