Lakewood Theatre Company

Auditions: - for the original musical Blithe Spirit are by appointment, May 21 & 22, 2022. Click here to sign up online.

Blithe Spirit at Lakewood Theatre Company in Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Lakewood Theatre Company will be having open auditions for roles for the classic Sir Noël Coward comedy,  BLITHE SPIRIT on SATURDAY, MAY 21, and SUNDAY, MAY 22,  2022

Sign up online to secure an audition appointment on the Lakewood website starting April 25, 2022. Call 503-635-3901 if you need assistance with sign up.

Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward, will be directed by David Sikking.

All roles are open and all receive remuneration. Lakewood encourages diversity in casting and the directing team is strongly seeking artists of all races, cultural backgrounds, abilities, body types, and gender identities to audition for all roles.  

Callbacks will be held (if necessary) at the director's discretion.

Audition Location: Lakewood Theatre Company at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.

Materials Needed:

  • Please complete the online appointment sign-up at this link.
  • Please email a resume and headshot to and note BLITHE SPIRIT and your LAST NAME in the subject line.
  • Please bring both resume and headshot to your audition appointment as a backup.
  • Callbacks will be at the director's discretion.
  • Conflicts not listed at the time of audition may not be honored.

 

Auditions:

  • Each 10-minute audition appointment will provide 5 actors (2 men, 3 women) to sign up per time slot to read together as a group.
  • Auditions will consist of a read from the script. (No prepared monologues necessary.) Sides are available through the theater’s website.
  • Please do not be concerned with which role you may be asked to read. Director will read for specific roles in call-backs.
  • Actors will be asked to complete an online audition form, including any rehearsal or performance conflicts and vaccination status.
  • Actors will need to show proof of vaccination when arriving for an audition.
  • Download Side A for reading:
  • Download Side B for reading
  • Download Side C for reading


Rehearsals: Rehearsals are scheduled to begin the first week of August and continue Monday through Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  A final schedule will be determined after the first cast meeting.  
 
Performance Schedule: Blithe Spirit opens September 9, 2022, and continues through October 16, 2022. Performances are Thurs-Sat at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays, at 2:00 PM and two Wednesday performances at 7:30 PM. Lakewood Theatre Company features an intimate 220-seat theatre located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.

About the Play
This smash-hit comedy of the London and Broadway stages offers up Charles Condomine, a re-married novelist haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira, who has been summoned from the Great Beyond by Madame Arcati, a visiting medium.

As the worldly and unworldly personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed. When she “passes over,” she joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity. The play is set in mid-1940s England.  Everyone on stage is smart, quick thinking, articulate, and convinced they are completely right about everything.

 
ROLE BREAKDOWN:
EDITH - a maid, always in a hurry, age 18+
RUTH - Charles’ current wife. (30s-40s)
CHARLES – An English novelist (30s-40s).
DR. BRADMAN – doctor and friend of the Condomines (30s-50s)
MRS. BRADMAN – wife of Dr. Bradman & friend of the Condomines (30s-50s)
MADAME ARCATI - a spiritual medium & author. (40s-60s)
ELVIRA - Charles' late wife (20s-40s)
ALL – piano playing a plus!


Auditions are by appointment. Callbacks, if needed, will be at the Director's discretion.

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