Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE for Open House by Tom Donahoe

Directed by Gary Schwartz

This is a theatre stage production: non-union, non-paying for a not-for-profit theater in North Bend, WA.

Open auditions are being held on Tuesday, February 6th, 6:30 – 9 PM at Valley Center Stage. Callbacks are Friday, February 9th at 6:30 PM; location in North Bend TBA.

Open call – Leonie Rue and Louise have been cast; all other roles available.

No appointments. For questions, email auditions@valleycenterstage.org.

No monologues. You will be reading a part from the script (click here to download script PDF – click comment icon at top left of PDF to view copyright notice).

A head shot and resume is desired.

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ABOUT THE PLAY:

Open House by Tom Donahoe

Sisters, Leonie and Louise, grudgingly and yet graciously invite you as guests to their open house selling their beloved childhood home to pay off past due taxes. The elderly and very familiar sisters, the oldest a sweet widow, the youngest a curmudgeonly spinster, have spent the last 20 years living together, quizzing each other about movies and movie stars and faithfully watching The Young and the Restless. This cleverly written script, will have you laughing as they face challenges that occur because neither of them want to deal with the drudgery of day to day life, like opening the mail, or confronting a dead beat son/nephew. A cast of unique characters fill out the play with fun twists and turns. The ending will surely surprise you!

Open House has been performed about 10 times, mainly in western states, including a run at Boise’s Stage Coach Theatre in 1999 and at Valley Center Stage in 2008.

Directed by Gary Schwartz, founder and former Artistic Director of Valley Center Stage.  Gary’s most recent directing credits at Valley Center Stage include A Christmas Carol, Same Time Next Year and First You Jump. He has also acted and produced his own one-man show, Off the Cuff: An Evening of Improv and Stories About My Life.
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PROJECT NEEDS:

Open call – Leonie Rue and Louise have been cast; all other roles available.

This is a theatre stage production: non-union, non-paying for a not-for-profit theater in North Bend, WA.

Nathan Male Early 40s Leonie Rue’s son who lives at home in the basement.
Sheila Female 30 to early 40s Nathan’s girlfriend: an eager, not-to-bright real estate agent.
Pat Male 25 to 35 Marcia’s husband. An upscale professional and potential buyer of the house. (Think the poodle obsessed couple in the movie Best in Show.)
Marcia Female 25 to 35 Pat’s wife, they do not get along. (Think the poodle obsessed couple in the movie Best in Show.)
Mark Male 30’s or 40’s Flamboyant, caring and psychic.
Jeremy Male 30’s or 40’s Mark’s companion always up for a good time.
Ron Male 35 to 60 A burglar posing as a potential buyer. Not too bright.
Dex Male 35 to 60 Ron’s not too bright partner.
Officer Robbins Male 20+ Police officer with a terrible case of gas. (Think Car 54 Where Are You? If you are old enough to remember the show you are more than old enough to play these guys.)
Officer Krupke Male 20+ Police officer (Think Car 54 Where Are You? If you are old enough to remember the show you are more than old enough to play these guys.)
Mr./Ms. Naccarato Not gender specific 25 to 50 IRS auditor.

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AUDITIONS:

Where:

Auditions will be held at Valley Center Stage, 119 North Bend Way North Bend, WA — located in the Masonic Building (above the bike shop).

Audition dates & times: Open auditions, no appointments

  • Tuesday, February 6th, 6:30 – 9 PM

Callback Dates:

  • Friday, February 9th, 6:30 PM (location TBA)

What to Prepare:

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REHEARSAL DATES:

Read-through: Saturday afternoon, February 10th; location and time TBA.

Rehearsals at Valley Center Stage, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM:

  • Mon – Wed, Feb 12, 13, 14 (tentative)
  • Mon – Thu, Feb 19, 20, 21, 22
  • Mon – Thu, Feb 26, 27, 28, Mar 1
  • Mon – Thu, Mar 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Mon – Thu, Mar 12, 13, 14, 15 (15th is a preview show)

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PERFORMANCE DATES: 3/16/18 – 3/31/18

9 performances:

  • Weekend 1:
    • Fri, Mar 16th, 7:30 PM (Opening Night)
    • Sat, Mar 17th, 7:30 PM
  • Weekend 2:
    • Thu, Mar 22nd, 7:30 PM
    • Fri, Mar 23rd, 7:30 PM
    • Sat, Mar 24th, 7:30 PM
    • Sun, Mar 25, 2:00 PM (Matinee)
  • Weekend 3:
    • Thu, Mar 29th, 7:30 PM
    • Fri, Mar 30th, 7:30 PM
    • Sat, Mar 31th, 7:30 PM

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Please bookmark this page so that you can also visit us again for our next auditions.

If you haven’t done so already, please sign up for our newsletter in order to receive announcements about future auditions.

You will also be able to find audition notices and events posted on our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you on the boards!