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

Synopsis:

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

Callbacks: TBA

Characters Needed

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.

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○Please note any conflicts with auditions/callbacks or the run at this time.
○Please let us know if there is a specific part you are interested in.

You can indicate your interest by filling in the Charleys Aunt_Fillable Audition Form

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AUDITION GUIDELINES

• You can SUBMIT your interest using the show’s contact form  OR PRINT out the Fillable Audition Form and bring it and your headshot with you to the audition.

• Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the group will read. Drop in, no appointment necessary. Open to all ethnicities.

• Auditions are for NON-EQUITY productions. 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.

• 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.

• It is expected that actors must be capable of playing the age specified, be capable of speaking with expected accents, be able to utilize musical and dancing skills, when the part requires those skills.

• While experience is preferable it is not essential.

 

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 you provide will be made available to directors and other Metro shows for audition and casting purposes.  You may request to be removed from our mailing list at any time.