Auditions

“Glorious!”
By Peter Quilter
Directed by Tracey Okeby Lucan
Tuesday 16th & Thursday 18th August
7.30pm – 10.00pm

Based upon a true story, this comedy is set in 1940’s New York, about the worst singer in the world Florence Foster Jenkins known as ‘the first lady of the sliding scale’. Florence, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect, warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman followed her dreams and paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was. “Glorious!” premiered in London’s West End in November 2005, receiving a Laurence Olivier Award nomination as Best New Comedy.

 The play is set in New York in 1944.

CAST:

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS – an eccentric American lady, 60s/70s
COSME McMOON – an American pianist, early 30s
ST CLAIR – Florence’s English boyfriend, 60s
DOROTHY – Florence’s American friend, 60s
MARIA – Florence’s Mexican cook and housemaid, Spanish speaking
MRS. VERRINDER-GEDGE – an American lady, late middle age

PERFORMANCE DATES
Wednesday 2nd – Saturday 26th November
4/11, 5/11*, 6/11*, 9/11, 11/11, 12/11, 13/11*, 16/11, 18/11, 19/11*, 20/11*, 23/11, 25/11, 26/11

*Performances as marked are at 5pm, all others are at 8pm.
Cast required 1 hour prior.

At Theatre on Chester Cnr. Chester and Oxford Streets, Epping

Rehearsals are held at Theatre on Chester
All Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm plus additional rehearsals 23/10 and 30/10 from 4pm. Tech 1/11 from 7pm and preview 2/11 from 7pm. A full rehearsal schedule will be given at the first reading.


TO BOOK AN AUDITION TIME
contact secretary@theatreonchester.com.au
Auditions will be approximately 10 – 15 minutes each. Audition scenes and script excerpts will be sent on booking. Memorising the script for the audition is not needed, but please be familiar with your character and the appropriate scenes.

Please advise us at the auditions if you have any prior commitments for rehearsal dates.

COVID-SAFE AUDITIONS

Please wear a mask (which may be removed when reading). 

Please sign in with QR Code and sanitise on arrival. 

Do not attend if you are unwell or have COVID symptoms.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

The Theatre on Chester is at the corner of Chester and Oxford Streets, Epping. The theatre is located in the Epping Uniting Church hall, please enter next to the church. The theatre is 5 minutes’ walk from Epping station and street parking outside the theatre is generally easy. Auditions and all rehearsals are held at the theatre.

Audition Times – please let us know your preference for an audition day and time when you book. If you have no preference, please let us know as this helps with timetabling.

Bring to the audition – Your CV, head shot, script and application form in hard copy.

Payment – The Theatre on Chester is a community theatre and as such none of the cast or crew are paid. You will however be rewarded with tea, coffee, biscuits, the occasional pizza and lots of rapturous applause!

Membership of the Theatre on Chester – Actors who are cast for the production will need to be members of the Theatre on Chester, $10 for a year.

Other commitments – Set building for the production will be on Saturday mornings from 9.00am – 1.00pm. It is appreciated if cast members can give a few Saturdays to help with the set. On performance nights, cast members please stay for 5-10 minutes after the show to help the stage manager close up and the FOH team to pack chairs etc. Many hands make light work and then we can all get away at a reasonable time. The Tuesday evening following the final performance is set beak down, help from the cast is appreciated.

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