Auditions

This page shows auditions and opportunities to work backstage, front of house, and on the technical sides of future productions.

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Current Auditions

A Man for All Seasons, December 2nd, 3rd, 2018
Nunsense, January 6th, 7th, 2019


Auditions for: A Man for All Seasons
Written by: Robert Bolt
Directed by: Susan Monaghan

Performance dates:   March 26 to April 6, 2019

Auditions:

All actors must be available for all performances

AUDITION DATES:

Sunday December 2nd @ 7 p.m. in the Ron Maslin Playhouse front lobby
Monday December 3rd @ 7 p.m. in the RMP Rehearsal Hall
Call backs Wednesday December 5 @ 7 p.m. in the RMP Rehearsal Hall

Rehearsal Dates:

Read-through will be held on December 10, 2018. Rehearsals will be held on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. starting January 13, 2019.

Characters

As in most plays the question is can you play that age range, rather than do you fit the range.

  • The Common Man – Late Middle Age.  His face is crafty, loosely benevolent its best expression is that of base humour.
  • Sir Thomas Moore – Late forties.  Pale, middle-sized, not robust.  But the life of the mind in him is so abundant and debonair that it illuminates the body.
  • Richard Rich – Early thirties.  A studious unhappy face lit by the fire of banked down appetite.
  • Duke of Norfolk – Late forties.  Heavy, active, a sportsman and soldier.
  • Alice More – Late forties.  Born into the merchant class, now a great lady.
  • Margaret More – Middle twenties.  A beautiful girl of ardent moral fineness.
  • Cardinal Wolsey – Old.  A big decayed body in scarlet.
  • Thomas Cromwell – Late thirties.  Subtle and serious.  An intellectual bully.
  • Chapuys – Sixties –  A professional diplomat and lay ecclesiastic.  Much on his dignity as a man of the world.
  • Chapuys’ Attendant* – An apprentice diplomat of good family.
  • William Roper – Early thirties.  Stiff and sincere.  In love with Margaret.
  • The King – An early thirties Henry VIII.  Clean-shaven, bright-eyed, graceful and athletic.
  • A Woman* – Middle fifties.  Self-opinionated, self-righteous, selfish, indignant.
  • Cranmer – Late forties.  Sharp—minded.
  • Four servants (two female, two male) to carry in furniture and help arrange the scenes in the More and Cromwell households, and other scene change duties.  Note that one of the servants will double as the “Woman” and one as “Chapuys’ Attendant”.  These are bit parts with some dialogue.

Please arrive about 15 minutes early to fill out the audition form.

Please contact the director Susan Monaghan (monagsue@sympatico.ca ) or the production manager Susan Sinchak (susans@diligens.com) if you have any questions.


Auditions for: Nunsense
Written by: Dan Goggin
Directed by: Ronald Gardner
Musical Direction by: Allison Houston

Performance dates:   May 14-18 & May 21-25 2019

Auditions:

All actors must be available for all performances

AUDITION DATES:

Sunday January 6 2019 @ 7 p.m. in the RMP Rehearsal Hall
Monday, January 7 2019 @ 7 p.m. in the RMP Rehearsal Hall
Call backs Wednesday January 9 @ 7 p.m. in the RMP Rehearsal Hall

Rehearsal Dates: 

Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings beginning February 17 2019.

Audition Notes:

Please come prepared to: sing 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song (either a capella or bring your own music track), do some readings both from Nunsense, and from provided scripts, and learn a short dance combination.

Note for people bringing a track to sing along to: Please bring your own device and a cable. We can plug your phone into our system. Alternately, you can bring you own Bluetooth speaker (caveat: direct input typically works better in the audition room)

We are looking for: Stage presence due to a lot of audience interaction, Comedic timing & Movement ability.

Characters

As in most plays the question is can you play that age range, rather than do you fit the range.

  • Sister Mary Regina: Mother Superior; a former circus performer who is full of energy & cannot resist the spotlight. (Range: B3-F5)

  • Sister Mary Hubert: Second-in-command; Mary Regina’s competitive but dignified rival with a gospel-style voice. (Range: G3-F5)

  • Sister Robert Anne: A tough & streetwise nun from Brooklyn; a constant source of irritation for the Mother Superior. (Range: G3-D5)

  • Sister Mary Leo: A novice who is determined to be the world’s first ballerina nun. Ballet experience is welcome but not required (Range: G#3-G5)

  • Sister Mary Amnesia: A wacky, naive & childlike sister who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. (Range: Db4-C6)

Please arrive about 15 minutes early to fill out the audition form.

Please email Director, Ron Gardner at ron.gardner.stc@gmail.com to select your preferred audition day.

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