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Calendar Girls/An Ideal Husband Auditions

Auditions will be Saturday, January 23rd from 12p-4p.  Auditions are free and walk-ins are always welcome!  It is recommended to arrive earlier in the audition process.

Masks are required for auditions.  As of right now (12/21/2020), masks will be worn for rehearsals and performances.

Final Casting Calls will be made starting Wednesday, January 27th. See below for show descriptions and dates.

For questions please contact Cole Butcher, Production Stage Manager, 239-434-7340 ext. 125 or cbutcher@naplesplayers.org.

Calendar Girls

A group of middle-aged girlfriends in Yorkshire, England, band together in a creative venture to raise money after Annie’s husband John suddenly passes away from Cancer. At first skeptical, the friends decide to pose in a nude calendar, a racy move for a small English village, to fundraise for Leukemia Research under the auspices of the Women’s Institute. The calendar takes the town by storm, raises money, eyebrows, and peaks the press’ interest into an international sensation beyond their wildest dreams.

Cast: Roles available are as follows

Annie will join in mischief but is at heart more conformist and less confrontational than Chris. She has enough edge to be interesting, and enough salt not to be too sweet.
Cora is the joker in the pack, but never plays the fool. Her wit is deadpan. It raises laughter in others, but rarely in herself.
Ruth is eager to please but not a rag doll, and despite being Marie’s right-hand woman she is desperate to be the cartilage in the spine of the WI and keep everyone happy.
Marie is the local WI chairperson: efficient, uptight, self-important: her to have control hides her disappointment with life.
Lawrence/Liam is hesitant without being nerdy, the photographer, Lawrence is a shy young man with enough wit to make a joke and enough spirit to turn up at the WI hall in the first place. Liam is the director of the photoshoots and would rather not be. He’s not so unprofessional as to let it show, but we can sense a slight weariness at having to deal with these women. There’s a resigned patience to his actions and each smile he makes we feel is professional. (This role is double cast)
John is a human sunflower. Not a saint. Not a hero. Just the kind of man you’d want in your car when crossing America. When he dies from Cancer it feels like someone somewhere turned a light off.

Rehearsal Begins: Monday, March 15th @ 7:00pm
Performances: Wednesdays-Sundays, April 28th-May 21st

For full list of rehearsals, techs, and performances click here: Calendar Girls Audition Conflict Sheet

For Sides click here: Calendar Girls Audition Sides

An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde’s wickedly witty yet touching comedy revolves around blackmail, political corruption and public and private honor in late 19th- century England, where “an ideal husband” must be above reproach in both spheres. Sir Robert Chiltern is a well-regarded politician happily married to a loving wife. His status as an ideal husband is threatened when evidence of a past indiscretion appears. Sir Robert turns to his friend Lord Goring, who takes matters into his own hands.

Cast: 6 Women (17–80s), 8 Man (25-80s)
Rehearsal Begins: Monday, March 29th @ 7:00pm
Performances: Wednesdays-Sundays, May 19th-June 13th

*Possibility for extension Wednesday, June 16th–Sunday, June 20th

Directed By Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson holds an MFA degree from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver and a BFA degree from the University of Southern California.  He has been administrating, directing, teaching and performing in Denver for the last 30 years. For the last 23 years he has worked for the Mizel Arts and Culture Center (Executive Artistic Director 13 yrs; Artistic Director, Theatre Dept. 10 yrs) where he founded the Wolf Theatre Academy and Denver Children’s Theatre.  An experienced theatre director, he has won numerous awards including four Henry Awards (Colorado’s Tony Award) for “Best Direction of a Musical” as well as the 2014 True West award for “Theatre Person of the Year”.  In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Theatre Guild (since 1997; former 6 term President), the Scientific and Cultural Collaborative (a collective of all SCFD Tier I and Tier II organizations; current 6th term co-chair) and Citizens for Arts to Zoo (CATZ).  He is married to Denver Center Theatre Company actress Leslie O’Carroll and is a proud dad of their talented daughter Olivia – a student at the Denver School of the Arts.

For full list of rehearsals, techs, and performances click here: An Ideal Husband Audition Conflict Sheet

For Sides click here: An Ideal Husband Audition Sides

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Date

Jan 23 2021

Time

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

The Naples Players
701 5th Ave. South Naples FL 34102
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