AUDITIONS

 
 

All roles are open to anyone in the community, and no experience is necessary to audition.Acting UP

Audition Process:

  • Auditions are traditionally held on two dates, When necessary, a call back date will follow. Appointments are usually not required, you'll get signed in when you arrive. Please check each play's specific audition notes carefully.
  • Auditions are held in the lounge or in the
    performance hall.
  • Approximate age ranges of the characters will usually be listed, but it’s always a good idea to check out the script so you can get a feel for the characters.
  • All audition material is provided and will be available at the auditions.
  • Generally, you will be asked to read pages from the script in front of the director, the stage manager, and another reader.
  • You may download this fillable/saveable audition form to prepare ahead of time:
    SLP Audition Form
 
 

2017–18 SEASON AUDITIONS:

 
 

 
 

OUR ANNUAL PANTO

   
 

St Luke’s Players presents the classic love story, Cinderella, complete with songs, dance, exaggerated characters and silly jokes. Come and boo the Ugly Step Sisters, cheer on the Prince and delight in the magic of the Fairy Godmother. It is wonderful entertainment to be enjoyed by all members of the family.

Written by
David and Helena Hitchcock

Directed by
Neville Owen & Janine Longy

 

Play runs Dec 15, 2017 – Jan 1, 2018
Rehearsals are on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays from 7 pm until 10 pm
(with consideration to kids)

Located at St. Luke’s Hall,
3821 Cedar Hill X Road

AUDITION DATES:

Thurs Sept 14 at 7pm or

Sat Sept 16 at 2pm

Callbacks: Sun Sept 17 at 2pm

No appointments are necessary,
just show up promptly at the start time.

If you are unable to attend these audition dates contact the directors for alternatives.

Auditionees will be asked to sing "Oh Canada" as part of their audition. Link here to a downloadable PDF with the words and music.

Scripts & Questions: 

nevowen@telus.net or floyd_janine@shaw.ca

Brief Audition Poster PDF

Detailed Audition Poster PDF

Panto Audition Form PDF

Promotional Poster PDF

 
   
 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

This is a traditional panto. All roles are stereotypes, over the top, overacted and, in some cases, overwhelming!

We are looking for a mixture of young (minimum age of 10 as at December 2017) and mature (no maximum age!) actors, either with theatre experience or wanting to try out for the first time. Everyone welcome! There are a few “mouse” roles for young children 7–10 years old.

 
 

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS
(12 actors)

Tinkerbell, Fairy Godmother
female, any age. Comfortable speaking in rhyme and to the audience
Cinderella female (Principal Girl) teenager or young adult. Sweet & innocent but determined! Comparable age to Prince Charming.

Comfortable talking to the audience. Our heroine!

Prince Charming female, confidant, regal. Comparable age to Cinderella. Our hero!

Buttons (Plant) male, or female slightly naïve, very likeable. Comfortable talking to the audience.

Florinda (Yucky Stepsister)and
Llucinda (Yucky Stepsister)

Each acts and speaks as a man, but is dressed as a women (traditional Dame). Large in personality and movements. Outgoing, eccentric, exaggerated, witty “over the top”. Good physical and comedic sense of timing. Mean to Cinderella, but audience needs to laugh at, not boo, them!! Need to work well with each other.

Baron Hardup male, father figure. Ineffectual and henpecked, kind to Cinderella who he adores.

Baroness Hardup female. Manipulative, domineering, scheming.

Evil Landlord (traditional villain)
male, conniving. Overacts his villainy. Evil laugh. Enjoys (and encourages!) the audience booing him. Typical “Victorian melodrama” villain.

Daisy the Cow
panto animal. Requiring two persons, male and/or female. No lines, but requires some agility!

Dandini, the Prince’s footman
male or female , any age (but could be close to Prince Charming’s). Suave, witty, noble.

ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS

With possible doubling of roles
(11 to 15 actors):

Mice (4 - 6) 7 to 10 years old. Small, cute, simple choreography, only appear in Act I.

Cat/ Friends/ Party Guests/ Tree Spirits/Horses/Coach Footman
(6 – 8)
– males and/or females.

Can be a mixture of ages, minimum of 10 years old. Some ability to dance as Tree Spirits. Some will also act as Stage Crew to change the sets.

DJ could double as Tree Spirit 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
 
 
 

COMEDY

   
 

In a series of scenes connected by time and place and a most unusual radio broadcast, we follow inter-weaving characters in their comic struggle to find the meaning of love. All scenes feature a bed as the primary focus. 15 characters (may be some doubling)

Written by
Norm Foster

Directed by
Merry Hallsor

Play runs March 7 – 18, 2018
Rehearsals are on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays from 7 pm until 10 pm

Located at St. Luke’s Hall,
3821 Cedar Hill X Road

AUDITION DATES:

Sat Dec 2 or

Sun Dec 3 at 2pm

Callbacks: Thurs Dec 7 at 7pm

No appointments are necessary,
just show up promptly at the start time.

If you are unable to attend these audition dates contact the director for alternatives.

Scripts & Questions: 

merryhallsor@gmail.com

Detailed Audition Poster PDF

Promotional Poster PDF

 
   
 
 
 

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS

EDDIE (Nighthawk) Nichols – a radio jock, late 40’s to late 50’s

LAURA Nichols – Eddie’s wife, late 40’s to late 50’s

LOU Ballantyne – 50’s to 60’s

BETSY Ballantyne – Lou’s wife, 50’s to 60’s

MELODY Ballantyne – Lou & Betsy’s daughter, late teens early 20’s

DEREK Baumgaren – mid 30’s

SUSAN Upchurch – mid 30’s

STEVE Upchurch – Susan’s husband; moving man, mid 30’s to 40’s


 

NICK – a reluctant thief, 20’s to 40’s

SANDY – Nick’s girlfriend; a very bad exotic dancer, 20’s to 30’s

DAVEY – the other thief, 30’s to 50’s

TOMMY Quick – aging rock star, 50’s to 60’s

CHARLIE – no nonsense night club owner, 50’s to 60’s

JERRY – Lou’s brother; moving man, 40’s to 50’s

YOLANDA – Sandy’s sister, 30’s to 40’s

 
 
 
 

MURDER MYSTERY

   
 

The story of "Laura" is best known through the 1944 movie by Otto Preminger that has become one of the classics of film noir. Laura Hunt, a successful advertising executive, has been found murdered and the detective investigating the case becomes as obsessed with her as all the other men in her life.

Written by
Vera Caspar & George Sklar

Directed by
Don Keith

Play runs May 17 – 27, 2018
Rehearsals are on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays from 7 pm until 10 pm
(with consideration to kids)

Located at St. Luke’s Hall,
3821 Cedar Hill X Road

AUDITION DATES:

TBA

Callbacks: TBA

No appointments are necessary,
just show up promptly at the start time.

If you are unable to attend these audition dates contact the director for alternatives.

Scripts & Questions: 

TBA

 
   
 
 
 

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS

5 men 3 women 

Mark – early 30’s; a shrewd young man; lean and vigorous

Danny -19; rough, rather rude manner; hiding his sensitivity

Waldo – late 40’s; indulges his emotions, theatrical

Bessie – 40’s; New York Irish; independent and plain spoken


 

Shelby – 30’s to early 40’s well bred, his manners easy and gracious;Southern accent

Mrs. Dorgan – 45; faded; touch of eccentricity; suppressed hysteria

Laura – early to late 30’s; tempestuous coquette, brutally violent at times, then remorsefully generous.

Olsen – 20’s-30’s; the cop