The Playhouse to Hold Auditions for Hilarious Comedy “Noises Off”
The Playhouse will hold auditions for “Noises Off” on June 6th, at 7:00 p.m. in its building located at 11680 Raystown Road, Huntingdon, PA, in the village of McConnellstown. The show performance dates are July 28th, 29th, and August 3rd, 4th, and 5th at 7:30 p.m. and July 30th and August 6th at 2:00 p.m. Please bring your calendar with all conflicts between June 12th and August 6th. Scripts are currently available for perusal, and all scripts must be returned to The Playhouse before auditions.
All actors will be required to attend all scheduled rehearsals during the final week before the show opens. Rehearsals are usually 3 evenings each week; work days are held on Saturday mornings, and Saturday and/or Sunday rehearsals are possible. For more information, please contact The Playhouse at 814-627-0311. You may also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @LittleTheater.
Arguably the funniest play of the twentieth century, Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off” takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of “Nothing On” in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run.
Frayn gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, “Noises Off” is a delightful backstage farce complete with slamming doors; falling trousers; and of course, flying sardines!
The Opening Night performance of the farce “Nothing On” is just hours away, and as the cast stumbles through their final dress rehearsal, things couldn’t be going any worse. With lines being forgotten and love triangles unraveling, it’s complete pandemonium… and we haven’t even reached intermission! Can the cast pull their act together on the stage even if they can’t behind the scenes?
The cast breakdown is as follows — these roles are VERY physical:
DOTTY OTLEY (40s-60s): A late middle-aged actress who plays the housekeeper in the production of “Nothing On.”
LLOYD DALLAS (30s+): The director of the play, “Nothing On.”
GARRY LEJEUNE (20s+): A stuttering actor who plays the real estate agent in the production.
BROOK ASHTON (20s): An inexperienced actress who plays the tax collector in “Nothing On.”
POPPY NORTON-TAYLOR (20s+): The assistant stage manager.
FREDERICK FELLOWES (30s+): An actor with a serious fear of violence and blood.
BELINDA BLAIR (20s+): A cheerful, sensible, and reliable actress.
TIM ALLGOOD (20s+): An over-worked stage manager.
SELSDON MOWBRAY (50s+): An actor who plays the burglar in the production of “Nothing On.”
While experience is helpful, The Playhouse at McConnellstown does not require previous theatrical experience. We do, however, require that you have the desire, commitment, and the drive to help us produce the high-quality shows that our audiences have come to expect. Please come join us for a wonderful theatrical experience. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!