Metro Theatre is holding
Auditions for HAPPY BIRTHDAY- a Comedy
Written by Beverly Cross
Directed by: Kayt Roth
When: Monday, Nov 02 and Tuesday, Nov 03
Time: by appointment starting at 7 pm
Where: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Bernard has foolishly asked his mistress, Brigit, to his home on her birthday despite the fact his wife Jacqueline is present. He has also invited his oldest friend, Robert and asks him to pretend Brigit is his mistress. Robert refuses as he is having an affair with Jacqueline, but Bernard cunningly involves him anyway. By chance, a temporary maid engaged for the evening arrives when Jacqueline and Bernard are out and her name is also Brigit. Robert mistakes her for Bernard’s girlfriend. Frantic complications in which identities, plots and counter plots and bedrooms are exchanged with ever increasing confusion transpire until an unexpected ending makes everyone happy including the maid who has acquired a mink coat and lots of money. A long running success in London.
Show Run Dates:
Wednesday to Saturday, January 28 to February 20 2021
Sunday matinees are January 31; February 07; February 14 2021
Saturday, November 07 by appointment from 1:00 PM
Callback Appointments held at:
Metro Theatre Scene Shop, 8960 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC
3-female; 2-male – casting open to all ethnicities
Jacqueline (F, 30-55) – Refined, frustrated, in love with Robert despite being married to Bernard
Robert (M, 30-55) – Successful, reluctant to get involved in Bernard’s schemes, but who’s having an affair with Jacqueline
Bernard (M, 30-55) – Gregarious, sly, foolhardy, is having an affair with Bridget 2
Brigit 1 (F, 25-40) – Down to Earth, outgoing, the housekeeper for the weekend who’s not afraid to put the screws to somebody when it’s needed
Brigit 2 (F, 25-40) – Snobbish model who is not useful in the kitchen
3 times per week November through until opening night
Requirements: Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the actors will read.
Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production.
*English accents preferred, but not required
All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions.
People will be seen by appointment only– 2 actors in 20 minute time slots, to allow for appropriate physical distancing.
Auditions will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY; ‘sides’ can be printed at home to bring with you to audition.
- Director, Kayt Roth, will reply to your submission to schedule your appointment time and email you the SIDES for the characters you wish to audition for.
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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