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Production Overview / Vue d`ensemble de la Production
Production Name / Nom de la Production: Bedtime Stories
Union Status / Statut Union: NON-UNION
Media / Média: Theatre
Producer(s) / Producteur(s): Katherine Turner
Director(s) / Directeur(s): Greg Nowlan
Casting Director / Directeur de Casting: Katherine Turner
Accepting Submissions From / Acceptons les Soumissions venant: Toronto
Open Call Details / Détails de l`Audition Générale
Open Call Date(s) / Date(s) de L`Audition Générale: July 15th - 16th
Open Call Time(s) / Heure de L`Audition Générale: See below for submission instructions
Open Call City/Cities / Ville(s) ou se tiendra l`Audition Générale: Scarborough
Call Back Date(s) / Date(s) de Rappel de la présélection: July 18th
Production/Show Date(s) / Date de présentation de la Production: October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14 (mat), 18, 19, 20, 2012
Production Venue / Lieu de la Production: Scarborough Village Theatre
Production City/Cities / Ville(s) de la Production: Scarborough
Casting Notes / Notes du Casting: All shows at 8 p.m. except October 14 at 2 p.m

Sunday, July 15, 2012 3:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Monday, July 16, 2012 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
CALLBACKS: (IF NEEDED) Wednesday, July 18 - 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Requirements: Please prepare a short comedic Monologue – less than 2 minutes. You may be asked to do a cold reading from the play. Please read the play. A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th floor Arts Desk, Toronto Reference Library. Please bring photo (photocopy will do) and resume. When booking your audition time, please indicate the role(s) that interest you.

by phone (416) 439-1104 (Option #2) - Please leave your name & number VERY clearly.

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at 780 Birchmount, Unit 5 (west side of Birchmount, south of Eglinton)

Rehearsals will generally be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:30-10:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

Some dates and times can be flexible as needed.

Actors will not be required at all rehearsals in the early stages. We will work to accommodate everyone’s summer schedules.

Some rehearsals and all performances are at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road (at Markham Road).
Synopsis: The Play: In a series of scenes connected by time, place, and a most unusual radio broadcast, we follow the interwoven lives of the characters: A radio shock jock pays a couple to make love on the air. A woman visits a dying man she feels she hurt years ago. Two men rob a house and discover a shocking secret. An aging rock star is confronted by a groupie. An accident-prone stripper meets with her no-nonsense boss. A woman leaving her husband lectures the movers on the proper way to treat a lady. Six interconnected scenes about friendship, romance, and the true meaning of love.

Ages listed are a guide for how the character should appear onstage, not necessarily the age of the actor. Relationship and chemistry between actors will be important.

Some doubling is possible and likely. The play can be done with as few as 5 people to as many as 15 people, depending on turnout for auditions. We will determine these possibilities and make our intentions clear to potential actors before the callbacks.

Eddie Nichols: 30-40 age range – Focussed on his career in radio. Trying to get to a big market town
Lou Ballantyne: 50s age range – Looking to make some extra money with his wife Betsy to send their daughter to University.

Derek Baumgarden: age 36 – Terminally ill and taking goodbye visits from people he hasn’t seen in years

Nick: 30-50 age range – a small-time burglar.

Davey: 30s-40s age range – an accountant looking to make some extra money to support his wife’s expensive tastes. Enlists Nick to help him rob a rich guy.

Tommy Quick: age 52 – An aging rocker who, when not onstage, is a pretty middle class guy

Charlie: 30-50 age range – Manager of a strip club.

Steve: 30-40 age range – a mover

Jerry: 30-50 age range – a mover with a bad back

Betsy Ballantyne: 50s age range – Looking to make some extra money with her husband Lou to send their daughter to University.

Susan Upchurch: age 36 - Has a guilty conscience from an incident in high school and a so-so marriage.

Melody Ballantyne: age 19. – Looking to get it on with rock star Tommy Quick after his concert

Sandy 25-35 age range – a clumsy stripper with no rhythm and not too bright.

Laura Nichols: 30-40 age range – Just divorced from Eddie and moving back to Alberta.

Yolanda: 30-40 age range – a cabbie with no sense of direction and a metal plate in her head.
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