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Audition Notice: SENSE and SENSIBILITY

showcastMETRO THEATRE  is holding auditions for

SENSE and SENSIBILITY

audition-line-up-350Our 500th Show

Written  by Jane Austen & Adapted by Jon Jory

Directed by Joan Bryans

on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM

with callbacks  Wednesday, August 24, at 7:00 PM

AUDITION ADDRESS: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

SHOW RUNS: October 28 -to- November 19, 2016

Synopsis

Sisters Elinor and Marianne find themselves captivated by two very different men in this lively and dynamic adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. Sensible Elinor is charmed by the quiet, bumbling goodness of Edward, while passionate Marianne is swept off of her feet by the dashing and mysterious Willoughby. But when Willoughby’s scandalous past and Edward’s secret fiancé come to light, the sisters are forced to rely upon themselves and one another to weather their heartache — and learn that when sense and sensibility meet, love can’t be far behind.

Characters Needed

WOMEN

Elinor, 20’s.  Ruled by reason, mannered, contained, A witty control freak.

Marianne, Character is 17 can be played by actor up to 24 if young looking, ruled by Instinct, by her heart, & emotions; a bit wild.

Mrs. Henry Dashwood, 40’s, mother of Elinor and Marianne, kind, loving; a bit of a romantic.

Mrs John Dashwood,   Late 20’s early 30’s.  Manipulating, controlling, on her way up, snobbish. Full of wifely concern and vicious self- interest.

Mrs. Jennings, 60’s. Gossipy, well intentioned, rather vulgar, full of jokes and laughter.

Lucy Steele, 20’s, Coy and calculating, sly, selfish, insecure, shrewd.

Lady Middleton40’s, spoils her kids, elegant, little to say for herself. Also plays Mrs. Ferrars.

MEN

John Dashwood – mid 30’s Distinguished looking, weak minded, easily persuaded.  Also plays Gardener.

Edward Ferrars– 27-35, quiet, a little gauche, Not handsome but sweet.

Sir John Middleton.  40’s. Kind/ good humoured/ expansive. Also plays Doctor.

Col. Brandon, Late 30’s.   “A man thawing out after being in fridge for 20 years”

Willoughby, 20’s, good looking, graceful, good voice, gallant. A charm merchant.

Robert Ferrars, conceited 20s–30’s. Also plays Servant.

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Requirements:

English accents.

Auditions will be readings from script sides  available here:

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY SCRIPT SIDES

Director requests that you bring hard copies of your headshot and resume with you to the audition.

Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production. People will be seen on a first come/first served basis, but be prepared that you may have to sit around and wait as you may be needed to read opposite someone else who is auditioning.

Please READ THIS SECTION!

PRODUCTION DATES  

Thursday-to-Saturday,

October 28 -to- November 19, 2016 at 8 pm

with Sunday Matinees: 

November 06 and November 13 at 2 pm

Private bookings may occur on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, for each performance week, with no more than one private booking per week.  Please keep these days free to perform.

REHEARSALS begin SEPTEMBER and continue until Opening Night. If you are cast, you will be required to become a Member of Metro Theatre and your 12-month Membership Fee of $20 will be collected at the first read-through.

Please complete the Sense and Sensibility Audition Form.

**A printable PDF is attached at the end of this form if you wish to print it, fill it out manually and bring it along with your Headshot/Resume to the audition.

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EXPERIENCE: A brief list of plays, roles, companies and directors (to be completed ONLY if NO resume is provided)

If you are not cast, would you be interested in joining the Metro Theatre Team in another capacity? With FIVE shows each season, we need considerable backstage personnel - excellent training for further advancement in Theatre Arts.

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For Further Information Please Contact:

 Director, Joan Bryans at j.bryans@telus.net

METRO THEATRE PRIVACY POLICY:  Metro Theatre is collecting personal information about you.  If you are cast in this show, your contact information will be provided to other members of the company.  Unless you ask us not to:  you will be added to our mailing list; the information on this form will be made available to directors or other Metro shows for audition and casting purposes.  You may request to be removed from our mailing list as any time.

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**Printable Audition Form SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

 

 

 

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