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Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Christmas Carol, Scarborough Theatre Guild

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Sherlock Holmes and the case pf the Christmas Carol (Scarborough Theatre Guild)

Auditions:  September 11-13

Callbacks:  September 14

 

Director: Andy Pandoff

Producer: Alison Overington

Stage Manager: John C. Murphy

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

AUDITION DATES

Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Monday, September 12, 2016 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

CALLBACKS (if required)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

AUDITION & REHEARSAL LOCATION

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)

REHEARSALS

Commence: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Continue: Tuesdays &Thursdays: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Sundays 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES - 2016

December 2-3 Friday, Saturday – 8 pm

December 4 Sunday Matinée – 2 pm

December 8-10 Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 8 pm

December 11 Sunday Matinée – 2 pm

December 14-15 Thursday, Friday – 8 pm

December 17 Saturday Matinée – 2 pm

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

SYNOPSIS

In this ingenious meeting of two Victorian classics, Dr. Watson visits his old friend Sherlock Holmes on Christmas Eve, finding him in a dark and misanthropic mood, planning to retire from the dull work of solving crimes. That night Holmes is visited by the ghost of his great enemy Professor Moriarty, who warns Holmes that he is heading towards his own damnation and tells him of an upcoming visit by three spirits. During the visits that follow, we learn about Holmes’ childhood, his lost love, and the chaos that his sudden retirement has caused among his friends and associates throughout London. Holmes finally sees a terrifying vision of himself, a cold, amoral creature of pure intellect, creating weapons for the battlefields of the Great War. Waking on Christmas morning, the repentant Holmes makes amends with his friends and rededicates himself to his higher purpose.

REQUIREMENTS

A one-to-two minute monologue of your choice is recommended. You may also be asked to do a cold reading from the script. Please bring a photo and a resume to the audition.

SCRIPT

It is recommended that you 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.

The Creases in my Sari, Inked Heart, Motherland (script not yet available), Alumnae Theatre's Fireworks Festival 2016

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The Creases in my Sari; Inked Heart; (Motherland -- Script not yet available) (Alumnae Theatre's Fireworks Festival 2016)

Auditions, The Creases in my Sari:  November 9 - 13

Auditions, Inked Heart:  November 16 - 20

Auditions, Motherland:  November 23 - 27  (script not yet available)

 

Auditions - Alumnae Theatre

 

 

A Party to Murder, The Village Players

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A Party to Murder, The Village Players

Party to Murder
By Douglas E Hughes & Marcia Kash
Directed by Robert Woodcock

Performance Dates: Nov 4 to Nov 26, 2016

AUDITIONS will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190 Bloor St. West (around the corner from Runnymede subway station) at the following times:
Thursday, Aug 18 from 7pm;  Sunday, Aug 21 from 11am

CALL BACKS: Tuesday, Aug 23 from 7pm 

NOTE: Rehearsals & Performances are at 2190 Bloor St. West.

First read: beginning September with rehearsals to begin shortly after: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10 pm, and Sundays 1-5 pm (rehearsal dates are flexible depending on actor availability) AND every night of tech week beginning Sunday, October 30, 2016.

The play in a nutshell:  It’s Halloween and six people have secretly gathered for a murder-mystery weekend on a private island in Ontario’s Cassandra Lakes.  As a storm rages outside, they play a game that any Agatha Christie fan would enjoy — full of spooky delights, mysterious revelations and gory murders — until suddenly the game takes on an ominous reality.  Surprises abound in this hair-raising thriller, culminating in an unexpected twist that even Agatha herself could not foresee.

CHARACTERS (ages refer to characters, not actors – and are approximate): 

KONRAD/ CHARLES: A successful mystery-novelist. English. Urbane, intelligent, well bred. The ultimate host

ERNIE/WILLY: Former football player, big, friendly, gregarious, good sense of humour. Around 40

EVELYN/ MCKENZIE: fashion model, late twenties, witty, extroverted, a tough exterior. She is Elwood’s girlfriend

MRS MCKNIGHT/ VALERIE: Early to mid forties. Henri’s older sister. Smart, savvy. Use to getting her own way. Very well turned out.

O’KARMA/ HENRI: (pronounced “Henry”): Late twenties. Valerie’s younger sister. Shy, easily intimidated. Dresses conservatively.

FATHER GERRY MERRYWEATHER/ ELWOOD: Mid fifties, balding. Corporate CEO type. Confident, friendly. Powerful and he knows it. 

TIME:
Present

PLACE:
a cottage on an island, in the middle of a lake, somewhere in North America

PREPARATION:
  Please prepare a short (2-3 minute) 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. A hardcopy of the script will be available at the desk of the 5th floor of The Toronto Reference Library. A script is available upon request.

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. Please also bring a hardcopy of your resume and headshot to your audition.

Much Ado About Nothing, Hart House Theatre

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Much Ado About Nothing, Hart House Theatre

Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for:

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING  

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Carly Chamberlain

Deadline for submissions:
Friday, August 12, 2016 – early submissions are encouraged.
Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying.

Those contacted for auditions will be seen August 18-21, with callbacks on Sunday, August 28. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen. Performance run: November 4-19, 2016

Please send headshots and resumes to auditions@harthousetheatre.ca. If Carly (the director) is already familiar with your work, please make a note in your submission detailing the role(s) for which you would like to be considered.

Artists of all ethnic/cultural/sexual/gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit.

Audition Requirements: Actors are asked to prepare 2 contrasting Shakespearean monologues totaling no more than 5 minutes (you may be asked to perform just one). It is strongly recommended that actors read the play and familiarize themselves with the characters. PLEASE NOTE: Many traditionally “male” roles will be open to actors of any gender identity, so please keep this in mind when reading.

Alumnae Theatre, New Ideas Festival script submissions 2017

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Alumnae Theatre, New Ideas Festival Script Submissions 2017

 

YOU’RE INVITED TO SUBMIT SCRIPTS FOR 

New Ideas Festival 2017

— March 8 to 26, 2017 —

Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) is an annual, three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress and experimental theatre. Each week a different program of up to four plays, as well as a workshopped reading on Saturday at noon, is presented. The 2017 festival, NIF’s 29th season, will run from March 8 to 26, 2017. 

NIF offers dramaturgical support, rehearsal and production space, technical support, access to Alumnae Theatre’s costume and props collections, publicity and sold-out houses.

When to submit 

We are now accepting scripts and proposals for the 2017 festival. The deadline for submissions is September 5, 2016; September 15 for Alumnae members. Preference will be given to Canadian scripts and scripts with challenging roles for women of all ages. NIF welcomes voices from diverse communities. We invite you to submit your own play or pass this information along to a playwright you think may be interested. 

Submission guidelines

Scripts or proposals should be submitted electronically in PDF or Word format to NIFscripts@gmail.com. Scripts must be original works that have not been previously performed outside of a workshop. They may be in any genre or style, with a running time of 10 to 40 minutes; one act of a full-length play may also be accepted for production. Submissions longer than 40 minutes will be considered for a reading, which will showcase the script development accomplished during the rehearsal period.  Each playwright may submit a maximum of two scripts.

No identifying information should be on the script/proposal; please include a cover page providing: • play title; • list and description of characters (including age); • short play synopsis. 

Send a separate contact page with the play title, playwright’s name and contact information, and a short bio (75 words or less). NIF does not provide feedback on submissions. 

NIF will confirm receipt of submissions within two weeks, and scripts/proposals will be sent to the NIF reading committee. The 2017 festival lineup will be announced in early November, followed by a creative exchange on November 5 to meet and choose directors, and cold reads of all chosen plays on December 6 to 9. Playwrights must be available for the creative exchange and for at least one of the December cold reads dates.

alumnaetheatre.com

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

Guys and Dolls, (Stratford Festival)

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Guys and Dolls, (Stratford Festival)

Audition:  week of June 20

Outside Mullingar, Toronto Irish Players

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Outside Mullingar (Toronto Irish Players)

Auditions:  June 26, 27

Callbacks:  June 30

Barefoot in the Park, Scarborough Players

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Barefoot in the Park, Scarborough Players

 

Barefoot in the Park
by Neil Simon
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Directed by Vivian Hisey
Produced by Katherine Turner

SHOW DATES: October 7, 8, *9, 13, 14, 15, *16, 20, 21 and 22, 2016
All shows at 8 p.m. except October 9 and 16 at 2 p.m.

The Play: Classic Comedy by Neil Simon
Barefoot in the Park is Neil Simon's entertaining exploration of relationships, aging and stepping outside your comfort zone. A newlywed, adventurous bride and her somewhat 'precise' husband find their way to get through the ups and downs of living together and matchmaking her mother and their quirky neighbour all within their first week and a half of marriage. The top floor of a 1960’s New York City brownstone is the perfect setting for Corie Bratter and Victor Velasco, her neighbour, to help Corie help her husband Paul and mother Ethel to find joy in life and run "barefoot in the park."

Characters: 
Ages listed are a guide for how the character should appear onstage, not necessarily the age of the actor.  3 men + 2 women

MEN
Paul Bratter: Newly married to Corie, Mid to late 20’s, new professional, lawyer, focused on his career, hesitant to be outside of his comfort zone, straight as an arrow, loves Corie for her energy 
Victor Velasco: Late 50’s, in good physical shape, eccentric, free spirit, afraid of getting old, looks at life a little differently from the majority, loves a challenge and loves to “educate” others on his approach to life
Telephone Repair Man: Any age, experienced, “salt of the earth”, has seen everything, sarcastic sense of humour, pretends to not pay attention but does care, out of shape
Delivery Man: (off-stage)

WOMEN
Corie Bratter: Newly married to Paul, Mid to late 20’s, free spirit, lots of energy, ready to try anything new, feels that everyone has something to offer, loves Paul for his stability
Ethel Banks: Corie’s mother, 40 – 50 years old, not one for change, comfortable in the life she has…which isn’t very exciting, used to spoiling Corie, lack of confidence with men


AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, June 26, 2016 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Monday, June 27, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

CALLBACKS: (IF NEEDED) Wednesday, June 29 – 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
(CALLBACKS ONLY: PLEASE BE PREPARED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FULL 3 HOURS)

Requirements: Please prepare a short comedic Monologue – less than 90 seconds! You may be re-directed or asked to do a cold reading from the play. Please read the play. A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th floor Audio Desk, Toronto Reference Library. Please bring photo (photocopy will do) and resume.


Booking Your Audition
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)

Some rehearsals and all performances are at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road (at Markham Road).
Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. and Sundays, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
First read-through will be Tuesday, July 5 at 7:00 p.m. with rehearsals beginning Tuesday, August 2nd.
Additional rehearsals may be added as we move closer to the production opening.

This production will be adjudicated for the 2016-2017 Act-Co Festival.

Scarborough Players is an inclusive community theatre company and encourages all interested individuals from
all back grounds 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.

The Music Man, Scarborough Music Theatre

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The Music Man,( Scarborough Music Theatre)

Attention, Added Audition date:  June 1, 2016

Director: Carol Wells

Musical Director: Anita Moore

Choreographer: Sabrina Hooper

Producers: Sheri Kowalski and Rhoda Silzer

Stage Managers: Dot Routledge and Ndola Hutton

 

The Music Man is a fantastic musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The show's success led to revivals, including a long-running 2000 Broadway revival, a popular 1962 film adaptation and a 2003 television remake.

STORY: In July 1912, fast-talking traveling salesman “Professor” Harold Hill is known among his peers as a master of getting folks to fall hook, line, and sinker for his ploy: he presents himself as a music professor, selling band instruments, uniforms, and the idea of starting a band – and ensuring he skips town with the funds before he has to make good on the promise. He comes to River City, Iowa, a town known to be especially cool toward strangers. Harold soon enchants nearly the entire town apart from Marian Paroo, the local librarian and part-time piano teacher. The rest of the story takes us on a journey involving a change of heart for every character as each of them, even Harold, realize that attitudes can soften and nothing is as black-and-white as we may believe.

INFO NIGHT:           Tuesday, May 10                                 7:30pm

AUDITIONS:                    Thursday, May 26, 2016                    7:00pm to 10:30pm (Waiting List Only*)

Saturday, May 28, 2016                     10:00am to 5:00 pm

Monday, May 30, 2016                       7:00 pm to 10:30 pm (Waiting List Only*)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016                7:30pm to 10:30pm

*Everyone on the waiting list will be seen we just cannot guarantee a time slot.

CALL-BACKS:               Sunday, June 12, 2016:     1:00 pm to 8:00 pm  

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

REHEARSAL DATES:

Rehearsals begin Monday, August 22, 2016 and then continue:

Mondays                                           7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Wednesdays                                    7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Sundays                                            1:00 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, October 23, 2016 (Move In Day) – 9:00am – 10:00pm

Sunday, October 30, 2016 (Sitzprobe and Q2Q Technical Rehearsal) – 10:00am – 9:00pm

Monday, October 31, 2016 (Technical Dress Rehearsal) – 6:30pm – 11:00pm

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (Dress Rehearsal) – 6:30pm – 11:00pm

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (Final Dress Rehearsal) – 6:30pm – 11:00pm

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:   November 3-6, 10-13, 17-19, 2016

The two Sunday performances (Nov 6 and 13) and the final Saturday performance (Nov 19) are matinées at 2:00 pm; all other performances are at 8:00 pm. Additional performances may be scheduled on November 9 (evening) or November 16 (evening).

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


 

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Everyone auditioning should prepare a song from a musical - please NO songs from The Music Man 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. For barbershop quartets interested in auditioning for the quartet roles, you can prepare one barbershop song (not from Music Man) and perform as a group. You will be required to do the other audition requirements (monologue/joke and dance) too.
  2. Everyone auditioning should prepare a short monologue or a story/joke; please know your material well enough to do some easy improvisation work using the text of your piece.
  3. Everyone auditioning must participate in a group movement/dance audition. Please bring comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear (no bare feet, sock feet, or stilettos), and plan to take some time to stretch.

CALL-BACK AUDITIONS:    Sunday, June 12, 2016 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Although call-back auditions are scheduled for 7 hours on June 12, 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 Friday, June 3. 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.

CASTING INFORMATION:

The Music Man includes many interesting roles – both principal and ensemble – for both men and women. There is opportunity for casting individuals from a wide range of ages. The majority of cast members will be expected to sing and move well.  

ROLES AVAILABLE:

Please note that age ranges given in the descriptions indicate appearance onstage as opposed to actor’s chronological age. If there is an accent/speech style requirement it is noted below.

Approx. 20 men and women, including:

Marian Paroo (25 – 35, Soprano, Low G to High G): The town librarian and part-time piano teacher and an “old maid” by 1912 standards. Starts off very no-nonsense and stern, highly protective of her own standards and the people she cares about, but transforms into an open, trusting romantic lead. She also has an air of confidence and maturity that ultimately draws Harold to fall for her. Must have a beautiful lyrical voice and ability to move well.

Mrs. Paroo (40+, Mezzo-Soprano/Belt, Middle C to High E flat; Irish Accent) Straight-talking but deeply caring mother of Marian and Winthrop. A widow, she’s concerned that her daughter will end up alone and urges her to be less idealistic about life. Good sense of rhythm and ability to act through singing.

Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn (40+, ensemble singing) The mayor’s wife, who considers herself the grand dame of River City. Requires great comic timing, including some physical comedy.

Alma Hix, Mrs. Squires, Maud Dunlop, Ethel Toffelmeier (25+, ensemble singing) These are the “Pick-a-little” ladies, Eulalie’s gossipy little group who disapprove of Marian. Great acting, singing, and movement opportunities as they also transform into Eulalie’s “interpretive ballet” troupe.

Harold Hill (30+, Baritone, Low B flat to High F) An incredibly charming and smooth-talking con man who can switch gears on a dime and turn every situation to his advantage. He commands the entire stage as easily as he commands the attention and belief of the people he sells to. Exceptional sense of rhythm and musicality required, as well as the acting ability to evolve from a lovable rogue to a genuinely caring and self-reflective romantic lead.

Mayor Shinn. (40+, ensemble singing) A blustery, self-important pillar of the community who takes himself very seriously. He’s also a rather weather-beaten father of a family full of female drama.

Marcellus Washburn (25+: Tenor, Low G to High A) A former cohort of Harold’s, he has since “gone straight” and settled down in River City. A classic “sidekick” in whom Harold can confide. Good comic timing and good movement needed, as he leads the cast in one of the full-group dance numbers.

Charlie Cowell (18+, ensemble singing) A bitter, angry salesman who has been burned by the aftermath of Harold Hill’s scheme in other towns. This actor will likely double as a River City citizen.

Ewart Dunlop, Oliver Hix, Jacey Squires, Olin Britt (The School Board) (18+, Jacey - Tenor I: B below middle C to high B; Ewart - Tenor II: D flat below middle C to high G; Oliver – Baritone: low C sharp to F sharp above middle C; Olin – Bass: low F sharp to B just below middle C) A highlight of the show, these men sing several beautiful barbershop numbers and add comedy through their ongoing squabbling that is instantly dissolved when they sing. These actors will also be included in scenes and movement numbers involving the townsfolk.

Townspeople of River City (All ages, ensemble singing) Most of the ensemble roles include some speaking parts and some solo singing as well as movement in larger musical numbers. They are integral to providing the feel of a closely-knit town and undergo a tangible character development arc over the course of the story.

 

2 children and 6 youths

Winthrop Paroo (Middle C to High E flat, unchanged voice) Marian’s young brother, who faces several challenges as he is not only self-conscious about his lisp but has also become socially withdrawn after the death of his father. Harold Hill’s presence completely changes him; he comes out of his shell and becomes confident and happy.

Amaryllis (Middle C to High E, piano playing skill an asset but not necessity) Young piano student of Marian’s. She is a nice girl but has a habit of being too honest at times!

Zaneeta Shinn (teen, strong dancer) The mayor’s daughter, rather giggly and prone to teenage drama. She has a crush on Tommy, the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Good acting skills are needed as she anchors one of the running gags of the show.

Tommy Djilas (teen, strong dancer) The teen heartthrob of the show, he has a crush on Zaneeta. He starts out as the town trouble-maker, but becomes a dependable and earnest young man.

Gracie Shinn (youth, younger than Zaneeta) Zaneeta’s sister, who adds to the Shinn family antics as a tattle-tale.

Ensemble Youths (ensemble singing) These performers need strong movement skills and excellent sense of rhythm. They contribute to the strong identity of River City but also help reinforce the energy that begins to swell up in the townsfolk as Harold begins to change their lives.

 

BOOKING AN AUDITION:

To book an audition, contact smt_auditions@theatrescarborough.com. Please indicate your preference of audition date/time and any role(s) you are interested in auditioning for. If you are an established quartet that wishes to audition for the quartet roles please send a group email as the booking times will be slightly different for you.

NON-PAYING

NON-EQUITY

Dario et la Diablesse, Toronto Fringe Festival

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Dario et la Diablesse (Toronto Fringe Festival)

Auditions:  May 21, 28

Callbacks:  May 28

Audition Requirements:  2 contrasting songs of your choice in the style of either musical theatre, pop, calypso, soca, or reggae.
One short monologue ( 1 minute maximum). There will be a brief cold read from the script.  NOTE:  Toronto Reference Library has an extensive collection of sheet music for Musical Theatre and pop music, as well as anthologies of monologues for men or women, and reflective of diversity.  Please inquire at Arts Desk on the 5th floor for help.

DARIO ET LA  DIABLESSE

A  Caribbean Musical

A part of the 2016 Toronto Fringe  Festival

Book  and  Lyrics  by Sasky Louison

Music by   Darryl Joseph Dennie

Audition Dates: May.21 and 28 | Callbacks: May.28

 

Audition Location will be confirmed once you confirm your time slot.

 

 

Audition Requirements: 2 contrasting songs of your choice in the style of either musical theatre, pop, calypso, soca, or reggae.  One short monologue ( 1 minute maximum). There will be a brief cold read from the script.

To Book, email: darioetladiablesse@gmail.com if you are unable to make your audition, please call Troy De Four at (647)

769 8769 as soon as you are aware of any conflicts so that we may fill the slot.

Audition Results:

  • Casting may be published on the Dario et la Diablesse website, the Facebook Group page, and/or The    Fringe website once the cast has been finaliz We will take opportunities to promote the show using various forms of media and you will be required to sign a Photo Release and Waiver.
  • Successful candidates will be contacted by phone by a member of the production

Rehearsals will begin Saturday, May.28 with Music & Blocking

Rehearsal Venue:  TBA (Toronto)

Rehearsal Dates begin Saturday May.28 until June. 30 -  We will be rehearsing  Monday's & Tuesday's 6pm   -

10pm and Saturday's from 1pm  -  630pm. It is crucial you are available for most rehearsal dates & hours.

 

 

  • Tech Rehearsal/ Cue to Cue is only a few hours prior the show opens: June. 30, 2016 2pm - 5pm. Attendance is mandatory.
  • Opening night: Thursday, June. 30, 2016 7:30pm - 9:45pm
  • Show run: Saturday, July. 2 - 10:00pm - 1200am | Monday, July. 4 - 2:15pm - 4:15pm (Weekday Matinée) | Wednesday, July. 6 - 12:45pm - 2:45pm (Weekday Matinee) |Friday, July.8 - 5:15pm - 7:15pm |                                                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday,

9 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Sunday, July. 10 - 11:30am - 1:30pm (Weekday  Matinee)

Matinee Performances: July. 4, 6, 10

  • Venue: The Al Green Theatre - 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2J2 (inside the Miles Nadal Jewish community centre) All show nights will have a different call time and vocal warm up

Please check the rehearsal/Tech week/performance schedules listed above to ensure you are available for all dates before auditioning. All cast members are required to be available to help during the ‘Move In’ and ‘Move Out’ and 'Festival Cross Over' processes.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This The Production Staff and the Artistic Team reserves the right to ask a cast member to leave the production if they miss 1 or more scheduled rehearsals without prior consent from the Director, Music Director, Stage Manager and/or Producer. The audition form will ask you to list any dates that you will not be available for rehearsals please ensure that you complete this section. If cast, there is a profit share / festival policy agreement in place for members.

 

Overview: The infamous Caribbean mythical creature la Diablesse known for her beauty, seductive ways and her hoof instead of a foot, goes against her nature and falls in love with a young Dario. Dario's mother will do anything to protect her son, the

devil will do anything to get Dario's soul and la Diablesse will do anything to make Dario her "soul" mate.

Short Synopsis:

Dario’s soul was promised to the Devil in exchange for riches even before he was born But... He was adopted by a superstitious Ma Theresa who ensured that he was protected even before he was born...Therefore... The devil no longer has access to Dario’s soul... Until... Dario falls hopelessly & helplessly in love with la Diablesse! That is...Unbeknownst to him, one of the devil’s servants. La Diablesse...surprisingly going against her nature, loves him too And... Will  do anything to make him her “soul” mate. This is a Caribbean Tale during the pre-independence era where the influence of mythical creatures are strong.

 

Roles Available:

 

GRIOT: storyteller. any age, any sex, Afro-Caribbean.

 

LA DIABLESSE: Beautiful, mysterious, 16-25, Afro-Caribbean. (Soprano)

 

DARIO: Teen (17 – 20), Strong voice Tenor, Afro-Caribbean, passionate, innocent, kind MELISSA: Teen (16 – 19) Friend to la Diablesse, any race, party girl (Soprano / Alto) KRYSTAL: (16 – 25) Friend to la Diablesse, any race, (Soprano / Alto)

GOD: Commanding voice, any sex.

 

MOM: (30 -40) Afro-Caribbean, no nonsense

 

DEVIL: Think Batman Joker Type. Flamboyant, funny (Baritone / Tenor) RON:( Late 20’s early 30s). Black, Afro-Caribbean, Cool dude (Baritone) SHEILA:  (late 20’s early 30’s) Afro Caribbean, Funny, bubbly, (Soprano /Alto)

MA THERESA: (40+) Grandmother, no nonsense type. Spiritual, Superstitious. DANNY: (40 +) Grandfather, go with the

 

flow type. Funny. (Soprano / Alto)

 

Male Ensemble (2) - Baritone or Tenor ; Female Ensemble (2)- Soprano, Alto, Mezzo

 

 

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library

416-393-7157

trlarts@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Scripts available for reading on a first-come basis

My Curved Border

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