Metro Theatre is holding
Auditions for CHARLEY’S AUNT
Edited by Paul Thain
Directed by: Alison Schamberger
When: January 20 & January 22 from 7 pm
Where: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Oxford, 1882. Two students, Charley Wyckham and Jack Chesney, want to have lunch with their girlriends. Old Stephen Spettigue–an uncle to one of them, a guardian to both–won’t let them anywhere near the boys; but he’s going out of town. Still, the proper young ladies won’t visit the young men without a chaperon. Charley’s aunt from Brazil–where the nuts come from–is expected to arrive. When she doesn’t, the boys have to do some quick thinking. Enter their rascally friend and fellow student Babbs Babberley, trying on an old ladies costume for the varsity play. They pretty much blackmail him into posing as Charley’s aunt. This ruse sets in motion a series of events that includes Babbs getting courted by both Spettigue and Jack’s father, Sir Chesney. And then Charley’s real aunt shows up.
Show Run Dates:
Thursday to Saturday, April 3 – 18, 2020
Sunday matinees are April 5 & 12, 2020
4 female; 6 male – casting open to all ethnicities
Jack Chesney-22. Oxford undergraduate. Laughs his way through life. Self-confident, quick and alert
Charley Wykeham-22. Oxford undergraduate. Charming but a little shy. Orphan adopted by Donna Lucia D’Alvadorez.
Lord Fancourt-Babberley-also a young undergraduate. Jolly and cheerful. Doesn’t seem to worry about studying-more interested in having a good time.
Sir Francis Chesney-51.Jack’s father. Smartly dressed. Military bearing. Youthful in his outlook.
Stephen Spettigue-50-60. Well-to-do solicitor. Pompous and opinionated. Guardian to both the girls.
Brassett– 50-60. Manservant to Jack and Charley. Polite and helpful while shaking his head at the young men’s antics.
Kitty Verdun-20s. Heiress. Practical and down-to-earth. In love with Jack.
Amy Spettigue-20s. Spettigue’s niece. Shy and timid. In love with Charley.
Ela Delahay-17-20. Ward of Donna Lucia. Unaffected, with a good sense of humour and high spirits.
Donna Lucia D’Alvadorez-40-50. Englishwoman whose financial genius led her to marry a wealthy Brazilian.Very kind-hearted and with a good sense of humour.
Rehearsal period: 3 times per week February through until opening night
Requirements: Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the group will read.
Upper class English accents required for everyone, except Brassett but coaching will be part of the rehearsal process.
Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions. People will be seen on a first come/first served basis, but be prepared that you may have to wait after being seen as you may be needed to read opposite someone else who is auditioning
Ethno-cultural casting statement:
We encourage submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality. We encourage anyone to audition for any role as we will be casting on who is best for the role.
Resume and Headshots:
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