Auditions

NOTICE OF GENERAL AUDITIONS

Magnus Theatre’s 2018/2019 Season
June 11, 12, 13 in Toronto
June 19, 20, in Thunder Bay

Actors wishing to audition are invited to submit a photo and resume by email by June 1, 2018 to: auditions@magnus.on.ca Please indicate in your cover message what role(s) you are interested in.
Note: This is a General Audition.

For non-musical auditions: Two contrasting pieces are required. Each piece is to be no longer than 3 minutes in length. You may be called back to read.
For musical auditions: Please prepare a song and a monologue of your choice. You may be called back to dance. Please indicate vocal range on your resume. An accompanist will be provided.

Please do not call the theatre. Following a review of the resumes submitted, specific audition times will be scheduled. Actual Audition date, time, and location will be communicated to you when the theatre contacts you.

***PLEASE NOTE: When submitting, please ensure that your attached files are labelled with your NAME, otherwise your submission will not be considered. We already have hundreds of files named “headshot1.jpg” or “theatreresume.pdf”***
Magnus Theatre produces a six-play Mainstage season in Thunder Bay, as well as a TYA tour of two plays that tour across Northwestern Ontario. For more information on Magnus Theatre please visit www.magnus.on.ca

MAGNUS THEATRE IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSE, INCLUSIVE CASTING, AND SO WELCOMES SUBMISSIONS FROM ARTISTS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS AND CULTURES.
The productions to be cast are:

BANG BANG
By Kat Sandler
Dates (2018) Rehearsal August 16 to September 5 – Run September 6 to 22
Synopsis:
A white playwright uses the shooting of an unarmed young Black man by a police officer as a “jumping off point” for his hit play that is soon to be adapted into a major movie. As Hollywood comes knocking for the writer, he makes a surprise visit to the home of the officer involved. BANG BANG traces the impact of what it means to be inspired by true events.
Characters:
Lila Hines, late 20s, an ex-cop. The play identifies this character as African Canadian.
Karen Hines, 50s-60s, her mother, a psychologist. The play identifies this character as African Canadian.
Tim Bernbaum, 30s, a writer
Jackie Savage, late 20s, a child star. The play identifies this character as non-white.
Tony Capello, 40s-50s, a bodyguard

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Music, Book and Lyrics By Richard O’Brien
Directed By Thom Currie, Choreographed By Julie Tomaino
Dates (2018): Rehearsal Sept. 27 to Oct. 17 – Run Oct. 18 to Nov. 10
Synopsis:
On the way to visit an old college professor, the two clean cut kids run into tire trouble and seek help at the Frankenstein place. Come along for the ride as Brad and Janet meet Dr Frank 'N' Furter, Riff-Raff, Magenta, Columbia, Rocky and more and embark on a night that they will never forget! The hilarious sci-fi spoof that spawned the cult movie
Characters:
Dr. Frank 'N' Furter (Baritone) A “sweet transvestite” scientist from the planet of Transsexual, located in the galaxy of Transylvania.
Janet Weiss (Mezzo-Soprano) A simple-minded, naive, and innocent young woman
Brad Majors (Tenor, Baritone) A straight-laced man from Denton
Riff Raff (Tenor) A disgruntled, Transylvanian underling of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter
Usherette/Magenta (Mezzo-Soprano, Alto) Sister and lover of Riff-Raff, Magenta serves as a maid under Frank ‘N’ Furter
Columbia (Mezzo-Soprano) An especially lusty Transylvanian.
Rocky Horror (Tenor) Created from scratch in the laboratory Rocky came into the world to serve as a plaything for his creator.
Eddie/Dr Everett Scott (Baritone) Eddie is a rotten egg, perpetually finding trouble/Everett is the scientific voice of reason.
Narrator A Narrator
Ensemble Transylvanians

CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Michael Shepherd
Directed By Thom Currie
Dates (2018): Rehearsal Nov. 15 to Dec. 5 – Run Dec 6 to 22
Synopsis:
It’s Christmas Eve and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is on his alone in the world, rich but miserable. Thus begins a ghost story that takes Scrooge on a journey through his life. The Ghost of Christmases Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmases Yet To Come are his guides, offering a final chance at redemption. Spine tingling and heartwarming, this physical
theatre adaptation will feature seven actors playing all the characters in Dickens’ story. All will be required to sing.
Characters:
Actor 1 - Ebenezer Scrooge
Actor 2 – Fred Scrooge/ Marley/Fezziwig/Peter/Others
Actor 3 – Cratchit/Christmas Past/Joe/Others
Actor 4 – Man/Christmas Present/Young Scrooge/Boy/Others
Actor 5 – Woman/Tiny Tim/Fan/Christmas Yet To Come/Others
Actor 6 – Mrs Dilber/Mrs Cratchit/Mrs Fezziwig/Others
Actor 7 – Martha/Belle/Amy/Undertaker/Others

BOEING BOEING
By Marc Camoletti, Translated By Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
Dates (2019): Rehearsal April 4 to 24 – Run April 25 to May 11
Synopsis:
Set in the swinging 60s, bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier: an apartment in Paris and three flight attendants all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to visit, and faster and more efficient air travel disrupts his careful timetable. Soon all three fiancées are in the apartment simultaneously and catastrophe looms as Bernard and Robert forget which lies to tell to whom.
Characters:
Bernard– an American architect and lothario
Berthe– Bernard's French Housekeeper
Robert– Bernard's old school chum from Wisconsin
Gabriella– the Italian fiancée and air hostess
Gloria– the American fiancée and air hostess
Gretchen– the German fiancée and air hostess

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCE TOUR
Rehearsal: March 18 to 30, 2019
Touring in Rep from April 8-May 17, 2019
4 Performers engaged on the TYA School Tour will perform 2 plays in repertory