Co-directors Carol McManus and Ann M. Ring will hold open auditions for CALENDAR GIRLS, an uplifting comedy by Tim Firth on March 11, 12 and 13 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. at the Barnstable Comedy Club, 3171 Main Street, Rte. 6A in Barnstable Village.
A variety of roles are available for 9 women ages 20-75 and 4 men ages 18-65. All but 3 female roles must be comfortable with tasteful partial suggested nudity. Actors will be asked to read selections from the script. Perusal scripts are currently available at both the Sturgis and Hyannis Library.
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new sitting area 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.
CALENDAR GIRLS is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
As we near the audition dates for each production, character descriptions will be provided.
Generally actors will be asked to read directly from scripts. Scripts are available at both the Sturgis and Hyannis Libraries a few weeks prior to audition dates. Please be prepared to sing 16 bars of any piece of music and provide the sheet music for our accompanist.
Auditions run from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the Barnstable Comedy Club.
You will be asked to list any conflict dates that you may have during the rehearsal period on your audition form. Please have that information with you when you audition.
CHRIS – early 50s; outgoing, fun-loving, life of the party; likes the limelight; runs florist shop with husband Ron
ANNIE – early 50s; long-time friends with Chris; better behaved and less out-going than Chris, but always up for some fun; married to John
CORA – 40; single mother with grown daughter; church organist who loves rhythm and blues; a former rock chick who grew up in the vicarage
JESSIE – late 60s, early 70s; a former school teacher; no-nonsense, down to earth, lover of life
CELIA – 40 to 50; attractive wealthy trophy-wife; drives a Porsche, golfs at the Club, but a rebel at heart
RUTH – 40s; conservatively dressed; a goody goody, eager to please; always tries to have a positive attitude
MARIE – 40s or 50s; the local WI chairperson; efficient, uptight, self-important; her need to have control hides her disappointment with life
BRENDA – any age; a visiting and extremely dull guest speaker
LADY CRAVENSHIRE – 60s; a large-hat wearing local aristocrat
ELAINE – 20s; a pretty young beautician; bubbly and condescending
JOHN – 50s; Annie’s husband; much loved, salt of the earth; warm and witty
ROD – 50s; Chris’ husband; patient and playful
LAWRENCE – 20s/30s; a hospital porter and the calendar photographer; a bit shy, but capable
LIAM – 20s/30s; a TV commercial shoot director; “a young man wearied by his current mission and the general lack of achievement of any of his dreams”
by Tim Firth
Co-directed by Carol McManus and Ann M. Ring
AUDITIONS DATES: March 11, 12 and 13 at 7:00 PM
Casting Available for 9 Women / 4 Men
Based on a true story, “CALENDAR GIRLS” is a beautiful portrait of love,loss, and just how far kindred souls will go in the name of friendship. It combines comedy with heart touching realism and shows the importance of family in all forms of the word.
NOTE: Partial Suggested Nudity / Mild Adult Themes
PRODUCTION DATES: May 2-19, 2019