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Call for Directors (for Alumnae's 2016/2017 season)

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Call for Directors (for Alumnae's 2016/2017 season)

The Alumnae Theatre Company is inviting stage directors to submit proposals for any of the three (fabulous) Mainstage shows in our 2016/2017 season.

THIS by Melissa Jane Gibson
September 16-October 1, 2016

The Gut Girls by Sarah Daniels
(our annual retrospective choice, first presented in Alumnae's 1997/1998 season)
January 20-February 4, 2017

The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl
April 7-22, 2017

Deadline: Thursday February 11, 2016 by 11:59pm. Early submission encouraged.

Interview dates: February 16-25, 2106 (dates TBA; location: Alumnae Theatre Company, 70 Berkeley St.)

Scripts: Reading copies are available at the Toronto Reference Library, 5th floor, Performing Arts Desk

Contact: Joanne Williams at theorytheplay@gmail.com

What we need: Please send your CV and a brief (max. 6 sentence) letter that summarizes both your directing experience and your interest in one of the programmed plays to theorytheplay@gmail.com no later than February 11 at 11:59pm. Early submissions encouraged. Include your name and the play title you are interested in pitching to direct in the email subject line.  
Directors selected for an interview will be asked to prepare a proposal outlining your ideas for a full production. A template detailing what the proposal should include will be provided. A written version will be due no later than February 14.

Notes: This is a non-Equity/ACTRA and non-paying engagement. 
We love our Equity/ACTRA friends, but have no budget to pay your fees. Alumnae is a volunteer-run nonprofit theatre company.
 Previous experience with Alumnae is not required.
Directors of all levels of experience are encouraged to apply, as are those from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Wait Until Dark - play found again! (Bygone Theatre)

February 3, 2016 | Bill V. | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Our copy of Wait until Dark had gone missing for a few days - but through diligent staff detective work it's been found and is now available again to be used in library.

Wait until Dark (Bygone Theatre)

Audition deadline:  February 1st (5 PM)

SHOW INFO
Company: Bygone Theatre
Production: “Wait Until Dark” written by Frederick Knott
Director: Emily Dix
Project Type: Theatre; non-union, profit share
Audition Deadline: February 1st, 5:00pm
Rehearsals Begin: February 8, 2016
Show Dates: April 14-16th, 2016 (5 performances)
How to Apply: Send a recent headshot & artistic resume to director Emily Dix at emily@bygonetheatre.com, with the subject line: "Wait Until Dark Auditions", no later than 5:00PM ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 1ST, 2016. Those selected to audition will be contacted via email to arrange a time.
 
SYNOPSIS 
A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman's murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends. (from Dramatist Play Service website).
 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS
ROAT: Lead, male, mid 30s - 50s, murderer & thief, intelligent, actor must be able to do a few distinct voices.
SUSY: Lead, female, mid 20s - early 30s, blind, a housewife (married to Sam).
MIKE: Supporting, male, mid 20s - early 30s, con artist recently released from jail. Not a totally bad guy, but very manipulative.
CARLINO: Supporting, male, mid 20s - early 30s, con artist.
SAM: Supporting, male, mid 20s - mid 30s, photographer, ex-marine, Susy's husband.
GLORIA: Supporting, young girl, around 10 (**open to casting a child or a young looking woman, children under 18 must have parental consent). Stubborn & strong-willed.
POLICE OFFICERS (2): Minor, male preferred but open to female, 25+

Bygone Theatre encourages actors of all backgrounds & ethnicities to apply.    

 

Of Mice and Men, Unit 102

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Of Mice and Men (Unit 102 Actors Company)

 

*************************AUDITION NOTICE**************************

UNIT 102 ACTORS COMPANY Will be producing John Steinbeck’s critically acclaimed play

*************************OF MICE AND MEN****************************

...

We will be holding auditions
FEBRUARY 9TH AND 10TH — for our late April/MAY production.
This audition is open to both UNION and NON UNION Actors

Please read the breakdowns below and submit yourself for the role(s) desired. Please keep in mind that you don’t have to fall into the specified age ranges but you MUST be able to play within them.
Please do your research into the time period and the play before submitting. DO NOT watch the film, we are not looking for actors to mimc the performances that have come before them.

CROOKS - Black male between the ages 30 - 60. We are looking at a wide age range of actors for this role. Please do your research into the time period and the play itself before submitting. Crooks should have the physicality of someone who suffers from a back injury. Hunched over maybe but a definite physical disability. He is the only black man in a very white world.

SLIM - Male, caucasian, between the ages of 30 - 40s. Slim should have kindness and gravitas He should be tall and slender.

CANDY - Male, caucasian, over the age of 50, or can at least play older. He also carries with him the physical disability of losing his hand. Candy might be the oldest but still has a child like manner to him.

CURLY - Male, caucasian 20 - 25. Young and hotheaded, Curly should be stout with a chip on his shoulder, for what he lacks in size he makes up for with bravado.

CURLEY’S WIFE - 18 - 25. She wears her sexuality on her sleeve but its a cover for her loneliness in a male dominated world. Once again look at the time period.

THE BOSS - 40s - 60s The landlord/manager of the farm, he has an intimidating presence born out of necessity, not nature. He takes pride in his job and runs a tight ship.

CARLSON - 20’s - 50’s We will see a wide age range of actors for this role. He is one of the crew. Hard worker, maybe a little rambunctious. He’s been on the farm for long enough to know how things work.

WHIT - 30’s - 40’s Much like Carlson he has been on the farm for a while and knows what’s what, he’s a bit softer with his approach but takes no bullshit at the same time.

PLEASE SUBMIT HEADSHOT AND RESUME TO: ofmice102@gmail.com

Wait until Dark, Bygone Theatre

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Wait until Dark (Bygone Theatre)

Audition deadline:  February 1st (5 PM)

SHOW INFO
Company: Bygone Theatre
Production: “Wait Until Dark” written by Frederick Knott
Director: Emily Dix
Project Type: Theatre; non-union, profit share
Audition Deadline: February 1st, 5:00pm
Rehearsals Begin: February 8, 2016
Show Dates: April 14-16th, 2016 (5 performances)
How to Apply: Send a recent headshot & artistic resume to director Emily Dix at emily@bygonetheatre.com, with the subject line: "Wait Until Dark Auditions", no later than 5:00PM ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 1ST, 2016. Those selected to audition will be contacted via email to arrange a time.
 
SYNOPSIS 
A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman's murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends. (from Dramatist Play Service website).
 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS
ROAT: Lead, male, mid 30s - 50s, murderer & thief, intelligent, actor must be able to do a few distinct voices.
SUSY: Lead, female, mid 20s - early 30s, blind, a housewife (married to Sam).
MIKE: Supporting, male, mid 20s - early 30s, con artist recently released from jail. Not a totally bad guy, but very manipulative.
CARLINO: Supporting, male, mid 20s - early 30s, con artist.
SAM: Supporting, male, mid 20s - mid 30s, photographer, ex-marine, Susy's husband.
GLORIA: Supporting, young girl, around 10 (**open to casting a child or a young looking woman, children under 18 must have parental consent). Stubborn & strong-willed.
POLICE OFFICERS (2): Minor, male preferred but open to female, 25+

Bygone Theatre encourages actors of all backgrounds & ethnicities to apply.    

General and specific auditions, Victoria Playhouse Petrolia

January 18, 2016 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

General and specific auditions: A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement, Driving Miss Daisy, Little Miss County Fair

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia

General Auditions:

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia

2016 Summer Theatre Season

Season May 4th – September 25th. Christmas Season Nov 17th – Dec 18th.

Auditions dates February 1st and 2nd 9am to 5pm, 2016.

Harbourfront Community Centre, 627 Queens Quay W, Toronto.

Please submit electronically only to:  casting@petrolia.ca

Looking to meet all new talents for our 2016 season and more. Everything from Scotland Sings to Starbright Christmas. Please bring in your best audition song to wow the Creative Team.

Equity members will be seen first.

Be prepared to chat.

Specific Auditions:

A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement’ -‘The Church Basement Ladies –– Comedic Musical Theatre piece about the Church Basement Ladies.

Looking for:

Comedic Pastor – Gunderson (Ages 30+)

Mother – Karin (Ages 30+)

Daughter – Beverley. (Ages 18-25)

Dates: May 20th – June 19th

 

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ –  A timeless comedy of unlikely friendship by Alfred Uhry. Four time Emmy Award winning actress Miss Michael Learned will play playing the role of Daisy Werthan.

Looking for;

Hoke, Daisy’s chauffer. (Age 50 +)

Boolie – Daisy’s son (Ages 40-65)

Please bring a one minute monologue and prepare for a chat.

For those receiving an audition time, a script will be sent, please review and have a general knowledge of the character so we can have a discussion.

Dates: June 14th – July 24th

 

‘Little Miss County Fair’ - We are looking specifically for girls to play quirky and energetic contestants. Comedic singer/actors.  (Special Skill for the "talent competition" i.e. tuba playing, ballet, tap dancing, fire eating, etc is a plus)   Bring a comic song and one to show off voice, character and personality- also bring anything required for special skill.  

Dates: July 19th – August 20th.

Calendar Girls, Scarborough Players

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Calendar Girls, Scarborough Players

AUDITION DATES:

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

CALLBACKS: (IF NEEDED) Saturday, February 27th – 1:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(CALLBACKS ONLY: PLEASE BE PREPARED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FULL 4 HOURS)

Scarborough Players is an inclusive community theatre company and encourages all interested individuals from all backgrounds to audition. Those auditioning must be Non- Equity performers and understand that this is a non-paying production.

We do not enter into any contracts or agreements with CAEA or ACTRA.

Audition Information

Requirements: Please prepare a comedic monologue of no more than one minute…something you love. Please be prepared for some redirection of your monologue; there may also be cold readings from the play. Those actors interested in the role of “Cora” should prepare a short a cappella song to exhibit vocal ability. Please bring a recent photo (photocopy will do) and resumé.

Those asked to return for callbacks will be emailed a few scenes to review. There will be mixing and matching of the actors by the artistic staff.

Please read the play. A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th floor Audio Desk, Toronto Reference Library

Auditions must be booked in advance

TO REQUEST AN AUDITION, SEND AN E-MAIL TO audition4sp@gmail.com

OR by phone (416) 439-1104 (Option #2) - Please leave your name & number VERY clearly.

By email or telephone please indicate your preferred audition date and time(s).

Please note: Email is the most efficient way to book an audition.

We will be booking individual auditions in 10 minute slots. Please indicate the roles in which you are interested. 

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at 780 Birchmount, Unit 5 (west side of Birchmount, south of Eglinton,

beside the Low Carb Food Outlet. TTC accessible by #17 Bus from Warden Station or any Eglinton West bus from Kennedy Station)

Fox on the Fairway, The Village Players

January 15, 2016 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Fox on the Fairway, Village Players

THE VILLAGE PLAYERS, BLOOR WEST VILLAGE AUDITION NOTICE
Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig
Non Union, Non Paying
Directed by Kathrine Bignell-Jones Produced by Steve Minnie
Performance Dates: April 22 – May 14, 2016

AUDITIONS will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190E Bloor Street West
(Around the corner from Runnymede subway station) at the following dates and times:
Wednesday January 27, 2016 from 7:00pm -10:00pm
Saturday January 30, 2016 from 11:00am - 5:00pm

CALLBACKS Monday February 1, 2016 from7:00pm - 10:00pm
Rehearsals & Performances are at 2190 Bloor St. West. Rehearsals will begin February 7, 2016
and run Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10 pm, and Sundays 1-5 pm, which may be flexible depending
on actor availability. And we’re pleased to advise that our Actors need only Act – we do not
 require you to paint the set, or take tickets, etc.

THE PLAY: Nothing like a relaxing game of golf, when there’s some “green” at stake. Another
hole-in-one comedy by the author of Lend Me a Tenor. A copy of the script is on Reserve at
the Metro Reference Library on the Fifth Floor at the Reservations Desk.

CHARACTERS: (Ages are a suggestion)

HENRY BINGHAM (mid 40's - early 60's) Director of the Quail Valley Country Club. He is witty
and cynical at times, much like Basil Fawlty. He gets into a high - stakes bet on a golf tournament
and will do whatever it takes to win.

PAMELA PEABODY (mid - late 30's) A member of the Quail Valley Country Club Board of Directors.
She is very attractive and sophisticated but a bit loose and a bit of a drinker.

JUSTIN HICKS (mid 20's) Bingham's new eager-to-please assistant who volunteers his services as
a golfer to help Quail Valley win the golf tournament. He is romantically involved with Louise.

LOUISE HEINDBEDDER (early 20's) A waitress at the Quail Valley Country Club. She is very
attractive, and a bit flighty and emotional, but also studious. She gets engaged to Justin.

DICKIE BELL (mid 40's - early 60's) Director of the rival golf club. He is a bit obnoxious,
including his fashion sense, but tries to come off as good - natured. He is Pamela's ex and
has a thing for Bingham's wife Muriel.

MURIEL BINGHAM (mid 40's - mid 50's) Bingham's wife, who runs an antique shop, which becomes
part of the bet between Henry and Dickie. Generally overbearing and stern, she somehow has a soft spot for Dickie.

PREPARATION: Please prepare a short (2-3 minute) comedic monologue if the Director is not familiar with your work.
Please also be familiar with the play as you will be asked to do cold readings from the script.

Help us spread the news

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Greetings!

We hope you have been enjoying our new audition listings blog and have found the email updates useful.

We’d like to expand our listings and reach more subscribers in 2016, but to do that we need to reach more companies and performers.

Please help us spread the word by sharing our posts with your social media network.

Here is our short URL:     www.tpl.ca/auditions

 

Thanks for using Toronto Public Library and best wishes for a great theatre season.

Aladdin/Lion King, Disney Theatrical Productions

January 11, 2016 | Wendy | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Aladdin/Lion King (Disney Theatrical Productions)

Disney Theatrical Productions has announced a multi-city open casting call across North America for its current and future productions of the award-winning musicals Aladdin and The Lion King. Casting representatives from both productions will hold open auditions for local adult singers, dancers and actors in Toronto this Saturday and Sunday, January 16 and 17, 2016. Both productions are seeking adult actors, singers who move well and dancers to be in the ensemble and to cover or replace lead roles. Other cities on the audition tour include Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Washington, D.C.; Orlando, FL; Miami, FL; Dallas, TX; and New Orleans, LA.

 

Performers of all cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend.

 

For adult actors and singers for both productions:

WHEN: January 16, Registration 9AM-11AM; Auditions Begin at 10AM.

WHERE: Joy of Dance, 95 Danforth Ave. #302, Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2 Canada

 

For adult dancers for The Lion King:

WHEN:

January 17, MALE Registration 9AM-10AM; Auditions Begin at 10AM

January 17, FEMALE Registration 1PM-2PM; Auditions Begin at 2PM

WHERE: Joy of Dance, 95 Danforth Ave. #302, Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2 Canada

 

For adult dancers for Aladdin:

WHEN:

January 17, FEMALE Registration 9AM-10AM; Auditions Begin at 10AM

January 17, MALE Registration 1PM-2PM; Auditions Begin at 2PM

WHERE: Joy of Dance, 95 Danforth Ave. #302, Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2 Canada

 

For more information, including casting breakdowns, please visit www.DisneyOnBroadwayCasting.com.

 

About ALADDIN

Aladdin, Disney’s hit Broadway musical, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 and quickly established itself as the biggest new blockbuster in recent years, already welcoming well over one million people and consistently ranking with the juggernauts Wicked and The Lion King as one of the highest-attended shows on Broadway. Aladdin‘s global footprint expands with productions in Tokyo and Hamburg and upcoming sit-down productions in London, Sydney and additional cities yet to be announced. NBC-TV raves “Aladdin is exactly what you wished for!” New York Magazine calls it “Musical comedy wish-fulfillment!” while The New York Times hails the show as “Fabulous… Extravagant! It defies expectations,” and the Daily News declares, “Seriously, it’s amazing!”

 

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award® and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).

 

For more information on Aladdin, visit AladdinTheMusical.com.

 

About THE LION KING

In its 19th year, THE LION KING remains ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 22 global productions have been seen by more than 80 million people and, cumulatively, run a staggering 132 years.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years.  Translated into eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway; London’s West End; Hamburg; Tokyo; Madrid; Melbourne, Australia; Mexico City; and on tour across North America and Japan, for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe. Having played 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.  

 

For more information worldwide, visit LionKing.com.

 

Broadway Press Contact:

Michael Strassheim, Michael.Strassheim@disney.com

 

Mamma Mia, The Capitol Theatre

January 7, 2016 | Wendy | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Mamma Mia (Capitol Theatre)

Auditions:  February 2-5

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library

416-393-7157

trlarts@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Scripts available for reading on a first-come basis

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