Auditions

DRINKING ALONE


Directed by Clive Sanders
Co-Producers:
Liz Massil – lizmassil@hotmail.com -or-
Sandy Branning – sbgoddess46@gmail.com

AUDITION DATES:
– Sunday, October 21, 1-4 pm
– Monday, October 22, 7-9 pm
– Sunday, October 28, 1-4 pm for call backs

LOCATION:
Hendry Hall, 815 11th Street East, North Vancouver

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
– Open Auditions – Cold Read
– see details under ‘Characters’ below

REHEARSAL DATES:
– Rehearsals are generally planned for Sunday afternoons,
– Tuesday and Friday evenings before Christmas
– Thursday evenings will be added after Christmas (No rehearsals Dec 21-Jan 2)
– Conflicts will be accommodated as much as possible with advance notice
– Not everyone needed for every rehearsal

PERFORMANCE DATES:
– January 31-February 2, February 6-9 and February 13-16, 2019

SYNOPSIS
A situation comedy set in Toronto in the mid 1990’s, with serious and poignant overtones. Joe Todd is so unnerved by a promised visit from his estranged father, Ivan, that he hires an escort, Renee, to pretend to be his fiancée. Joe’s sister, Carrie, shows up even though she said she wasn’t going to. Not only does Carrie have her own issues with her father, she is also on the verge of divorce. Carrie has a drinking problem, like her late mother Molly, which is why Ivan deserted the family. Renee rises to the occasion and plays the fiancée with exuberance. Phyllis, Ivan’s current wife, can see through all the facades that the other members of this dysfunctional family create.

CHARACTERS

*PLEASE NOTE* Joe and Carrie require Canadian accents. Others are flexible

JOE TODD – 30’s – Workaholic. No friends and no social life. Buried himself in anonymity. Self-proclaimed failure, but should be likable.

RENEE DUCHENE – 30’s – Hesitant and timid at first. Cries easily, but takes over conversation effervescently and effectively, playing her fiancée role.

CARRIE O’NEILL – late 20’s – TV newscaster and celebrity. Drinking problem. Freely swears. Abrupt, but intimidated by Ivan. Bitter, high-functioning, A-type personality. Brittle and sharp.

IVAN TODD – early 60’s – Joe and Carrie’s father. Ambitious. Intimidating. Powerful. cantankerous loudmouth. Blustery and vulgar. Patriarchal. Spews venom at his children.

PHYLLIS TODD – 50’s – Ivan’s second wife. Pries into Joe, Renee and Carrie’s affairs. Acts as mediator when arguments ensue. Soft spoken, but hard cross-examiner. Tries to mediate family disputes.

NOTES
– Non-Equity production


***ALL AUDITIONEERS – PLEASE NOTE***
Auditions are open to everyone, however, preference will be given to existing members of the North Vancouver Community Players (NVCP).

Successful auditioneers must become members of NVCP prior to first rehearsal.

Want to become a Member? Visit our Membership Page!


TREASURE ISLAND

Written and Directed by Peter Zednik
Produced by Rosemary Hundal

AUDITION DATES:
– Sunday, September 9, 1-4 p.m.
– Monday, September 10, 7-9:30 p.m.

AUDITION LOCATION:
– Silver Harbour Centre, 144 22nd Street East, North Vancouver (access 22nd Street from St. Georges Avenue)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
No appointments necessary: first come, first served. Scene reading from the script. All performers will sing the same song, to be announced at the audition: a well-known, simple song with backing track provided. Be adventurous – bring your pipes and your sense of humour! Dance audition will be a series of steps ranging from basic to moderate difficulty.

REHEARSAL DATES:
Sept. 23 to Nov 29, Sundays 1–5 p.m., Tuesdays 7-10 p.m., Thursdays 7-10 p.m. Not all performers will be required at all rehearsals. Schedule conflicts will be accommodated as much as possible (with advance notice).

PERFORMANCE DATES:
November 30 to December 16, 2018
Performances take place Thursdays & Fridays @ 7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays @ 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Synopsis:
Festive Family Fun written and directed by Peter Zednik. High jinks on the high seas! Help our hero Jim Hawkins race Long John Silver to the secret treasure. Sing, dance and clap along to this hilarious send-up of Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved adventure tale. Pirates, parrots and puns – oh my!

A PDF copy of the script may be obtained in advance by emailing a request to
Peter Zednik at pmo@shaw.ca

Note:
• This is a non-Equity production.
• Cast and crew will all be required to become paid members of North Vancouver Community Players ($20 adults, $10 students and children).
• All roles are open to performers of all genders.
• Performers of all ages are encouraged to audition.

Characters:

JIM HAWKINS – Our hero: creative, charming, adventuresome, funny. . . you get the idea!
Requirements: principal role, strong singer and dancer

LONG JOHN SILVER, a pirate – Our villain: the sorriest, saltiest sea dog that ever sailed the seven seas
Requirements: comic principal role, strong singer, group dancing

DAME FANNY FIRKIN, a poor tavern owner – Our dame: single, wrinkled and longing to mingle
Requirements: comic principal role, strong singer and dancer

HAIRY STYLES, a sailor with a secret – Our straight guy: the mysterious man with a magical map
Requirements: featured role, group singing and dancing only

ROBIN U. BLIND, a confident thief – The leader of a gang more interested in stealing hearts than stealing wallets
Requirements: comic featured role, strong singer and dancer

IVANA FORTUNE, a glamorous thief – Likes her men like her caviar: salty, black and rich
Requirements: comic featured role, strong singer and dancer (Eastern European accent if possible)

PENNY PINCHER, a not-very-bright thief – Thinks “pickpocket” is a style of jeans
Requirements: comic featured role, strong singer and dancer

SCUM, rowdy deckhand to Long John Silver – Beard, bad breath & body odour – a triple threat!
Requirements: comic featured role, group singing and dancing

SCURVY, rowdier deckhand to Long John Silver – Winner of the Most Rotten Teeth Award
Requirements: comic featured role, group singing and dancing

LYPSINKA, a magical spirit – Majestic: in other words, likes to order folks around
Requirements: featured role, strong singer, group dancing

KARA & OKE, attendants to Lypsinka – Great roles for younger performers, may double as two of the “Pirettes” (see below)
Requirements: good sense of humour, group singing and dancing

ENSEMBLE OF 5 “PIRETTES” – Join the ensemble and pick your own character name!
Requirements: group singing and dancing


***ALL AUDITIONEERS – PLEASE NOTE***
Auditions are open to everyone, however, preference will be given to existing members of the North Vancouver Community Players (NVCP).

Successful auditioneers must become members of NVCP prior to first rehearsal.

Want to become a Member? Visit our Membership Page!


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