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CURRENT AUDITIONS

Auditions for the third production of our 53rd season as Calgary's longest running community theatre company.

THE ODD COUPLE
(Female Version)

Written by Neil Simon

Directed by Breezy Manning

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

Dates and Time

AUDITIONS

February 11th & 12th, 2023

Auditions will be scheduled in 15 minute time slots. Availability is based on first-come/first-serve.

Please prepare a short monologue to perform.

Call-Backs held on February 15th 2023 at 7:00pm

*Those invited will be contacted*

CHARACTERS DESCRIPTIONS

Some roles may be combined to be portrayed by one actor or actress. This will be determined during the casting process.

Olive Madison

Olive is a successful television producer. She is intelligent, attractive and wisecracking, with a good sense of humor – and she’s a complete slob when it comes to her surroundings. She has an encyclopedic understanding of sports, is a complete pushover for her ex-husband, and a good friend.

(Age: 30+)

Florence Unger

Florence is attractive, very well groomed, neat and has just broken up with her husband. She takes herself very seriously, likes to clean, decorate and cook and is very good at all three. Flo is also intelligent, warm-hearted (in her own way), and has no sense of humor (at least about herself) – she does NOT make jokes. She can also, without meaning to, make Olive feel guilty.

(Age: 30+)

Sylvie

Sylvie is desperately trying to stop smoking, and so sucks on lollipops or chews gum. She can get irritated with her friends, but has a good sense of humor, especially about her husband.

(Age: 30+)

Mickey

Mickey is a police officer, who is down-to-earth, plain talking, and has a good understanding of people. Sometimes she can take the “police bit” too far and she tries very hard to be in control of all situations.

(Age: 30+)

Renee

Renee is Sylvie’s best friend. She can be very plain-spoken, especially when she points out Olive’s failings as a hostess, and then Flo’s. She is single and dating a doctor.

(Age: 30+)

Vera

Vera is very sweet, very nice, somewhat spacey, and, although quite smart, is often a step or two behind her friends. She’s very funny but doesn’t realize it. She is married to Harry.

(Age: 30+)

Manolo Costazuela

Manolo is handsome, very well groomed, and Spanish. He is every woman’s dreamdate and showers both Olive and Flo with attention. He must have good comic timing, as he gets VERY emotional. He is sensitive and appreciates Florence’s sensitivity.

(Age: 30-40)

Jesus Costazuela

Jesus is Manolo’s younger brother, who is also very handsome, well-groomed, excellent posture, very romantic, and he also gets very emotional, and truly appreciates Florence.

(Age: 30-40)

Character Descriptions
Additional Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Auditions will be scheduled in 15 minute time slots. Availability is based on first-come/first-serve basis.

  • Please prepare a short monoblue to perform. Sides will only be provided for call-backs.

  •  You will be emailed with your confirmed date and time if available.

Rehearsals

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings 7pm - 10pm

Saturdays 12pm - 5pm

*Rehearsals are subject to change.


Performance Dates

May 11th through 14th & 16th through 20th, 2023

Evening Performances at 7:30pm

Matinee performances at 2:30pm

Performed at the Pumphouse Theatre

*Exact cast call time TBD

*Mandatory for all cast/crew members to be available for all tech rehearsals and performances

*Please note there is a scheduled matinee performance on Sunday May 14th 2023*

*Rehearsals will be held at the Workshop Theatre space.

 

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