THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN PERFORMING WITH GCT!
Our theatre welcomes all performers of all ages and experience levels. The audition can be a great experience to get to know others with similar passions to yours and get some good experience… and maybe be cast in your first show! Our audition process is often very fun and informal. Our rehearsals are usually Mon-Thurs evenings, and our performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
More audition information will also be posted on our GCT AUDITIONS! Facebook page.
GOLDEN CHAIN THEATRE
42130 HWY 41
The Play That Goes Wrong
Directors: Jamie Letwinch and Miranda Simonich
Audition Date: July 29, 10am
Trevor is the play’s curmudgeonly lighting and sound operator. He simply wants to get on with the show. He doesn’t like actors. He is easily distracted and does many things he shouldn’t, including talking to the audience. When things go really sideways, he is forced to act in the play.
Chris is the director of the play-within-a-play Murder at Haversham Manor and plays the esteemed Inspector Carter. This is the biggest day of his life. He is rigid and uptight. The experience of performing the show is both nerve-wracking and exciting. His pain is evident and every time someone laughs, the pain deepens.
Jonathan is a bit bland personality-wise but sees himself as a James Bond-type. Excited and having fun. He technically has to drive the show. He cares about the play, but it’s mostly just for fun for him. The role of Jonathan/Charles Haversham is a very physically demanding role.
Robert wants to be Richard Burton, as evidenced by his presentational style. But he’s not a parody of a bad actor, just unaware of others around him. He does not feel bad when things go wrong and never learns from his mistakes. There’s a power struggle between Robert and Chris to be president of the Cornley Poly Drama Society (a position that matters a great deal to Robert). Must have real vocal power.
Dennis has no real desire to be involved in the theatre; he just wants friends. He believes if he does well in the show, he’ll be more successful socially. Laughter from the audience is agony and a personal tragedy for him. He’s slightly oblivious, but understands when he gets things wrong.
Max has never been onstage before. He learned his lines and does exactly what he’s told to do. He has zero connection with any of the actors, but when he gets a laugh he breaks the fourth wall and engages with the audience. Childlike and naïve. His mistakes are fundamental. He doesn’t think anything through.
Sandra is vain and has a huge ego. She wants to be loved. She has ambitions to go to Hollywood and will hurt anyone standing in the way of what she wants, but is smart enough to stay on the good side of someone who can help her (like the director). The stakes are high for her. Very physical role.
Annie is the company’s stage manager. She has the biggest journey of any character. She’s initially terrified by acting, but is willing to kill for it by the end of the play. Her terror turns to joy, and then to fury. She starts small, but grows and grows.
A Christmas Carol
Director: James Mierkey
Audition Date: August 12, 10 am
Ebenezer Scrooge, Male, Lead, Tenor. Must be able to move. Grouchy old miser who has grown cold and mean-spirited. Through his journey with the three ghosts, he regains his kindness and goodwill.
Bob Cratchit, Male, Supporting, Baritone. Kind and patient, he endures Scrooge’s temper and abuse to provide for his family, especially his son, Tiny Tim.
Mrs. Crachit, Female, Supporting, Mezzo. Wife of Bob. Mother to Tiny Tim, Martha, and the other Cratchit children. Loving, hopeful, and generous.
Tiny Tim, Male, Supporting, Treble. Young and small son of Bob Cratchit. Walks with a crutch. Represents the Christmas spirit with hope and goodness.
Fred, Male, Supporting, Tenor. Nephew of Scrooge. Compassionate and joyful.
Ghost of Christmas Past, Female, Supporting, Mezzo. Must be able to move gracefully. Joyful, comedic guide to Scrooge into his past. Cheerfulness and kindness are this characters dominant traits. Very energetic.
Ghost of Christmas Present, Male, Supporting, Tenor. Preferably be able to tap dance or fake it well. Must be able to move. A larger than life, jovial character who shows Scrooge the present world around him. Very vaudeville.
Ghost of Christmas Future, Female, Supporting. Preferably able to belt with a strong mix. Must be able to move in a contemporary style. Creepy and eerie, yet captivating every time they are on stage.
Jacob Marley, Male, Featured, Tenor. Must be able to move. The spirit of Scrooges old business partner. Good comedic timing.
Emily, Female, Featured, Soprano. Must be able to move. A lovely girl. Enjoys the simple things in life. Joyful and kind hearted. In love with Scrooge at 18.
Mrs. Fezziwig, Female, Featured, Soprano. Must be able to move. Cheerful wife of Mr. Fezziwig. Fun and sassy.
Mr. Fezziwig, Male, Featured, Tenor. Must be able to move. Jolly and kind bank owner. Scrooge’s past employer who helped him get his start.
Young Jacob Marley, Male, Featured, Baritone. Must be able to move. Starts business with Scrooge at 18 and shares a similar mindset of greed.
Young Scrooge, Male, Featured, Treble and Tenor. Must be able to move. Scrooge with the happiness of his youth and deeply in love with Emily. Sincere, yet money driven.
Mr. Smythe, Recently widowed. Hopeful. Poor and in debt to Scrooge. Father of Grace.
Grace Smythe, Daughter of Mr. Smythe. Sad yet hopeful.
Martha Cratchit, aughter of Bob & Mrs. Cratchit, sister to Tiny Tim.
Sally Anderson, The wife of Scrooge’s nephew Fred. Tired of having “Uncle Scrooge” over for Christmas dinner each year.
Scrooge at 12, A poor orphan who works all day at a bootmaking factory. Tired of poverty, he vows to save his money and make his fortune. He desperately misses his parents and wants to find a home of his own.
Beadle, A worker in the royal exchange bank
Old Joe, A ragpicker who scavenges off the dead.
Jonathan, Fun street urchin, comedic.
Mrs. Mops, Maid for Scrooge
Scrooge’s Mother, Sings
Ensemble, Either Gender, Ensemble, A large ensemble from which smaller roles will be cast such as : Judge, Scrooge’s father, Mr. Hawkins, Fan at 10, charity men, townspeople, factory workers, gravediggers, etc.