AUDITION NOTICE
LAKESHORE PLAYERS DORVAL
(COMMUNITY THEATRE)

 

Lakeshore Players Dorval is pleased to announce open auditions for its upcoming winter 2020 production of A Comedy of Tenors by Ken Ludwig, directed Genti Bejko.

Lakeshore Players Dorval strongly encourages equality and inclusiveness.
Please note that this is an amateur, unpaid production.
Cast will be required to become members of Lakeshore Players Dorval.

 

When: *** Exceptionally there will be NO auditions on Thursday Nov. 28th *** Tuesday, November 26th from 7-10 pm and Sunday, December 1st from 1-5 pm. Call backs, if necessary, will take place Tuesday, December 3rd at 7-10 pm.

Where: The Chalet located at 90 Martin in Dorval (located in the middle of St. Charles Park, next to the basketball court and baseball field) off Lakeshore Blvd. By bus, #191 from Lionel-Groulx metro.

First Rehearsal: The first rehearsal will take place Thursday December 5th at 7 PM.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-10 pm, and Sundays from 1-5 pm at the Chalet.

Performance Dates: February 6th to 15th, 2020 at the Louise Pelletier Theatre, Lakeside Academy, Lachine, Quebec.

NOTES:

  • For Tito and Beppo roles – actor is required to improvise and jump in and out in between characters. 2-3 times. Quick Switching of characters.
  • Tito, Max, Carlo and Tatiana are required also to perform a lip-syncing of La Traviata: “Libiamo, ne’ lieti calici”.
  • These are group auditions and you may be asked to stay for the full time. Please make every effort to arrive at the beginning of your chosen audition. If you have time constraints, please inform the director when you first arrive.
  • The excerpts for the audition will be provided at the audition and memorization of the excerpts is not required.

Synopsis:

A Comedy of Tenors is the story of one hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as the producer can keep his Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife Maria from causing chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.

Character Breakdown:

Tito: One of the greatest opera singers in their world. Very insecure, whines at times. Big man with big presence. Age: 50+

Maria: Tito’s current wife, and is buxom, beautiful, loud and stylish. Always pushing Tito around and loves to be the center of attention. Age: 45+

Tatiana Racon: Very tempting, seductive prima soprano and ex-lover of Tito’s. She likes to be the center of attention. Age: 35-45+

Carlo: Another one of the world’s greatest tenors, but not so sure of himself. He is always thinking of the men who sing better than he does and always seems to think he has somewhere else to be. Age: 25+

Mimi: Daughter of Tito and Maria. Very attractive young woman who is tempting, plays games and is a constant worry to her parents. Aged: 25+

Saunders: One of the great impresarios in the world of opera. Very distinguished, nervous and funny. Age: 50+

Max: Used to be Saunders’ secretary until it was discovered in the previous play, Lend Me A Tenor, that he had a marvelous singing voice. Very nervous. Age: 30+

SIDES:

For more information contact 
Charyl Hyndman, Publicity Director: publicity@lakeshoreplayersdorval.com