AUDITIONS

Calendar

Audition dates for 2017:
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
by Tennessee Williams
directed by Jeanine A. DeFalco
AUDITIONS Dec. 11 & 12, 2016
(Show dates March 3 - 18)

"Bent" by Martin Sherman
directed by Will Jeffries
AUDITIONS Jan. 15 & 16, 2017
(Show dates April 28 - May 13)

"Damn Yankees"
Words & Music by
RICHARD ADLER & JERRY ROSS
Book by
GEORGE ABBOTT & DOUGLASS WALLOP
directed by Don Bovingloh
AUDITIONS thru May 2017
BY APPOINTMENT
(Show dates July 14 - Aug. 5)

"Frost/Nixon" by Peter Morgan
directed by Dana O'Neal
AUDITIONS June 4 & 5, 2017
(Show dates Sept. 8 - 23)

"Noises Off" by Michael Frayn
directed by Scott R. Brill
AUDITIONS Aug. 6 & 7, 2017
(Show dates Nov. 3-18)

"Christmas Letters" book, lyrics, and additional music by Paul Cozby, music and arrangements by Laura Bergquist
AUDITIONS Sept. 10 & 11, 2017
(Show dates Dec. 2017)


AUDITIONS

Noises Off  

NOISES OFF!

by MICHAEL FRAYN
directed by SCOTT R. BRILL
produced by Lou Okell

Brookfield Theatre announces open auditions for "Noises Off" to be held on
SUN., AUG. 6 & MON., AUG. 7 at 7PM
at the theater located on Route 25 in Brookfield (184 Whisconier Rd, behind Brookfield Library).

PERFORMANCE DATES:
November 3-18, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sunday Matinee, November 12 at 2 PM

Rehearsals will generally be 3 weeknights with possible weekend afternoons. Some rehearsals will involve the full cast and some will only require specific roles. A full rehearsal schedule will be created after the show is fully cast taking into consideration actor’s availability. All rehearsals will take place at the theatre.

Casting strong comedic actors with great physicality, versatility, ability to move well and facility for learning lines who can both stand out as individual characters and work well in an ensemble in what promises to be fun, rewarding and creative rehearsals and performances of this hilarious three-act farce.

Noises Off is also seeking a Production Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager. The Stage Manager(s) would be responsible for noting blocking at rehearsals, assisting the Director, working with all cast and crew, helping backstage and calling the performances.

SYNOPSIS:
The first act of Noises Off takes place during a final rehearsal of a fictional play called “Nothing On” with the actors confused over entrances, lines and their relationships with each other. The second act takes place months later backstage at a performance of “Nothing On” where anything that can wrong does indeed in a comic and complex series of events. The third act shows the actors performing “Nothing On” near the end of the run when personalities clash and the play devolves into chaos that only the best ad-libbing by unlikely characters can save.

Auditions will be comprised of actors reading with other actors using sides from the play. Monologues are not required. Actors should be prepared to try British accents appropriate to the characters for which they are reading. Familiarity with the play is encouraged.

All roles are open; non-union, non-paid. All ethnicities encouraged to audition.

ROLES:
Lloyd Dallas: Male, 30s-50s
The director of "Nothing On"; authoritative, temperamental, harried, and sharp-tongued; involved in a love triangle that complicates both his work and personal life; seeking an extremely strong comedic actor.

Selsdon Mowbray: Male, 60+
An actor who likes to take a drink thinking that none are the wiser; Selsdon is hard of hearing (when it suits him) and rarely around when he's needed (especially to make an entrance); seeking an extremely strong comedic actor.

Frederick Fellowes: Male, 30s-40s
An actor; nervous and a bit dim; constantly overcomplicating the direction he is given (and most situations he finds himself in); has an extreme aversion to violence and blood; seeking an extremely strong comedic actor.

Belinda Blair: Female, 30s-40s
An actress; sensible, reliable, positive, and a bit of a gossip; fancies herself the glue that holds the company together; seeking an extremely strong comedic actress.

Garry LeJeune: Male, late 20s-40s
An actor; does his best to keep company morale high, but is easily flustered; a bit jealous and often loses his train of thought; seeking an extremely strong comedic actor capable of physical comedy.

Brooke Ashton: Female, late 20s-30s
An actress; gorgeous, sexy and vacant; fairly oblivious to everyone and everything going on around her; in constant search of her contact lens; seeking an extremely strong comedic actress. (Performs many scenes in her underwear).

Tim Allgood: Male, 20s-40s
The company and stage manager of "Nothing On"; overworked, sleep deprived, and generally exhausted; juggling a thousand different jobs and crises; seeking an extremely strong comedic actor.

Poppy Norton-Taylor: Female, 20s-30s
Assistant stage manager of "Nothing On"; desperately attempts to keep the show and company from falling apart; emotional, overly sensitive and often on the verge of tears; seeking an extremely strong comedic actress.

Dotty Otley: Female, 50s-60s
An actress; plays the housekeeper, Mrs. Clackett in "Nothing On" but has trouble remembering lines, entrances and exits. Although basically very sensible, she is prone to melodrama. Her retirement money is wrapped up in the production, so the stakes are high for her and she is a bit on edge; involved with Garry. Seeking an extremely strong comedic actor.

SIDES:
Side 1: Frederick-Lloyd-Belinda-Garry-Tim-Dotty
Side 2: Lloyd-Dotty-Garry-Brooke
Side 3: Lloyd-Belinda-Selsdon-Poppy
Side 4: Philip-Frederick-Roger-Garry-Vicki-Brooke
Side 5: Lloyd-Poppy-Tim

“Noises Off” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Please contact press@brookfieldtheatre.org with any questions.