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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Scarborough Music Theatre


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

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

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

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

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

CALL-BACKS:
Sunday, November 20, 2016   12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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