Audition: You Have To Earn It, Alumnae Theatre Company

YOU HAVE TO EARN IT
By Ramona Bailie & Maria Popoff
Directed by Jennifer Radford
Performance dates: November 12 – 30, 2014

Part of Alumnae Theatre Company’s FireWorks Event

A Metropolitan City, 1930s:  A hardworking young woman has hopes of moving up through the ranks of the cosmetics company when a promotion opens up. But things get complicated when her competition is a bombshell with no interest in customer service but definite designs on their married boss. And when she accidentally tips off the bosses’ wife to the location of a tryst between her boss and the bombshell… disguises, deception and disaster ensue. A classic madcap romantic comedy about getting ahead in business and in love.

  • Betty Parker: (mid-20’s) Clerk – our heroine. Hardworking, decent and kind, good with people. A smart cookie whose brains get overlooked. A little naive about how things really work in the business world.
  • Dorothy: (mid-to-late 20’s) Betty’s loyal friend and co-worker. Wiser about the world than Betty. Nearsighted.
  • Eddie: (mid-20’s) Mail Room Clerk with a good heart. Friend of Betty’s, with a chance of being more … until bombshell Joan catches his eye.
  • Joan: (mid-20’s) Clerk. Bombshell. Superficial, vain & self-involved, with designs on the promotion – and the Boss
  • Mr. Charles Theodore Brown: (in his 50’s) The Boss – President at Lafontaine Beauty, with an eye for the ladies.
  • Mrs. Charlotte Brown: (40-ish) – Smart, worldly, her father owns Lafontaine Beauty. Like Betty, there is more to her than meets the eye.
  • Joe: (early 30’s) A handsome bartender & artist.
  • Pierre: (in his 30’s-40’s, flexible age) Overworked Maître d’ with a French accent (who may or may not actually be French). Possible shades of Manuel from Fawlty Towers. Ability to do physical comedy and characterize with few lines.

AUDITION DATES

  • Monday AUGUST 18th
  • Tuesday AUGUST 19th
  • Friday AUGUST 22nd beginning at 7:00 pm

We’d prefer to fill up Monday and Tuesday first if possible. You may present a 2-minute contemporary monologue and/or read from the play. A copy of the script is available at the Toronto Reference Library, 5th floor, Performance Desk, 789 Yonge Street.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION TIME

PLEASE EMAIL FWauditions@gmail.com and attach photo and résumé. Be sure to include the PLAY TITLE, ROLE and your PHONE NUMBER so we can contact you.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

Auditions will be held at the Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street (SW corner of Berkeley and Adelaide)

Alumnae Theatre is a non-union theatre that encourages diversity in its membership and casting.

www.alumnaetheatre.com