NOISES OFF will be directed by Dustin J. Martin. Auditions will consist of reading from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the Audition Sheet – NOISES OFF. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show. In addition, due to the challenging nature of this show, we will not have a great deal of flexibility with conflicts.

Auditions: Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Callbacks: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Rehearsals: Limited rehearsals (table work) begining December 22, 2019 – January 11, 2020

Full Rehearsals begin Monday January 12 – Thursday, February 26, 2020

Performances: Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 15, 2020

Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions.

Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.

Box office hours are Tuesday 1 pm – 7pm

Wednesday – Friday 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm – 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.

Synopsis

As a company of actors attempts to deliver a comedy onstage, we go behind the scenes where the real farce explodes. Everything that can go wrong does, as the actors try desperately to hang onto their lines, their sanity, and their clothes. This stage classic takes a fond look at the follies of theater folk whose out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure.

 

Character Descriptions

Female Characters

 

Dotty Otley (age 45-65): Dotty (offstage) is a veteran actress who has put up her life savings to mount Nothing On. She’s forgetful, dating Garry, though she attempts to make him jealous by meeting with Freddy. Mrs. Clackett (onstage) is a cockney housekeeper for the Brent’s home in England, hospitable, though slow.

 

Brooke Ashton (age 20-29): Brooke (offstage) is a young, inexperienced actress who is always losing her contact lenses, one-third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle. Vicki (onstage) is an English woman who works for Inland Revenue and is trying to woo Roger. This character will spend considerable time in just bra and panties.

 

Belinda Blair (age 30-45): Belinda (offstage) is cheerful and sensible, a reliable actress, may have feelings for Freddy; Flavia Brent (onstage) is Phillip Brent’s English wife, dependable though not one for household duties.

 

Poppy Norton-Taylor (age 25-35): The assistant stage manager, emotional and over-sensitive, envious of Brooke whom she understudies, carrying Lloyd’s child (not physically evident), one-third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.

 

Male Characters

 

Lloyd Dallas (age 45-65): British, director of the play Nothing On, a ladies man, temperamental, one third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.

 

Garry Lejeune (age 30–45): Garry (offstage) is an actor who never finishes a sentence, dating Dotty, easily fired up, unjustifiably jealous of Frederick, believing that Dotty was cheating on him with Freddy. Speech affectations disappear onstage but are ever-present offstage. Roger (onstage) is an English Real estate agent who is attempting to rent Flavia’s and Phillip’s home but uses it for his own personal benefit.

 

Frederick (Freddy) Fellowes (age 40-50): Freddy (offstage) is an actor with a serious fear of violence and blood, prone to nose bleeds, often questions the meaning of his lines and moves, must be able to jump up a flight of stairs with his pants around his ankles; Phillip Brent (onstage) is an Englishman who lives out of the country with his wife Flavia to avoid paying taxes, enters the country knowing that if he is caught by Inland Revenue he will lose most of the year’s income. Sheikh (onstage) is Middle-Eastern, interested in renting Flavia’s and Phillip’s home, he is the spitting image of Phillip.

 

Selsdon Mowbray (age 65+): Selsdon (offstage) is an elderly, alcoholic Englishman who hides his bottles all over the theater. If he is not in sight while rehearsing, the stage crew must find him before he passes out, is hard of hearing when he wants to be. Burglar (onstage) is an old Cockney man in his seventies breaking into the Brent’s home.

 

Timothy Allgood (age 20+): An over-worked stage manager, carpenter, company manager, understudy, gofer; understudies Selsdon and Freddy