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Audition Information / Announcements

Auditions: Don’t Dress for Dinner

03/15/2018


Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Don’t Dress for Dinner on Monday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 3 with callbacks on Saturday, April 7. The production will be directed by Patrick Torres.

Important dates

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday April 2 and 3 in the Sutton Lobby and Greenroom at 7:00pm. Registration from 6:30pm. Please sign up for an audition slot before arriving.

Callbacks: Saturday April 7 at 5:30pm in the Sutton Theatre

First cast meeting: Monday April 23 at 7:00pm

No conflicts after Sunday May 13. No more than 5 conflicts for the entire duration of the rehearsal process.

Preview: Thursday, June 7.

Opening: Friday, June 8.

Performances: June 8 through June 24

Strike: June 24 following the 3:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

About the show

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

About the roles

The ages suggested below are just that – suggestions. The director will consider actors outside of these age ranges. These roles are also open to all ethnicities and identities.

Bernard (30s – 50s): Jacqueline’s husband, businessman, self-assured, country gentleman.

Jacqueline (30s – 50s): Bernard’s wife, assertive, intelligent, romantic, and awesome.

Robert (30s – 50s): Bernard’s friend and Jacqueline’s lover, more reserved than Bernard, seems like a nice guy but he is a scoundrel.

Suzette (30s – 50s): The cook. Friendly, working class, funny.

Suzanne (30s – 50s): Bernard’s mistress, chic, stylish, easily flustered.

Georges (30s – 50s): Suzette’s husband. Big, strong, protective.

About the auditions

Please sign up for an audition slot before arriving.

Please prepare a comedic monologue no longer than 90 seconds to perform for the first round of auditions.

Callback list will be posted on the RLT website by Noon on Saturday, April 7.

Callbacks are Wednesday, April 4 in the Sutton Theatre.

About the production team

Director: Patrick Torres
Scenic Designer: Elizabeth Newton
Lighting Designer: Jeremy Diamond
Costume Designer: Vicki Olson
Stage Manager: David Wilk

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here are some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:

  • Sutton/City Series Audition form (DOC or PDF) — please fill out
  • Conflict Calendar (DOC)– please list every weeknight or weekend day that you have a conflict

Contact Patrick Torres at patrick@nullraleighlittletheatre.org with any questions.