Auditioning

Whitby Courthouse Theatre ("WCT") is a non-profit group that welcomes all experience levels to our team. Whether this is your first stab at making a debut on stage, or your 100th, all are welcome to try out for our shows.

Specific notes will be provided here for what our Director is wanting to see for their show, but here's a few general tips to keep in mind.

  • If you can, get a look at the script ahead of time. Having a general idea of the story line and its theme will help you to decide how -you- want to interpret the character you want to audition for.
  • If you're asked to prepare a song as part of an audition, it helps if you pick something you know well and can memorize. Fumbling with sheets and getting lost during your audition can really throw you off balance for the rest of your effort.
  • Try not to bring friends/family along to "cheer" you on. If they plan to audition too thats fine, but otherwise we want to see just you.
  • Bring a resume of other shows you've been involved in, if any.
  • Bring your completed audition form to the audition. Download a copy here.
     

Upcoming Audition

Mambo Italiano by Steve Galluccio
Audition Dates:
Sunday, May 28 - 7 pm and Tuesday, May 30 - 7 pm

Remaining Auditions for "Mambo Italiano"

db5b38ad 21a5 4926 aae4 16b99dbf45a6By: Steve Galluccio

Director: Ted Niles
Producers: Deb Smith and Ted Niles
Stage Manager: Stephanie Lehman

Audition Dates: by appointment

Audition Bookings: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, contact information, a resume and headshot (if available). You will receive an email back to confirmed an audition date.

Location: Whitby Centennial Building (AKA Whitby Courthouse Theatre), 416 Centre Street S, Whitby

What to Bring/Format: Resume and photo (if not provided electronically) and completed audition form with you. You can download a copy of the form by clicking here. If you cannot access the form, you may fill it out at the audition. Auditions will be cold readings from the play.

Performance Dates: Preview: November 8, Run: November 9-11, 16-18*, 23-25 (*matinee and evening performances November 18)

About The Play: Mambo Italiano achieves its overwhelming power through a perfect balance of poignant drama and fast-paced comedy. Angelo, at the prompting of his equally repressed sister Anna, has told his very traditionally Italian immigrant parents, Maria and Gino, that he is gay. Hurt, betrayed and mortified by Angelo's coming out, his lover Nino is not unprepared for his widowed Italian mother Lina's reaction: a full-on operatic barrage of melodrama and hysterical excess so profound it gives even Angelo's shocked parents pause for second thoughts and prompts a hilarious and touching re-examination of their own outraged response to their son. Seeing their relationship shattered by their families' reactions of grotesquely overplayed comedy and pathos, Angelo emerges from the drama with his new-found pride intact, while Nino retreats even further into the darkness of his bisexual closet.

Remaining to Cast (1 male, 2 female):

  • NINO - late 20s to mid 30s. Angelo's lover; deep in the closet; jock.
  • ANNA - 30s to early 40s; Angelo's sister; drinks and takes pills to survive living at home.
  • PINA - late 20s to mid 30s. powerhouse; runs family construction company; on a mission to find a husband.

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Whitby, ON  L1N 4W2
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