Audition Announcement: Noises Off
February 8, 2022

Noises Off

Title of Show: Noises Off

Synopsis: Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and off stage intrigue, a rotating set, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this classic comedy.

Director: Richard Baxer

 

Ages Called: 20 and above

IMPORTANT DATES

AUDITIONS

Saturday, February 26 (12:00PM-4PM) @ SBCT
Sunday, February 27 (12:00PM-4:00PM) @ SBCT

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

  • First Rehearsal: Monday, March 14, 2022 @ 6:00pm
  • Rehearsals are Sunday – Thursdays 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Tech Week begins Saturday, April 15, 2022

LIVE SHOWS

  • Friday, April 22 @7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 23 @7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 24 @2:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 27 @7:30pm
  • Thursday, April 28 @7:30pm
  • Friday, April 29 @7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 30 @7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 1 @2:00pm

ROLES 

 

Dotty Otley / Mrs. Clacket: (Off stage Dotty) A late-middle-aged American actress. Forgetful. Dating Garry, though she attempts to make him jealous by meeting with Freddy. (On Stage Character: Mrs. Clackett): A Cockney Housekeeper for the Brent’s home in England. Hospitable, though slow.

 

Brooke Ashton / Vicki: (Off Stage: Brooke) A young inexperienced American actress. Pays no attention to other performers, either in performance or backstage. She seems as though she is not really present – like she is somewhere else inside her head. Is always losing her contact lenses. One-third of a Lloyd–Poppy–Brooke love triangle. (On Stage Character: Vicki): An English woman who works for Inland Revenue and is trying to woo Roger.

 

Belinda Blair / Flavia Brent (Off stage Belinda): Cheerful and sensible, a reliable American actress. She may have feelings for Freddy. (On Stage Character: Flavia Brent): Phillip Brent’s English wife. She is dependable, though not one for household duties.

 

Poppy Norton-Taylor: American Stage Manager. Emotional and over-sensitive, and envious of Brooke, whom she understudies. Carrying Lloyd’s child. One-third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.

 

Lloyd Dallas: The director of the play, Nothing On. Temperamental. One third of a Lloyd–Poppy–Brooke love triangle.

 

Garry Lejeune / Roger: (Off stage: Garry) An American actor who never finishes a sentence. Always completing sentences with, “you know…” Easily fired up, repeatedly tries to attack Freddy after believing that Dotty was cheating on him with Freddy. Speech affectations disappear onstage but are ever present offstage. Dating Dotty. (On Stage Character: Roger): An English Real estate agent who is attempting to rent Flavia’s and Phillip’s home, but uses it for his own personal benefit.

 

Frederick Fellows /Phillip Brent / Sheikh : (Off stage: Freddy) An American actor with a serious fear of violence and blood. Gets nosebleeds easily. Often questions the meaning of his lines and moves. Blames himself often for things going wrong. (On Stage Character: Phillip Brent): An Englishman who lives out of the country with his wife Flavia to avoid paying taxes. He enters the country knowing that if he is caught by Inland Revenue, he will lose most of the year’s income. (On Stage Character: Sheikh): A Middle-Eastern, Interested in renting Flavia’s and Phillip’s home and is the spitting image of Phillip.

 

Selsdon Mowbray / Burglar: (Off Stage: Selsdon Mowbray): An elderly alcoholic Englishman who hides his bottles onstage. If he is not in sight while rehearsing, the stage crew must find him before he passes out. Is hard of hearing when he wants to be. (On Stage Character: Burglar): Old Cockney man in his seventies, breaking into the Brent’s home.

 

Timothy Allgood: An overworked American Assistant Stage Manager. Understudies Selsdon and Freddy 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a joint audition for both NOISES OFF and LONESOME WEST. You can audtion for both shows but can only be cast in one show. 

SIDES are coming.

    COVID-19 Response

    Your CIVIC’s COVID-19 Response
    **These rules will be revised as needed, responding to current health conditions.**

    SBCT requires ALL PARTICIPANTS, ages 5 and up be fully vaccinated by the opening of the show, March 21, 2022. All participants MUST have at least 1 (one) vaccine shot by the start of rehearsals on January 24, 2022.

    What we will do to keep our students safe…
    *The theatre, classroom, & rehearsal spaces are sanitized nightly and between all uses.
    *All restrooms will be sanitized prior to rehearsals, following bathroom breaks, and at the end.
    *Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the building and inside the rehearsal spaces.
    *All Students & Staff, regardless of vaccination status, will wear face masks during the rehearsal process.
    *If any Student exhibits COVID symptoms or is exposed to COVID, they must provide the theatre with a negative COVID test before being allowed to return.
    *If a Student tests positive for COVID, they are required to immediately alert the theatre, so that contact tracing may be conducted.
    *CIVIC contact tracing will require all exposed Students and/or Staff to be tested. If additional positive tests are discovered, then measures will be taken to ensure the safety of all, up to and including, the cancellation of classes/rehearsals/production.

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