| Posted: Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 06:00 am
Auditions for Neil Simon production
St. Albert Theatre Troupe is hosting a casting call for Rumors, one of American playwright Neil Simon’s ultra-light farces.
The action takes place in an affluent residence where four couples arrive to celebrate their hosts’ 10th wedding anniversary. But their host, the deputy mayor of New York, has just shot himself through the earlobe and his wife and the servants are missing.
His lawyer, Ken, and wife Chris try to get the story straight before the guests arrive. As the confusion spikes and police appear, the evening threatens to spin out of control with cover-ups, deceptions and mistaken identities.
Rumors requires 10 actors/actresses ranging from 20 to 60 years. Director Steve Palmer is searching for good comic timing and strong characterization.
Cold readings will be available. Actors are encouraged to bring a biography and head shot.
Auditions are open to all members of the public and will be held at the Kinsmen Korral on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m.
An abbreviated character synopsis is available at www.stalberttheatre.com/auditions.html.
Ross Neilsen at LB’s
One of Canada’s hardest working blues-rock acts makes his way to St. Albert on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Ross Neilsen, returning from the highly competitive International Memphis Blues Challenge pops by LB’s Moosehead Barsnbands Open Stage. He’ll be opening the night with a short solo and then staying to jam with the great local talent.
“Ross came to us from guest bluesman Doc MacLean’s recommendation,” says co-host Mark Ammar.
Neilsen will deliver some tunes from The Shackup Sessions recorded in Clarkdale, Miss. in a shack on an old plantation.
“The album has been hanging out on the Canadian Roots Music Report at number 25 (give or take a position) for a few months and getting great support on CBC’s satellite station Galaxy Blues.”
The jam starts at 9 p.m. No charge.
Irish theatre announces play list
The Serca Festival of Irish Theatre has four compelling productions lined up for its fourth anniversary season running Tuesday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, March 3 at La Cité Francophone.
This year’s productions range from Ken Brown’s Grumpus Gets Revenge and an adaptation of Tristan and Isolde to Tom Paulin’s adaptation of Medea and Brian Friel’s Winners.
Throughout the six-day event, plays will play in rotation. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Passes are $60 for adults and $45 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at 780-420-1757 or online at www.tixonthesquare.ca or at the door.
For complete calendar information visit www.sercafestival.ca.