Roles in the Play
Lloyd Dallas: The director of a play-within-the-play, Nothing On. Temperamental, exacting and sarcastic.
Dotty Otley: A middle-aged television star who is not only the top-billed star but also one of the play's principal investors.
Garry Lejeune: The play's leading man, a solid actor who is completely incapable of finishing a sentence unless it is dialogue.
Brooke Ashton: A young, inexperienced actress from London. She pays no attention to others, and persists in her role as scripted regardless of any interruption or mayhem.
Frederick (Freddy) Fellowes: Has a serious fear of violence and blood, both of which give him nosebleeds. Well-meaning, but lacks confidence and is rather dim-witted.
Belinda Blair: Cheerful and sensible, a reliable actress and the company's defacto peacemaker. Something of a gossip, and a bit two-faced.
Selsdon Mowbray: An elderly, half-deaf "pro" with a long, storied career and a drinking problem.
Poppy Norton-Taylor: Assistant Stage Manager and understudy to the female roles. Emotional, skittish and over-sensitive.
Tim Allgood: The over-worked and easily flustered Stage Manager.
Red Curtain announces auditions for the hilarious play-within-a-play farce, "Noises Off!" directed by Scott B Randall.
Michael Frayn's "Noises Off!" takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose (alleged) susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure.
This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of "Nothing On" in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. The audience is provided a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and -- of course -- flying sardines!
Auditions will be Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14 and 15, with appointments from 6 to 9 p.m. Actors should come with a 2-minute comedic monologue which showcases physical prowess. Rehearsals will begin the following week and will be Sunday-Thursday evenings. Performances are May 19-June 4, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., at the Red Curtain Arts Center in Marysville (9315 State Ave, Suite J).
To reserve an audition slot, please send your resumé and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (360) 322-7402.
All of RCF's shows are open to all ethnicities, and we will consider cross-gender casting, as applicable. All roles are open.
Roles in the Play
Toad: An irrepressible, irresponsible gadabout. Proud, wealthy and infectiously good-natured.
Rat: A practical, dependable chap. Methodical, even-tempered and only slightly stuffy.
Mole: A shy and affectionate friend. Near-sighted, but wide-eyed with wonder, curious and loyal.
Badger: A wise but stern authoritarian. Old-fashioned, stalwart and kind.
Judge: A pompous autocrat, easily riled.
Washerwoman: A poor but generous soul.
Engineer: A strong-minded but tolerant railway person.
Thief: A somewhat dashing and less-than-somewhat competent brigand.
Red Curtain will present its first musical play featuring students of the children and teen acting programs as part of the new "Springboard" initiative. "The Wind in the Willows" offers roles for 5 to 8 students, ages 7 to 16, with performances set for June 23 and 24, 2017.
Students chosen for the classic production will attend classes/rehearsals three afternoons a week (Tues., Wed., Thurs.) from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Instructor and director Scott B Randall will tailor the program to fit the needs of novice actors, as well as those with some stage experience. A choreographer and musical director will round out the staffing.
This is a warm-hearted family tale that teaches the values of love, compassion, and patience, along with the virtues of independence and friendship. In addition to singing, dancing and acting lessons, students will experience teamwork, self-discipline, respect for others' viewpoints and gifts, and a growth in self-confidence.
To audition, actors should come prepared with a one-minute monologue and at least 16 bars of a song (with sheet music). To request an audition or more information about the class and performance, please email email@example.com.