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Spring 2015

Our Spring 2015 Production will be “Prelude to a Kiss,” a modern comedy by Craig Lucas.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Director: Russell R. Greene

 

Synopsis of Play:

Craig Lucas’ acclaimed romantic comedy is an allegorical adult fairy tale with a twist. For Peter and Rita the course of their true love runs smoothly, one might even say magically, until a single kiss from an elderly uninvited wedding guest changes everything dramatically! From that moment forward a very confused Peter must figure out what happened and rescue the terrified Rita from some very dark and powerful magic. Will he succeed and will it be in time?

The cast:

Character

Description

Peter

25-35. Our Hero and Narrator. Peter is an earnest intelligent urban professional who is not looking for love but meets his soulmate Rita but gets bulldozed by it.

Rita

25-35. Our Heroine. Rita an upfront graphic designer/bartender. She also wasn’t looking for love but gets changed, inside and out by what happens to her when she marries Peter.

Old Man

65+. The inadvertent bad guy in our fairy tale. A man with a body that is breaking down, he has no idea that kissing the bride will give him another chance to be young again and he finds he is in no hurry to end this gender-bending do-over.

Dr. and Mrs. Boyle

45-55. Rita’s normal supportive parents. Happy that their daughter has found the man she loves.

Taylor

25-35. Peter’s buddy and Best Man. Easy going and a good friend.

Aunt Dorothy

40-50. Rita’s flowery, fluttery, but loving aunt.

Leah

40-50. The Old Man’s daughter, as confused as everyone else by what is going on (will be played by the actress playing Aunt Dorothy).

Uncle Fred

45-55. Rita’s funny uncle.

Tom/Jamaican Waiter

20’s-30’s. The quintessential and cosmopolitan bartender.

Minister

35-65. The female minister at Peter and Rita’s wedding.

 

Auditions

Auditions will be held at:

Belmont Town Hall (handicapped accessible)  Directions to Belmont Town Hall

455 Concord Avenue

Belmont, MA

Day

Date

Time

Snow Date

Monday

February 2, 2015

7:30pm to 9:30pm

February 9

Tuesday

February 3

7:30pm to 9:30pm

February 10

Thursday

February 5

Callbacks, if necessasry: 7:30pm to 10pm

February 12

 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

If possible, please bring a headshot and a theatrical resume.

Please arrive a few minutes early, if possible, and be prepared to stay for the entire evening.

 

Rehearsals start mid-February and will generally be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings at Belmont Town Hall from 7pm to 10pm, subject to holidays and other circumstances. During the week of May 3rd (the final week running up to opening night), many additional technical and dress rehearsals will probably be scheduled.

 

For more information regarding auditions, please email info@belmontdramaticclub.org.

 

The Belmont Dramatic Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run community theatre. Auditions are open to everyone, no appointments or reservations are required to audition. Actors are not paid to appear in our shows.

 

Performances

Five performances will be held at:

Belmont Town Hall (handicapped accessible)   Directions to Belmont Town Hall

455 Concord Avenue

Belmont, MA

 

Friday

May 8, 2015

8pm

Saturday

May 9

8pm

Friday

May 15

8pm

Saturday

May 16

8pm

Sunday

May 17

3pm matinee

 

Reservations & Tickets:

   Each current BDC Member (whose dues are paid for the 2014/2015 Season) is entitled to one free ticket per production.

   $25 per person for non-member Adults.

   $20 per person for non-member Seniors (65+) and Youths (under 18).

   $20 per person for Groups of 10 or more non-members attending the same performance who reserve in advance.

 

   There are 3 ways to make a reservation:

   a. By mail: Print the form below, fill it out, make your check payable to Belmont Dramatic Club, and mail them to L.P. Macdonald, 63 Alexander Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478.

   b. By phone: Call (617) 460-2504, leave a message with your order information, then mail your check to us at the address above or pay at the door with cash or check.

   c. By email: Send your order information to us at info@belmontdramaticclub.org, then mail your check to us at the address above or pay at the door with cash or check.

   Reserving in advance gets you seats in our Reserved Section, but we don’t assign specific seats.

 

   All tickets will be held at the Box Office for pick-up. No tickets will be mailed out.

   Reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the performance.

   All reserved tickets must be picked up at least 15 minutes before the program begins or the reservation may be forfeited.

 

   General admission tickets will be sold at the Box Office; we accept cash or checks. Box office opens one hour prior to each performance. Be there early for the best seats!

 

Mail-in Ticket Order Form (Print this, fill it out by hand, and then mail it to us at the address above with your check):

Name:   Phone:

Address:

Performance Date:

Qty.

Type

 

Cost Each

 

 

Total Cost

Tickets: 2014/2015 Season paid-up Member

x

Free

=

$

0.00

Tickets: Adult

x

$25

=

$

Tickets: Senior (65+)  / Youth (under 18)

x

$20

=

$

Tickets: Group (10 or more non-members attending the same performance)

x

$20

=

$

                             

Total Qty.

 

 

 

Total $

 

For more information regarding tickets, please call (617) 460-2504 or email info@belmontdramaticclub.org.