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Production Overview / Vue d`ensemble de la Production
 
Production Name / Nom de la Production: Stepping Out
Union Status / Statut Union: NON-UNION
Media / Média: Theatre
Production Company / Compagnie de Production: Alumnae Theatre
Show Venue / Lieu de Représentation: Alumnae Mainspace
Director(s) / Directeur(s): Brenda Darling
Casting Director / Directeur de Casting: Alumnae Theatre
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: September 25th - October 4th
Open Call Time(s) / Heure de L`Audition Générale: See below for submission details
Open Call City/Cities / Ville(s) ou se tiendra l`Audition Générale: Toronto
Call Back Date(s) / Date(s) de Rappel de la présélection: TBD
Rehearsal Date(s) / Date de répétition: October - January
Production/Show Date(s) / Date de présentation de la Production: January 22nd - February 6th
Production Venue / Lieu de la Production: Alumnae Theatre
Production City/Cities / Ville(s) de la Production: Toronto
 
Pay Rate / Salaire: Non union, Non paying
 
Casting Notes / Notes du Casting: To request an audition

Email steppingoutjanuary@gmail.com

Please include your resume, headshot, age range, character you are interested in auditioning for (see breakdown below) and phone number. Type "Audition" and your name in the subject line. Only candidates selected to audition will be contacted. Alumnae Theatre is a community theatre whose artists and crew are volunteers.
 
Synopsis: CHARACTERS:

Tap Teacher:
Mavis - 40; ex-pro tap dancer, vivacious dance teacher of amateur adults; misses the bright lights; dreams of creating her own company; competitive; loves to tap. Smoker. Has an irresponsible boyfriend; quietly terminates her pregnancy.

Piano Accompanist: (no dancing required, simple rhythmic pieces, one skilled flourish)
Mrs. Fraser –50-65; prides herself on her pessimism; disapproves of many things; suspects students of avoiding to pay; feels her superior piano skill goes unrecognized in class; was neighbourly refuge as Mavis grew up in broken home; protective of Mavis; vegetarian; reads women's magazines ardently; wears classic, practical clothing. Mrs. Fraser plays simple rhythmic pieces; she doesn't dance.

Competent Dancers: (need some tap background so you can shine in the grand finale scenes)
Lynne – 19-22; eager to please; is a nurse-in-training still upset by deaths; coaches & encourages Dorothy; taken ballet & tap several years; her tap is good, light on her feet; once had dreams to be a pro-dancer but is more 'practical now', getting herself 'set-up' before serious boyfriends or marriage

Vera – 35-40; neat & proper as a pin; immaculate dyed red hair & make-up; expensive clothing reminiscent of a high-class tart; constantly tidying up after classmates & scrubs bathroom; likes to gossip; learns quickly to dance primly & efficiently; harbours her secret that she was a pregnant teenage bride who married a dominant older man who has "improved" her with speech & etiquette lessons

Maxine – mid-40s – early 50s; good figure; good salesperson; has a high-end second-hand clothing store; married 3 times, big rocks on her fingers; smoker; feels useless as stepmother of disrespectful teenager; mothers classmates with a supply of dance gear, somewhat insensitive, she unintentionally offends with comments on classmates weight or health and teases Geoffrey implying he's gay; is a confident, competent, natural dancer, the best mover of the class

New Students: (knowing tap is preferred but at minimum need some style of dance experience or ability to learn steps quickly to execute top-notch dance finale)

Geoffrey – the only male, mid-40s - his wife is dead & adult son lives in another city; works in shipping insurance; tries to avoid being noticed; non-confrontational; his briefcase & suit are rather worn; watches people & notices details; is helpful whenever possible; his tap is limited but competent; surprisingly he plays a short but mean boogie on piano

Rose - mid-40s; Trinidadian, Christian, in a 20 yr love marriage with 3 kids; grumps about her man; comfortable in her skin; book-keeper; worries prejudice is preventing her son from landing a job and worries how he's becoming disrespectful; unsuccessfully tries to straighten her hair; befriends Sylvia and gives her some money; has little sense of rhythm but loves every minute of tap class

Andy - mid-30s – 40s; inclined to stoop, defensive about her personal life; selects clothing to hide bruises by her husband; collects signatures petitioning government to consult citizens; volunteers with blind seniors; has a couple of angry outbursts in class; considers tap the only thing she "does for herself all week" but taps without any co-ordination whatsoever

Sylvia – 30-40; bubbly, overly-ample curves which she sees as obese; uses self-depreciating humour about her body, her intelligence, her marriage and even her character; money is very tight; expects failure but carries on; addicted to chewing gum; husband does odd jobs under the table; tap skill isn't very good but doesn't give a damn

Dorothy - 30-45; anxious, bird-like; worries about nearly everything; considers all "blacks" are thieves; no confidence in her own abilities; unmarried; bitter she is sole care-provider of invalid mother; taps with extravagant ungainly movements; longs to do something exciting with her life
 
 
 
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