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Classic Theatre Festival 2020 Season Auditions

September 20, 2019 | Irene | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Classic Theatre Festival 2020 Season,  Auditions to be held in Toronto 

The Classic Theatre Festival is located in Perth, ON.

We will be auditioning for our 2020 season from October 5 to 7, 2019 in Toronto. To submit please send your resume and headshot to: laurel@classictheatre.ca

** Equity members will be seen first.

Reading copies of the plays will be held on reserve at the Information Desk of the Arts Dept. on the 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library.

The plays being auditioned are:
Affairs of State 
Characters                  Age Range
Philip                          70
Constance                   40
George                        40
Irene                           28
Byron                          62
Lawrence                    65

The Philanderer 
Characters                  Age Range
Leonard Charteris         35
Grace Tranfield            32
Julia Craven                 28
Joseph Cuthbertson      65
Colonel Daniel Craven  70
Dr. Paramore               50
Sylvia Craven               18

Sleuth 
Characters                  Age Range
Andrew Wyke               57
Milo Tindle                  35

For more information please visit the Classic Theatre Festival website.

Stag and Doe

September 16, 2019 | Karen | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...



Stag and Doe by Mark Crawford

Director: Meg Gibson
 
Producers: Bridget Jankowski and Diane Kuipers

 
PLEASE NOTE:  This is a non-union, non-paying production. We are unable to cast full Equity or ACTRA members.
 
Auditions:
 
Location: The Village Playhouse, 
           2190E  Bloor St. W. (just east of the Runnymede subway station)

                    Dates and Times:    Fri. Oct. 4th  7-11pm
                                                 Sat. Oct. 5th 1-7pm  

                    Call backs:             Wed. Oct. 9th 7-10pm
 
Performances: January 10 to February 1, 2020. The Village Playhouse.

 
Rehearsals: Will be held at the Village Playhouse, with the first read to be determined after the cast is set.  Regular rehearsals will begin the week of Oct. 27. Rehearsal days will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons or evenings, exact times to be determined. There is the possibility of extra rehearsals being called subject to availability. Cast members must be available for every night of tech week beginning with Tech Sunday January 5th (all day). First performance is January 10th.

 
Synopsis: Bonnie and Brad are having a party to raise money for their upcoming wedding — the cost of which has secretly gotten out of control. Their wisecracking Maid of Honour, Dee is still getting over being left at the altar seven years ago — and now has to come face to face with the guy who did it. Bridezilla Mandy and her doting groom Rob are getting married today — even though their big white tent blew away in last night’s storm. And oh yeah — single dad Jay just found out his entire catering staff is in jail! It’s all happening at the same time, in the same community hall, in the same small town. Taking place over one eventful Saturday in June, the two couples strike a deal to share the local reception hall for their Stag and Doe and wedding. Among the unset Jell-O shots, a missed wedding cake and a disastrous first dance, past relationships are examined, current couples are put to the test and new romance blossoms.
 
Character Descriptions : (All roles are open to any ethnicity and the ages listed reflect how the character should appear on stage, not the characters actual age)

Bonnie: Female age 25-35, “The Doe” engaged to Brad, best friends with Dee. 

Brad: Male age 25-35, “The Stag” engaged to Bonnie, not a friend of Rob

Dee: Female AGE 25-35, “The Single” best friends with Bonnie, left at the altar by Rob.

Mandy: Female age 25-35, “The Bride” marrying Rob, frenemies with Bonnie.

Rob: Male age 25-35, “The Groom” marrying Mandi, left Dee at the altar.

Jay: Male age 25-40, “The Chef” single father, interested in Dee.

 
PREPARATION: Please prepare a short comedic monologue, funny story or stand-up comedy bit – less than 90 seconds – something you love from any source. You will be re-directed and asked to improvise. You may be asked to do a cold reading from the play.
 
A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th floor Audio Desk, Toronto Reference Library and A script is also available upon request from the audition coordinator.

 
TO BOOK AN AUDITION: Please send a photo and a resume with your audition request, date, time and roles of interest and contact information to: villageplayersauditions @gmail.com. Please also bring a hardcopy of your resume and head shot (photocopy is fine) to your audition.
 
 
 

Miracle on 34th Street

September 11, 2019 | Karen | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Miracle on 34th Street

From the novel by Valentine Davies
Adapted by the Mountain Community Theater
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing

Directed by Jeff Burke Produced by Linda Brent

 

SHOW DATES:

Evenings November 29, 30, December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 at 8 p.m.

Matinees are December 1, 8, and 14 at 2 p.m.

**An additional matinee could be added on Saturday, December 8 at 2 p.m.

 

The Story

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET is a 1947 American Christmas comedy-drama based on a story by Valentine Davies. The film version was first released as THE BIG HEART in the United Kingdom starring Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn. It won 3 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Valentine Davies for Best Writing of an Original Story, as well as Best Screenplay Writing. The film was also nominated for Best Picture, losing to Gentleman’s Agreement. For more than 70 years, George Seaton’s MIRACLE ON 34th STREET has been a “go-to holiday classic”. It is the kind of spirited, burst-your-heart plot that makes you want to spread the Christmas cheer.

The story takes place between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day in New York City, and focuses on the effect of a department store Santa Claus, who claims to be the real Santa. He is hired to play the Santa at Macy’s flagship New York store. Ignoring instructions and insisting he is the “real” Santa, moves this touching story forward.

 

CAST (* some roles may be doubled as well as gender change)

 

Doris Walker (F – 30–40 years) – personnel manager at Macy’s Department Store

Fred Gailey (M – 35-45 years) – a lawyer and neighbour to Doris and Susan

Kris Kringle (M – 50+) – Santa Claus

Susan Walker (F – 7-10) – daughter of Doris

* Doctor Pierce (M / F) – physician at the Maplewood Home for the Aged

* Judge Harper (M / F) – Judge of the New York State court

* Sawyer (M / F) – Macy’s vocational guidance counselor

* Halloran (M / F) – Judge Harper’s political campaign manager

* Mara (M / F) – prosecuting attorney

* Shellhammer (M / F) – Doris’ assistant

* R. H. Macy (M / F) – owner and manager of Macy’s Department Store

* Bloomingdale (M / F) – owner and manager of Bloomingdale’s Department Store

* Finley (M / F) – courtroom bailiff

* Mara Jr (M / F) – child of prosecutor Mara

* Al & Lou (M / F) – post office mail sorters

* Dutch Orphan (M / F)

* Dutch Girl’s Foster Mother (F)

* Duncan (M / F) – antelope keeper at Central Park Zoo

* New Broadcaster / Reporter(s) (M / F)

* Drunken Santa Claus (M)

  • Bag Lady (F) and Rich Person (F)

 

BOOKING AN AUDITION

 

AUDITION DATES:

Sunday, September 22, 2019 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Monday, September 23, 2019 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

 

CALLBACKS: (IF NEEDED) Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

(CALLBACKS ONLY: PLEASE BE PREPARED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FULL 3 HOURS)

 

Requirements: Please prepare a short comedic monologue or light dramatic monologue – no more than 2 minutes. Be prepared to be re-directed as well as some simple blocking instructions. Also please be prepared to speak about yourself for 90 seconds or so. Please bring headshot/photo (photocopy will do) and resume.

Please read the play.

A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th floor ARTS Desk, Toronto Reference Library.

 

Auditions must be booked in advance

TO REQUEST AN AUDITION, SEND AN E-MAIL TO audition4sp@gmail.com

OR by phone (416) 439-1104 – 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 Alison’s Fine Foods. TTC accessible by #17 Bus from Warden Station or any Eglinton West bus from Kennedy Station. However, Eglinton is under construction and traffic is very slow from Kennedy. Some north/south streets like Birchmount and Warden can be closed at Eglinton causing transit to re-route. Please check with TTC for updates.

 

First read-through will be Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Most rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Sundays, 1 – 5 p.m.

Some rehearsals and all performances are at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road (at Markham Road).

Additional rehearsals may be added as we move closer to the production opening. There may also be the need to incorporate other rehearsal days to schedule other parts of the play, i.e. chorus, elves show, youth workshops, etc.

 

You will be asked to please list ANY potential conflicts from September 29 – December 14, 2019 on audition forms.

 

** If ticket sales demand, we would add an additional matinee on Saturday, December 8 at 2 p.m. – please keep this date available.

 

This production will be entered in the Act-Co Festival for adjudication.

 

Scarborough Players is an inclusive community theatre company and encourages all interested individuals from all backgrounds 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.

 Non-paying, non-equity

Many Young Men of Twenty

September 5, 2019 | Karen | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Many Young Men of Twenty by John B. Keane

Directed by Gregory Breen and Tim O'Connell

 

 

AUDITIONS:     SATURDAY, October 5th 1 pm - 5.30 pm

                       SUNDAY, October 6th    1 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.


                       MONDAY, October 7th, 7 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. (if needed)

 


CALLBACKS:  WEDNESDAY, October 9th, 7.30 p.m.-9.30 p.m. (if needed) 



PERFORMANCES: 

                 FEBRUARY 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 AND 29 AT 8 p.m.


                 FEBRUARY 16 and 24 (Sunday Matinees) at 2 p.m



AT:  The Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto

        For further information, go to torontoirishplayers.com

 

 

 

The Story:

Though written in the early 1960s, Keane's character-driven play is just as relevant today: issues of emigration, alcoholism, status of women, and politics (nepotism) are dealt with in spirited and humorous ways. Follow Danger Mullaly, Peg Finnerty, Tom Hannigan, and other characters in Hannigan's pub as they see prospective emigrants passing through on their way to the train station to begin their journey to England. Woven throughout with music, ballads, and songs, the play takes an often poignant and funny look at the harsh conditions that forced people to emigrate in the early 1960’s, as well as the reasons that kept people at home.
 

LIST OF CHARACTERS & AGES TO BE PLAYED


Ages listed reflect how the character should appear onstage, not necessarily the age of the actor. 

Women:


Peg (19-25, Kerry accent):  single mother. Poor but well-educated. Servant at Hannigan’s bar.


Seelie Hannigan (30-45, Kerry accent): Tom Hannigan’s sister. Strict, composed, severe, and bossy.


Maynan (40-60, Kerry accent): Daheen’s wife.


Kitty Curley (50-65, Kerry accent): Fortune-teller.


Dot (20-25, cockney accent): Dinny’s wife.


Mary (16-18, non-speaking role): Mikey’s sister.

 


Men:  (note: some of the male roles may be doubled [x2]):


Danger Mulally (45-60, Kerry accent):  a knowledgeable drunk.


Maurice Brown (25-35, Dublin accent): English teacher. A man with a past.


Tom Hannigan (40-50, Kerry accent): Owner of pub. Likes to drink and smoke, a lot.


Kevin (20-25, Kerry accent): Daheen’s son. Older brother to Dinny.


Mikey (16-18, non-speaking role): Mary’s brother.

 


(x2 roles) Daheen Timineen Din (50s-60s, Kerry accent): Domineering, loud, and shrewd. /JJ Houlihan (50-60, Cork accent): Politician.


(x2 roles) Dinny (18-22, Kerry accent/phoney cockney accent): Daheen’s son. Younger brother to Kevin. Leaves Ireland as a boy but comes back a man, with a wife! /Johnny (18-22, Cork accent): JJ Houlihan’s son.


(x2 roles) Melodeon Player (40-65, non-speaking role. Melodeon player) / Aloysius (non-speaking role, broke alcoholic).



Audition Requirements:

 

Auditions are booked in 12-minute slots. Auditions will be last 10-15 minutes. Please arrive early to complete audition forms.

 Accents are not required for auditions or call-backs but would be an advantage. Accent material and coaching will be provided during rehearsals. Authenticity and clarity will be the goals.

Please prepare a dramatic monologue of less than 2 minutes. All applicants should prepare a short song (less than one minute), except those auditioning for Seelie, DTD/JJ Houlihan, Maynan, Aloysius, and Maurice. You will be redirected and asked to play your monologue out-of-context several times. You will also be asked to do a cold reading from the play at the end of the audition.

Please read the play before attending the audition - a copy of the play will be available at the Toronto Reference Library, 5th floor Arts Desk .



TO BOOK AN AUDITION:


Auditions must be booked in advance: To request an audition, send an e-mail to info@torontoirishplayers.com, indicating your preferred audition date and time(s), together with your attached resume and headshotand indicate which role(s) you’re interested in. Include any potential conflicts between November 15th and December 15th and from January 4th to February 13th.
 

Audition location will be given when your booking is confirmed.

 

First read-through and introductions will be on Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00 p.m. until 10.30 p.m.  Play analysis and miscellaneous discussions will be Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. until 10.30 p.m. Rehearsals will commence on November 24th or 25th until December 14th or 15th and resume on January 4th or January 5th. Two weeknights  from  7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. and either Saturday or Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. depending on cast and crew availability. Additional rehearsals may be added as we move closer to the production opening.

 

***A Non-Equity performing and non-paying production***

 

PLEASE NOTE: Toronto Irish Players (TIP) is a non-profit, non-equity community theatre group.  We do not pay actors for performances nor do we cast ACTRA/Equity members.  If cast, we require that you join our group. 
Membership fees of $20 are due at the first rehearsal.

 

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library

416-393-7157

trlarts@torontopubliclibrary.ca

Scripts available for reading on a first-come basis

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