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One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Oshawa Little Theatre

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One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Oshawa Little Theatre)

Auditions:  September 10, 12

Callbacks:  September 14


For a full description of the audition notice please go to Oshawa Little Theatre's website.


It's a Wonderful Life, Scarborough Players

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It's a Wonderful Life, Scarborough Players

**Non-Paying, Non-Equity**

It’s A Wonderful Life
Adapted by Doug Rand
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
Directed by Lorraine Kimsa

SHOW DATES: December 1,2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 2017
All shows at 8 p.m. except December 3, 10, and 16 at 2 p.m.

** A copy of the play will be on hold at the Arts Information Desk, Toronto Reference Library - 5th floor .

The Play: This faithful, fast-moving stage adaptation of the classic film features fluid scene changes and scores of beefy roles. It is not only a joyful Christmas tale- it’s the gorgeous love story of George and Mary Bailey, a vivid portrait of the greatest generation, a descent into the darkest hour of a man trapped by circumstance, and a powerful meditation on what makes a meaningful life.

This play has a large ensemble of characters that includes 20 principle roles more than 30 minor roles.
Actors may be asked to double various characters.

The Principle Roles include:

George Bailey – the protagonist
Mary Bailey - George’s wife
Mrs. Bailey- George’s mother
Uncle Billy – Building and Loan
Cousin Tilly- Building and Loan
Cousin Eustace- Building and Loan
Clarence- a low ranking angel
Annie – the maid for Ma and Pop Bailey
Harry Bailey – George’s younger brother
Violet Bick – an attractive young woman
Mr. Potter – the most powerful business man in Bedford Falls
Bert – the cop
Ernie – the cabbie
Mr. Carter- the bank examiner
Mr. Gower – the owner of the drugstore
Mr. Martini – owner of the tavern
The Children
Peter Bailey – the oldest
Janie Bailey – oldest daughter
Zuzu- youngest daughter
Tommy – the youngest

Other young roles are the children from 1919
Young George, Young Harry, Young Sam, Young Mary and Young Violet

Adult Audition Dates
Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 13 7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
CALLBACKS: (IF NEEDED) Saturday, September 16 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Requirements: Please prepare a short monologue no more than 2 minutes you feel best relates to the time period, location and characters captured in this play. You may be re-directed. You may also be asked to do a cold reading from the play. Please read the play. A copy of the play will be on hold at the Arts Information Desk, Toronto Reference Library - 5th floor . Please bring photo (photocopy will do) and resume.

Children’s Audition

Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
We are looking for children 5 – 14 years-old
This is a group audition – a monologue is not required. Please wear comfortable clothes.
If absolutely necessary, if a child cannot attend the group audition, we will book child's audition into a 10-minute slot during the adult times. Please note: the director would rather see children working together in the group audition.

Booking Your Audition
Auditions must be booked in advance.
TO REQUEST AN AUDITION, SEND AN E-MAIL TO 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.
Auditions are booked in 10 minute slots. Please indicate the role(s) 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).
Most Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1:00 – 5 p.m.
First read-through will be Sunday, September 24 at 1:00 pm.
Additional rehearsals may be added as we move closer to the production opening.  You will be asked to please list ANY potential conflicts from September 19 to December 16, 2017 on your audition forms.

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.

Evelyn Strange, Village Players

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Evelyn Strange (Village Players


(Non-Union, Non-paying)
Evelyn Strange
by Stewart Lemoine
Directed by Barbara Larose
Performance Dates: November 3-25, 2017
AUDITIONS will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190 Bloor St. West (around the corner from Runnymede subway station) at the following times:
· Sunday, August 13 - 11 am -5 pm
· Monday August 14 -  6:30 - 10 pm
· Tuesday, August 15 -  6:30 - 10 pm
· CALL BACKS: Friday, August 18 – 6:30 – 10 pm
NOTE: Rehearsals & Performances are at 2190 Bloor St. West.
· Rehearsals are planned to
commence on September 5th, and are generally Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-10 pm, and Sundays 1-6 pm, but are flexible depending on actor availability.  
· Actors MUST be available Tech Weekend (Oct 28-29) and every night of tech week (Oct 31 -Nov. 2)
· Actors must also be available for all performance dates:  November 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (matinee), 16, 17, 18, 19 (matinee), 23, 24, 25.

The play:   In Evelyn Strange, Stewart Lemoine brings us humour and razor-sharp dialogue as we follow the title character, a beautiful amnesiac, whose quest to discover her identity exposes a tangled web of deceit, betrayal and murder.  Set in 1955, and opening at the opera to the strains of Wagner’s Siegfried, the play is a fascinating “film noir” tale of mystery and intrigue.    

CHARACTERS (age ranges refer to the characters, not the actors – and are approximate): 
1.       Nina Ferrer –  35-50:  She is the boss’s wife; a socialite; elegant and assured.
2.       Perry Spangler – late 20’s – 45:  A sub-editor at a publishing house. Mild mannered, and thoughtful.
3.       Evelyn Strange–  late 20’s - early 40’s:  A beautiful & mysterious amnesiac, struggling to discover her identity
4.       Lewis Hake – 35 – 50:  A co-worker of Perry’s, he is a bit of a “man about town” and very clever.

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 may 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 tovillageplayersauditions@gmail.comwith your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information. Please also bring a hardcopy of your resume and headshot to your audition(photocopies are acceptable

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library


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