Audition Notices


 

NOISES OFF!
AUDITION DATES
Monday, February 4th and Tuesday, February 5th.
Open Auditions for Noises Off
All auditions are walk in, but please arrive at 7 pm and be prepared to stay until 9 pm
DIRECTOR
Ralph Churchill
ralph@rhodecenter.org
PREPARATION
Cold read. No preparation needed.
CASTING
Casting: 5 Men and 4 Women
Please Note: 2 of the characters, 1 man and 1 woman are on stage in their underwear, so if you are not comfortable with that, please let the director know.
LOCATION
Rhode Center for the Arts
514 56th St
Kenosha, WI 53140
 
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsal Start: Week of February 11th
Rehearsal End: April 25th
Opening: April 26th
Closing: May 11th
OTHER
Casting Decisions with be quick and Offers/Notifications will be made by phone or email.
Read Thru and Rehearsal Schedule will be based on availability. 
Performers to be Off Book as quickly as possible after scenes are blocked.
SYNOPSIS
Noises Off features a play within a play showing a production of a comedy titled Nothing On.   Each of the three acts of Noises Off contains a performance of the first act of Nothing On.  Noises Off takes a fond look at theater folk who are susceptible to egos getting out of control, missing lines and romantic interludes with other performers. 
CHARACTERS
LLOYD DALLASThe director of Nothing On, the farce that the characters in Noises Off are attempting to perform. Lloyd is passionate, suave, and extremely harried. He has a hot temper which he barely manages to keep in check, most of the time, as he watches his production go from bad to worse to disaster. He is …. with both Brooke and Poppy which leads to much trouble.
DOTTY OTLEY - A (rather) aging prima donna. Her money is funding the production. She has a great deal of trouble remembering her lines, blocking, and props. Capable of using spite or self pity to get her way… Is having an affair with the much younger Garry. Plays the part of Mrs. Clackett, a cockney housekeeper for the Brent’s home in England; hospitable, though slow.
GARRY LEJEUNE – Means well. Believes in the theatre. Tries to keep the show going and everyone’s morale up, but often has trouble finishing his sentences. His good nature is replaced with jealousy when he believes Dotty has begun carrying on with Frederick. Plays the part of Roger a real estate agent who is attempting to rent the house, but uses it for a place to have an affair with Vicki. (This role may require being undressed down to underwear on stage)
BROOK ASHTON – Young and sexy, but a terrible actress. Incapable of taking direction. Spacey and tuned-out – whether onstage or off. Blind as a bat without her contacts, which have a tendency to pop out at bad times. Carrying on with Lloyd, which is how she got her part in the show . . . She plays the part of Vicki who secretly works for Inland Revenue and is trying to woo Roger.  (This role may require being undressed down to underwear on stage)
POPPY NORTON-TAYLOR - The assistant stage manager of Nothing On. Overworked and often on the verge of tears. Works frantically to keep the show from completely falling apart, a hopeless (and thankless) task. Her affair with Lloyd leads to a surprise announcement.
FREDERICK FELLOWES – A neurotic, bumbling actor who is filled with self doubt. A sweet man. Not the brightest bulb in the box. Always has a thousand questions about his lines and blocking. Violence and blood upset him, causing him to faint or get nosebleeds. He plays the part of Phillip Brent who is currently living in Spain with his wife Flavia to avoid paying taxes. He enters the country knowing that if he is caught by Inland Revenue, he will lose most of the year’s income. He also plays the part of Sheikh who is interested in renting the home and is the spitting image of Phillip.
BELINDA BLAIR – An experienced actress who is positive, reliable, and charming. A good hearted busybody, who knows all the gossip about the company. She attempts to keep the show going as it unravels. She plays the part of Flavia, who is Phillip’s dependable wife opposed to household duties.
TIM ALLGOOD – The company’s long-suffering stage manager who is exhausted and sleep deprived. He’s responsible for an inhuman number of tasks and forced to understudy everybody.
SELSDON MOWBRAY - A cheerful, elderly, alcoholic who forgets his lines and misses his entrances. The entire cast attempts to keep him from getting his hands on a bottle. Panic reigns when he cannot be found at all. He plays the part of an elderly burglar breaking into the Brent’s home.

 

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