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(Non-union, non-paying.
We do not cast full equity or ACTRA members.)


by Mark Crawford
Show dates: January 10 to February 1, 2020

Director: Meg Gibson
Producers: Bridget Jankowski and Diane Kuipers

AUDITIONS will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190E Bloor St. West (just east of  Runnymede subway station) at the following dates and times:
• Friday, October 4: 7 to 11 pm
• Saturday, October 5: 1 to 7 pm
Callbacks Wednesday, October  9: 7 to 10 pm

REHEARSALS: Will be held at the Village Playhouse, with the first read to be determined after the cast is set.  Regular rehearsals will begin the week of Oct. 27. Rehearsal days will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons or evenings, exact times to be determined. There is the possibility of extra rehearsals being called subject to availability. Cast members must be available for every night of tech week beginning with Tech Sunday January 5th (all day). First performance is January 10th.

PLAY SYNOPSIS:  Bonnie and Brad are having a party to raise money for their upcoming wedding — the cost of which has secretly gotten out of control. Their wisecracking Maid of Honour, Dee is still getting over being left at the altar seven years ago — and now has to come face to face with the guy who did it. Bridezilla Mandy and her doting groom Rob are getting married today — even though their big white tent blew away in last night’s storm. And oh yeah — single dad Jay just found out his entire catering staff is in jail! It’s all happening at the same time, in the same community hall, in the same small town. Taking place over one eventful Saturday in June, the two couples strike a deal to share the local reception hall for their Stag and Doe and wedding. Among the unset Jell-O shots, a missed wedding cake and a disastrous first dance, past relationships are examined, current couples are put to the test and new romance blossoms.

For more about the play, click HERE.

* (All roles are open to any ethnicity.  The ages listed reflect how the character should appear on stage, not the character’s actual age)

  • Bonnie: Female age 25-35, “The Doe.”  Engaged to Brad, best friends with Dee.
  • Brad: Male age 25-35, “The Stag.”  Engaged to Bonnie, not a friend of Rob.
  • Dee: Female age 25-35, “The Single.”  Best friends with Bonnie, left at the altar by Rob.
  • Mandy: Female age 25-35, “The Bride.”  Marrying Rob, frenemies with Bonnie.
  • Rob: Male age 25-35, “The Groom.”  Marrying Mandi, left Dee at the altar.
  • Jay: Male age 25-40, “The Chef.”  Single father, interested in Dee.

PREPARATION:  Please prepare a short comedic monologue, funny story or stand-up comedy bit – less than 90 seconds – something you love from any source. You will be re-directed and asked to improvise. You may be asked to do a cold reading from the play.

A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th floor Audio Desk, Toronto Reference Library. A script is also available upon request from the audition coordinator. 

TO BOOK AN AUDITION: Please send a photo and resume with your audition request, date, time, role(s) of interest and contact information to: Please also bring a hardcopy of your resume and head shot (photocopy is fine) to your audition.

To see a copy of The Village Players Policy for Respect of All Members, click HERE

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