AUDITION: Plaza Suite

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Event by Melville Theatre CompanyAlan Kennedy and 2 others
Melville Theatre Company’s first season for 2023 will be Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite. This classic comedy plays in three scenes, each featuring different guests in the same suite in New York’s iconic Plaza Hotel. This play has been a favourite with theatregoers since it was first performed and has recently come back to Broadway with a production featuring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Melville’s production will run from 17 February to 4 March 2023. Each scene will be directed by a different director. Directors will be Alan Kennedy, Michelle Sharp and Clare Talbot with overall Creative Direction by Susan Lynch.
Auditions will be held on Saturday 12th of November in one-hour blocks starting at 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon or 1 pm. You will be asked to read from the script with other actors and you may be asked to read a number of characters as well as those you are interested in. All characters are American, although not all are from New York. You will be asked to attempt an accent at the audition. You do not need to prepare a monologue.
Callbacks will be held on Sunday 13th if necessary. Time TBA.
Please email to request an audition. Tell us what time you prefer and let us know if you have any questions.
Karen Nash
Forty-eight years old and fine with it. A pleasant and affable woman, Karen has allowed herself to look middle-aged because she knows she is middle-aged. She is witty, and down to earth. She is also secretly hoping the visit to the suite will bring her and her husband closer together. (It is their Anniversary, she thinks)
Sam Nash
Sam is Fifty years old but can not come to terms with it. He is trim, incredibly neat and well-tailored. Sam needs to know he looks good, and also that others know he looks good. He goes to great strides to keep the years at bay, with exercise and a meticulous diet. Sam is a workaholic, but not just because he likes to work.
Jean Mc Cormack
Jean is Sam’s secretary and highly efficient. She is well-groomed, attractive, bright and cheerful at 28 years of age. She is also Sam’s mistress.
Younger man, eager to please and will visit as long as he needs to get his tip.
Jesse Kiplinger
A confident Forty-year-old Hollywood producer who has made his success but still feels his life is missing the kind of relationship he had in his teens with Muriel. He has one purpose in seeing Muriel.
Muriel Tate
In her late thirties, very attractive and still seems somewhat naïve. She is warm and generous, and very impressed with Jesse. She is unsure of meeting with him and yet can’t seem to make a decision to stay or go. She claims to be happily married…..
Norma Hubley
Dressed as a mother of the bride and trying to appear calm in a crisis with everyone EXCEPT her husband. Married to a Type A personality, she sways from trying to keep him calm and in control while passively and aggressively taking a stand for herself.
Roy Hubley
The father of the bride with the bills to prove it. A competitive businessman, out of his league when dealing with emotions and marrying off his daughter.
Borden Eisler
The young confident groom, a man of few words. (Literally)
Mimsey Hubley
A nervous bride, afraid of having her marriage turn out like her parents’ marriage.
Two waiters are also needed in the play. Open to anyone regardless of age/appearance


Starts On

12/11/2022 - 10:00 am

Ends On

2:00 pm

Event Categories

Auditions, Comedy


Melville Theatre

Stock Road / Canning Highway

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