FTC's 'Noises Off' auditions to be August 15-16 at theater
Auditions will soon be held for “Noises Off,” Fredericksburg Theater Company’s fall season comedy.
Tickets are also now on sale for the Freddyburg Theater production of “Aladdin, Jr.”
Both shows will be performed at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, at 1668 U.S. 87 South.
‘Noises Off’ auditions
Those interested in trying out for the FTC production of the comedy “Noises Off” can do so at 7 p.m. either Monday, Aug. 15, or Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the theater.
There are four female roles and five male roles, and all roles are available for auditions.
Everyone is welcome to attend both audition sessions, but it is not mandatory.
They will read scenes from the script at the auditions, and perusal copies of the script are available to check out from the FTC Box Office.
The cast will be announced by Saturday, Aug. 20 by email and posted on FTC’s Facebook page.
The first full cast meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 at the theater.
Information, scripts and a detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at this meeting.
From Aug. 22 to Sept. 28, rehearsals will be scheduled on weeknights at 7 p.m.
Technical/dress rehearsals are set for Oct. 3-7 and Oct. 10-12. Attendance at these rehearsals is mandatory for the entire cast and crew.
Performances for “Noises Off” are Thursday, Oct. 13 (preview) and Fridays through Sundays, Oct. 14-30.
“Noises Off,” a British farce about putting on a farce play, provides insight into the onstage and offstage challenges of producing a play. It involves highly-improbable events, impeccable timing, misunderstandings and mistaken identities.
Noises Off roles
Timothy Allgood: An overworked stage manager, carpenter and anything else that needs to be done for the touring production of Nothing On. He is chronically exhausted and sleep-deprived. He understudies the roles played by Selsdon and Freddy.
Brooke Ashton: Cast in the role of Vicki in Nothing On, Brooke is a young, inexperienced actress often in search of a missing contact lens. She is part of a love triangle with Lloyd and Poppy.
Belinda Blair: A reliable, good-natured actress who is protective of Freddy. She plays Flavia Brent in Nothing On.
Lloyd Dallas: The director of Nothing On. He is a temperamental, yet charismatic man, and part of the love triangle with Poppy and Brooke.
Frederick (Freddy) Fellowes: An insecure, overthinking actor who gets a nosebleed at the first hint of violence and needs to know his motivation. He is double-cast in Nothing On as both Philip Brent and the Sheikh.
Garry Lejeune: Cast in the role of Roger Tramplemain, the estate agent, Garry often leaves thoughts dangling and doesn’t finish his sentences. His romantic interest in Dotty drives him to repeatedly attack Freddy.
Selsdon Mowbray: An elderly overly dramatic actor with an inconvenient drinking problem.
Poppy Norton-Taylor: As the assistant stage manager for Nothing On, Poppy is emotional and prone to outbursts. She is also Brooke’s understudy, which further complicates the Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.
Dotty Otley: A late-middle-aged actress cast in the role of Mrs. Clackett. She is very forgetful, but mostly good-natured.