News from the South Simcoe Theatre
This page includes information on auditions for Curtains, on our next production, Four Play: A Showcase of Play Readings, and on auditions for That December Show: Wizard of Oz.
Auditions for Curtains
Auditions have been scheduled for Curtains (produced by Bernetta Starkey; directed by Nancy Sheldrake; musically directed by Michael Leach; and choreographed by Sandi LaPlante). Auditions will be held on Monday, May 27 (7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.), Tuesday, May 28 (7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) and Wednesday May 29 (7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) at the Talk Is Free Theatre's rehearsal space at 230 Bayview Drive, Barrie. For the audition, please bring sheet music. If you wish to use taped music, please bring the necessary equipment to play it on. Please prepare a monologue and come dressed to dance.
Music rehearsals will be for a week only in August. Not everyone will be required for every evening. Regular rehearsals start September 3 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. Note that there will be no Sunday evening rehearsals. All rehearsals will be at the Old Town Hall (the home of SST) at 1 Hamilton Street, Cookstown. The Director asks that everyone comes prepared to rehearsals with lines memorized for that rehearsal.
For more information, go to the Auditions Page.
Four Play: A Showcase of Play Readings
In conjunction with the Cookstown Wing Ding weekend (Saturday and Sunday), the theatre will be setting up its Tearoom and will be selling its famous strawberry shortcake. Also and for the 6th year, SST is pleased to showcase a variety of new plays that will be performed between May 30 and June 2, 2013, at the Old Town Hall, 1 Hamilton Street, Cookstown. The readings are:
Thursday May 30 @ 8:00 p.m.
Causa Mortis or The Medical Student by Jacob Appel: Tragicomedy set in a hospital neurology ward.
Friday May 31 @ 8:00 p.m.
Boris and Herman by Raymond James Holmes: Black comedy in which a depressed unemployed man gets terrible advice from his cat.
Saturday June 1 @ 8:00 p.m.
The Author's Autopsy by Stacey Lane: Comedy short about pathologists trying to determine what caused the writer's demise. Art kills!
Our Living Space by Patrick Nicol & translated by John Bleasby and Louise Vincent: Drama in which Francois recounts the events of his life in a stream of consciousness confession.
Sunday June 2 @ 2:00 p.m.
The Avalon Vignettes by Derek Bradley: Comic monologue relating charming tales of small town life through the eyes of a newcomer.
Of Men and Mice (Apologies to John Steinbeck) by Rosaleen Egan: Comedy about a granddaughter's visit that finds Granny with mice issues.
The Watcher by Lori McIntyre: Tragic realism about a woman who is too busy to help a needy neighbour.
Life In A Leaf by Graham Ducker: Comedy in which a grandfather and his grandson trace life's journey in a fallen leaf.
Auditions for That December Show: Wizard of Oz
Auditions have been scheduled for That December Show: Wizard of Oz on Sunday, June 23, 2013, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m, and on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, between 7:00 p.m and 9:00 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in Cookstown (the home of SST). For your audition, please bring recorded music to accompany you and the necessary equipment on which to play it. Also for the audition, be prepared to learn some simple dance steps.
Starting in September, rehearsals will be on Wednesday evenings (7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) at the Old Town Hall in Cookstown and on Sundays (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at Grace United Church in Barrie. Additional rehearsals will be scheduled for October.
For more information on the cast required, go to the Auditions Page.
Updated May 11, 2013