Colonial Playhouse will hold
the following auditions for the 2011-12 season!
26, 7:00 P.M.
We will hold auditions for
the opening production of our 2011-2012 season, the James Sherman comedy "Mr. 80%," on Thursday, May 26 beginning at 7:00
p.m. Director Steve Kelly seeks three women and three men ages 30's to 40's for the September 2011 production.
SHOW DATES: September 9,
10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 2011
Sharon, a no-nonsense young
attorney, and Patricia, who is doing her medical residency, advertise for a roommate to help pay the rent of their New York
apartment. After a sour experience with Sharon's former live-in boyfriend, the two decide to specify either another woman
or a gay male only, which elicits a response from Sam, a struggling young comic, who, with his partner, Jan, is desperate
to find an affordable place to live—desperate enough to pose as a gay man, with Jan as his lover. The fact that Sharon
and Patricia are taken in by the ruse leads to a series of hilarious misunderstandings, made even funnier by the swishy high
jinks of the two attractive (and decidedly heterosexual) young men; and the fact that, inevitably, they find themselves falling
in love with their toothsome roommates.
How to work out a happy ending
for relationships involving two young women who have become embittered and suspicious by the perfidy of men in general; and
two young men who, having been so successful in convincing their roommates that they are gay that they are now hard pressed
to reverse the notion, is a test of the author's ingenuity — but one which Mr. Sherman meets with lively inventiveness,
nonstop hilarity and, in the end, a redeeming touch of genuine warmth and humanity.
25 7:00 P.M.
Auditions for the second
production of our 2011-2012 season, the medieval comedy spoof "The Bride of Brackenloch! A Ghastly Gothic Thriller?" by Rick
Abbot, will be held on Monday, July 25 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Director Erin Guard seeks
eight women and three men of varying ages for the November 2011 production.
SHOW DATES: November 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13,
18, 19, 2011
In this cheerily goofy spoof
of all those gothic novels where the heroine is brought to the ancient manor by her handsome, brooding groom, new bride Daphne
is brought to Brackenloch the day after her husband Jabez Thorngall lost his first bride to the family curse: any bride at
Brackenloch Manor is doomed to die on her wedding day.
At the bottom of the bracken-fringed
Scottish loch which gives the manor its name lurks "Bracky" who is not a monster to take lightly. The murder of Jabez's father
six years earlier remains unsolved and family disappearances create further mysteries.
Also missing is the Strong
Wong, a Hong Kong tong gong thong which used to hang above the crossed claymores above the fireplace. Potential suspects include
the housekeeper, the maid, the sister, the cook, the handyman, the aunt, the sexy female neighbor, the cast off sweetheart
of Jabez who thought she would be the new bride. Suspicion and danger are omnipresent, and you will love every minute of this
12, 2011, 7:00 P.M.
We will hold auditions for
the third production of our 2011-2012 season, the John Patrick Shanley comedy "Four Dogs and a Bone," on Monday, September
12, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Director Todd Holtsberry (267-231-8394) seeks two women and two men for the January 2012 production.
SHOW DATES: January 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22,
27, 28, 2012
Brenda, a seemingly guileless
young actress, takes a meeting with Bradley, a troubled, middle-aged producer, to discuss the film on which they are working.
Brenda wants to be a star, she even chants for it! But Collette, the other actress in the film, is in her way, so Brenda must
convince Bradley that the film is in serious trouble unless he makes certain changes, one of which is taking out Collette's
part. Bradley, knowing full well that the film is seriously over budget, intimates that he will effect Brenda's suggestions
if she can convince her stepbrother, a giant movie star, to make a cameo appearance in the film, guaranteeing more capitalization
and the cachet of success.
Meanwhile, Collette has her
own agenda: She knows she's not as young as she once was. She tries to convince Victor, the writer, to alter the film so she
can be the heroine, or else, this, his first film, is destined to be lost in art houses or, worse, go directly to video. Victor,
a na´ve young writer from Off-Off Broadway, doesn't know how to handle any of this, and his mother just died. He needs to
mourn and to drink himself into a stupor before he changes his screenplay.
Later, in the make-up trailer,
Brenda and Collette find out they've been trying to stab the other in the back which leads to the kind of cat fight only actresses
do and culminates in a mock-bonding. All hell breaks loose in the final scene when Bradley and Victor confront one another
over the state of the film and are interrupted by Brenda and Collette, and all the lies and backbiting are exposed as these
four dogs go after their bone.
7, 2011, 7:00 P.M.
Auditions for the fourth
production of our 2011-2012 season, the "film noir" comedy "Red Herring" by Michael Hollinger, will be held on Monday, November
7 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Director Ron Hill seeks three
women and three men of varying ages for the March 2012 production.
SHOW DATES: March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23,
Three love stories, a murder
mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It's 1952:
America's on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Eisenhower's on the campaign trail, and I Love Lucy's on Monday nights.
Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy's
daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in
the Harbor — or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana. A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying,
and retying) the knot.
16, 2012, 7:00 P.M.
We will hold auditions for
the fifth production of our 2011-2012 season, the Neil Simon classic comic drama "Biloxi Blues," on Monday, January 16, 2012,
beginning at 7:00 p.m. Director Dave Ebersole seeks two women and six men for the May 2012 production.
SHOW DATES: May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 (Mother's
Day), 18, 19, 2012
Tony Award winner for Best
The second in Pulitzer Prize-winning
playwright Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical trilogy which began with "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and concluded with "Broadway
Bound" (both previously produced at Colonial in 1994).
When we last met Eugene Jerome,
he was coping with adolescence in 1930's Brooklyn. Here, he is a young army recruit during WWII, going through basic training
and learning about Life and Love with a capital 'L' along with some harsher lessons, while stationed at boot camp in Biloxi,
Mississippi in 1943.
7, 2012, 7:00 P.M.
Auditions for the final production
of our 2011-2012 season, the 12th annual "Colonial Quickies" summer short play festival, will be held on Monday, March 7,
2012 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Needed are approximately
20 women and men of varying ages for the June 2012 production.
Participants are asked to
bring a 2-minute monologue.
SHOW DATES: June 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 21,
22, 23, 2012
Scripts to be Determined
Colonial Playhouse auditions
consist of cold readings from the script, except where noted. All roles are open, but if pre-casting is done (at the discretion
of the director), announcements will be made prior to the audition date. Callbacks will be held at the direction of the director,
and will be announced the evening of the audition.
auditions begin at 7:00 p.m. Please bring any scheduling conflicts to the audition.
Colonial Playhouse is located
at Ridley and Magnolia Avenues in Aldan (522 West Magnolia Ave.), one block off of Oak Avenue and a five minute walk from
the Primos station of SEPTA’s Media/Elwyn (formerly R3).