live theatre on the northshore
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5
Courtney Calato Lee
March 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, & 20
AUDITION DETAILS & SHOW SYNOPSIS
Rehearsals: January 24 – March 4 [Monday-Thursday evenings, Fridays as needed]
* Some actors may be asked to attend callbacks Tuesday, December 7, 6:30 PM.
* Auditioning actors 18+ || All roles available and all ethnicities and experience levels are welcome and encouraged to audition.
Please review your schedule to ensure rehearsal and show availability. Limited conflicts may be honored, but because of the ensemble work required, they are not recommended.
Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move, as there will be an improv/movement portion of the audition. Audition sides will be sent prior to auditions and need not be memorized. Simply read and be familiar enough to play any role. English dialects (Standard and/or Cockney) are not necessary for auditions but welcome if comfortable.
Register for the audition here:
Questions? Email info@30byNinety.com with the subject: Noises Off Auditions
Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett [Female, 50+]
* Top-billed actress and principal investor in Nothing’s On. Forgetful, she often struggles to remember blocking, props, and lines. Cares deeply for her castmates, but is spiteful when spurned. Currently engaged in an affair with the much younger, Garry.
In Nothing’s On, she plays Mrs. Clackett, the Brents’ Cockney housekeeper.
Brooke Ashton/Vicki: [Female, 20-30 Strong physical comedy role]
* Young, inexperienced, and very attractive, but not a great actress. A bit ditzy, vacant. Oblivious to everyone and everything going on around her. Blind without her contacts, which she’s always losing. One-third of the Poppy-Brooke-Lloyd love triangle.
In Nothing’s On, Brooke plays Vicki, a tax authority employee who is trying to seduce Roger.
Belinda Blair/Flavia Brent: [Female, 30-45]
* A veteran actress, cheerful, sensible, reliable. Acts as the company peacemaker, but is also the company gossip. Fancies herself the glue that holds the company together.
In Nothing’s On, Belinda plays Flavia, Philip Brent’s well-to-do wife.
Poppy Norton-Taylor: [Female, 20-30 Strong physical comedy role]
* Assistant stage manager of Nothing’s On; hard-working, earnest, can be sensitive and highly emotional. Desperately attempts to keep the show from falling apart; overworked to the point of exhaustion. One-third of the Poppy-Brooke-Lloyd love triangle.
In Nothing’s On, Poppy is the Understudy to the female roles.
Lloyd Dallas: [Male, 30+]
The director of the play, Nothing’s On. Temperamental, pretentious, sarcastic, and sharp-tonged, but also suave, smooth, and charming when he chooses to be. He’s secretly involved in a love triangle with Poppy and Brooke.
Garry Lejeune/Roger: [Male, 30-45 Strong physical comedy role]
A leading man with an unfortunate inability to finish a sentence unless it’s dialogue. Professional, tries to keep morale high, but is also easily fired up and prone to vicious jealousy. Currently engaged in an affair with his much older castmate, Dotty.
In Nothing’s On, he plays Roger, an English real estate agent who is attempting to rent the Brents’ house as well as use it as a place to secretly cavort with Vicki.
Frederick Fellowes/Philip Brent: [Male, 30-50 Strong physical comedy role]
Sweet, well-intentioned, yet bumbling and somewhat oblivious actor. A bit dim, lacks confidence, and is prone to the overcomplicating direction he’s given (and most situations); has an extreme aversion to blood and violence.
In Nothing’s On, he plays Philip Brent, the man who owns the house that the play takes place in and he plays the Sheikh.
Selsdon Mowbray/Burglar: [Male, 60+]
An aging, veteran actor. Forgetful, alcoholic, hard of hearing (especially when it suits him) and rarely around when he’s needed; prone to drinking and napping on the job.
In Nothing’s On, he plays the Burglar who breaks into the Brent household.
Tim Allgood: [Male, 25-45]
The company and stage manager of Nothing’s On. Exhausted, over-worked, sleep-deprived, frantic, and completely exhausted; juggling a thousand different jobs and crises.
In Nothing’s On, Tim understudies the male roles, fixes the set, and runs Lloyd’s errands on top of his usual duties.