AUDITIONS: PLAY ON!


PLAY ON! By Rick Abbot

Presented by Torrance Theatre Company
1316 Cabrillo Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501

Directed by: Gary Kresca

Get ready for a hilarious love letter to community theatre! Rick Abbot's PLAY ON! tells the story of a mildly dysfunctional community theatre that is about to produce a show called Murder Most Foul, a new "murder mystery play" with the same title as an Agatha Christie novel, which has apparently escaped the author. The company forgives a lot since the inexperienced playwright has agreed to let them perform the show for no charge; but no one could have predicted the hilarious disasters that await them on the road to Opening Night.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Aggie Manville: Female, any age- a stage manager and prompter

Geraldine Dunbar: Female, 30's- 60's- a community theatre director

Louise Perry: Female, any age- an overworked sound, light, and sound technician

Phyllis Montague: Female, 40's-60's- a somewhat eccentric novice playwright

Henry Benish (Lord Dudley): Male, 40's-60's – character actor

Polly Benish (Lady Margaret): Female, 40's-60's - a “diva”, concerned and teased about her weight

Marla “Smitty” Smith (Doris the maid): Female, 20's - pretty but awkward

Saul Watson (Dr. Rex Forbes): Male, 30's-40's- plays the villain in the play within the play

Billy Carewe (Stephen Sellers): Male, 20's-30's- leading man

Violet Imbry (Diana Lassiter): Female, 20's-30's- an Ingénue

TO AUDITION:
Please email Casting@TorranceTheatreCompany.com with the role(s) you are interested in. You will be sent an appointment time.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOR OUR RESPONSE, AS WE HAVE LEARNED SOME ACTORS HAVE NOT BEEN RECEIVING REPLY EMAILS FROM CASTING.

NON-UNION. NO PAY/NO DUES.


PREPARE AND BRING:

Current resume and headshot.

1-minute comedic monologue.

AUDITIONS:
Monday July 15th starting at 7:00 pm

AUDITION LOCATION:
1316 Cabrillo Ave.
Torrance, 90501

REHEARSAL DATES AND TIMES:
Beginning the week of July 22nd.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00 – 10:00 pm


PERFORMANCE DATES:
Sept 14 - Oct 6, 2019
Thursdays at 7 pm.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm.
Saturday Sept 21 and Oct 5 at 2pm.
No performance on Sunday, Sept 22.

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.)

sign-up for the casting email blast:

By submitting your email, you 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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For more info:

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