There Goes the Bride
by John Chapman and Ray Cooney
Directed by Angela Mason
Saturday, October 18 — 1pm to 4pm (please arrive at 1pm sharp)
Sunday, October 19 — 6pm to 9pm (please arrive at 6pm sharp)
An extremely funny play about an ad executive and his family on the morning of his daughter’s wedding. A true British farce with a touch of Fred and Ginger and Blithe Spirit!
4 men 4 women – BRITISH ACCENTS REQUIRED (Charles Babcock is Australian)
Auditions will be cold readings from the script which the director will choose. Standard British accents. Australian for Charles! Actors for the roles of Timothy and Polly should come prepared to sing (unaccompanied) from a song of their choice and copy a very simple dance step.
REHEARSAL PERIOD – December 1 – 22, break for the holidays, then resume after January 2. OPENS January 23 and runs through February 21.
Please email Angela Mason, the director, with questions — firstname.lastname@example.org
URSULA WESTERBY – mother of the the bride – 40-50 (elegant and unflappable!)
JUDY WESTERBY – the bride – early 20′s (a silly, nervous, yet sweet girl)
DAPHNE DRIMMOND – grandmother of the bride – 65-75 (a bit of a battle ax!)
POLLY PERKINS – a delightful ghost in the shape of a 1920′s “flapper” – 25-35 – MUST BE ABLE TO DANCE AND SING
TIMOTHY WESTERBY – father of the bride – 40-50 – MUST BE ABLE TO DANCE AND SING (though not as well as Polly!)
BILL SHORTER – best friend and business partner of Timothy – 40-50 (debonair, single, man-about-town!)
DR. GERALD DRIMMOND – grandfather of the bride – 65-75 (rather vague, but charming!)
CHARLES BABCOCK – father of the groom – 50-60 (from the outback of Australia!)
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT AUDITIONS
Auditions are open to everyone. Actors who have not worked at the Masquers are especially welcome. We very seldom precast, but if we do, we will always
pre-announce any precast roles.
Unfortunately, we have no funds available to pay actors for their work. We are a non profit, community theatre, so we must rely on volunteers.
If you are cast, you are expected to commit to the entire run. Schedule conflicts during rehearsal, however, can almost always be worked out with the Director, as long as you let him or her know.
A headshot and resume are not necessary, but bring them if you have them. We will take a snapshot of you and have you fill out an audition form.
We look forward to seeing you at Masquers!