Theatre of Dare is looking to fill its stages with locals again this winter, with dozens of roles available for two upcoming shows.
(Photo is from T.O.D.’s 2017 production of ‘Spamalot')
Theatre of Dare Doubles Down on Auditions This Week
Community theatre troupe seeks dozens of actors, backstage helpers for upcoming productions
If you’re looking for something to get you out of the house during the Outer Banks’ slow winter season, Theatre of Dare has just the ticket for you.
In an event it’s billing as ‘Audition Week’, the local theatre troupe is looking for dozens of people to fill speaking and non-speaking roles, as well as backstage help for two upcoming productions: the dark romantic comedy “Becky Shaw” and the Broadway hit musical “Mame”.
“It’s a great way to get out into the community and meet people,” says T.O.D. President Tim Hass. “Whether you want to be on stage or behind it, our casts and crews usually have a great time putting on our productions.”
Between the two shows, Theatre of Dare will need at least 40 people for the casts and the technical help. Auditions are being held simultaneously at separate locations on Roanoke Island, so volunteers can choose to try out for one or both shows:
Becky Shaw is a cleverly constructed dark comedy that explores the nature of relationships, whether they’re familial, romantic, matrimonial, or platonic. The fast and funny dialogue bounces between five distinctly disingenuous dysfunctional characters. “These are five great, meaty roles,” says director Daniel Ziegler. The characters are two men and two women in their 20s or 30s, plus one female character in her 50s or older. Auditions are being held at the Manteo Public Library from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 3, 4 & 5, and show dates are January 10-19.
Mame, of course, is the big, brassy, boisterous Broadway hit musical that helped make Angela Lansbury a star. There are starring roles for several women, and other great parts for men and women of all ages, but T.O.D. is especially interested in finding a young (10-15 years old) man to play the featured role of Patrick Dennis. “We also need a lot of folks for ensemble parts,” says director Stuart Parks II. “So if you’re just looking for a little bit of stage time and not a lot of line memorization, we’ll put you in the party scene and/or the fox hunt scene. There are singing and dancing roles, and non-singing and dancing roles, so don’t be intimidated by the musical parts.” Auditions for Mame are being held at the Lost Colony Administration Building (next to Elizabethan Gardens), also from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 3, 4, & 5, with show dates from February 21-March 1.
Both shows will also be looking for volunteers to work backstage, from lights and sound to props and costumes, so those looking to get involved without getting on stage are also encouraged to attend. For more information on this week’s auditions, go to www.theatreofdareobx.com/auditions.