by Alan Ayckbourn
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by Andrew Lloyd Webber
and Tim Rice
Directed and Choreographed
by Sarah Elaine Bailey
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A comedy by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald
and John K. Alvarez
Sept. 7 and 8 at 8 p.m.
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A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Eileen Moushey
Sunday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.
ABOUT THESE AUDITIONS
The auditions for Relatively Speaking will be conducted as an open call, which means that you do NOT have to make an advance appointment.
Instead, pick one of the two nights to audition. Please be sure to arrive at the Playhouse and sign in no later than 8 p.m.
Callbacks (if needed) will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Please note that ALL of the play's fours characters speak with British accents. Ages are somewhat flexible, but must be relative to other characters.
Women: SHEILA, mid 50s–mid 60s; GINNY, mid 20s–mid 30s
Men: PHILIP, mid 50s-mid 60s; GREG: mid 20s–mid 30s
WHAT TO PREPARE FOR THESE AUDITIONS
Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. You do NOT have to prepare a monologue.
► CLICK HERE to download (pdf) the audition scenes that will be used.
► CLICK HERE to read a snippet of the script online via Google Books.
The full script is available at the Weathervane box office. Please stop in during regular Box Office hours only (Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. t0 5:30 p.m.
Please bring your calendar with you to auditions - you will be asked to list your conflicts.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Set in England during the Swinging Sixties, Relatively Speaking involves multiple mistaken identities and the desperate lies, panic, confusion, and frantic cover-ups that follow. Together, they add up to a wildly clever comic romp that earned playwright Alan Ayckbourn the reputation as "the British Neil Simon."
ABOUT THE REHEARSALS
First rehearsal is Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. Thereafter, rehearsals will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday rehearsals will either be in the afternoons (starting at 2:30 p.m.) or in the evenings ( starting at 7 p.m.) depending on Playhouse availability and actors’ conflicts/preferences. At the first rehearsal, a full schedule will be given. Depending on the scheduled agenda for rehearsals, actors may not be required to be at all of them.
Here are the “must” dates for those cast in the show:
► Sunday, Oct. 5: 1 to 10 p.m. ("double dress" rehearsal with dinner provided).
► Monday, Oct. 6 through Wednesday, Oct. 8: 7 to 10 p.m. (dress rehearsals).
ABOUT THE SHOW'S PERFORMANCES
Relatively Speaking will play for 12 performances on Weathervane's Founders Theater stage between Oct. 9 and 26, 2014.
The performance days and times during this three-week period are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
The "call" is generally one hour before curtain.
ABOUT THE SHOW'S DIRECTOR
EILEEN MOUSHEY is a freelance writer/director and a two-time regional Emmy Award winner. Her company, Mysteries by Moushey, publishes her original comedy/mystery scripts (which have been performed in over 1,300 venues worldwide). She has been been involved at Weathervane Playhouse for over 30 years as a volunteer, actress, writer, designer, and director. She served 10 years on the Playhouse's Board of Trustees, including a stint as President, and steered two capital campaigns. Last fall, she directed the Weathervane production of Night Must Fall. Her other Weathervane directiorial credits include And the Winner Is, Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, A Tuna Christmas and See How They Run. She also serves as the Coordinator for Weathervane’s annual 8x10 TheatreFest, the Playhouse's festival of 10-minute plays. She lives in Kent with her husband, Stephen. They have three children and three grandchildren.
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014: 4 to 7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 15, 2014: 4 to 7 p.m.
(Please plan on staying for approximately 30 minutes.)
Callbacks: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014: 4 p.m.
The roles of Jacob, Joseph, Narrator, Pharaoh and Potiphar are open to, but not limited to, adult actors.
The age limit for all other roles is 12 to 23.
* 32 bars of a musical-theater song in the same musical style of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. You must have sheet music with piano accompaniment in the correct key.
* You will be required to dance. Please bring dance shoes or tennis shoes.
* Bring your calendar with you; conflict dates cannot be accepted after the show is cast. Conflicts reported after the show is cast may result in re-casting your role.
Looking for sheet music? Check out these links for musical books:
ABOUT THE REHEARSALS
Rehearsals start on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
Rehearsals will run Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Mondays through Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.
When listing your conflict dates, please assume you will be called to every rehearsal.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCES
The Production Runs 18 performances: November 25 ~ December 21, 2014.
This includes four weekday, daytime performances.
HOW TO GET AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT
Joseph... auditions are scheduled by advance appointments only.
These appointments are scheduled ONLINE ONLY.
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