Upcoming Actor Auditions

Bell, Book & Candle

By John van Druten
Directed by Joseph Russo

auditions Tuesday & Wednesday, September 22 & 23, 7:00-8:30

Gillian Holroyd is a sensual, free spirited gal, restless in life and unlucky in love. She also happens to be a witch. When she learns that her handsome neighbor, Shep Henderson, is engaged to her old college rival, she uses every trick in the book to stop the wedding. But when, in the midst of her magical maneuvering, she finds herself falling for him, she's left with a difficult choice: you see, witches who fall in love lose their powers. But perhaps love still has a trick or two up its own sleeve in this delectable and delightful romantic romp.

Character Breakdown

Gillian Holroyd (mid 20s-mid 30s): Sensual as well as sexy, strong, mature, and cool. Perhaps a bit beatnik/boho. Please make her your own.

Shep Henderson (30s-40s): Slightly bookish, reserved, and professional until he's under Gillian's spell, which loosens him up.

Aunt Queenie (50s-60s) Gillian & Nicky's Aunt, sweet and eager, but also a bit of a bumbling kook.

Nicky Holroyd (20s-40s): Gillian's brother, perhaps a bit of a flamboyant imp. At times, a charming cad and almost always a prankster.

Sidney Redlitch (50s-60s): A fumbling, often confused, self-proclaimed "expert" on witchcraft whose arrogance makes him a prankster's perfect patsy.

Audition Sides

Additional Notes

Actors do not have to be the ages listed but must be able to believably play within the ranges specified.
Auditions will consist of reading from the script.
TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers and technicians.
All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome.
No appointments are necessary.

Production Runs December 4, 2015 – January 9, 2016, including one performance on the evening of December 31st

Rehearsals begin in October

About the Director

Joseph Russo has been associated with TheatreWorks since 1997 in many capacities. Recent directing credits include: the East Coast premiere of Bonnie & Clyde; Boeing Boeing; Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer; Oscar Wilde's Salome; and the world premiere of See Dickā€¦ Professional memberships include: The Dramatists Guild, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas. As a writer, his award-winning plays have been seen at Hartford Stage and the HBO Studios in New York City. He is represented by Ron Gwiazda, Abrams Arts Agency, New York, NY. For more information, visit jrusso.yolasite.com