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Audition Form for  the WRCT Fall Production of DRINKING HABITS

Audition dates:

August 12 and 13 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Production dates:
September 26, 27, and 28,
October 3, 4, and 5

Character descriptions and synopsis at the bottom of this form

Thank you for your interest in participating with WRCT!*

Please complete the following form.
A copy will be given to the director and stage manager to review during auditions.

*WRCT welcomes actors and volunteers of all experience levels, whether you are brand new or a veteran thespian!

 

It is important to note pre-casting is prohibited for our mainstage productions. As a community theatre, we believe in having as many participants onstage as is possible and may dissuade double casting when applicable.

Your information:

OR

What is you age group?
Best way to contact you

Theatre experience, if you have any. (If not, it's okay!):

Have you participated with WRCT before?
For which role(s) would you like to audition?

*See character descriptions at the bottom of this page.

If you are cast and the director feels the character is best portrayed with physical alterations, would you be willing to (check all that apply)
If not cast, would you like to work on a backstage crew?

NOTE: Checking yes WILL NOT affect your chances of being cast. Please talk with the director or stage manager to let them know how you'd like to help.

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Rehearsals/Production schedule:

Rehearsals will be live at the WRCT Auditorium. See the director's schedule for details.

Thanks you for submitting your audition form. The Director and Stage Manager will have a copy available at auditions. Break a leg!

SYNOPSIS: 

 

Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

*CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

 

Sister Philamena (F) — age range 20s–50s

One of the three nuns who lives at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing. Has secretly been making wine for several years with Sister Augusta in order to keep the convent open. Devout and dedicated to her calling. Joyful and humorous.

 

Sister Augusta (F) — age range 20s–50s

One of the three nuns who lives at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing. Has secretly been making wine for several years with Sister Philamena in order to keep the convent open. Devout and dedicated to her calling. Joyful and humorous. 

 

George (M) — age range 20s–30s **

Caretaker and gardener at the convent. George is a sweet, simple man. 

 

Mother Superior (F) — age range 40s–60+ ***

Has been in charge of the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing for many years. Hates alcohol, especially wine. Somewhat wily.  

 

Paul (M) — age range 20s– 30s **

Newspaper reporter. Co-worker and former fiancé of Sally. Paul is an orphan. He’s a good writer, but his conscience sometimes gets in the way of his reporting. 

 

Sally (F) — age range 20s–30s **

Award-winning newspaper reporter. Used to be engaged to Paul. Left him standing at the altar on their wedding day in order to cover an important story. Quick-witted and sometimes sharp-tongued. 

 

Sister Mary Catherine (F) — age range 20s–30s **

A novice nun sent to the convent to finish her training. Meek & timid. 

 

Father Chenille (M) — age range 40s–60+ ***

Priest of the local parish next door to the convent. Patient, understanding, and a little clumsy. 

** The characters of George, Paul, Sally, and Sister Mary Catherine will be cast to actors of a similar age range to one another.

 

*** The characters of Mother Superior and Father Chenille will cast to actors of a similar age range to one another.

AUDITIONS!

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WRCT's Fall Production is up next!

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NEXT UP:

Our 2024 HOPO Youth Production:

IT'S A MADHOUSE!

PRODUCTION DATES:
August 3 at 7:00 PM

August 4 at 2:00 PM

Audition Form for  the WRCT Holiday Musical Production of
WHITE CHRISTMAS

Audition dates:

October 7 and 8 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Production dates:
December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14

Character descriptions and synopsis at the bottom of this page

Thank you for your interest in participating with WRCT!*

Please complete the following form.
A copy will be given to the director and stage manager to review during auditions.

*WRCT welcomes actors and volunteers of all experience levels, whether you are brand new or a veteran thespian!

 

It is important to note pre-casting is prohibited for our mainstage productions. As a community theatre, we believe in having as many participants onstage as is possible and may dissuade double casting when applicable.

Your information:

OR

What is you age group?
Best way to contact you

Theatre experience, if you have any. (If not, it's okay!):

Have you participated with WRCT before?
For which role(s) would you like to audition?

*See character descriptions at the bottom of this page.

If you are cast and the director feels the character is best portrayed with physical alterations, would you be willing to (check all that apply)
What is your voice range?
If not cast, would you like to work on a backstage crew?

NOTE: Checking yes WILL NOT affect your chances of being cast. Please talk with the director or stage manager to let them know how you'd like to help.

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Rehearsals/Production schedule:

Rehearsals will be live at the WRCT Auditorium or Studio Theatre. See the director's schedule for details.

Thanks you for submitting your audition form. The Director and Stage Manager will have a copy available at auditions. Break a leg!

SYNOPSIS: 

 

Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting, wholesome musical that will delight audiences of all ages.

*CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: Courtesy of  Wharton Plaza Theatre

 

Bob Wallace(mid 30’s to early 40’s)

 A major singing star, Bob is the guiding force behind the song and dance team of Wallace and Davis. He wears his fame easily, but has some trouble with social and romantic interactions. Despite occasional gruffness, he is a deeply kind and principled man who is searching for true love.

Phil Davis (mid 30’s to early 40‘s)

The fun-loving song-and-dance partner of the team Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator, and incorrigible ladies’ man who is determined to see his friend happy, even if it requires scheming and outright deception. He has a boyish charm and sex appeal. 

Betty Haynes(mid-20’s to late 30’s)

Sensible, responsible half of the Haynes sisters act. Classic elegance. Destined to be a star, but hesitant to take the spotlight. Devoted to her sister. Hides a yearning for true love under a protective shell. 

Judy Haynes (mid-20’s to mid 30’s)

Younger, more ambitious and slightly scheming other sister. Wholesome and adorable, sexy and flirty. 

General Henry Waverly (late 50’s to mid 60’s)

Retired Army general with a curmudgeonly military exterior, adjusting to retired life in post WW II America. Precise and orderly, struggling to run the Inn in Vermont. A man of integrity. Underneath a warm compassionate man in need of family and love. With the exception of one line, can be non-singing role.

Martha Watson (late 40’s to mid-60’s)

Once a Broadway star, now the General’s housekeeper. The true force behind running the Inn. Very dry wit and frank with a wisecracking sense of humor. Big hearted, but unsentimental. Irrepressible meddler, believing she acts on everyone’s best behalf.

Susan Waverly – (young girl 9 to 12 to play 9 years old)

The General’s granddaughter. Lovable and outgoing. A bit precocious, but wise beyond her years. Gets bitten by the stage bug and is great at it. 

Ralph Sheldrake – (mid 30’s to early 40’s)

Jokester Army buddy of Bob and Phil’s, now a major television executive. Fast talking, loud, brash New York professional with a good head on his shoulders.

Rita and Rhoda – (mid 20’s to early 30’s)

Bob and Phil’s two star chorus showgirls. Brash, sexy and fun. Perhaps not the brightest.

 

Ezekiel Foster – (mid 40’s to late 50’s)

Practical, the ultimate laid back New Englander. A man of few words. Caretaker at the Inn. Takes life at a very very leisurely pace.

Mike – (mid 20’s to late 30’s)

Bob and Phil’s Stage Manager. Can be overly dramatic and often hysterical, but gets the job done. Works to attempt a sense of control and order for the company. Doubles as Mr. Snoring Man, WInter Tourist

 

Tessie – (late 20’s to 30’s)

Young Character woman to play Bob and Phil’s secretary, also plays Head Seamstress and Mrs. Snoring Man, winter tourist. 

Male and Female Ensemble of Dancers – (early 20’s to mid 30’s)

Will play assorted speaking roles as well as being a strong singing ensemble. Strong in Ballroom, Jazz and Tap. Dance style is 1950’s Hollywood movie musical style.

Four Band Singers, Backup vocalists seated onstage – 2 men, 2 women.

Excellent singers who move well and can handle tight harmonies of the period.

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