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You'll get used to it: The War Show, Curtain Call Players

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You'll get used to it:  The war show  (Curtain Call Players)

Auditions:  June 12th, 17th

Call backs:  June 19th

 

You'll Get Used to It: The War Show

When:

Monday June 12 from 7 -10pm
Saturday June 17, from 1-5pm

Where:

Glen Rhodes United Church at 1470 Gerrard Street East, Toronto (Coxwell and Gerrard) basement

Contact:

To book an audition contact Janet Flynn:  janetflynn55@hotmail.com

Audition Requirements:

Auditions will be booked in 10 minute intervals.  Please Prepare One song from the 1930’s or 1940’s or a Broadway Classic.  Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

Please choose One of the audition sides to read in the audition.  You do NOT have to be off book, but should be familiar with the reading.  You will be re-directed.

Call backs: Monday June 19th, 7-10pm

All performers receiving a call back will be sent a specific song and audition side to learn.  You do NOT have to be off book but should be familiar with both the song and the reading.  You will also participate in a group dance session.  Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for dancing.

The cast will consist of 8 men and 6 Women.

The Story:

“You’ll Get Used to it” traces a squad of Canadian Soldiers and the women in their lives, from the beginning of their enlistment, to the final victory of World War II.  From the rambunctious comedy of their boot camp days, to chasing girls in England, to the terrors of D-Day, this play captures the essence of the era though humor, songs, dance and drama.  It is not your typical musical.  It is very emotional, full of tears and laughter.  It’s a potpourri of the war years, a unique combination of comedy and tragedy, devastatingly funny and beautifully shaded.

Main Characters:

DUSTY – early 20’s.  An “everyman” type of character.  A farm boy with many innocent delusions about the war. We follow his progress from raw recruit to cynical veteran.  Strong Acting and Singing required.

JEAN-PIERRE – early 20’s.  French Canadian.  A bit of a dreamer and drifter, although pretty street-wise.  Joined the army to find some direction in life.  French Canadian accent required. 

DUD – early 20’s.  Very naïve and just a bit dumb.  Probably lived at home right until he joined the army.  Strong comedic skills required.

SHARKY – Late 20’s.  An ex-con, tough, cynical and always on the look-out for something to steal or a girl to make a pass at.  Joined the army because he was fed up being harassed by the police.

SARGE – Late 40’s.  Career soldier.  Tough and Loud, but with a deep-seated fondness for his men.  A serious “straight man”.

POPS – Mid 50’s.  A WWI veteran with a vast repertoire of corny jokes.  He joined the army to re-live his youth and get away from his wife.  Vaudeville style comedy required. (Also plays Smythe, a very upper class British, uptight, by-the-book zealot – English accent required)

The Ensemble:


TWO MEN – to play over 20 characters ranging in age and nationality.  Strong acting skills, and ability to do accents required.

TWO WOMEN (Charlene) – early 20’s.  Soprano vocal range.  Pretty, ingénue types.  Strong dramatic acting and singing required.

TWO WOMEN (Jill) – early 30’s.  Contralto vocal range.  Strong comedic skills, accents and versatility. 

TWO WOMEN (Dancers) – any age, any vocal range.  Strong dance skills, including Swing/Jive, comfortable doing lifts.

Rehearsal Dates:

First read through – Wednesday June 21, 7:30-10:30pm @ Glen Rhodes United Church
During July and August each performer will attend TWO music rehearsals and TWO acting/accent rehearsals, and (with support materials such as recordings) be asked to learn their individual parts at home. (Note: NOT at Glen Rhodes United Church)
Second read through - Wednesday Sept 6, 7:30-10:30pm @ Glen Rhodes United Church
After September 6th, a regular schedule of Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evening rehearsals from 7:30-10:30pm will commence. All @ Glen Rhodes United Church

Show dates:


Thursday November 2 – 8pm Preview
Friday November 3 – 8:00pm Opening Night
Saturday November 4 – 2pm – Matinee
Saturday November 4 – 8:00pm Show
Sunday November 5 – 2pm – Matinee

Thursday November 9 – 8:00pm Show
Friday November 12:30pm – School Matinee **Pending School Board approval
Friday November 10 – 8:00pm Show
Saturday November 11 – 2pm Matinee CLOSING

All Shows performed at Fairview Library Theatre located at 35 Fairview Mall Dr, North York

Participation:

All cast members MUST become members of Curtain Call Player:  membership fee of $35.

All cast members MUST commit to TWO Promotional events or activities (not exceeding 3 hours each).  These may include small performances for media, Legion Halls, Retirement facilities or at community events; and handing out flyers.

All cast members MUST commit to some administrative functions including contacting potential sponsors, getting donations of items for baskets and social media advertising as requested (not exceeding 4 hours total)

All cast members MUST sign permission for their image to be used for promotional materials.

Non-paying, non-equity.

Erika, Street Fighter Collective

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Erika (Street Fighter Collective)

Auditions:  June 24th 1-4 PM

The Street Fighter Collective Presents auditions for a forthcoming production of an original play, 'Erika'.
 
Looking for a Non-Equity Indigenous Actress in her 30's or an Indigenous Actress who can play that range.
 
Auditions are in fifteen minute slots and sides from the play will be provided.
 
Location:
Collective Studio
664 Lansdowne Avenue
Toronto, ON M6H 3Y8
 
Questions as well as headshots and theatrical resumes should be directed to brycevolrath@gmail.com
 
Thank you,
 
The Street Fighter Collective

 

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hart House

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Hedwig and the angry inch (score only), (Hart House Theatre)

Auditions:  the week of July 4th, 2017

Callbacks:  July 8-9 (only those contacted for an audition will be seen.

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, June 29, 2017 – early submissions are encouraged. Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying

Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week of July 4, with callbacks on July 8 and 9. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen. Performance run: September 22-October 7, 2017

Please send headshots, resumes and character(s) for which you wish to be seen to auditions@harthousetheatre.ca.

Artists of all ethnic, cultural, sexual and gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit. In particular, we encourage submissions from those who identify as trans, non-binary, gender fluid and/or two-spirited.

Audition requirements: Actors are asked to prepare one contemporary monologue (max. two minutes) and be prepared from some improvisation. Candidates should be prepared to show some proficiency with accents – German (Hedwig), Eastern European (Yitzhak). In addition, actors are asked to prepare two contemporary pieces (approximately one to two minutes per piece) in the rock/pop vein. These do not need to be from the musical theatre canon. Please ensure that one piece is a ballad and the other an up-tempo piece. Actors are expected to bring sheet music for their song and an accompanist will be provided. A capella auditions are strongly discouraged.

It is recommended that actors familiarize themselves with the characters and material in the play.

 

 

 

The Humans, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

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The Humans (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre)

Auditions:  June 6,  June 7

 Book is available for reading purposes and is kept at the Arts Desk on the 5th Floor of the Toronto Reference Library.

12 Angry Men, Toronto Stage Company

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12 Angry Men, Toronto Stage Company

THE TORONTO STAGE COMPANY

The Toronto Stage Company is holding open call Auditions for our upcoming production of Reginald Rose’s Drama 12 Angry Men.
Questions: Candidates with Questions may contact us through email at: auditions@torontostage.ca.

About 12 Angry Men
The play concerns the deliberations of the jury of a homicide trial. At the beginning, they have a nearly unanimous decision of guilty, with a single dissenter of not guilty, who throughout the play sows a seed of reasonable doubt.
12 Angry Men requires a cast of 12 men (ages 30 and up) who spend the entire show on-stage in an ongoing conversation and real-time deliberation.

12 Angry Men is the inaugural production of The Toronto Stage Company. Presented in the Bluma Appel Theatre at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts, 12 Angry Men is Directed by Patrick Stiles.

Audition Location & Dates
The Young Centre for the Performing Arts Distillery Historic District 50 Tank House Lane,
Toronto, Ontario

Open Call registration begins at 8:45am Saturday May 27, 2017.

Callbacks will be held Saturday June 3rd by appointment only.
Audition Information – Equity Members

Equity Members (or their agent) may submit a resume, headshot, part of interest and their Equity number to auditions@torontostage.ca. Selected equity members will be given appointments to meet with the director.
Equity members not given an appointment may appear at the open call auditions where they will be given priority. Please bring your resume, headshot, part of interest, Equity number and prepare for the reads below.

Audition Information – Non Equity Members (Open Call)
Non-Equity Members may appear at the Open Call at 8:45 am and will be seen by the director on a first come first serve basis beginning at 9am. When you arrive at the Young Centre – look for our signs and the registration table in the lobby. Please bring your resume, headshot, part of interest and prepare for the reads below.

What to Prepare
The Director has provided two selections from the play for candidates to prepare PRIOR to the audition. Please select ONE. Selections do not need to be memorized – you may keep a copy in your hands while you read.

Selection One:
8th Juror: It’s very hard to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this. And no matter where you run into it, prejudice obscures the truth. Well, I don’t think any real damage has been done here. Because I don’t really know what the truth is. No one ever will, I suppose. Nine of us now seem to feel that the defendant is innocent, but we’re just gambling on probabilities. We may be wrong. We may be trying to return a guilty man to the community. No one can really know. But we have a reasonable doubt, and this is a safeguard that has enormous value in our system. No jury can declare a man guilty unless it’s sure. We nine can’t understand how you three are still so sure. Maybe you can tell us.

Selection Two:
10th Juror: I will like hell quiet down. There is not one of them, not one who’s any good. Now, d’you hear that? Not one. Now let me lay this out for you - ignorant - bastards. You at the window, you’re so goddamned smart. We’re facing a danger here. Don't’ you know it? These people are multiplying. That kid on trial, his type, they’re multiplying five times as fast as we are. That’s the statistic. Five times. And they are - wild animals. They’re against us, they hate us, they want to destroy us. That’s right. Don’t look at me like that! There’s a danger. For God’s sake, we're living in a dangerous time, and if we don’t watch it, if we don’t smack them down whenever we can, then they are gonna own us. They’re gonna breed us out of existence.

Candidates may also read the script. We are using the Penguin Classics edition of the script (ISBN: 9780143104407) which is available through Indigo Chapters.

A copy is also available at the Arts Desk on the 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library.

Roles:
Juror #1: Head juror/foreman of the jury. Takes his responsibilities seriously and is non-confrontational

Juror #2: Shy, timid. Not good at explaining himself when put on the spot and tends to vote with the group to avoid attention

Juror #3: The main antagonist to Juror #8. He has a history of sitting on many juries and comes across as jaded, impatient, over-it, and gets annoyed when asked to explain his reasons for wanting to send the defendant to the electric chair. He takes a tough stance on kids, possibly because of issues with his own son. He stands alone as the last guilty verdict until Juror #8 points out that it’s not his own son on trial, it’s someone else’s. Weather he’s tired, wants to go home, or realizes that there really is no proof beyond a reasonable doubt, he is the last juror to vote not guilty.

Juror #4: A rational, logical and well-spoken stock broker. He is very robotic, routine and customary with a great eye for detail

Juror #5: From the slums and is likely more sympathetic to the defendant in this murder trial, or at least doesn’t immediately judge him for where he’s come from. He only changes his vote to notguilty after a witnesses’ account creates a reasonable doubt for him. Also, his experience with knife fights helps the other juror members to form an opinion of “not guilty”

Juror #6: Convinced of the defendants’ guilt right at the start of deliberations, but he is willing to admit that he could be wrong. He’s not used to thinking for himself

Juror #7: Selfish. Doesn’t care about justice. He thinks that having to deliberate in this case is a waste of time. He’s impatient as he is a Yankees fan and has tickets to the game that night and doesn’t want to miss it due to jury deliberations.

Juror #8: Gentle and thoughtful, he believes that there is a reasonable doubt and wants to talk it out with the jury. He’s the only one to vote “not guilty” in the beginning. He is the solid hero of the jury/play, probably the smartest one in the room, and cares deeply about justice and the consequences of the juries’ decision in the fate of a young mans life.

Juror #9 Much older than the other members of the jury, in his 80’s. He is the last person to raise his hand on the first vote, and the first person to change his mind at the next vote, and vote “not guilty”.

Juror #10 The most angry of the 12 Angry Men. He is bigoted, racist and has a case of the “hot weather (man) cold” which could affect his patience with being on jury duty. He thinks that spewing out more and more racist remarks will help others see his point of view, but it alienates him, largely thanks to a comment from Juror #9. He eventually gives up, and votes not-guilty.

Juror #11 The only foreigner in the jury, he is from Germany, with a thick accent. While he is well-spoken and polite, he takes his jury duty seriously and gets mad at other members of the jury (#7) that have no respect for democracy or justice, and whom take their freedoms and liberties and their civic responsibility for granted. 4

Juror #12 A true New Yorker, born and raised in Manhattan. Works for an advertising agency. He’s a brainstormer who throws his thoughts out there. He appreciates a good pitch, but may be incapable of making one himself.

Availability Requirements: Rehearsals are Monday to Friday beginning July 10th (Saturdays at the discretion of the director). First preview is Tuesday August 1st, Opening night is August 3rd. Cast members must be available through Mid September.

The Aliens, Coal Mine Theatre

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The Aliens (Coal Mine Theatre)

Auditions:  June 9th, 10th

 

 

Erika, The Street Fighter Collective

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Erika (Street Fighter Collective)   UPDATE on audition needs!

Erika, written by Bryce Volrath

Looking for an indigenous actress in her early -- mid 30's or the ability to play that range.

Non-equity

Non-paying

Audition is from 1-4 p.m. on May 27, 2017

All interested parties should contact Bryce Volrath at brycevolrath@gmail.com

Erika, The Street Fighter Collective

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Erika, The Street Fighter Collective

Erika, written by Bryce Volrath

Auditions: May 27 1-4 pm

Callbacks: if necessary

7 characters, 4 women of varying ages and 3 men of varying ages.

A hardcopy of the script will be available at the Information Desk of the Arts Department (5th floor) of The Toronto Reference Library.

(Non-Union, Non-paying)

Theft, The Village Players

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Theft, The Village Players

Theft
By Eric Chappelle

Performance dates: September 8 to September 30, 2017

Directed by Aaron Marcus

Auditions (and all rehearsals) will be held at The Village Playhouse, 2190 Bloor Street West (near Runnymede subway station) on the following dates and times:
Saturday June 10th  10am to 4pm
Monday June 12th 7 to 10pm
Callbacks (if necessary)  Wednesday June 14th, 7 to 9 pm

TO BOOK AN AUDITION:  Please email a copy of your headshot and resume to villageplayersauditions@gmail.com with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information.

Characters:

Trevor - Late 40s, average build, deferential, cautious, ineffectual, cheap

John - Late 40s, taller and more imposing than Trevor, makes his own rules, quick-tempered, controlling, egocentric

Jennie - Younger than Trevor, ambitious

Barbara - Older than Jennie, intelligent, frustrated, drinks a bit

Spriggs - About 50, unimposing, quick-witted, devious, social commentator.

British accents required for all.  Cockney or other working class accent might be helpful for Spriggs

Please prepare a 2-minute contemporary monologue and please be familiar with the play since there will be readings from the script

A hardcopy of the script will be available at the Information Desk of the 5th floor of The Toronto Reference Library. A script is available upon request.

 

(Non-Union, Non-paying)

The Veil, Toronto Irish Players

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The Veil, Toronto Irish Players

The Veil by Conor McPherson
directed by Maureen Lukie
(production running September 21-October 7, 2017, rehearsals begin mid July, most likely Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings)

The author of ‘Shining City’ and ‘The Weir’, Conor McPherson has been called ‘the finest dramatist of his generation’.  1822, rural Ireland:  The defrocked Reverend Berkeley arrives to escort 17-year-old Hannah to England where she is to be married to an English marquis to save her mother from the debts of their country manor.  Finding Hannah and the house haunted by voices and psychic currents, the Reverend proposes a séance with catastrophic consequences.

Audition Dates:  Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th June, 7:00-10:00

Callbacks:  Sunday, June 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 

Contact: 416-440-2888 or auditions@torontoirishplayers.com to book an appointment.

Location: Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd.

5 Women, 3 Men, ages given are a guideline:

Lady Madeleine Lambrooke, ‘early 40’s’ – Hannah’s widowed mother, burdened with the past, determined to salvage a future;

Hannah Lambrooke, ‘17’, high-strung, willful and intelligent

 Maria Lambrooke, Madeleine’s grandmother (70’s+, or aged to seem so) senile but with striking moments of lucidity, present through much of the play

 The Reverend Berkely, a defrocked Anglican minister (55-70), jovial and confident

 Mr. Charles Audelle, a philosopher, psychic and addict; ‘mid-40’s’; intense.

 Mr. Fingal, estate manager, ‘looks at least forty’, ‘broad-shouldered’, employment has lifted him above his station, but not high enough to reach Lady Lambrooke.

Mrs. Gouding, housekeeper, ‘about sixty’, intelligent, bossy, genial. 

Clare Wallace, housemaid, 20-30, a realist, in love with Mr. Fingal.

Please read the play in advance.  The script is available at the Toronto Reference Library, 5th floor Arts department and in soft copy by request.

If the director is not familiar with your work, please prepare a classical monologue from the 19th century, or something comparable (not Shakespeare, and not from the play itself, please), no longer than 2 minutes.  Be prepared to cold read from the script. 

Please forward a resume and headshot by e-mail and bring a copy to the audition.

Irish or British accent not a requirement at the audition.

NON-UNION, NON-PAYING

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library

416-393-7157

trlarts@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Scripts available for reading on a first-come basis

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