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.


Audition notice The White Rock Players’ Club
Director: Dale Kelly
Written by: Melchior Lengyel
Auditions will be held at the Coast Capital Theatre at 1532 Johnston Rd White Rock.
Saturday March 3rd from 1 – 5 and Thursday March 8th from 7 – 9:30.Synopsis: The Russians are set on recovering the Romanovs’ lost treasures. But when a charming French art collector proves to be more obstinate than they expected, the government sends out their best agent, Ninotchka.A summer romance set in Paris and featuring soviet spies, royal treasures and joie de vivre, Lengyel’s play delivers a sharp and unfortunately timely critique of Cold War-era politics.The modern classic, long a great favorite on the European stage, is familiar to American audiences through the motion picture version starring Greta Garbo. It is also the basis for the successful Broadway musical comedy Silk Stockings.
Run Dates: June 6 – 23
Needed: Six men three women. All adults
This is a community theatre production
For info, email gordonmantle@gmail.com

 

AUDITION NOTICE – You Can’t Take It With You
By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Company: Vagabond Players
Director: Mike Mackenzie

Audition Dates: Sunday, March 11th & Monday, March 12th, 2018
Audition Time: Sunday 2pm & Monday 7pm
Audition Address: The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster

Production Dates: May 31 – June 24, 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 beginning on April 8th.Roles: A full description of the characters can be found on our website https://www.vagabondplayers.ca/auditions
– Martin Vanderhof (a man of about 75 “whom the years have treated kindly”)
– Penelope Sycamore (Early 50’s)
– Alice Sycamore (early 20’s)
– Tony Kirby (mid 20’s)
– Essie Carmichael (about 29)
– Ed Carmichael (30’s)
– Paul Sycamore (50’s)
– Mr. De Pinna (40-65)
– Rheba (30’s)
– Donald (30’s)
– Boris Kolenkhov (50’s-60’s)
– Mr. Anthony Kirby, Sr. (late 50’s)
– Mrs. Miriam Kirby (50’s)
– Wilbur C. Henderson (late 20’s-30’s)
– Gay Wellington (?)
– The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina (60’s)
– Three Men (Open Age) – Agents of the Department of Justice.Synopsis:
“You Can’t Take It With You” is a popular, iconic comedy classic. Set in 1936, the play centers on the home of Martin Vanderhof and his extended family – a brood that “goes on about the business of living life in the fullest sense of the word.” The play opens with the every day ordinary lives of the family: plays being written; candies being made; ballet performed to the music of a xylophone; snakes being fed; fireworks going off in the basement; communist propaganda being printed – the usual. Things start happening when Martin’s younger granddaughter, Alice, announces the imminent arrival of Tony Kirby into their lives. Tony wants to marry Alice, but she knows that her family is the antithesis of Tony’s family because he is the son of her boss, the wealthy founder and owner of Kirby and Company. As preparations proceed for the two families to meet, plans are thwarted as the Kirby’s arrive for dinner on the wrong evening (accidently?). Proverbial hilarity ensues: hot dogs are sent for; dull honeymoons and sex are discussed; a Russian ballet master wrestles Mr. Kirby to the floor – the usual. When all seems hopeless, Government Agents show up and arrest everyone. In the end, it is not just Alice and Tony’s love that wins the day. The true winners are the love of family, the love of friends, and above all, the love of life. A happy ending brings the families together and even includes a tax refund.

Audition Requirements:
– Please prepare a short comedic monologue (no more than 2 minutes in length) from any play – but please, no Shakespeare.
– There may be cold readings from the play as well.
– This is an open audition and people will be seen in the order they arrive. Please arrive before 3:30 on Sunday and 8:30 on Monday evening.

Notes:
– This is a non-equity/non-paying production.
– All cast & crew are required to become members of Vagabond Players.(www.vagabondplayers.ca)

 

 

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