Auditions

The Canterville Ghost

from a story by Oscar Wilde
by Marisha Chamberlain

The Canterville Ghost was originally commissioned and produced by The Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Jon Cranney, Artistic Director.

Audition Dates

Monday & Tuesday July 10 & 11, 2017
Callbacks Wednesday 12 July, 2017
At The Gaithersburg Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878-5727
 
Pre-register for the auditions here: July 10 or July 11.

Production Dates

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays: September 15 – October 1

About the Play

A no-nonsense American family buys an old mansion in rural England. They scoff at warnings of a fierce and violent resident ghost. The spirited Americans may have found their match in the ghost, who is determined to scare them out. The young daughter befriends the ghost and together they fulfill the terms of that legend that finally allows the ghost’s release into the afterlife.

The Characters

LORD ANTERVILLE former owner of Canterville Chase
HIRAM B. OTIS an American minister
LUCRETIA TAPPAN OTIS wife of Hiram
VIRGINIA OTIS daughter, age fifteen
THE DUKE OF CHESHIRE Virginia's admirer, age sixteen
CHIP AND CHARLIE OTIS sons, nine and ten years old
MRS. UMNEY the housekeeper, long employed at the Chase
THE GHOST

Production Calendar

Rehearsals in Blue. Performances in Red.

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
July
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 Aud Aud Call
backs
13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
August
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
September
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Critique will be August 24. All actors MUST attend critique. It is imperative that you notify us in advance of any expected conflicts or absences.

Load-in and light hang will take place on Sunday, September 10. There may be a cue to cue that evening time permitting.

Pickup rehearsals are scheduled for Thursday, September 21 and Thursday, September 28.

Conflicts

Please check this schedule carefully and list any conflicts you may have with rehearsal dates on your audition registration form. Many directors will not allow you to add conflicts after the show has been cast and rehearsals begin. SCHEDULE CONFLICTS WILL NOT NECESSARILY PREVENT YOU FROM BEING CAST.

If you are cast in this show, you agree to

  1. Attend all rehearsals when you are scheduled unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
  2. Be on time, ready to begin and prepared to stay until rehearsal is over.
  3. Attend any extra rehearsals that are added after critique.
  4. Provide your own makeup.
  5. Help prepare (build, paint, sew, gather) and strike the set, costumes, and/or props.
  6. Help load in and load out for rehearsals and shows, as necessary.
  7. Abide by the rules of The Montgomery Playhouse.
  8. Encourage friends and relations to attend performances.

The Montgomery Playhouse is an all-volunteer organization and strongly supports the rights of all its volunteers to work in an environment free from all forms of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or other protected criteria under state or federal law. Discrimination, harassment or intimidation of a volunteer will not be tolerated and may be grounds for removal from participation with the organization.

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