Thursday February 21, 2013

Walpole Players casting for ‘Tourists Accommodated’

WALPOLE. N.H. -- The Walpole Players are holding auditions for "Tourtists Accommodated," a play "based on some scenes from present-day summer life in Vermont," written around 1930 by Dorothy Canfield Fisher "out of experiences, cheerful and otherwise, of her neighbors in the north district of Arlington, Vermont."

In this gentle comedy, the audience finds a Vermont family taking in summer tourists to raise money to send their daughter to teaching college. Wryly drawn from observing the "ways of travelers" and the "absurdities of city life" the characters are familiar to us all.

Auditions will be held Friday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m., at the Walpole Town Hall.

Rehearsals for the show, which will be presented the first two weekends in May, will begin on March 10. The cast includes seven males and 12 females.

Because most scenes are short, rehearsals will be arranged to minimize mandatory attendance until the last month or so before the curtain goes up in May. If you cannot make either of the audition times, or have any additional questions, visit www.thewalpoleplayers.org, e-mail rayboas@comcast.net or call Ray at 603-756-4545.


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VTC holding auditions for Shakespeare-in-the-Park

BRATTLEBORO -- The Vermont Theatre Company announces auditions for its 24th annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park production, Shakespeare’s romantic comedy "Twelfth Night," to be directed by Bob Kramsky and performed at Living Memorial Park the last weekend in June. Auditions will be held in the Brattleboro Union High School Auditorium at 7 p.m., on Monday, March 4.

Interested actors should arrive with a prepared comic Shakespearean monologue and enter through the auditorium doors. Anyone unable to attend this audition date may contact the director at 802-254-4636 to arrange for another audition appointment.

Available roles include:

* Orsino, the Duke of Illyria, a romantic, poetic soul, obsessed with gaining the love of Lady Olivia, unaware that he himself has a secret admirer;

* Viola: secret admirer of Orsino, disguised as a man named Cesario;

* Lady Olivia, countess of high social standing and great beauty, in love with"Cesario";

* Sebastia, Viola’s twin brother;

* Antonio, a sea captain friend of Sebastian;

* Sir Toby Belch, Olivia’s uncle, full of mischief, fun, and "drink";

* Sir Andrew Aguecheek, drinking partner of Sir Toby, a simple innocent;

* Malvolio, Lady Olivia’s intense and puritanical steward, sees himself in a grandiose light, imaging Olivia to love him and wishing to be more than his current rank;

* Maria, Olivia’s lady-in-waiting, in love with Sir Toby;

* Feste the "clown" servant to Olivia, a wise "fool" (must sing and play guitar);

* Fabian, servant to Lady Olivia;

* Valentine, gentleman attending the Duke;

* Curio, gentleman attending the Duke.

Apron Theater Company filling roles for three plays

PUTNEY -- The Apron Theater Company announces open call auditions for the 2013 season on Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m., and Sunday, March 10, at 7 p.m., at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill.

Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts of the plays -- "The Cripple of Inishmaan" by Martin McDonagh, "WIT" by Margaret Edson and "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller. Scenes will be provided. Registration is advised. Contact Hallie Flower at hallie.flower@gmail.com.

Roles for "The Cripple of Inishmaan" include Billy, 17-28 years old; Helen, 17-28 years old; Bartley, 16-26 years old; BabbyBobby, 30 to 50 years old; Doctor, 30-50 years old; and Mammy, 80-90 years old.

Roles for "WIT" include Harvey Kelekian MD, 50s; Jason Posner MD, late 20s-30s; Susie Monahan RN BSN late 20s - 30s; EM Ashford (female) 70s-80; Mr Bearing, 40s-60s, three or four roles multiple roles (technicians, students, clinical fellows, etc), 20s-30s.

Roles for "Death of a Salesman" include Linda, late 50s to mid-60s; Biff, mid-30s; Happy, early-30s; Charley, mid-60s; Bernard, mid-30s; Ben, mid- to late-60s; Miss Forsythe, late 20s to mid-30s; Letta late-20s to mid-30s; Jenny 20s to 30s; Howard late-30s to mid-40s; and Stanley, early-30s.