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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

 

 

The Psychic, Scarborough Theatre Guild

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The Psychic (Scarborough Theatre Guild)

Auditions:  June 13, 15\

Callbacks:  June 15

Scarborough Theatre Guild

Auditions for

The Psychic

By Sam Bobrick

Director: Kevin Shaver

Producer: TBA

Stage Manager: TBA

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. New York

AUDITION DATES

 

Monday, June 13, 2016

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CALLBACKS (if required)

 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

1:00 pm – 5:00 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, June 28, 2016

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

(Due to the Director’s work schedule there will be a request for some flexibility in both July and August to hold a couple of rehearsals on a Monday and Wednesday in place of the typical Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday).

PERFORMANCE DATES - 2016

September 9-10

Friday, Saturday – 8 pm

September 11

Sunday Matinée – 2 pm

September 15-17

Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 8 pm

September 18

Sunday Matinée – 2 pm

September 22-23

Thursday, Friday – 8 pm

September 24

Saturday Matinée – 2 pm

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

SYNOPSIS

The Psychic is the story of a struggling writer, who in desperation to make rent decides to post an advertisement in his window as a “Psychic reader.” His sign soon draws the interest of a band of colourful characters that soon entangle him in a hilariously, suspenseful murder mystery that can’t be missed.

REQUIREMENTS

A one-to-two minute monologue of your choice is recommended. If you do not have a monologue, selected cold readings will be provided at the audition. At the callback, you will be asked to read from the script with other actors.

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.

BOOK AN AUDITION

For information, to book an audition time, or to cancel your audition any time in advance, please contact Len Henderson at 416 552-3358 or lenderson57@gmail.com. If you must cancel on your audition night, please call the STG unit at 416-439-5349.

 

 

This production is Non Paying/Non Equity

 

 

 

 

THE PSYCHIC

 

 

 

 

Character Descriptions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Role

 

 

Description

 

 

Adam Webster

 

 

A mystery writer in his early 30’s trying to make ends meet by doing psychic

 

 

 

readings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Benson

 

 

Early 30’s – an attractive woman with marital problems, suspects her husband of

 

 

 

cheating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roy Benson

 

 

Mid 30’s – Laura’s unfaithful husband.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rita Malone

 

 

Twenty-something bombshell who is Roy’s mistress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Bubbles

 

 

Mid 30’s - stereotypical film noir type gangster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norris Coslow

 

 

40’s - An NYPD detective

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casting will be done based on relative ages, chemistry, and physical compatibility.

Tideline, Hart House Theatre

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Tideline, Hart House Theatre

TIDELINE

By Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Shelley Tepperman
Directed by Ken Gass

Produced in association with Canadian Rep Theatre and ENSEMBLE: Canadian Youth Theatre/Théâtre Jeunesse Canadien

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – early submissions are encouraged.

Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying

Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week of June 20, with callbacks on Sunday, June 26. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen. Performance run: September 16 – October 1, 2016

Please send headshots and resumes to auditions@harthousetheatre.ca

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Actors are asked to prepare one contemporary Canadian monologue no more than 3 minutes in length. It is strongly recommended that actors read the play and familiarize themselves with the characters. A copy of the play may be viewed at the Toronto Reference Library. This is an ensemble cast and thus is open to a broad range of ages, physicalities and cultural backgrounds.

General Auditions, Amicus Productions

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Dangerous Liaisons (screenplay copy only) (Amicus Productions)

Glengarry Glen Ross (Amicus Productions)

Sense and sensibility (Amicus Productions)

General Auditions:  June 5-7

Callbacks: 

Dangerous Liaisons:  June 12, 2-5 PM

Sense and Sensibility: 2-5 PM

Glengarry Glen Ross:  June 12, 6-9 PM

 

AuditionNotice

 

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Les Belles-Soeurs, The Village Players

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Les Belles-Soeurs (The Village Players)

Auditions:  June 15, 16, 18

Callbacks:  June 20

Auditions

"Village Players" "Bloor west" theatre theater "Toronto theatre" "All-Canadian Season" "All-Canadian"AUDITION NOTICE

(Non-Union, Non-paying)

LES BELLES-SOEURS

by Michel Tremblay (translated by John Van Burek and Bill Glassco)

Directed by Katherine Bignell-Jones

Performance Dates: September 9 to October 1, 2016

AUDITIONS will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190 Bloor St. West (around the corner from Runnymede subway station) at the following times:

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016 / 7 – 10 pm
  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 / 7 – 10 pm
  • Saturday June 18, 2016 / 11am – 5pm
  • CALL BACKS: Monday June 20, 2016 / from 7pm

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

First read: Tuesday, July 5 / 7-10pm. Rehearsals will 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, September 4.

The play in a nutshell:

Germaine Lauzon wins one million Green Stamps and invites friends and family to help paste them into books – and simmering resentments shake up all fifteen women. It’s been translated into 20 languages and may be Canada’s most-produced play.

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

  1. Germaine Lauzon – housewife, 40’s, second oldest of four sisters. Has a sense of superiority due to her winning 1 million trading stamps.
  2. Linda Lauzon – Daughter of Germaine, 20’s, works in retail. Has an impulsive personality. Constantly at odds with her mother.
  3. Rose Ouimet – Third oldest sister, 35-45, the comedian of the family. She dares to say what others won’t. Her secret: quietly enduring the repeated sexual assaults of her brutish husband.
  4. Gabrielle Jodin – Oldest sister, 48-55. She is subdued, reserved and self-effacing.
  5. Lisette de Courval – 40’s, a neighbour. Thinks herself more sophisticated and morally above her more vulgar neighbours. She is awkward in her condescension.
  6. Marie-Ange Brouillette – late 20’s. Jealous, angry, hard done by, over looked, ignored. First to arrive and first to steal from Germaine.
  7. Yvette Longpré– 40’s – 50’s, a neighbour. The very personification of happiness and contentment, thus making her seem completely invisible.
  8. Des-Neiges Verrette – 30’s – 40’s, a neighbour. Still single,  but longs for Mr.Simard.
  9. Thérèse Dubuc – mid 30’s, a neighbour who cares for her invalid mother in-law. Sometimes in a troubling way.
  10. Olivine Dubuc – 90’s, invalid, wheelchair bound mother in-law of Thérèse. She is bitter. Very few lines.
  11. Ginette Ménard – 17-20, friend of Lise & Linda. Little nosey. Hard home life. Desperately wants to be liked by her friends, who perpetually reject her.
  12. Lise Paquette – 19-22, friend of Linda and Ginette. Naive, desperate, just discovered that she is pregnant
  13. Rhéauna Bibeau – 55-65, aging bachelorette. Lives with Angeline. She is the more dominating of the two.
  14. Angéline Sauvé – 55-65, aging bachelorette, who lives with Rheauna. Docile, but reveals a tightly held secret.
  15. Pierrette Guérin – 32 (but can look older), has lived a hard life. The youngest sister. Black sheep of the family. Ostracized by her family and abandoned by her man Johnny.

 

 

 

Skylight, Troubadour Theatre Co.

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Skylight (Troubadour Theatre Co)

Auditions:  Toronto, May 16, 2016

 

Production name: Skylight

Deadline to submit: 05/10/2016

Email applications to: troubadourtheatrecollective@gmail.com

Contact name: Francesca Ranalli

Engager Website: http://www.troubadourtheatrecollective.com

Audition day 1
05/16/2016 Toronto

Audition day 2
05/18/2016 London

Troubadour Theatre Collective will hold auditions for the roles of Tom Sergeant and Edward Sergeant in David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Brenda Bazinet. Tom is a man around 50, Edward is 18. Kyra Hollis has been cast.

Actors will be asked to read from the script. Sides from the script will be sent to auditioning actors in advance, along with audition time and location. Please note, this production will be done without accents.

This production will rehearse full-time days from July 25, tech/opening week Aug 15 to 20, and close on Aug 27.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume, headshot, and cover letter to troubadourtheatrecollective@gmail.com. Please clearly indicate “Theatre in London posting” and your Equity status in the SUBJECT HEADING. Electronic submissions only. No phone calls please. We will contact those whom we would like to see for an audition.

We will consider Equity and non-Equity actors for this production. Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls.

The Music Man, Scarborough Music Theatre

April 29, 2016 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

The Music Man,( Scarborough Music Theatre)

Music man

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  7:30pm to 10:30pm
Saturday, May 28, 2016  10:00am to 5:00 pm
Monday, May 30, 2016  7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

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.
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 Wednesday, June 1. 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.

 

NON-PAYING
NON-EQUITY

Much ado about nothing, Unit 102 Theatre Company

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Much ado about nothing (Unit 102 Theatre Company)

Auditions:  Tuesday, April 5, Wednesday, April 6

 

AUDITION NOTICE

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Unit 102 Theatre Company and Leroy Street Theatre are holding auditions for our upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.  The show will be running from June 13 – June 26 at the Majlis Art Garden in sunny downtown Toronto. We are looking for male and female actors of all ages.

If you would like to be a part of this midsummer magic, please prepare a monologue from the play.  We suggest you read the play first.  It can be any monologue from any character you feel you have some affinity for.  Please note that the parts of Benedick and Beatrice have been cast but feel free to use one of their monologues if you like.  You should also not feel restricted by gender in your choice.  Basically pick anything that you like.  You may also bring another monologue by Shakespeare if you are so inclined.  We may ask to hear it.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 6.  If you would like to secure a spot email us with your picture and resume at muchado.leroy102@gmail.com.


Hope to see you soon!

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