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The Sound of Music, Dreamtheatre Productions

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The Sound of Music, Dreamtheatre Productions

AUDITION INFORMATION

DATES: SEPTEMBER 11, 12 AND 15
SEPTEMBER 11 (Wednesday) AND 12 (Thursday) AT ST. PHILIP NERI PARISH HALL
SEPTEMBER 15 (Sunday) AT ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE SCHOOL, ALUMNI LOUNGE

TIMES: SEPTEMBER 11 AND 12: 6:30 PM -- 10:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 15: 1:00 PM -- 5:00 PM

CONTACT INFORMATION:
​Marty Story, Artistic Director
Email: martystory@rogers.com
Cell: 416-347-9291

St. Philip Neri Parish Hall is in the basement of the Church -- go through the main entrance, go to the right downstairs.
Address: 2100 Jane St (at the corner of Jane and Beverly Hills Blvd.)
Free parking next to the Church or across the street.

St. Michael’s Alumni Lounge
Address: 1515 Bathurst Street.
Easily accessible by subway -- get off at St. Clair West Station.
Driving: Make a left turn onto a laneway at the south end of the school and drive to the arena. The Alumni Lounge is located on the first floor of the arena, the west entrance.
Free parking.

**** A reading copy of the script is available at the Arts Dept. Information desk - 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library.

You can go online and familiarize yourself with the story.

Audition Requirements:
Please bring with you two copies of sheet music-- one for yourself and one for the pianist for your singing audition. We may ask you to sing a selection of music from the show. Also, bring with you a selection from a play for your acting audition.
If you choose to sing from media (cell phone, CD) that is acceptable.

We need Captain Von Trapp’s children, ages 5-18.
If you have children or have friends and relatives who have children within those ages, please notify them of the auditions.

Rehearsals will begin shortly after the last audition date. We will not need the entire cast for every rehearsal.

Rehearsal Dates:
Sundays at St. Michael’s Alumni Lounge-- 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesdays at St. Philip Neri Parish Hall -- 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Performances Information:
Location: Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, L4C 3B7
Performance dates: January 2, 3, 4 -- Matinee and Evening performances on January 4
Curtain time: 8:00 pm (2:00 for the January 4 matinee)

SOUND OF MUSIC ROLES

Maria Rainer, a Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey : The Lead Featured Role
The Mother Abbess -- Lead
Sister Berthe -- Mistress of Novices
Sister Margaretta -- Mistress of Postulants
Sister Sophia
Captain Georg Von Trapp -- Major Lead
Franz, the Butler
Frau Schmidt, the housekeeper
The Children of Captain Von Trapp
Liesl, age 16
Friedrich, age 14
Louisa, age 13
Kuirt, age 10
Brigitta, age 9
Marta, age 7
Gretl, the youngest
Rolf Gruber, age 17
Elsa Schraeder, Captain Von Trapp’s fiance
Ursula
Max Detweiler -- Lead
Herr Zeller
Baron Eberfield
A new Postulant
Admiral von Schreiber
Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants at the Festival Concert

DREAMTHEATRE PRODUCTIONS
A COMMUNITY THEATRE ORGANIZATION STAGING SHOWS FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS

SOUND OF MUSIC ARTISTIC TEAM
MARTY STORY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR
VINCE GASSI, MUSICAL DIRECTOR, ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR
EVELYN WEBSTER, CHOREOGRAPHER AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
CRISTINA PARVU, REHEARSAL PIANIST AND SHOW PIANIST

The Cripple of Inishmaan, Scarborough Theatre Guild

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The Cripple of Inishmaan, Scarborough Theatre Guild
By Martin McDonagh

Director: Jeremy Henson
Producer: Darlene Thomas

AUDITION DATES
Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, September 18 2019 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

CALLBACKS
Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:00 noon – 4:00 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, October 8, 2019 7:30 pm
Continue: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sundays: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
NOTE: These times may be flexible depending on the day-job schedule of the director.

PERFORMANCE DATES - 2020
January 10-11 Friday, Saturday – 8 pm
January 12 Sunday Matinée – 2 pm
January 16-18 Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 8 pm
January 19 Sunday Matinée – 2 pm
January 23-24 Thursday, Friday – 8 pm
January 25 Saturday Matinée – 2 pm

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

SYNOPSIS
The play is set in the small community of Inishmaan off the Western Coast of Ireland in 1934, where the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighbouring Inishmore to make a movie about life on the islands. “Cripple" Billy Claven, who is physically disabled from birth, is eager to escape the gossip, ostracism, ridicule, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan. He vies for a part in the film, and to everyone's surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance.. or so he believes..

REQUIREMENTS
Please prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue. You may also be asked to do a cold-read from the script, so it is best to familiarize yourself with the show. Please bring a copy of your resume and headshot to the audition. Callbacks will consist of scenes from the show, performed in groups. We ask that you be available for the full time period so we have a chance to experiment with different pairings/groupings of actors.

SCRIPT
*** If you would like to read the play before auditioning, the script is on reserve at the Information Desk of the Arts Dept, 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, or to book an audition time, email Darlene Thomas at auditions4stg@hotmail.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

Roles Available (5M, 4F)

Note: The ages of characters are flexible and casting will be based on chemistry between actors. Scarborough Theatre Guild welcomes diversity in casting and actors of all backgrounds, identities and abilities are encouraged to apply!

Role Description
“Cripple” Billy Claven: Late teens. An orphan, and disabled since birth. He is considered somewhat dim by the townsfolk, partially because he speaks slowly,
and likes to sit and stare at cows.
Kate Osbourne 40’s – 50’s. One of Billy’s adoptive “aunts”. Runs the local general store. She is known to talk to stones.
Eileen Osbourne 40’s – 50’s. Kate’s sister and Billy’s other “aunt”. She has a sweet tooth and tries to hide all the candy rather than sell it.
Johnnypateenmike 60’s. The town gossip. Likes to trade his gossipy stories for food. He will stop at nothing to snoop out new stories to spread around town.
Helen McCormick Late teens. A tough girl whom Billy has a crush on.
Bartley McCormick Mid-teens. Helen’s younger brother. His main interest in life seems to be candy. He is the constant patsy for Helen’s mean tricks.
Babbybobby Bennett 30’s. A strapping, handsome man who is the local boatman. His wife has recently died of tuberculosis.
Doctor McSharry 40’s – 50’s. The town doctor. Not originally from these parts. Sensible and professional.
Mammy O’Dougall, Johnnypateenmike’s 90 year old alcoholic mother. Has so far not met her goal of drinking herself dead.

The Trip to Bountiful, Alumnae Theatre Company

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The Trip to Bountiful, Alumnae Theatre Company

By Horton Foote
Directed by Brenda Darling
Performance: January 17 – February 1, 2020

Featuring a multi-cultural cast, this interpretation of the well-loved, multi-award winning play, film and
TV movie features several strong and compelling roles. Its themes which cut across cultures, include
ageism, elder abuse and the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.

This is a non-union, non-paying production.

For over a century, ATC's outstanding casts, crew & management have been volunteers who love theatre.
Our cast will be multi-ethnic.

Setting: 1947 Texas (Houston and rural farming area). Characters speak with light Texan accent.

Ludie Watts 50-55, male, non-Caucasian, low paid accountant recently recovered from 2
years of unemployment due to ill health exhausting savings. Sensitive, nonconfrontational,
low self-esteem. Tries to minimize tensions erupting in cramped apartment between the two
strong women he loves – his mother and wife whose expectations he knows he has failed to meet.

Jessie Mae Watts 45-55, female, any ethnicity, probably called very cute when younger, but now is
hard, driven, nervous and hysterical. Her hopes for romance, own home, children, and wealth passed her
by and instead she’s “stuck” in a tiny apartment with her husband and hated mother-in-law. To forget her
disappointments, she concentrates on picture shows, movie magazines, beauty shop and fountain coke
with teenage girlfriend.

Thelma 20-25, female, any ethnicity. Kind, thoughtful and optimistic about life before her.
Recently married, while traveling to stay with her parents as her husband serves
overseas in WW II, Thelma befriends Carrie Watts.

Carrie Watts already cast. (Mother to Ludie; mother-in-law to Jessie Mae)

Sherrif 50-70, female, any ethnicity. An air of authority yet has compassion. Grew up on
a Texas farm and is at home in her rural jurisdiction

Roy, Ticket Agent 40-50, male, any ethnicity. Didn’t grow up in this rural area so may have different
accent. Follows the rules.

Various Agents any age and ethnicity
& Travellers

** A reading copy of the play is available at the Information Desk of the Arts Dept., 5th floor Toronto Reference Library **

AUDITIONS:

Auditions: between Sept 12 – 15, 2019
Callbacks: Sept 21st
Location: Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON
(SW corner of Berkeley and Adelaide St. E.) Entry by Stage Door off Adelaide.

SUBMISSION:
email  bountiful.auditions@alumnaetheatre.com
Please email – headshot, resume, role for which you wish to be considered, phone number, and
write in the subject line “Auditions”. Please specify if you are an Alumnae Theatre Member, as
all requesting members receive an audition.

Those selected for an audition will be contacted and scheduled.

PREP: If selected - Please prepare a short (2 min.) contemporary monologue after which you may
receive re-direction and invited to read a side of your choice from the script. Sides are available
on the Opportunities-Actors section of the Alumnae website. Alumnae members may choose to
just read a side, but a monologue is appreciated.

REHEARSALS begin Saturday October 12, 2019. Two weeknights and either Sat or Sun depending on
cast and crew availability

Portia's Julius Caesar: Hart House Theatre

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Portia's Julius Caesar: Hart House Theatre

By Kaitlyn Riordan

 

Inspired by and adapted from the works of William Shakespeare


Directed by Eva Barrie

 

 

Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, August 8, 2019 – early submissions are encouraged.

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

Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week beginning August 11, with callbacks taking place the week of August 26. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen.

 

Performance run: November 15 – 30, 2019

Rehearsals will take place Tuesday – Thursday evening, and Sunday full day, beginning September 29.

Please send headshots, resumes to auditions@harthousetheatre.ca. Be sure to include PJC SUBMISSION in your email subject line.

The creative team behind Portia's Julius Caesar is committed to decolonizing the classical canon and bringing marginalized voices to the centre. Therefore, BIPOC artists will be prioritized. Artists of all ethnic, cultural, sexual and gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit.

 

Audition Requirements:Actors are asked to please prepare two (2) Shakespearean monologues, each less than 90 seconds. Actors should be prepared to receive re-direction.

It is recommended that actors familiarize themselves with the characters and material in the play.

 

A copy of this play is on reserve at the Toronto Reference Library Arts Dept.  Information Desk, 5th Floor. 789 Yonge St.

 

Character Breakdowns:

 

SERVILIA
A power-broker. Mother to Brutus. 40+ years of age.

JURTHA & CECILIA & VERA & ESTHER
Four washerwomen, servants to wealthy homes in Rome. Actors with comedic skills are encouraged to submit. They originate from other points of the Roman Empire. Please note: male-identifying actors are welcome to play these roles, and these roles may be double cast with other parts.  Age range: all.

CALPURNIA
Best friend to Portia and wife to Caesar. She is a determined and principled person who is struggling to become pregnant. Age range late 20s to 30s.

JULIUS CAESAR
Husband of Calpurnia and great general of Rome, who has recently won a civil war against Pompey and returns to Rome in triumph. 40+ years of age.

MARK ANTONY
Caesar’s closest companion. A young man much given to revelling, he enjoys music and plays and has a serious ambitious streak in him. Age range 20s.

MARCUS BRUTUS
Husband of Portia, son of Servilia, and considered a noble Roman, descended from the Brutus who liberated Rome from the tyrannical monarchy of the Tarquins. A senator and a new Father. Age range late 20s to 30s.

CASSIUS
Son in law of Servilia, married to Brutus’ sister. A senator discontent with Caesar’s ambition. Age range late 20s to 30s.

SOOTHSAYER
A powerful mystic in Rome. Warns Caesar of his fall, but is unheard. Age range: 30s

CASCA
A sex-worker in Rome. Joins forces with the conspirators to bring democracy to Rome. Age range: late 20s to 30s.  

CLEOPATRA
The Queen of Egypt. Age range 20s.

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library

416-393-7157

trlarts@torontopubliclibrary.ca

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