AUDITIONS for the 2012-2013 season

      The following play has now been cast.     
 However, there are many interesting
 production positions still to be filled.
 If you'd like to work on this play, please get in touch with
 the production manager, Gerry Thompson.

Auditions for:  A Flea In Her Ear
A new version of Georges Feydeau's Farce by David Ives
directed by Jim Holmes

Sunday, January 27 at 2:00pm - end
Monday, January 28 at 7:30pm - end
Wedesday January 30 at 7:30pm - end for callbacks if needed

Performance dates:
May 14-18 and 21-25, 2013

The greatest of all French farces and perhaps the greatest farce ever written. Modern English and French bedroom farce was born with this 1907 tale of Madame Chantebise who, suspecting her husband of having an affair, tries to entrap him by means of an anonymous love letter suggesting a rendezvous at the disreputable Frisky Puss Hotel. David Ives’s new adaptation maintains the original’s dazzling plot while communicating Feydeau’s playful use of language.

Characters:
Flea is a challenging play with a large cast of eccentric characters. Here they are roughly in order of line weight:VICTOR CHANDEBISE, director of the Paris Life Insurance Company, played by the same actor who plays POCHE, the bellhop at the Frisky Puss Hotel. Could be anywhere between 30ish and 60ish.(VICTOR and POCHE could not be more unlike-the former staid upright and formal and the latter loose, slouchy and a lush.)RAYMONDE CHANDEBISE Victor’s attractive wife, of an age appropriate to Victor’s, maybe forties.CAMILLE CHANDEBISE Victor’s nephew, young and handsome but with a speech impediment that causes him to speak most of his lines without consonants.LUCIENNE HOMENIDES DE HISTINGUA best friend of Raymonde roughly her ageDON CARLOS HOMENIDES DE HISTINGUA, her husband, broad characterization of a Spaniard, insanely and violently jealous, who speaks many lines in SpanishDR. FINACHE, medical examiner of the Paris Life Co, a patron of the seedy Frisky Puss HotelROMAIN TOURNEL somewhat slow witted but handsome womanizing employee of Paris Life Co, madly eager to bed RaymondeANTOINETTE the acid tongued Chandebise cook, wife of Etienne, involved in (or at least hoping for) an affair with Camille.ETIENNE misogynistic valet of Chandebise who sees his wife as lazy.FERRAILLON the owner of the Frisky Puss, retired military man who has never left the army behind.OLYMPIA, his wife, probably older than Ferraillon, described in a stage direction as "corseted" and referred to in script by her nickname when she was a stripper: "Butterbottom".EUGENIE, their chambermaid-youngish-given to sarcasm.BAPTISTE, an old(er) man, the uncle of Ferraillon.

RUGBY an English guest at the Frisky Puss whose English accent is so distinct that he might seem to be speaking a different language-a somewhat violent character.

Scripts may be borrowed from Jim Holmes 613-692-1079 jamesholmes@sympatico.ca

If you are sourcing your own copy from the library or elsewhere, please note that we are doing the David Ives version of the play, NOT the John Mortimer translation.


      The following play has now been cast.     
 However, there are many interesting
 production positions still to be filled.
 If you'd like to work on this play, please get in touch with
 the production managers, Andrew an Theresa Williams,
at 613-599-6694

Auditions for:  Harvey
by Mary Chase
directed by Peter Williams

Saturday, January 12 at 2:00pm
Sunday, January 13 at 7:30pm - end
Tuesday January 15 at 7:30pm - end for callbacks

Performance dates:
March 26-30 and April 2-6, 2013

Elwood P. Dowd is a laid-back, charming, friendly, generous, and generally cheerful middle-aged man. The only problem? His best friend is a six foot tall invisible rabbit! This classic, warm-hearted 1944 Pulitzer prize-winning comedy is as relevant today as when it was written.

Characters:
There are 6 male and 6 females characters, ranging in age from 20 years old upwards.

For further info, contact Eufron or Dewi Williams at 613-592-4108.

To be held at the
Rehearsal Hall of the Ron Maslin Playhouse
Please enter at Stage Door.


      The following play has now been cast.     
 However, there are many interesting
 production positions still to be filled.
 If you'd like to work on this play, please get in touch with
 the production manager, Dorothy Beak,
at or at 613-592-5787

Auditions for:  Rabbit Hole
by David Lindsay-Abaire
directed by Brooke Keneford

Sunday, October 21 at 7:30pm - end
Monday October 22 at 7:30pm - end

Performance dates:
February 5-9 & 12-16, 2013

Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire deals with the different ways in which the Corbett family members survive a major loss, specifically the tragic death of Becca and Howie’s four-year old son, Danny, who was hit by a car whilst chasing the family dog into the street.

Characters:
There are three female and two male roles, one of which is a teenage boy.

Becca and Howie are in their mid to late thirties.

Izzy could be about the same age as Becca or ideally a few years younger.

Nat, the mother, should be played as no more than late fifties or sixty.

Jason Willette must be played as a teenager, preferably as a 17-year-old.

For further info, please get in touch with the production manager, Dorothy Beak,
at dorothy-beak@rogers.com  or at 613-592-5787

To be held at the
Rehearsal Hall of the Ron Maslin Playhouse
Please enter at Stage Door.


      The following play has now been cast.     
 However, there are many interesting
 production positions still to be filled.
 If you'd like to work on this play, please get in touch with
 the production manager, Ann
e Marie Smith at 613-253-2500

Auditions for:  Mary's Wedding
by Stephen Massicotte
directed by Wendy Wagner

Sunday, June 24 at 7:30pm - end
Monday June 25 at 7:30pm - end
Wednesday June 27 at 7:30pm - end for callbacks

Performance dates:
November 6-10 & 13-17, 2012

It is the eve of Mary’s wedding, a night filled with dreams: dreams of love, dreams of war, and dreams of what might be. When Mary and Charlie find each other sheltering in a barn during a thunderstorm, a tentative young love is born. But it is 1914 and the world is headed into the uncertainty and turbulence of war. A poignant story of innocent first love and the vicissitudes of fate, this award-winning Canadian play has been produced over 70 times worldwide. Characters:
One young woman to play Mary and Lt. Flowers. A British accent is a must as is the ability to show immediate and distinct changes in physicality.One young man to play Charlie.

Both characters should appear to be between the ages of 17 - 22. All actors between the
ages of 16 - 30 are encouraged to read!!

For further info, contact Wendy Wagner at president@kanatatheatre.com or 613-599-4476.h1

To be held at the
Rehearsal Hall of the Ron Maslin Playhouse
Please enter at Stage Door.


      The following play has now been cast.     
 However, there are many interesting
 production positions still to be filled.
 If you'd like to work on this play, please get in touch with
 the production manager,
Shelley Jean Harrison   jellybean080@hotmail.com

Auditions for:  Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
- Theatre Young Audiences

Lyrics and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Timothy Allen McDonald and Leslie Bricusse
Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Directed by Clare Flockton
(cflockton@rogers.com)

Saturday September 8 at 2pm - 5pm
Sunday September 9 at 2pm - 5pm
Wednesday September 12 at 7pm for callbacksNote: Performances will be on December 27, 28, 29 and 30.

There are 22 roles to be cast.

"This play is a musical that all begins with one little boy's search for a golden ticket, and ends with a prize beyond his wildest dreams." - Susan Phillips, director of publicity

There are roles for the young and for the young at heart (ages nine to 90).
If you enjoy singing, even just singing in the shower, come to the Ron Maslin Playhouse and show us what you've got!

To be held at the
Rehearsal Hall of the Ron Maslin Playhouse
Please enter at Stage Door.


      The following play has now been cast.     
 However, there are many interesting
 production positions still to be filled.
 If you'd like to work on this play, please get in touch with
 the production manager,
Catriona Malcolmson 613-697-5106
Auditions for:  Private Lives
by Noël Coward
directed by Susan Monaghanh1

Monday, June 4 at 7:30 - 10pm
Tuesday June 5 at 7:30 - 10pm
Tuesday June 12 at 7:30 - 10pm
Wednesday June 13 at 7:30 - 10pmTo be held at the
Ron Maslin Playhouse (Rehearsal Hall unless otherwise shown)
Please enter at Stage Door.

Characters:

FEMALE:

Amanda
Sibyl  
Louise (bit role)

MALE:

Elyot 
Victor 

Amanda, Sibyl, Elyot and Victor are all in the same age  range.  Cast may be chosen from actors playing anywhere from late 20's to late 40's.  Must be able to affect sophisticated British accents.

Louise can be 30's or over.  Must speak fluent French.  Described as: "a frowsy looking girl".

Please note:
Performance dates will be September 18 - 29, 2012