Fall Show

Fall 2017

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Our Fall Production will be “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare
Director: Francine Davis
Producer: CherylAnn Welch

Synopsis:
One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, “Much Ado About Nothing” tells the story of two pairs of lovers: Beatrice & Benedick and Claudio & Hero. Beatrice and Benedick, who have nothing but disdain for love and marriage, are in love with each other, and everyone knows it except them. As they engage in their “merry war of wits,” their friends devise a clever plot to trick them into recognizing their love for each other. Meanwhile, the misanthropic Don John has tricked Benedick’s friend, Claudio, into believing that his fiancée Hero has been unfaithful. Claudio jilts Hero at the altar, and now it’s up to Dogberry, a comically inept constable, to save the day by exposing Don John’s villainy.

The cast:

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Actors who are cast in smaller roles may be asked to play more than one role.
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Character,Actor,Gender,Age,Description
Character Actor Description
Don Pedro Kevin Cunningham
Don John Roland "Boot" Boutwell
Benedick Christopher Lockheardt
Claudio Ben Hardt
Balthasar Lindsy Warwick
Conrade Evan Bogart
Borachio Ted Overholt
Leonato Henry Kettell
Antonio Kate Beattie
Hero Elaine Bertolini
Beatrice Mary Ferrara
Margaret Nicole Viau
Ursula Katie DiMarca
Friar Francis Julia Kennedy
Dogberry Angela Kelly Flynn
Verges Karen Hoff
Francis Seacoal Regina Harris
George Seacoal Pooja Usgaonkar
Hugh Oatcake Renée Johnson Walsh
Messenger/Boy Conor Latimer-Ireland
H6=HIDDEN Auditions
Auditions will be held at:
Belmont Town Hall Auditorium  Directions to Belmont Town Hall
455 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA
Please enter through the door that opens onto the parking lot.
Day Date Time
Monday May 22, 2017 7pm to 10pm
Wednesday May 24 7pm to 10pm [our audition flyer announced May 23, but that date became unavailable]
Thursday May 25 7pm to 10pm callbacks
Audition notes:
– Bring a resume, a headshot if you have one, and a list of any conflict dates between August 14 and October 22.
– Monologues of no more than one minute are welcome, but not required. Monologues do not need to be memorized.
– No prior Shakespeare experience is necessary.
– Please wear clothing you can move in.
– If possible, please be available to stay the entire evening.
Rehearsals will be held Mondays (except holidays), Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the Belmont Town Hall Auditorium beginning August 14, 2017. We anticipate that some actors will be away on vacation between August 14 and Labor Day (September 4). We will work around those vacation conflicts.
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.
For more information regarding auditions, please send an email to: info@belmontdramaticclub.org
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Performances

Four performances will be held at:
Belmont Town Hall Auditorium  Directions to Belmont Town Hall
455 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA

Day Date Time
Friday October 13, 2017 8pm to 10:30pm
Saturday October 14 8pm to 10:30pm
Saturday October 21 8pm to 10:30pm
Sunday October 22 3pm to 5:30pm matinee

Reservations & Tickets:

  • Members: Each current BDC Member (whose dues are paid for the 2017/2018 Season) is entitled to TWO free tickets per production.
  • Non-Members: $20 per person

Reservations: To be announced