Gifts of Christmas Holiday Donation

TheatreTillsonburg has been chosen to receive the $500 Tillsonburg community donation this holiday season
  from Execulink Telecom’s second annual Gifts of Christmas Holiday Donation program!
 
 The program is aimed at spreading festive cheer and giving back to their incredibly supportive communities with a monetary donation to local organizations, groups and charities. Presenting the cheque is John Ciarrocco. Accepting (l-r) Peter Beechey, Laurel Beechey, Lynda Nevins, Darryl Carter, Karen Tripp, Sheila Tripp, Jeff Tripp and Dianne Clark.

Audition Information for ‘Mamma Mia’

Audition Information for ‘Mamma Mia’ 

Produced by: Theatre Tillsonburg

Audition Dates and Times 

  • September 29, 2019: 1 – 5 p.m.
  • September 30, 2019: 7 – 9:30 p.m.
  • October 2, 2019: 7 – 9:30 p.m.

*Call backs October 6, 2019: 1 – 5 p.m.

Audition location:

Otter Valley Playhouse

144789 Potters Rd

Tillsonburg, ON N4G 4G7

Contact information:

Key information:

  • Participants must be late teens and older in age to audition
  • Performance and rehearsals take place at the Otter Valley Playhouse
  • Rehearsals run from October 2019 – April 2020
    • Mid-October – mid-February: one rehearsal per week, excluding holidays (select cast members will attend each rehearsal)
    • Mid-February – April: three rehearsals per week
  • Performance runs: 
    • April 30 – May 1, 2020
    • May 7 – 10, 2020

Auditions details

People will audition individually. Refer to the character list to decide which part(s) you would like to audition for. There are three parts to the audition:

1. Sing: A song has been chosen for each principal character. You will sing the first part of the song chosen for the character you are auditioning for. Other characters and Chorus may choose any of the songs. Karaoke music is provided. You can listen to the music on YouTube

2. Act: Dialogue has been chosen for each character. Chorus may read any part. One of the production crew will read the lines of other characters during your audition. Memorization is not necessary. 

You may be asked to read for characters other than your top choice. Let the team know which character(s) you won’t audition for.

3. Dance/Move: perform a dance routine. The choreographer onsite will teach you a routine that you’ll perform during your audition.

Arriving at the Audition

Someone will greet you in the hallway outside the auditorium and escort you in at the appropriate time.

About the Musical

ABBA’s hits tell the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Character information

Roles 

Songs under your first choice of character indicate the song you will sing in your audition.

Females (6 roles & chorus) 

Sophie Sheridan: Principal Role

  • Character details:
    • Donna’s spunky daughter; engaged to Sky; 
    • Age: 20 – 25
  • Songs (full or partial, solo): 
    • I Have A Dream; Honey, Honey; Thank-you for the Music; Lay All Your Love on Me; The Name of the Game; Under Attack
  • Songs (as chorus): 
    • Money, Money, Money; Super Trouper; Gimme, Gimme, Gimme; Voulez Vous; I Do, I Do, I Do; Mamma Mia bows; Dancing Queen encore; Waterloo
  • Vocal range top: E5 
  • Vocal range bottom: F#3

Donna Sheridan: Principal Role

  • Character details:
    • Sophie’s kind and feisty mother; owns & runs the Taverna; former Dynamo lead singer 
    • Age: 40 – 50
  • Songs (full or partial, solo): 
    • Money, Money, Money; Mamma Mia; Chiquitita; Dancing Queen; Super Trouper; One of Us; S.O.S.; The Winner Takes It All; Our Last Summer; Slipping Through my Fingers; I Do, I Do, I Do
  • Songs (as chorus): 
    • Voulez Vous; Mamma Mia bows; Waterloo
  • Vocal range top: A5 
  • Vocal range bottom: E3

Tanya: Supporting Principal role

  • Character details:
    • Former Dynamo singer; Donna’s rich & sophisticated friend 
    • Age: 40 – 50
  • Songs (full or partial, solo): 
    • Chiquitita; Dancing Queen; Super Trouper; Does Your Mother Know
  • Songs (as chorus): 
    • Money, Money, Money; Voulez Vous; I Do, I Do, I Do; Mamma Mia; Waterloo
  • Vocal range top: E5 
  • Vocal range bottom: E3

Rosie: Supporting Principal role

  • Character details
    • Former Dynamo singer; Donna’s feisty, funny friend
    • Age: 40 – 50
  • Songs (full or partial, solo): 
    • Chiquitita; Dancing Queen; Super Trouper; Take a Chance on Me
  • Songs (as chorus): 
    • Money, Money, Money; Voulez Vous; I Do, I Do, I Do; Mamma Mia; Waterloo
  • Vocal range top: D5 
  • Vocal range bottom: E3

Lisa: 

  • Character details:
    • Sophie’s energetic & kooky friend 
    • Age: 20 – 25
  • Songs (full or partial, solo): 
    • Honey, Honey (with Ali, not solo)
  • Songs (as chorus): 
    • Money, Money, Money; Super Trouper; Gimme, Gimme, Gimme; Voulez Vous; Does Your Mother Know; I Do, I Do, I Do; Mamma Mia; Waterloo; and more
  • Vocal range top: Db5
  • Vocal range bottom: G3

Ali: 

  • Character details:
    • Sophie’s impulsive & fun friend
    • Age: 20 – 25
  • Songs (full or partial, solo): 
    • Honey, Honey (with Lisa, not solo)
  • Songs (as chorus): 
    • Money, Money, Money; Super Trouper; Gimme, Gimme, Gimme; Voulez Vous; Does Your Mother Know; I Do, I Do, I Do; Mamma Mia; Waterloo; and more
  • Vocal range top: D5
  • Vocal range bottom: G3

Chorus: 

  • Character details:
    • Females & males Islanders and wedding guests 
    • Age: 18 – 100
    • No speaking lines
  • Songs: Multiple options
    • Includes: Money, Money, Money; Voulez Vous; Does Your Mother Know; Mamma Mia; Waterloo

Males (7 roles & chorus)

Sam: Supporting Principal role

  • Character details:
    • May be Sophie’s father; charming architect
    • Age: 40 – 50
  • Songs (full or partial, solo): 
    • Thank you for the Music (no solo); S.O.S.; Knowing Me, Knowing You; I Do, I Do, I Do
  • Songs (as chorus): 
    • Voulez Vous; I Have a Dream; Waterloo; possibly more
  • Vocal range top: Ab4 
  • Vocal range bottom: D3

Bill: Supporting Principal role

  • Character details:
    • May be Sophie’s father; good-natured travel writer with no strings
    • Age: 40 – 50
  • Songs (full or partial, solo): 
    • Thank you for the Music (not solo); The Name of the Game; Take a Chance on Me
  • Songs (as chorus): 
    • Voulez Vous; Does Your Mother Know; I Have a Dream; possibly more
  • Vocal range top: F#4 
  • Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Harry: Supporting Principal role

  • Character details:
    • May be Sophie’s father; conservative financier attempting to reconnect with his freer, youthful self 
    • Age: 40 – 50
  • Songs (full or partial, solo): 
    • Thank you for the Music; Our Last Summer
  • Songs (as chorus): 
    • Money, Money, Money; Voulez Vous; Does Your Mother Know; I Have a Dream; others
  • Vocal range top: F#4 
  • Vocal range bottom: C#3

Sky: 

  • Character details:
    • Sophie’s fiancé
    • Age: 20 – 30
  • Songs (full or partial, solo): 
    • Lay All Your Love on Me
  • Songs (as chorus): 
    • Voulez Vous; Does Your Mother Know; Waterloo; possibly more
  • Vocal range top: D5 
  • Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Pepper: 

  • Character details:
    • Barman at Taverna, charming flirt who is enamored with Tanya 
    • Age: 20 – 30
  • Songs (full or partial, solo): 
    • Does Your Mother Know (very short solo part)
  • Songs (as chorus): 
    • Money, Money, Money; Voulez Vous; Lay All Your Love on Me; others
  • Vocal range top: F5 
  • Vocal range bottom: A4

Eddie: Hotel worker, Sky’s easy-going friend. Age: 20 to 35

  • Songs (as chorus): Money, Money, Money; Voulez Vous; Does Your Mother Know;Lay All Your Love on Me; others

Father Alexandrios: 

  • Character details:
    • Local priest, short speaking part only
    • Part of chorus
    • Age: any

Chorus: 

  • Character details:
    • Females & males Islanders and wedding guests 
    • Age: 18 – 100
    • No speaking lines
  • Songs: Multiple options
    • Includes: Money, Money, Money; Voulez Vous; Does Your Mother Know; Mamma Mia; Waterloo

Mamma Mia! Full Synopsis 

Act One 

On a small Greek island, we meet Sophie as she sends off three envelopes in the mail (“Overture/Prologue”). She announces the names of the men they’re addressed to – Sam Carmichael, Bill Austin, Harry Bright. 

Lisa and Ali, Sophie’s friends, arrive and reveal that Sophie’s wedding is tomorrow. Sophie confesses to them that she invited her father to the wedding … or at least the three men who could possibly be her father. After going through her mother’s diary from the year she got pregnant (“Honey, Honey”), Sophie has determined that Sam, Bill and Harry are the candidates to walk her down the aisle. 

Donna, Sophie’s mother, greets her lifelong friends Tanya and Rosie, who have just showed up for the wedding. The trio used to perform as the group Donna and The Dynamos. Running the Taverna, an inn on the island, Donna laments constantly working (“Money, Money, Money”). 

Sam, Harry, and Bill arrive at the Taverna. Sophie greets them, shocked to see them all there. Spotting his old guitar, Harry begins to strum a tune and Sophie joins him (“Thank You For The Music”). Sophie admits to them that she was the one who sent the invitations. Sam is clearly distressed by this. Just as Sophie is about to take them to their rooms, Donna comes out and sees them all there. Once she sees Sam, she is overcome with mixed emotions (“Mamma Mia”). 

Rosie and Tanya try to console Donna (“Chiquitita”). Donna tells them that although she always told them that Sam was Sophie’s father, she wasn’t really sure. She also tells them that Sam and the two other men who might be the father are at the Taverna. Rosie and Tanya rouse Donna’s spirits, telling her that the Donna who used to be the life of the party is still inside her (“Dancing Queen”). 

Sophie asks Sky, her fiancé, to promise he will never leave her like her father left Donna. Sky promises his constant love to her (“Lay All Your Love On Me”) before Eddie and other friends lead him off for his stag night. 

At Sophie’s “hen night” (bachelorette party), Donna, Tanya, and Rosie perform in their old costumes as Donna and The Dynamos (“Super Trouper”). Sam, Bill, and Harry show up, and Sophie lets them join the fun (“Gimme, Gimme, Gimme”). Sophie gets a moment alone with Sam, who asks her why she invited him to the wedding. Sophie, unable to tell him the truth, dances with Harry and tells him she doesn’t know who her dad is. Before he can respond, Harry is whisked away by dancers. 

Bill dances with Sophie, who tells him that his great-aunt Sophia was the one who left Donna the money for the Taverna in her will. Once Bill learns how old Sophie is, he has an epiphany, but Sophie is taken away by the party dancers before either can say anything else. Bill and Sophie have another moment alone. Bill tells Sophie to come clean to Donna about trying to find her father. Sophie tells him she’s tired of secrecy (“The Name Of The Game”). She asks him to give her away at the wedding and to let it be a surprise for Donna. Bill agrees. 

Sky and his stag party return and join Sophie’s bachelorette festivities (“Voulez Vous”). Sam takes Sophie aside and declares that he will give her away, clearly convinced he’s her father. Before Sophie can object, they are swept up in the dancing. Harry then takes Sophie aside and claims that he will be the one to give her away. Overwhelmed, Sophie breaks away from the dance in a state of shock. 

Act Two 

After the “Entr’acte” plays, the curtain comes up on Sophie having a nightmare about her anxiety over her three prospective fathers and wakes up in distress (“Under Attack”). Donna thinks Sophie is upset because she secretly wants to call the wedding off. Sophie fires back that she would never want to raise a child without a father figure and storms off. 

Donna is left alone, feeling hurt and full of regrets (“One of Us”). Sam approaches Donna, and they look back on how things used to be between them (“S.O.S”). Pepper, one of Sky’s friends, approaches Tanya on the beach and tries to flirt with her. Tanya chides him and tells him off (“Does Your Mother Know?”). 

Sophie finds Sky and confesses to him about her plan to bring Sam, Bill and Harry to the wedding. Sky accuses her of using their wedding as a ploy to find her father and walks off. Sophie tries to go after him, but Sam stops her. Sam explains to Sophie that he left Donna to get married and have kids, only to end up divorced and remorseful for settling down too young (“Knowing Me, Knowing You”). Sophie, convinced that her love for Sky is stronger, leaves him to find Sky.

Harry finds Donna and offers her a cheque to help pay for the wedding. They reminisce about their time together years ago (“Our Last Summer”). Sophie enters with her wedding dress and asks Donna to help her get ready. Donna gets her daughter in her wedding dress, seeing her little girl all grown up (“Slipping Through My Fingers”). Sophie asks Donna to be the one to give her away. 

After Sophie leaves, Sam comes in and tells Donna he should walk Sophie down the aisle. Donna refuses to hear it and tells him he’s done enough to her (“The Winner Takes It All”). Bill comes to Rosie and tells her of his anxiety over marriage and children, having sworn a life of adventure. Seeing a kindred spirit, Rosie woos him (“Take A Chance On Me”). Bill is about to succumb when guests arrive for the wedding. 

Donna walks Sophie down the aisle. As the ceremony is about to start, Donna announces that Sophie’s father is present but doesn’t know which man he is. Sam, Bill and Harry are bewildered. Harry says he is overjoyed to be one of Sophie’s three dads and admits to Donna that he is now in a committed relationship with a man back home. 

Sophie proposes to Sky that they not get married and instead go see the world. With a priest still present, Sam proposes to Donna, who accepts (“I Do, I Do, I Do”). There is a wedding after all! 

The show ends with Sky and Sophie leaving the island to go on a new adventure together (“I Have A Dream”). The company takes their bows along to some audience-rousing hits (“Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”, “Waterloo”).

AUDITIONS!!! Bare Bear Bones August 22nd @ 7 pm August 25th @ 2 pm August 26th @ 7 pm

Looking For: 4 men and 4 women, 20-60
A laugh out loud comedy about love, relationships and communication. Norman and Ruth attempt to rekindle their marriage by returning to a place where they remember being in love, The Bear Bones Family Campground. Then they discover that the campground has changed over the years too- it’s now a nudist camp!

Performance dates November 7-10 and 14-17 2019

Any Questions? Contact the director Doug Avram at avramdj@gmail.com

Auditions for The Ladies Foursome

Auditions for The Ladies Foursome Will be held on Monday, October 22 @ 7:00 PM  and   Wednesday, October 24 @ 7:00 PM

Looking for 4 women expect to swing a club and sing a verse of any song you want.

 

Call for Volunteers for our February Show: Angel Street (Gaslight)

Happy New Year!

The Second Performance in this Season’s Line Up is Just Around the Corner.

Angel Street (Gaslight)

By Patrick Hamilton

Produced by Mark Smith

Directed by Becky Coward \ Vicky Coward

We are looking for Ushers, Greeters & Canteen Attendants

For the following Dates;

PREVIEW NIGHT

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

PERFORMANCE NIGHTS

February 8, 9, 10, 11, 2018

February 15, 16, 17, 18, 2018

Please contact Trudi Czerwinski, BA, Bed

Volunteer Coordinator

volunteer@theatretillsonburg.com

Auditions for Blithe Spirit!

Auditions for Blithe Spirit
January 23 & 25 @ 7 pm, and 27@ 2 pm
at the Otter Valley Playhouse

Performance Dates: May 3-6 & 10-13
Director: Ross Hepburn
Producer: Paul Bechard

Noel Coward’s classic comedy is our Spring 2018 show.

Skeptical novelist Charles Condomine  invites self-proclaimed medium Madame Arcati  to his home for a séance, hoping to gather material for a new book. When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine’s late wife, Elvira, his home and life are quickly turned into a shambles as his wife’s ghost torments both himself and his new bride, Ruth.

We are looking for 2 men and 5 women ages 18-80 for the following roles:

EDITH – a maid
RUTH – Charles’ current wife
CHARLES – husband to Ruth and, before her passing, to Elvira
DR. BRADMAN
MRS. BRADMAN
MADAME ARCATI – a medium
ELVIRA – Charles’ late wife

Looking for a backstage role instead? Feel free to get in touch!

If you have any questions please contact Ross Hepburn at 226-229-9740 or rhepburn@tssa.org

Email Woes

Our web server recently upgraded and during the process we lost our email forwards for about a month before things could be fixed. During that time (early September to early October) we received no email. And while it made things nice and calm around the box-office, we did not recover the email when things came back online. As such, if you sent us email during that time, we are not ignoring you; we simply did not receive it. If you can please forward your emails to us again, we are back up and running 100%. Thank you for your patience with this.

Construction!

For those of you coming to visit us for our upcoming show “The Game is Afoot! or Holmes for the Holidays”, please be aware of the construction on Potters Road. The detour will lead you east on Simcoe Street to Westtown Line which then meets up with Potters Road on the other side of the construction. It adds about two to three minutes to your trip.