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Auditions

The Colonial Players, Inc. is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer community theater with an open casting policy. All auditions are open to the public and no roles are pre-cast. All roles are non-paying. Auditions are held in our Annex at 2132 Renard Court (off General’s Highway near the Annapolis Mall) unless otherwise noted. All performances are held at 108 East Street, just off State Circle, in historic Annapolis. The Colonial Players welcomes actors and other volunteers of all backgrounds and skill levels.

Auditioners are encouraged to download and print the audition form available on our downloads page, fill it in, and bring it to auditions. (The form cannot be filled in on-line.)

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You may opt to attach a photo in the space indicated, or one will be taken at auditions.

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QUARTET

Written by Ronald Harwood
Directed by Darice Clewell
Produced by Kaelynn Bedsworth
Performance Dates: January 12 - February 4, 2018

AUDITIONS

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., sign-in starting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., sign-in starting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

CALLBACKS

  • Wednesday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

SIGNIFICANT DATES

  • Performances: January 12 - February 4, 2018
    • 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
    • 2 p.m. on Sundays
  • First Read-Through: TBD
  • Rehearsals: Determined based on cast availability
  • Publicity Photo Shoot: Sunday, November 19, 2017 (tentative)
  • Tech Week: Will begin Saturday, January 6, 2018 (if not before)
  • Invited Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, January 13, 2018 at 8 p.m.
  • Archive Photo Shoot: Sunday, January 14, 2018 following the matinee performance

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Please prepare a memorized monologue of 1 to 2 ½ minutes of any genre and time period, preferably not from a role you have previously performed.
  • Auditions will consist of the prepared monologues, followed by cold readings from the script.
  • Sign-in will be available 30 minutes prior to auditions, which will begin
    promptly at the posted times.
  • Late arrivals can be accommodated only as time permits. If you know you will be late, please make prior arrangements with the director by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
  • To expedite the sign-in process, the audition form is available on the Downloads page of our website under Forms, and can be downloaded and completed in advance. Please bring the completed form with your resume or list of experience, if desired, and a headshot or recent photo. If you do not have a photo, one will be taken at sign-in.
  • Auditioners are asked to provide a schedule of conflicts from October 15, 2017 through February 4, 2018. Due to the rehearsal process occurring over several holidays, please prepare to be very thorough when listxing your conflicts.

For more information, or for a copy of the script, please email the director Darice Clewell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SHOW SYNOPSIS

Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred reside in a home for retired opera singers in Kent, England. Each year, on the tenth of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing...but the show must go on in this funny and poignant play.

CHARACTERS

2F, 2M
All roles open. Descriptions are of character appearance and temperament, not age of actors.

Reggie, male, 70+
Scholarly and somewhat introverted. He is writing his memoirs and studies opera history. While usually mild-mannered and gentlemanly, he is driven to comedic outbursts of foul language and venomous threats by an unseen staff member who will not accommodate his request for marmalade at breakfast. He has saved and planned with great care so he can be comfortable in retirement.

Wilfred (Wilf), male, 70+
A good hearted widower who is determined to have some fun in his final years. In his widowed state, he is lonely for female companionship—and a good ol’ romp in the hay. He is wildly irreverent but not unkind, and takes it all with a grain of salt. He knows there may not be much time left, but he’s going to by-golly enjoy what there is.

Cecily (Cissy), female, 70+
A dollop of wonderment and giggles. She is occasionally confused about what is happening but because of a sweet and cheery demeanor, her increasing dementia isn’t always obvious. With a military father posted to various exotic locales and then a career of traveling as a professional singer, she has moved about the globe all of her life.

Jean, female, 70+
Ever the Grande Dame, she was the most magnificent of them all: a soprano of world renown. Hard times have brought her to this home and she is embarrassed to be here, but hopes to be accepted. She is reserved and regal; and now in her elder years, there is a touch of severity. This is a difficult move for a proud woman. She is in pain because of a failing hip. The absence of music in her life has left her without joy.