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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

August 3, 2016 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

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.

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library

416-393-7157

trlarts@torontopubliclibrary.ca

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