CVP holds Open Auditions for our productions, meaning they are open to anyone 18 yrs and older. No experience is required! CVP accepts both novice and experienced actors, and we provide a fun, casual and non-judgmental atmosphere. CVP is a non-equity community theatre that thrives on volunteers from the local community. CVP membership is required for everyone in a production.
Auditions consist of readings from selected scenes, called “cuts” or “sides”; scripts/sides will be provided at the audition. Actors may attend one or both nights of auditions. Contact the director for an audition form, a copy of the script, or if you need to schedule an alternate audition time/date.
Auditions held at The Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Rd., Clarkston MI 48348
by Ray Cooney
Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 6:00 PM
Monday, February 11, 2019, at 7:00 PM
Director: Sara Sanger (586) 822-6255 firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance Dates: (2019) May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 (plus benefit performances on May 2 & 9)
Play Synopsis: With his wife off in the country (so he thinks), ladies-man Richard Willey, a junior minister in the British government, takes advantage of an all-night parliamentary debate to spend a naughty evening with a secretary from the opposition leader’s staff. A dead body, a hapless assistant, the hotel’s supercilious manager, a venal waiter, a private detective and the secretary’s suspicious husband all seem to find their way into and out of the hotel suite in this elaborate and hilarious farce.
Characters: 6 Male, 4 Female. Please Note: this is a physical comedy that will require climbing in and out of a window, carrying a ‘dead’ body, kneeling, etc.
RICHARD WILLEY – a suave and successful Junior Minister in Parliament’s Conservative party
GEORGE PIGDEN – Richard Willey’s personal secretary, an upright pleasant man of nervous disposition
JANE WORTHINGTON*- An attractive but ditzy secretary of the Labour party
THE MANAGER – The severe and professional manager of the Westminster Hotel
THE WAITER – A nimble and wily old servant
A BODY – A nondescript private detective
RONNIE WORTHINGTON* – Jane’s husband, angry and rough around the edges
PAMELA WILLEY* – Richard Willey’s wife, an attractive sophisticated woman
GLADYS FOSTER – George Pidgen’s mother’s nurse, a bossy but attractive woman
THE MAID – An Italian woman
*may require some degree of undress onstage
Note: Not required but please come with your best British accent!
Click Here to Download the Audition Flyer: Auditions Out of Order (2)
Click Here to Download the Audition Form: Out of Order Audition Form (1)
Sides: Focus Character and pages in script (add’l characters in scene in brackets)
- Side 1 – Richard & Jane pp 14-19 Out Of Order – Side 1 pp 14-19
- Side 2 – Manager (Richard, George) pp 24-29 Out Of Order – Side 2 pp 24-29
- Side 3 – George (Richard, Jane) pp 30-34 Out Of Order – Side 3 pp 30-34
- Side 4 – Maid & Waiter (Richard, Jane, George) pp 35-40 Out Of Order – Side 4 pp 35-40
- Side 5 – Ronnie (Richard, Manager, Waiter) pp 67-70 Out Of Order – Side 5 pp 67-70
- Side 6 – Pamela (George) pp 88-91 Out Of Order – Side 6 pp 88-91
- Side 7 – Detective/Body (Richard, George) pp 93-96 Out Of Order. – Side 7 pp 93-96
- Side 8 – Gladys (George, Pamela) pp 101-104 Out Of Order – Side 8 pp 101-104