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Auditions

Auditions for Calendar Girls will be held in the Olympia Little Theater Annex on June 8th and 9th  and 10th if needed from 6:30 to 9:30 pm with call backs on June 11th from 7:00pm to 10pm. 

Please call Susan Patrick at (360) 943-6439 or email  susandpatrick@msn.com for an audition time.  In your contact please tell me if you are interested in a particular role.  Come to the audition with a monologue or I will provide parts of the script for you to read.

Directed by Susan Patrick, the performance dates are Sept. 11 – Oct. 4, 2015.

PERFORMANCES:
7:55pm:  9/11, 9/12, 9/17, 9/18, 9/19, 9/24, 9/25, 9/26, 10/1, 10/2, 10/3
1:55pm:  9/20, 9/27, 10/4
Special Performance:  Tuesday, 9/22

Cast:  8 women – 6 will be involved in a burlesque style nude
                             scene.  There will be no full frontal nudity.
                             2 will play multiple roles.

           3 men  -     one will play multiple roles

Synopsis: When Annie's husband dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leuaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.

Description of Characters:

WOMEN

Chris  50-60  Life of the party, Annie’s best friend – the instigator.
Nude scene.

Annie 50-60   Annie joins in Chris’s mischief but at heart  is more                     
of a conformist.  Chris and Annie are more than the
sum of their parts.
Nude scene.

Cora 40 – 50   Single Mom with troublesome daughter.  Has been
to college and lived outside the community.
Deadpan sense of humor, resilient, sings
and plays the piano.
Nude scene.

Jessie 60-70     The school teacher you’ll always remember, loves
life but don’t get on her wrong side.
Nude scene.

Celia 35-50       Rebellious and rich, sharp dresser. Loves, and is
fascinated by Jessie . Nude scene.

Ruth  40-60       Good soul who is always trying to please, but is
stronger than she appears. Nude scene.

Marie 40-60        Straight laced President of the Women’s Institute
chapter .  This is her domain and the center of her existence.  This person will also play Elaine, a makeup artist.

Brenda 40- 60      Marie’s favorite speaker.  This person will also
play Lady Cavendish, local dignitary who judges Women’s Institute events.

MEN

John 50-65            Annie’s husband.  Great friend to all, but no
saint.  When he dies everyone feels the loss.

Ron  50-65             Chris’s husband who is a good friend of John
and more controlled than Chris.

Lawrence  20-35     Photographer who works at hospital.  Serious
about his craft.  He will also play Liam, the photographer for the detergent company.                             

 

General info about OLT auditions

Our audition procedures are generally as follows, but may vary at the discretion of the Director:
Auditions are typically held on a Monday and a Tuesday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m. You do not have to attend both nights of auditions, but you are welcome to read both nights of auditions if you'd like. If callbacks are necessary, the director will schedule the date and time.

Audition appointments are not necessary unless you are unable to attend auditions on the regularly scheduled days and times. In that case, the Director may agree to schedule a separate audition appointment for you. This choice is entirely up to the Director.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You do not need to have prepared monologues. Copies of the scripts for the current season's plays are available at the Downtown, Lacey, and Tumwater branches of the Timberland Library. You may ask for a copy of the script at the information desk. Scripts are only available for use at the library and may not be checked out.

Headshots and resumes are welcome at auditions, but are not necessary.

Rehearsals are typically Monday through Thursday. Additional rehearsals and/or the rehearsal schedule are at the Director's discretion. Performances are typically Thursday through Sunday; Sunday is the only matinee. Special performances are typically on the Tuesday evening after the second weekend of performances.

Olympia Little Theatre is a community theater and you need not have any previous experience, just passion and commitment!