Stage Door Inc. is a renowned community theatre in Chambers County and is known for its exceptional productions. As they gear up for their highly anticipated 2024 season, they are thrilled to announce the upcoming auditions for the play, "Noise Off." This British farce promises non-stop hilarity that will have audiences laughing until it hurts. In their commitment to inclusivity, Stage Door Inc. is holding open auditions for anyone in the community who wishes to be a part of this exciting production. As the only community theatre in Chambers County, Stage Door Inc. continues to provide a platform for local talent to shine and bring joy to the community through the magic of live theater.
8222 State Hwy 146
Saturday, November 25th (1pm – 430pm)
Sunday, November 26th (6pm – 9pm).
Please arrive about 15 minutes before the beginning of the audition time to fill out forms etc., Also we ask that you please plan to attend both auditions unless otherwise directed by theatre staff.
You may fill out an audition form here:
DESCRIPTION OF THE SHOW
Noises Off is a farce- a British sex farce to be precise. (Webster defines farce as a light dramatic composition marked by broadly satirical comedy and improbable plot.) Noises Off is also a play within a play. It is about a group of actors in a farce called Nothing On. The first act of Noises Off is a final dress rehearsal of Nothing On during which the actors are feverishly trying to get through their lines, cues, and prop assignments the night before opening while exhausted, making endless mistakes, and planting the seeds of being at each other’s throats. The second act takes us backstage during a matinee performance of Nothing On after the company has been on the road for a month. The confusion and exhaustion from the first act has morphed into a display of severed relationships, retaliation, and revenge due to romantic entanglements within the company. Finally, in the third act, we are back to watching the closing performance of Nothing On during which sabotage among the company members is the operative word.
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A headshot and resume would be greatly appreciated. If bringing please have your headshot and resume, stapled together.
Weekends, January 19th – February 4th, 2024
Friday and Saturday Showtimes at 730pm and Sunday Matinees at 230pm
Possible Thursday Performances if needed at 730pm
Rehearsal is generally held Monday through Friday 6:30PM – 9:30PM with possibly weekend rehearsals as tech week approaches. Please attend with a known list of conflicts, the casting team will want to know your availability.
Stage Door Inc., is casting 10 adult (high school teenagers are allowed to audition as well) actors for this production.
The audition will also consist of cold readings from the script.
Please be dressed appropriately for movement.
(DO NOT ATTEND IN COSTUME)
*posted ages are the age of the characters not necessarily the actor portraying them*
Note: All age ranges are intended to represent the character’s age, not the actor’s actual age.
Dotty Otley / Mrs. Clacket, Age Range: 40-60
(Off stage Dotty) A late-middle-aged American actress. Forgetful. Dating Garry, though she attempts to make him jealous by meeting with Freddy.
(On Stage Character: Mrs. Clackett): A Cockney Housekeeper for the Brent's home in England. Hospitable, though slow.
Brooke Ashton / Vicki, Age Range: 20-30
(Off Stage: Brooke) A young inexperienced American actress. Pays no attention to other performers, either in performance or backstage. She seems as though she is not really present – like she is somewhere else inside her head. Is always losing her contact lenses. One-third of a Lloyd–Poppy–Brooke love triangle.
(On Stage Character: Vicki): An English woman who works for Inland Revenue and is trying to woo Roger. *Note the actor playing this role must be comfortable being on stage in undergarments.
Belinda Blair / Flavia Brent, Age Range: 20-40
(Off stage Belinda): Cheerful and sensible, a reliable American actress. She may have feelings for Freddy.
(On Stage Character: Flavia Brent): Phillip Brent's English wife. She is dependable, though not one for household duties.
Poppy Norton-Taylor, Age Range: 20-30
American Stage Manager. Emotional and over-sensitive, and envious of Brooke, whom she understudies. Carrying Lloyd's child. One-third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.
Lloyd Dallas, Age Range: 35-50 The director of the play, Nothing On. Temperamental. One third of a Lloyd–Poppy–Brooke love triangle.
Garry Lejeune / Roger, Age Range: 40-60
(Off stage: Garry) An American actor who never finishes a sentence. Always completing sentences with, "you know..." Easily fired up, repeatedly tries to attack Freddy after believing that Dotty was cheating on him with Freddy. Speech affectations disappear onstage but are ever-present offstage. Dating Dotty.
(On Stage Character: Roger): An English Real estate agent who is attempting to rent Flavia's and Phillip's home, but uses it for his own personal benefit.
Frederick Fellows /Phillip Brent / Sheikh, Age Range: 20-40
(Off stage: Freddy) An American actor with a serious fear of violence and blood. Gets nosebleeds easily. Often questions the meaning of his lines and moves. Blames himself often for things going wrong.
(On Stage Character: Phillip Brent): An Englishman who lives out of the country with his wife Flavia to avoid paying taxes. He enters the country knowing that if he is caught by Inland Revenue, he will lose most of the year's income. (On Stage Character: Sheikh): A Middle-Eastern, Interested in renting Flavia's and Phillip's home and is the spitting image of Phillip.
Timothy Allgood, Age Range: 20-30
An overworked American Assistant Stage Manager. Understudies Selsdon and Freddy.
Selsdon Mowbray / Burglar, Age Range: 50-70
(Off Stage: Selsdon Mowbray): An elderly alcoholic Englishman who hides his bottles onstage. If he is not in sight while rehearsing, the stage crew must find him before he passes out. Is hard of hearing when he wants to be.
(On Stage Character: Burglar): Old Cockney man in his seventies, breaking into the Brent's home.
If you would like to get involved but don't want to be on stage? Stage Door Inc. is always looking for people to help BACKSTAGE during production (as stage managers, crew, light or sound techs, prop masters, etc.). Sound interesting? Come to auditions and talk to the director. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org