Audition: The Bad Luck Bank Robbers and Gimme That Prime Time Religion, 4th Line Theatre

The Bad Luck Bank Robbers*
By Alex Poch-Goldin
Directed by Kim Blackwell
June 30 – August 1, 2015 (5 weeks, 26 performances)
Previews: June 30, July 1
Opening Night: Thursday, July 2
Tuesday to Saturday at 6 pm
Added performance Monday July 27
First day of rehearsals: Tuesday, June 2
*Inspired by Grace Barker’s book “The Bad Luck Bank Robbers.”


This highly anticipated world premiere tells the story of the August 31, 1961, brazen, daylight robbery of the Toronto Dominion bank in Havelock, Ontario. The bank robbers make off with $250,000 in cash and securities, pulling off the largest, single day bank robbery in Canada at that time and triggering a flurry of speculation over the mystery of the missing money—a mystery which remains unsolved to this day. The play has it all: courtroom drama, intrigue, outrageous humour, classic car chases and a good dose of Toronto/Montreal hockey rivalry.

Actor #1
Female –18-25
Able to play multiple distinct characters

Actor #2
Male—25-45
Able to play multiple distinct characters

The Bad Luck Bank Robbers Auditions:

  1. Two-minute monologue
  2. Read sides

Gimme That Prime Time Religion
By Robert Winslow, Ben Henderson, Marianne Copithorne, Murray McCune & Edward Lyszkiewicz
Directed by Kim Blackwell
August 10 – 29, 2015 (3 weeks, 18 performances)
Previews: August 10, 11
Opening Night: Wednesday, August 12
Monday to Saturday at 6 pm
First day of rehearsal: Tuesday, July 21

Hallelujah and praise the barnyard! When an evangelistic ministry, led by the Reverend Bobby Angel, comes to small town Ontario to put on a faith healing rally, the audience becomes the faithful and is swept up in this topical and viciously funny satire. First produced at 4th Line in 2002, this outrageous play with music is a stunning examination of televangelists. 4th Line Theatre founder Robert Winslow reprises his role as Reverend Angel, reuniting him with director Kim Blackwell.

Actor #1
Male—30-45
Must be able to sing and dance

Actor #2
Male—30-45
Must be able to sing and play piano

Actor #3
Female—30-45
Must be able to sing and dance

Actor #4
Female—30-45
Must be able to sing and dance

Gimme That Prime Time Religion auditions:

  1. One two-minute monologue, humourous ideally
  2. Two-minute a cappella song
  3. Read sides

Auditions by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 14, 2015

Toronto Auditions
Saturday, November 29
9:00am – 4:00pm

Millbrook Auditions
Sunday,November 30
10:00am

To book, send an electronic copy of your headshot and resume to:

Kelsey Powell
Artistic Administrator
kelsey@4thlinetheatre.on.ca