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Office Hours, East Side Players

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Office hours, (East Side Players)

Auditions:  December 12, Wednesday 14

Call Backs:  December 17


Office Hours


By Norm Foster
Directed by Mandi Sunshine

AUDITIONS: Monday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 14 starting at 6 p.m.
Call Backs: Saturday, December 17 - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
REHEARSALS: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10 pm and Sundays 1 - 5 p.m. commencing Thursday, February 23.
PERFORMANCES: May 26, 27, 28, 31 June 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 2017


Synopsis: What do an overweight jockey, a desperate movie producer, a gay entertainment lawyer, a philandering agent and a Week-at-a-Glance salesman have in common? Ordinarily not a whole lot, but then again, Norm Foster's Office Hours is no ordinary play. Foster is one of Canada's most popular playwrights and Office Hours is one of his funniest plays. Filed with snappy dialogue, witty repartee, hilarious predicaments and lots and lots of laughs.

WARREN: (M) 50s, a washed up television reporter who feels the current management is not recognizing his talent.
PAM: (F) 20s-30s, news producer, feels she has earned her current position at the tv station.
GORDON (M) 30s-40s, film producer, is desperate for a hit and will do whatever it takes
FRANCINE: (F) 30s-40s, film producer that works with Gordon, more level headed
BOBBY: (M) 40s-50s, film director, alcoholic and desperate to show he's still got it
MARK: (M) 40s-50s, a slimy agent who is full of himself
ELLIE: (F) 40s-50s, wife of Mark, full of repressed anger
RICHARD: (M) 20s-30s, an up and coming lawyer, clean cut and confident
RHONDA (F) 50s-50s, overbearing and talkative, mother of Richard and Neil, wife of Lloyd
LLOYD (M) 50s-60s, quiet and nice, but kind of enjoys the attention his overbearing wife gives him so plays it up
STAN (M) 20s-30s, owner of a racetrack, confident and a take charge kind of guy
ARTIE (M) 20s-30s, a racetrack employee but clearly not qualified as he is not a small man, sometimes a little dumb
NEIL (M) 20s-30s, the second son of Rhonda and Lloyd, nervous and awkward, spends the show on a ledge
SHARON (F) 30s-40s, the hard up psychiatrist who is barely holding it together with all the crazy
MAN (M) 30s-40s, the week at a glance salesman, comes across as an infomercial host with his energy

Auditions will be by readings from the script. Sides will be provided. Please read the script before auditioning. An electronic copy is available upon request.

Please note you must be available for call backs if required. Also, ANY CONFLICTS WITH THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE SHOULD BE GIVEN AT THE TIME OF AUDITION.

To schedule an audition date and time, please contact the Producer, Shirley Alcamo either by telephone at 416-229-6389 or by email at stating preferred date and providing a contact number.

Auditions and rehearsals will be held at East Side Player's Unit: Unit 10, 746 Warden Avenue, Toronto, M1L 4A2


Performances will be held at the Papermill Theatre, 67 Pottery Rd, Toronto, ON M4K 2B9

To download a copy of this notice click here.

PLEASE NOTE: East Side Players is a non-profit, non-Equity community theatre group. We do not pay actors for performances or cast ACTRA and Equity members. If you are cast in the show you MUST become a member of East Side Players. Membership fees are $20.00 and are due no later than the first rehearsal.

Tartuffe, Scarborough Theatre Guild

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Tartuffe, Scarborough Theatre Guild

Scarborough Theatre Guild Auditions for Tartuffe

By Moliere, prose translation by David Nicholson
Director: Julie McLaughlin
Producer: Nicholas Banks 

Produced by special arrangement with David Nicholson.

** Note: The 5th floor Arts Desk does have a copy on reserve but it is not the David Nicholson translation.


Monday, December 5, 2016                   7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesday, December 6, 2016                  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesday, December 7, 2016              7:00 pm – 10:00 pm                   

if required)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Scarborough Theatre Guild Rehearsal Unit – 2105 Midland Avenue, Unit 16, Scarborough, Ontario (the building is immediately north of the Midland LRT station on east side, south of Progress. The unit and both driveway exits face Cosentino Drive)

Commence: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Continue:     Sundays, Tuesdays &Thursdays: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm    


March 10-11                  Friday, Saturday – 8 pm

March 12                       Sunday Matinée – 2 pm

March 16-18                  Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 8 pm

March 19                       Sunday Matinée – 2 pm

March 23-24                  Thursday, Friday – 8 pm

March 25                       Saturday Matinée – 2 pm

All performances at Scarborough Village Theatre (3600 Kingston Road at Markham Road, Scarborough).


It is 1669 in Paris and Tartuffe, claiming to be a religious man, is living as a guest in the home of Orgon. His true goal is to acquire his host’s fortune and to seduce his wife. Most of Orgon’s family can see through Tartuffe’s pretence at holiness. Orgon, however, is completely fooled and offers his so-called “friend” all his property and marriage to his only daughter. It is up to Orgon’s faithful wife, Elmire, to expose the evil of their hypocritical house guest.


A one-to-two minute monologue is recommended. If you do not have a monologue, selected cold readings will be provided at the audition. The audition may also involve a short interview with the Director. If called back, you will be asked to read from the script with other actors. No specific accents are required, but feel free to bring along the one you grew up with.


If you would like to read the play before auditioning, the script is on reserve at the Performing Arts Desk, 5th floor, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, and at the Community Desk of the Toronto Public Library, Cedarbrae Branch, at 545 Markham Road in Scarborough. A pdf copy of the script is also available upon request from the producer. Please contact Nicholas Banks at


For information, to book an audition time, or to cancel your audition time in advance, please contact Julie McLaughlin by phone at 416 755-5986 and be prepared to leave a contact number. If you must cancel on your audition night, please call the STG unit at 416‑439‑5349.

This production is Non Paying/Non Equity



Cast Descriptions 
Please note: The playwright does not specify any character ages, although all are adults. Casting will be flexible with reference to age, ethnicity and gender.


Orgon        Rich man of Paris, well-connected in the Royal Court

Tartuffe      A guest in Orgon’s household

Elmire         Orgon’s second wife

Mariane      Orgon’s daughter, in love with Valere

Damis         Orgon’s son

Dorine        Personal maid to Mariane

Valere        In love with Mariane

Cleante      Elmire’s brother

Madame Pernelle    Orgon’s mother, a widow

Flipote   Servant to Mme. Pernelle (non-speaking)

Loyal   A bailiff

A Court Officer

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Scarborough Music Theatre

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Scarborough Music Theatre

Director: Cory Doran
Musical Director: Ori Siegel
Choreographer: Sabrina Hooper
Producers: Shannon Cottrell and Pearl Ho

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of  mischief,  this  hysterical  comedy  features  a  delightfully  jazzy  score  by  David Yazbek  (The  Full  Monty)  and  was  nominated  for  a  staggering  eleven  Tony Awards.

Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their  money.  Freddy  Benson  more  humbly  swindles  women  by  waking  their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting  on  a  train,  they  attempt  to  work  together,  only  to  find  that  this  small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement:  the  first  one  to  extract  $50,000  from  a  young  female  target,  heiress,  Christine Colgate, wins, andthe other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues
that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

Tuesday, October 4, 20167:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday, November 7, 2016 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm    Sunday, November 13, 2016  6:30 pm to 11:00 pm     Monday, November 14, 2016  7:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Sunday, November 20, 2016   12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

AUDITION/CALL- BACK LOCATION:   SMT’s Unit, “The Estate” —51 Estate Drive, Scarborough, ON (Progress and Markham)

Rehearsals begin Wednesday, November 23 and then continue:  Mondays 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm   Wednesdays  7:00 pm to 10:30 pm     Sundays 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Some additional or longer rehearsals will be held once the production has moved to the theatre. Rehearsals are as follows: Sunday, January 29, 2017 (Move In Day)  9:00 am – 10:00 pm   Sunday, February 5, 2017 (Sitzprobe and Q2Q Technical Rehearsal)  10:00am –9:00pm  Monday, February 6, 2017 (Technical Dress Rehearsal)  6:30pm –11:00pm  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 (Dress Rehearsal)  6:30pm –11:00pm  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (Final Dress Rehearsal)  6:30pm –11:00pm

PERFORMANCE DATES:   February 9-12, 16-19, 23-25, 2017
The two Sunday performances (February12 and 19) and the final Saturday performance (February25) are matinées at 2:00 pm; all  other  performances  are at  8:00  pm. Additional  performances  may  be  scheduled  on February  15(evening)  or February  22(evening).

Scarborough Village Theatre, 3300 Kingston Road (NE corner of Kingston and Markham)

1.Everyone auditioning should prepare a song from a musical -please NO songs from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels or rock musicals. An accompanist  will  be  provided.  Please  bring  a  clean,  clear  copy  of your  music  in  the  correct  key. No  iPads  or  recorded tracks! Keep the vocal range/style of the character you’re auditioning for in mind. No  A  Capella  (without  accompaniment) songs please.

2.Everyone auditioning should prepare for a redirect of their chosen song. This will replace any monologues. If auditioning for a lead you MAY be asked for a comedic monologue, although it is not mandatory.

3.Everyone auditioning must participate in a group movement/dance audition. Please bring comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear (no barefeet, sock feet, or stilettos) and plan to take some time to stretch.

CALL- BACK AUDITIONS: Sunday, November 20, 2016  12:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Although call-back auditions are scheduled for 6hours on November 20, individuals called back will be given a schedule specific to  the  characters  for  which  they  are  being  considered; this  schedule  will  be  communicated  to  each  performer  by  e-mail  by Wednesday, November 16. People auditioning should inform the producers, at the time of their first audition, if there is any time on that day during which they are unavailable.  

If called back for a role (or roles), actors will be asked to prepare specific scenes and musical selections from the show. These will be sent via email along with callback notifications.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will be utilizing the ensemble in almost every scene/number and will have many opportunities for ensemble members to be showcased in song and/or dance. Ensemble will not be window dressing. All secondary roles will come from the ensemble.

Please  note  that  age  ranges  given  in  the  descriptions  indicate  appearance  onstage  as  opposed  to  actor’s
chronological age.

These are  just  a  guideline. Best suited for the role will be offered regardless of age.If there is an accent/speech style requirement it is noted below.

Approx. 20 men and women, including:
Lawrence Jameson-An experienced con artist who is sophisticated, suave, and elegant.  Must be a strong actor and capable of handling a lead role. Comedic background a plus.
Gender: Male  Age: 40 to 65 Vocal range top: Bb4  Vocal range bottom: G2

Freddy Benson-A young, clever, aspiring American con artist. He is a sloppy, yet attractive womanizer, and is eventually conned by Christine.Comedic chops and strong vocals are a must. Looking for a sense of play and mischievousness.  Gender: Male  Age: 20 to 40 Vocal range top: B4Vocal range bottom:A2

Christine Colgate-A seemingly good-natured American heiress vacationing on the French Riviera, who is revealed to be a notorious con artist. Naive and clueless at first, she becomes cunning and mischievous. Very strong singer, actor, and dancer required.  Gender: Female Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Andre Thibault (French Accent)-Lawrence's loyal assistant. Official and mostly serious, he has a light-hearted nature and a quirky sense of humor. While playing wing-man,he falls in love with Muriel. Great showcase role. Looking for a strong comedic actor who can sing and speak with an accent.  Gender: Male  Age: 45 to 55 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: F2

Muriel Eubanks-A wealthy and attractive American socialite from Nebraska, she one of Lawrence's victims and Andre's subsequent love interest.Carries the secondary love story and gets a wonderful duet as a showcase along with several strong numbers. Strong actor needed who can sing. Gender: Female  Age: 40 to 60 Vocal range top: C5  Vocal range bottom: E3

Jolene(Oklahoma accent)-An American heiress from Oklahoma and the "Princess of Petroleum," she is very eager, optimistic, and energetic.Very strong Comedic role. Will also be required to be used in ensemble. Great comedic solo number. Gender: Female  Age: 20 to 45 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Rene, Sophia and Lenore -All former/current marks of Lawrence’s con. They all believe he is a foreign Prince. Very funny roles. Will be cast from ensemble.

Nun, Maid, Bell Hop, Sailors, Croupier, Conductor -Will all be cast from ensemble.

To book an audition, contact:    or contact Pearl Ho at (647) 986-8336 between 6:00  pm  and  10:00  pm.
Please  indicate  your  preference  of  audition  date/time  and  any  role(s)  you  are  interested  in auditioning for.
                                                                                                               NON - PAYING                   NON -EQUITY

Hamlet, Haymaker Theatre

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HamletHaymaker Theatre

HAYMAKER is seeking 


ages (18 - 65) of all ethnicities for an exciting and unconventional theatre production of:

HAMLET by William Shakespeare

Auditions will be held on October 11 from 12PM – 6PM at Arcadia Co-operative - 680 Queens Quay W

Please prepare TWO pieces – one Shakespeare and one contemporary – these should be well studied (off-book is not mandatory).

Rehearsals will begin late October Saturdays 10AM-4PM, Sundays 4PM – 8PM and Tuesdays 6PM -10PM

Performances scheduled for 2 weeks March 2017

This is a profit sharing venture.

Interested? Please send us your details to register at

Auditions, Freddy Tree Theatre

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Auditions, Freddy Tree Theatre

Note:  The Arts Department, 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library has an extensive musical theatre collection from which an actor auditioning for Freddy Tree Theatre can select their audition piece. We also have an extensive monologue collection.

Are you an actor with special needs? Would you like to be part of a theatre group that educates others through performance on what it means to have a disability? Are you passionate about performing and would love to tell your story?

We at Freddy Tree Theatre are a new and upcoming company looking for actors with developmental disabilities who would like to demonstrate to audiences just how amazing and ABLED you really are.

We will be holding auditions on Saturday, October 1st from 1pm-5pm at the Storefront Theatre studio, 296 Brunswick St.

Please come ready to perform a short monologue and song (reading from a script is totally allowed).

Participants must be at least 18 years of age. You are welcome to bring a parent or guardian.

Please contact Erin Elizabeth at 416-797-4584 or if you have any questions.

Can't wait to meet you!


New Ideas Festival 2017: call for directors, Alumnae Theatre

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New Ideas Festival 2017: call for directors, Alumnae Theatre

New Ideas Festival 2017

Alumnae Theatre Company invites non-union directors to apply to direct one of the 15 plays (running time 10 to 40 minutes) for New Ideas Festival (NIF) 2017, our 29th annual three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress, and experimental theatre to be held from March 8 to 26, 2017.

Important dates:
• Fri. Oct. 14, 2016: Deadline to apply to direct one of the New Ideas Festival plays
• Sat. Nov. 5, 2016: (MANDATORY) Creative Exchange: directors meet playwrights
• Dec. 6, 7, 8, or 9, 2016: (MANDATORY) Attend your play’s cold reading on one of these dates
• Jan 4-8, 2017: (MANDATORY) Attend Festival auditions according to casting needs
• Mon., Jan. 30, 2017: Rehearsals begin
• Wed. March 8 - Sun. March 26, 2017: New Ideas Festival. Each show runs one week

NIF provides the following:
• Stage managers, technical crew, and front of house staff
• Festival auditions presenting a large pool of actors
• Rehearsal space, performance space
• Promotional materials and publicity
• Access to Alumnae Theatre’s wardrobe, props, and sets
• A collaborative process with the playwright to continue developing a new work with actors and a dramaturge (if requested)
• A supportive place for directors to experiment and hone their skills
• Production guidelines and mentorship that get all the plays and dozens of performers successfully from audition to rehearsal to stage

New Ideas Festival does not pay fees, royalties, or a box office share to participants. Alumnae Theatre Company retains creative discretion over the festival as a whole. The focus of the festival is script development, so technical requirements for the plays are kept to a minimum. NIF is an exciting opportunity to work one-on-one with a playwright to develop a new work.

If you are interested in directing a play in the New Ideas Festival, email by Oct 14, 2016. Please make the subject line “Director Application (your name)” and provide a directing CV or paragraph description of your experience. You will receive further details once you have submitted your application.

As our industry has far fewer female directors, women directors are especially encouraged to apply.

Alumnae Theatre Company ▪ 70 Berkeley Street ▪ Toronto, ON ▪ M5A 2W6

Gut Girls, Alumnae Theatre

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Gut Girls, Alumnae Theatre
By Sarah Daniels
Directed by Maya Rabinovitch

Performance dates: January 20 – February 4, 2017

Surprisingly funny and hard-hitting, this beautifully written piece follows the fortunes of the brash and proud workingclass
gut girls. When the gutting sheds are shut and their way of life disappears, the girls must try and find a place in the new world order of late Victorian London.

Alumnae Theatre is seeking 6 women (ages 15-60) and 2 men (20-60) to play multiple roles in this sharp comedy about rotting meat and workers’ rights, where Margaret Thatcher meets Victorian England.

Please note: all actors must be able to perform with a formal and/or cockney British accent. The ability to sing is an asset.

All interested applicants should email or leave a message on the Alumnae audition line at 416-364-4170 ext 3.

Alumnae Theatre is a nonprofessional (nonunion) theatre company which encourages diversity in its membership and casting.

Wednesday October 5 th from 6:30pm-10pm
Saturday October 8 th from 10am-5pm

Sunday October 9 th from 10am-5pm

Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street
(SW corner of Berkeley and Adelaide)

Please prepare a 2 minute monologue. You may also be asked to read from the script.

Please read the play before auditioning. Reading copies are available at the 5th floor Performing Arts desk of the Toronto Reference Library.

All auditioners must bring a photo and resume to the audition.

General auditions call/Acting Up Stage Company

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 General auditions call for One Song Glory:  a free musical theatre training program for teens age 13- 19 (Acting Up Stage Company)

Note:  The Arts Department, 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library has an extensive musical theatre collection from which a workshop participant of One Song Glory training program can select their audition piece.


One Song Glory is a free musical theatre training program for teens age 13 to19 across Ontario.

Our commitment to building the audiences and artists of tomorrow is focused around our musical theatre training program. Each year, up to forty five 13-19 year-olds from diverse backgrounds and communities across Ontario come together to train under the guidance of Toronto’s top musical theatre professionals in a positive and encouraging environment.

This year, in addition to the month-long training intensive that will take place in the fall, we are bringing a series of one-day One Song Glory workshops into communities outside of the Toronto Downtown core. Workshop participants will be eligible to be invited to our free 4-week training intensive.

Our program is founded on two principals:

  1. The focus, determination and self-discipline that theatre requires, builds character and is of lasting value; and
  2. That this is a no cost program; affordability is not a barrier to participation.

We are proud to report that to date, over 400 young people from across the province have completed One Song Glory, without any costs to the participants.


Community Audition Workshops

Acting Up Stage is bringing its free youth musical theatre program to your community for a one day workshop! Join us to take part in our musical theatre workshop and audition master class.

To sign up for a workshop in your community, please email with:

  • Your name
  • City of Residence
  • School and
  •  Preferred session time (where applicable)

Come ready to have fun and meet like-minded youth who love musical theatre as much as you do! Prepare one musical theatre song for the audition masterclass.

Workshop participants will be eligible to be invited to our free 4-week youth musical theatre training intensive, which takes place in Toronto in the fall.


Community Workshop Dates and Locations


Sunday October 2nd – HAMILTON

Location: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
Registration:  Beginning at 11:30am
Workshop: 12pm-4pm
Please use the subject line HAMILTON WORKSHOP when requesting a spot

Tuesday October 11th – ETOBICOKE

Location: Etobicoke School of the Arts
Registration: Beginning at 4:30pm
Workshop: 5pm-9pm
Please use the subject line ETOBICOKE WORKSHOP when requesting a spot

Saturday October 15th – NORTH YORK

Location: Willowdale Christian School
Registration: Beginning at 8:30am
Workshop: 9am-1pm
Please use the subject line NORTH YORK MORNING WORKSHOP  when requesting a spot

Saturday October 15th – NORTH YORK

Location: Willowdale Christian School
Registration: Beginning at 1:30am
Workshop: 2pm-6pm
Please use the subject line NORTH YORK AFTERNOON WORKSHOP when requesting a spot

Sunday October 16th – SCARBOROUGH

Location: The Leigha Lee Browne Theatre, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Registration: Beginning at 8:30am
Workshop: 9am-1pm
Please use the subject line SCARBOROUGH MORNING WORKSHOP when requesting a spot

Sunday October 16th – SCARBOROUGH

Location: The Leigha Lee Browne Theatre, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Registration: Beginning at 1:30pm
Workshop: 2pm – 6pm
Please use the subject line SCARBOROUGH AFTERNOON WORKSHOP when requesting a spot

Picasso at the Lapin Agile, East Side Players

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Picasso at the Lapin Agile, East Side Players

By Steve Martin

Directed by Ken Stern     

AUDITIONS: Monday, Oct 17 and Wednesday,  Oct 19  starting at 7 p.m.
CALL BACKS: Saturday, Oct 22  - 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
REHEARSALS: Tuesdays, Thursdays: 7 – 10 p.m. and Sundays: 1 - 5 p.m.   Commencing  Oct. 25
PERFORMANCES: February 24, 25, 26, March 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2017

Synopsis: This long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian café in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter sets the art world afire with cubism.  In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness.

Character/age range (ages reflect the needs of the character not the age of the actor)
Freddy:  40, bartender and owner of the Lapin Agile, seems predictable, but capable of surprising insight
Gaston: 60’s, feels his age, misses his days as a ‘ladies man’, a regular at the bar
Germaine: 35, Freddy’s girlfriend, savvy and smart-mouthed, waitress at the Lapin Agile
Albert Einstein: 25, a deep thinker, ambitious and articulate, with a wry sense of humour
Suzanne: 19, attractive, street-wise and in charge, a heart-breaker
Sagot: early 50’s, a bit rotund, nattily dressed, vibrant and energetic;  Picasso’s art dealer
Pablo Picasso: 23, brooding, intense, arrogant, a womanizer
Charles Dabrnow Schmendiman: An inventer, confident, self-centered
The Countess: Einstein’s mistress, sophisticated, exotic, “long, red hair”
A Female Admirer: Typical “fan-girl”
A Visitor: 30’s, Elvis look-alike, affable country boy

Auditions will be by readings from the script.  Sides will be provided.  Please read the script before auditioning.  An electronic copy is available upon request. 

Please note you must be available for call backs if required.  ALSO, ANY CONFLICTS WITH THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE SHOULD BE GIVEN AT THE TIME OF AUDITION.

To schedule an audition date and time, please contact the Producer, Shirley Alcamo either by telephone at 416-229-6389 or by email at stating preferred date and providing a contact number. 

Auditions and rehearsals will be held at East Side Player’s Unit: Unit 10, 746 Warden Avenue, Toronto, M1L 4A2 

PLEASE NOTE:  East Side Players is a non-profit, non-Equity community theatre group.  We do not pay actors for performances or cast ACTRA and Equity members.  If you are cast in the show you MUST become a member of East Side Players.  Membership fees are $20.00 and are due no later than the first rehearsal.

L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), MYOpera

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L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), MYOpera

Auditions for the 2016/17 season production of L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) will be held September 30, October 1 & October 2, 2016. Please send us an email to book your audition or to be added to our Audition Notification List for future opportunities.

Are you a passionate and talented emerging artist in the GTA? MYOpera holds annual auditions for upcoming productions, and if this describes you, please contact us to book an audition!

To book an audition, send us an email stating your preference for the following audition times:

September 30, 2016 – 5:00 – 9:00 pm
October 1, 2016 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
October 2, 2016 – 2:00 – 6:00 pm


Isabella – mezzo or contralto
Lindoro – tenor
Taddeo – baritone
Mustafà – bass
Elvira – soprano
Zulma – soprano or mezzo
Haly – tenor or baritone

Things to know before you audition:
•You should be dedicated to pursuing a career in opera
•You should have significant training in classical voice (undergraduate or graduate degree in voice performance)
•While there is no official age restriction on MYOpera’s artists, we aim to provide experience to promising emerging artists, and so the successful candidate will have limited professional (i.e. paid) role experience

What to Prepare
•1 Italian aria
•2 arias of choice
•1 monologue under 2 minutes

If you are unable to prepare arias as requested, please bring comparable art songs as available.


There is no fee to audition.


You are welcome to use the services of Music Director Natasha Fransblow, but you can bring your own accompanist if you choose. The fee to use the accompanist provided is $35.
To book a coaching with Natasha before your audition, send her an email. Coachings are booked independent of your audition at a special rate of $40/hr.

Audition Information Form

Once you’ve emailed us to book your audition time, we’ll respond with a confirmation and send you an Audition Form to fill out. This form must be completed 48 hours before your designated time.

Expected Commitment

MYOpera rehearses on Saturdays and Sundays from February – April  Unless noted below, all cast members must be available between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturdays and 1:00 – 5:00 pm on Sundays. It is a very condensed timeline, and we require great commitment from all of our singers. MYOpera’s rehearsal and performance dates for 2017 are listed here.


Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library


Scripts available for reading on a first-come basis

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