2018-19 Season Auditions

 
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The 39 Steps

Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for The 39 Steps, from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. If you mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, then add a dash of Monty Python, you’ll have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit!  There are more than 150 zany characters (played by a cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

Performances will be the Thursdays–Sundays between September 13-23, 2018.

Auditions will be Sunday and Monday, August 5 and 6, at Newnan Theatre Company, 24 First Avenue, Newnan, from 7:00–9:00 pm. There may be callbacks on Tuesday, August 7. The director is Newnan native and current Los Angeles resident, Mike Funt. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. 

We are looking for performers who are highly versatile and can bring strong physical and vocal choices to the characters. Many times characters are only distinguished by changing a hat, so being able to shift between characters physically and vocally is a must. 

We are also looking for proficiency with accents. “Hannay” has a Standard British accent; Annabelle has Standard British, German, and Scottish; and the clowns do British, Cockney, German, Welsh, Yorkshire, and Scottish. Mr. Funt will be able to do some dialect coaching, but will not be able to start from scratch with anyone. We recommend that performers begin familiarizing themselves with the accents ahead of time. 

Check out these tools for help improving your British accent.

Video

Dialect document

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Strong physical comedy skills required.  Be prepared to play.

Roles available:  3 men / 1 woman

RICHARD HANNAY
Male, 30's-40's leading man, must have strong British accent, adept at physical comedy.

ANNABELLE/PAMELA/MARGARET
One actress for all 3 parts: female, 25-35, adept at physical comedy. Must do German, English, and Scottish accents with ease.

CLOWN 1
One actor to play multiple roles: male and female, 30's-40's, will play MR. MEMORY, a music hall entertainer, a HEAVY (think mob tough guy), a COCKNEY MILKMAN, an UNDERWEAR SALESMAN, a POLICE CONSTABLE, a RAILWAY PORTER, A BBC NEWS READER, A SCOTTISH CROFTER, an AIRPLANE PILOT, MRS. JORDAN, THE SHERIFF, DUNWOODY, an old Scots politico, and MRS. McGARRIGLE, a hotelier. Must be skilled at physical comedy and various accents of the British Isles.  

CLOWN 2
One actor to play multiple roles: male and female, 30's-40's, will play the COMPERE, a presenter at a music hall, a HEAVY (think mob tough guy), MRS. HIGGINS, a Cockney charwoman, an UNDERWEAR SALESMAN, a POLICE CONSTABLE, a NEWSPAPER BOY, an AIRPLANE PILOT, THE PROFESSOR (a German masquerading as an Englishman), CHIEF INSPECTOR ALBRIGHT of Scotland Yard, McQUARRIE, an old Scots politico, and MR. McGARRIGLE, a hotelier who mostly says, “Aye.''  Must be skilled at physical comedy and various accents of the British Isles.

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Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to any performer to take part in our productions. 

All roles are non-equity/non-paying.
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If you have questions about these auditions or any production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org.