auditions:

CHARLEY'S AUNT

Written by Brandon Thomas
Directed by Ryan Miller

Tuesday, November 14
Appointments available starting at 6:30 pm

No pay. Non-union.

WHAT TO PREPARE: 1-minute comedic monologue. Bring headshot and resume.

THE SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals are generally Monday-Thursday evenings from 7-10 pm, and occasionally Saturday mid-morning/afternoon when needed. Rehearsals begin the week of November 27th. There will be some time off during the December/January holidays.

Opening week rehearsals are Monday, January 15 - Friday, January 19, 7-10 pm.

PERFORMANCES:
January 20 - February 18. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm, and Thursday, February 15 at 7 pm, followed by a Q & A.  (There is a show on Super Bowl Sunday)

LOCATION:
Auditions, rehearsals and performances all happen at 1316 Cabrillo Ave in downtown Torrance, 90501.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Charles (“Charley”) Wykeham: An Oxford undergraduate student, Charley is in love with Amy Spettigue. [20’s - 30’s]

Jack Chesney: An Oxford undergraduate student and Charley’s friend, Jack is in love with Kitty Verdun. [20’s - 30’s]

Colonel Sir Francis Chesney: Jack Chesney’s father, Colonel Chesney is visiting his son at Oxford. He first falls for Charley’s aunt’s money, but then makes another discovery. [40’s - 60’s]

Stephen Spettigue: Amy’s uncle and Kitty’s guardian, Spettigue is a greedy and irritable solicitor, the “villain” of the story. [20’s - 30’s]

Lord Fancourt Babberley (“Babbs”): An Oxford undergraduate student and Charley and Jack’s friend, Babbs grudgingly plays a part in Jack and Charley’s ruse by impersonating Charley’s aunt. He falls in love with Ela. [20’s - 30’s]

Brassett: Jack’s manservant [20’s - 50’s]

Donna Lucia d’Alvadorez: Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil. [40’s - 60’s]

Kitty Verdun: Mr. Spettigue’s ward, Kitty is in love with Jack. [20’s - 30’s]

Amy Spettigue: Mr. Spettigue’s niece, Amy is in love with Charley. [20’s - 30’s]

Ela Delahay: An orphan, Ela is the adopted niece and traveling companion of Donna Lucia d’Alvadorez. [20’s - 30’s]

TO GET AN APPOINTMENT:
Please email CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com to get your appointment time. Space is limited!

CHARLEY'S AUNT is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


The Torrance Theatre Company is a program of the Cultural Services Division of the Torrance Community Services Department.www.TorranceCA.Gov. Sponsored in part by Friends of Torrance Theatre Company

 

AUDITION BASICS:

Auditions are often by APPOINTMENT ONLY, but sometimes they are held as OPEN CALLS. Please take special note of each individual announcement and follow the instructions therein. Appointments (and all communications regarding auditions) are handled through CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com

Interested actors should ALWAYS bring a current resume and headshot, even if they have submitted it online. It is also wise to bring your calendar, so that you can clearly and accurately relay to the production team any possible conflicts with the production calendar. 

If there are age restrictions, they will be listed on the notice.

The following is a general guideline for auditions, but, again, you should consult the audition announcement for any special instructions. 

FOR MUSICALS:

Interested actors should prepare 16 bars from a musical and bring sheet music in the appropriate key, with all the requisite cuts, etc. clearly marked, in a binder, if possible.

No acappella singing, no original songs, and often it is best to find something in the vein of the particular show for which you are auditioning. 

For the dance call of a musical, you should come warmed up, with the appropriate dance attire and shoes. No bare feet or flip-flops, no baggy clothing.

FOR plaYs:

Interested actors generally will be asked to prepare a brief comedic or dramatic monologue. (NO original works please.)

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By submitting your email, it will put you on our new casting email blast list. You will receive info on all six auditions for our season, and any special events that we are auditioning for.

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If you have questions, please contact us at CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com