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Suite Surrender by Michael McKeever

Directed by George Benca

Audition Dates:

Tuesday 15 January 2019 at 7.30pm

Thursday 17 January 2019 at 7.30pm

Bookings essential for audition time via Director George Benca via email

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

Melways 28B3

Google Maps:,144.893059,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x6ad65c132fe4d1e9:0xde935373e7f0cb3f

Characters summary: 

4M, 5 F


Standard American Accents required; Ages are an indication only.

BERNARD S. DUNLAP, General Manager of the Palm Beach Royale Hotel & Spa – Male 40-65

CLAUDIA MCFADDEN, America’s Beloved Matron of Song – Female 30-45

ATHENA SINCLAIR, a Great Star of Stage and Screen – Female 30-45

MURPHY STEVENS, Athena’s personal secretary – Female 25-35

MR PIPPET, Claudia’s persona! secretary – Male 30-45

DORA DEL RIO, a Gossip Columnist – Female 30-40

MRS. EVERETT P. OSGOOD, a Society Matron & President of the Palm Beach Ladies for Unity. – Female 50-65

FRANCIS, a bellhop – Male 30-45

OTIS, a bellhop – Male 30-45


All enquires or to book an audition contact Director George Benca via email at

Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information.


It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel—assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance… that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.

Rehearsal Period:

Rehearsals will be three times a week, Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm & Sundays at Director’s Discretion.

Performances Dates:

28 – 31 March & 4 – 6 April 2019

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

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 actors are paid.

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