Auditions

Auditions

(or “Jeez, I can’t believe I’m doing this again!)

FYI This site is primarily for community theatre, but I do report auditions for semi pro companies. Many of these companies I do not know, so be careful.


 Drinking Habits By Tom SmithCompany: Vagabond Players
Director: Richard Wiens
Audition Dates: Sunday, November 5th & Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Audition Time: 7pm – 10pm
Audition Address: The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New WestminsterProduction Dates: February 1st – February 25th, 2018 (Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm) at The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, New Westminster Rehearsals: Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evening rehearsals at The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster . A full schedule will be provided at the audition. Roles:- Sister Philamena – Female. Any Age. One of the three nuns who lives at the Sister of Perpetual Sewing. Has secretly been making wine for several years with Sister Augusta in order to keep the convent open. Devout and dedicated to her calling. Very joyful and humorous.- Sister Augusta – Female. Any Age. Has secretly been making wine for several years with Sister Philamena in order to keep the convent open. Devout and dedicated to her calling. Very joyful and humorous.- George – Male. Mid to late 20’s. Caretaker and gardener at the convent. Not dumb but a little slow to catch on to things.- Mother Superior – Female. 55 or older. Has been in charge of the convent for many years. Hates alcohol, especially wine. Somewhat wily.- Sally- Female. Mid 20’s. Award-winning newspaper reporter. Used to be engaged to Paul. Left him standing at the altar on their wedding day to cover an important story. Quick witted and sometimes sharp tongued.- Paul – Male. Mid 20’s. – Newspaper reporter. Co-worker and former fiancé of Sally. He’s a good writer , but his conscience sometimes gets in the way of his reporting.- Sister Mary Catherine – Female. Mid 20’s.  A novice nun  sent to convent to finish her training. Meek & timid.- Father Chenille – Male. 55 or older. Priest of the local parish that the convent is next to.  Patient, understanding, and a little clumsy.Synopsis:
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.Audition Requirements:- This is an open audition. Actors will be seen in the order they arrive. The director may ask you to stay longer to have you read with other actors.
– Cold read from the script…Sides will be provided at the audition.- Please bring headshot and resume to audition. Notes:
– This is a non-equity production.- All cast & crew are required to become members of Vagabond Players.(www.vagabondplayers.ca)

Don’t Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti

A White Rock Players’ Club Production, directed by Julianne Christie (adapted by Robin Hawdon)

Production dates: Production run will be February 9th through 24th (Wednesday to Saturday, with two Sunday matinees). Previews February 7 & 8. Rehearsals will start mid-December.

Auditions date: November 15th and 19th in the lobby of the Coast Capital Theatre, 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC. 

Callbacks: November 22nd, location TBA.

Synopsis: Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline is away to see her mother. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited?  Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers and determined to NOT let Jacqueline leave for the weekend?   Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook? Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s? An evening of sexy and hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

Audition requirements: Parts for men and women ages 25 to 45, with auditions consisting of cold readings from the script. Strong comedic ability a plus.

Available parts:

  • Bernard (M) – Jacqueline’s husband
  • Jacqueline (F) – Bernard’s wife and Robert’s lover
  • Robert (M) – Bernard’s friend and Jacqueline’s lover
  • Suzette (F) – the cordon bleu cook
  • Suzanne (F) – Bernard’s mistress
  • George (M) – Suzette’s husband

 

METRO THEATRE  is holding auditions for

 

Playwright: Ken Ludwig

Director: Catherine Morrison

Producer: Alison Schamberger

 

AUDITIONS will be held at the theatre

on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Callbacks  on Saturday, November 25 at 1pm

AUDITION ADDRESS: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

SHOW RUNS:

April 14-May 5, 2018

Synopsis

American comedy/fantasy/farce, set in 1934 Hollywood at the Warner Brothers movie studio. They are doing a screen version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream using some of the stars under contract at the time (Jimmy Cagney, Dick Powell etc.) Into the mix come the “real” “Oberon” and “Puck” from the Shakespeare play.

 

Characters Needed:

Louella Parsons – famed gossip columnist – 50’s – 60’s.

Max Reinhardt – German/Jewish director, escaping Nazi persecution- 30’s – 60’s (Appropriate accent)

Dick Powell– Hollywood leading man – 20’s – 30’s

Jack Warner – Head of studio, tough- 40’s – 60’s.

Daryl – Hollywood “Yes man” – 30’s – 50’s

Lydia –starlet with serious acting aspirations; girlfriend to Jack Warner; “Helena” in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; 20’s – 30’s.

Oberon – Character from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 30’s – 50’s.

Puck –character from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 20’s – 40’s MALE

Olivia – heroine, playing “Hermia” in her first movie role – 20’s – 30’s.

Will Hays – Hollywood censor; bombastic narcissist-40’s – 60’s.

Joe E. Brown – contract movie player cast as “Thisbe” in film – 30’s -50’s.

Sam, Albert, and Harry Warner – brothers (and partners) of Jack – also double in various others roles – 30’s – 50’s.

 

Requirements:  Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the group will read. Drop in, no appointment necessary.

Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions. People will be seen on a first come/first served basis, but be prepared that you may have to sit around and wait as you may be needed to read opposite someone else who is auditioning.

Please READ THIS SECTION!

PERFORMANCE DATES:

April 14 – May 5, 2018

Evenings @ 8 pm
April 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28; May 3, 4, 5

Matinees @ 2:00 pm
April 22 and 29

Tickets go on sale February 2018

REHEARSALS  begin February 2018 and continue until Opening Night. If you are cast, you will be required to become a Member of Metro Theatre and your 12-month Membership Fee of $20 will be collected at the first read-through.

You can SUBMIT your interest using the contact form below OR PRINT out the Fillable Audition Form and bring it and your headshot with you to the audition.