Auditions

Wanting to audition for a show at ETC? Auditions are open to everyone who is suitable for the designated roles. There is no fee to audition, but successful members who are cast in ETC productions must agree to pay the $20 annual membership fee which covers administration and insurance costs. This is payable within one month of rehearsals.

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2021 SEASON

PRODUCTION 4

Don’t Dress for Dinner

By Marc Camoletti, Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Directed by George Benca

Audition Dates:
Sunday 5 September 2021 from 7pm – 10pm
Monday 6 September 2021 from 7pm – 10pm
Tuesday 14 September 2021 from 7pm – 10pm

Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information.  Please bring along completed audition form (can be found on the ETC Website at www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au) along with a non-returnable photograph. 

Please arrive 10 minutes before audition time and have a mask with you.

Please ensure you are available for all performance dates and times.

Audition Venue:
Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon  VIC  3040

Google Maps: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Essendon+Theatre+Company/@-37.753079,144.893059,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x6ad65c132fe4d1e9:0xde935373e7f0cb3f

Characters summary: 
There are roles for 3 men and 3 women:

Characters:
Suzette and George require French Accents.
All other characters require a Standard British RP Accent.

Bernard – Male – 40-15 years – Jacqueline’s husband and Suzanne’s lover
Jacqueline – Female – 35 – 45 years – Bernard’s wife and Robert’s lover
Robert – Male – 40 – 50 years – Bernard’s friend and Jacqueline’s lover
Suzette – Female – 25 – 35 years – the cook
Suzanne – Female – 25 – 35 years – Bernard’s mistress
George – Male – 35 – 45 years – Suzette’s husband

Contact:
All enquires or to book an audition contact director George Benca at georgebenca@gmail.com

Synopsis:
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

Rehearsal Period:
Rehearsals will be three times a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm-10pm & Sundays at director’s discretion.

Performances Dates:
25 – 28 November & 2 – 4 December 2021
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

Please Note:
Successful cast MUST BE available for rehearsal period as well as all production dates. Please check you are available for all performance dates before booking your audition time.

ETC is a community theatre company and, as such, no cast or crew are paid.

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