Metro Theatre is holding Auditions for

THE GAZEBO

man with flashlight in gazebo studying an affectionate couple in the distance

Written by  Alex Coppel

Directed by: GREG ROGERS

When:    Monday,  December 02  &  Wednesday, December 04  from 7:00pm

Where: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

Synopsis:  Elliot Nash and his wife Nell seem to have it all; beautiful country home in Long Island, interesting careers in television. Their idyllic life is shattered when Elliot gets blackmail letters regarding his wife’s teenage indiscretion (she tried marijuana once – it’s 1958!) Desperate to help her, he plots to murder the blackmailer. A complication is the New York District Attorney is his neighbor and close friend. When Nell buys a beautiful Regency gazebo Elliot decides – what better place to hide a body than under the foundation!

Show Run Dates:

Thursday to Saturday, February 21 to March 07, 2020

Sunday matinees are February 23 & March 01

Possible hold over: Thursday to Saturday, March 12 to March 14

Callbacks: Saturday, December 07

 

Characters Needed

3-5 female; 7-9 male – casting open to all ethnicities

ELLIOTT NASH – LEAD: early 30s to mid 40s; television writer; married to Nell & very much in love with her; somewhat set in his ways

NELL NASH – LEAD: 25-40; vibrant TV actress married to and in love with Elliott; vivacious high-energy type; knows what she wants and goes after it. Very strong character

HARLOW EDISON – Large role: New York District Attorney; mid 30s to mid 40s; well-educated professional; friend of the Nashes

MATILDA – their maid; 20-40; high-energy, “take no prisoners” personality. Smaller character with large presence

CHARLIE THORPE – a builder; age 50+; a “salt of the earth” character; blue collar straight shooter

MRS CHANDLER – age 40-60; the real estate agent in cahoots with Elliott to sell their recently-purchased Long Island home; a strong demeanor

THE DOOK – age 30-50; unsavoury, a real shyster; wears a threadbare suit and speaks with a cultivated British accent; the boss of Louie/Louise; a fun character

LOUIE/LOUISE – (could be cast as male or female) Dook’s accomplice; age 20-40; Italian Brooklyn accent; lots of fun

DETECTIVE JENKINS – age 50+; no-nonsense, hardnosed cop, who has been around the block more than once; he is definitely in charge; somewhat threatening

POTTS – a uniformed policeman; 20-30; he discovers the body and reports on the findings

DR WYNER – age 35-50; a police surgeon; male or female; exposes pivotal information about the corpse

JUNIOR DETECTIVE DRUKER – 20-30s; his main job is to record the findings of the crime scene 

 

Rehearsal period:  mid-December through until opening night

Requirements: Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the group will read. Be prepared for some improv as well.

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 GAZEBO_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.